Category: Reviews (Books)

Discovering Biblical Equality

Like so many trips into the library, my recent excursion had me leaving with books I did not intend to find. In this case, I stumbled upon Gordon Fee’s Listening to the Spirit in the Text (review below). My real...

/ August 28, 2005

Book Review: Defeating Dark Angels

No area of Christian theology has been so sensationalized and misunderstood as demonology. What is for many Christians an embarrassing doctrine provides Hollywood with the occasional horror/action film—see The Exorcist or Constantine. Or rather, don’t see them. 20th century liberal...

/ August 22, 2005

Book Review: Beyond the Bible

Since I’ve been away from computers this summer, I’ve spent more time reading. One of my main priorities was I. Howard Marshall’s Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology. Beyond the Bible is actually only 60% Marshall (three essays)–it...

/ August 7, 2005

Under Review: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

(Note: I’m republishing this review as I am currently in St. Louis. Normal blogging returns Sunday). On a recent foray into our library, I picked up Gordon Fee’s Listening to the Spirit in the Text. A treasure trove of previously...

/ July 12, 2005

My Reviews

My brother’s comments about my recent string of book reviews have prompted me to say a word about my approach. He writes: Oh, and I have a new goal in life: to write a book that meets my brother’s critical...

/ June 11, 2005

Mind and Media Review–Beyond the Shadowlands

David begins his excellent review of Wayne Martindale’s Beyond the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell by highlighting a conundrum. He wonders whether he should recommend Martindale’s book to “those who have read a lot of Lewis or to...

/ June 10, 2005

Mind and Media Review–Unlock the Prison Doors

Terry Barber’s Unlock the Prison Doors claims to contain “Keys to breaking the chains of habitual sin.” Unfortunately, Barber’s “keys” seem to be a bit rusty and over-used. Barber is obviously a very pious and devout man who has faithfully...

/ June 4, 2005

Reply to a Critic

Here’s my response to the lengthy reply by Georgiana Preskar. I’ll extend the final word to her, even though it’s our blog. In other words, after this I’m done and she can reply if she wishes. Ms. Preskar writes: Thank...

/ May 23, 2005

Seeds of Deception Redux

Update: Fixed some grammar in my second to last paragraph. I posted this review of Seeds of Deception nearly a month ago. I was as honest as I could be about Preskar’s work. When checking Stacy Harp’s Mind and Media...

/ May 21, 2005

Mind and Media Review: Seeds of Deception

This is the first official review of the (Lord willing!) many I will be doing for Mind and Media. Some books, no matter how badly written, still merit a reading on other grounds. Georgiana Preskar’s Seeds of Deception, which is...

/ April 16, 2005