Over the past month, I have been focusing on uploading all of my backlog of book reviews that I originally posted on Goodreads. Since so many have been shared recently, I’ve put together a list of such posts and a brief summary of each one.
Please let me know if you would like me to review a particular book or topic. I may take you up on it, and read it next year!
The Book List
When Life Hurts by Philip Yancey – A short book that may be beneficial to those who are currently struggling with significant pain. It contains five sections that discuss different aspects of suffering.
Humble Orthodoxy by Joshua Harris – A valuable book that encourages one to be humble when teaching others the truth. There’s a lot to like in this, but be sure to explore other material to have a more balanced view of its topics. The book feels incredibly one-sided.
Blasphemy by Asia Bibi – The first book I read this year that I gave 4 out of 5 stars. Sometimes the language barrier gets in the way, but I was greatly impressed by it anyway.
The Catacombs of Rome by Fabrizio Mancinelli – A beautiful book that gives you a good view of the catacombs of Rome. Those interested in architecture and art are likely to enjoy it.
If Nuns Ruled the World by Jo Piazza – A largely biographical book that explores the actions of 10 nuns who often support liberal causes. It is Irritatingly biased with questionable (mis)understandings of the Bible.
The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History by A. Kenneth Curtis, J. Stephen Lang, and Randy Petersen – A beneficial, but somewhat flawed, overview of important events in Christian history. It often presents topics from a Protestant perspective.
20 Most Asked Questions about the Amish and Mennonites by Merle and Phyllis Good – A dated, but helpful book on the Amish and Mennonites. I liked it even though more up-to-date information can be readily found online.
Bad Church Good Church by Tom Kane – An initially angry memoir that explores how a man who spent so much of his life becoming a Catholic priest would later leave it and develop his own spiritually.
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