Category: Reviews (Books)

You, Too, Can Be a Badass, My Daughter: Enchantment and the Modern Fairy Tale

I’m pleased to publish this review essay from Tessa Carman. I read Neil Gaiman’s paean to badass womanhood, The Sleeper and the Spindle, days after I became a mother of a daughter. Gorgeously illustrated by Chris Riddell, the Snow White/Sleeping...

/ August 7, 2017
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Book Review: The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald

I’m pleased to publish this book review by my friend Kyle Williams. Last year eighty-one percent of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump—a wider margin than in any previous election. These voters played no small role in tipping the scales in...

/ July 28, 2017
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Book Review: Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson

A couple weeks ago I was reviewing a draft of Kayla Snow’s excellent review of The Long, Long Life of Trees and we began talking about the historically unprecedented ignorance of place that defines many in the west today. A book like...

/ July 17, 2017
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Book Review: Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

  We live in an age of remarkably high levels of economic disruption brought about by technological developments. That’s a truism, of course, but it’s as good a starting place as any for considering the book we are discussing today....

/ July 7, 2017

Book Review: “The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years” by Robert Thorson

I’m pleased to publish this guest review by Joshua Novalis. Every morning, on my way to work, I drive past an apartment complex amusingly named Walden Pond. While I’ve never spoken with the owners, I assume the name to be...

/ July 6, 2017

Book Review: The Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona Stafford

I’m pleased to publish this book review by Kayla Snow. Any book written with the expressed intention of moving its readers to stop reading is one that piques my curiosity. When that book is about trees, I am especially intrigued....

/ July 3, 2017
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Book Review: One by One by Gina Dalfonzo

In One by One, Gina Dalfonzo capably explains the many challenges that singles face in participating in local Christian communities and lays out some ideas on how churches can do better in this important area. (Dalfonzo rightly notes that as more...

/ June 28, 2017

Book Review: Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear

In Reclaiming Hope Michael Wear has written an engaging, clarifying work that nevertheless fails because it does not properly distinguish between a person’s testimony and their political theology. As such, the book often begins well before veering off into needless ambiguity...

/ June 23, 2017

Ben Sasse, James K. A. Smith, and Smuggling in Virtue

This guest review is written by Ben Whisenant. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse has written a book about raising children to be adults, and strangely for a book written by a sitting politician, it contains no concrete policy proposals. It’s a truism,...

/ June 20, 2017
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Book Review: Keeping Place by Jen Pollock Michel

When Francis and Edith Schaeffer were writing about issues like ecology, home, and place in the late 1960s and early 70s, they were to the best of my knowledge the only evangelicals doing so. While they laid great foundations with Pollution...

/ June 12, 2017