Category: Reviews (Books)

Reepicheep’s Purity of Heart

Clearly, Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the best of the Narnia novels, and a big part of that is due to a talking mouse. Yes. I’m talking about Reepicheep, the brave, swashbuckling Narnian mouse who is on a quest...

/ April 22, 2022

Headaches and Housekeeping, Somebody Likes Prince Caspian?

When I say that Prince Caspian is the best of the Chronicles of Narnia, I say it in the same way that I say I’d rather eat a chopped salad than anything else, or that my favorite pastime is going...

/ April 21, 2022

The Place for Meeting Aslan is the Stone Table

We are finally publishing the winners of our much delayed essay contest challenging readers to make their case for which book is the best in C. S. Lewis’s beloved series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Our series kicks off today with...

/ April 20, 2022

A Surprisingly Therapeutic Reading of Cormac McCarthy

A global pandemic claiming millions of lives. An invasion of the largest European nation besides the one invading it resulting in the deaths of hundreds and hundreds of civilians including children. The countless “micro” and mundane atrocities we ourselves experience...

/ April 14, 2022
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Book Review: Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric in the Life of the Church by James Beitler

James Beitler III, Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric in the Life of the Church, Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press Academic, 2019, 243 pp., $25.00 pb. Christians can be forgiven when they cringe upon hearing the word “rhetoric.” Rhetoric is all too easily...

/ April 5, 2022

More Than Lip Service: Reviewing Two Books on Holistic Healing

When I started reading Amy Julia Becker’s new book To Be Made Well and Liuan Huska’s Hurting Yet Whole,[1] I was gripped instantly by the opening anecdotes. I had something of a reputation during my Family Medicine residency for attracting...

/ March 15, 2022
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Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind

James Spencer crossed my radar in a rather unlikely way. My friend, Allison, told me about the Moody Center which I proceeded to check out. Spencer, a former academic dean at Moody Bible Institute, is now the president of the...

/ February 28, 2022

Transcendentalists Against Slavery

Peter Wirzbicki is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. The following interview revolves around his book, Fighting for the Higher Law: Black and White Transcendentalists Against Slavery. Fighting for the Higher Law: Black and White Transcendentalists Against Slavery (America...

/ February 9, 2022

C. S. Lewis on Evangelism and Beauty with Randy Newman

Randy Newman is Senior Fellow for Evangelism and Apologetics at the C.S. Lewis Institute in the Washington D.C. area. Randy is the author of several books including Mere Evangelism which is the basis of the following interview. Mere Evangelism: 10...

/ February 4, 2022

Puritans and Theonomy, Reconsidered

Joseph Boot, The Mission of God: A Manifesto of Hope for Society, 2nd ed. (2014; Toronto: Ezra Press, 2016), 978-0-9947279-0-9, 683 pages. Many Christians do not have a worked out political theology. We are aware of the importance of being...

/ January 26, 2022