Spirituality

Book Review: Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers

Author: 
Lamott, Anne
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

There is no one quite like Anne Lamott to provide an astute, thought-provoking, and humorous perspective on spiritual matters with such simplicity, honesty, humanity, and modest profundity that leaves one convinced that there are truly only three essential prayers that find expression in every human heart. No stranger to heartache, struggle, doubt, addiction, questioning, failure, angst, and chicken-heartedness, Anne’s writings resonate with all who keep an open, inquiring mind and a tender heart. I highly recommend that you read one of her earlier books (such as Traveling Mercies) to understand where Anne comes from and the forces that have shaped her thoughts and inform her wisdom.

Reviewer's Name: 
Sandy

Book Review: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Author: 
Wright, Lawrence
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

A fairly balanced look at Scientology, its founder, its impact on its adherents, and its influence on Hollywood and beyond. I think anyone who is tempted to investigate this religion further should take a look at the information contained herein.

Reviewer's Name: 
Carolyn

Book Review: The Hole in our Holiness

Author: 
DeYoung, Kevin
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

Kevin DeYoung encourages, convicts, and motivates Christians to, by grace, conform themselves to be more like Christ. He urges Christians to become more holy without ignoring the Gospel grace nor embracing grace by works. DeYoung carefully balances legalism with total freedom to form a modest Christian liberty. This was an absolutely great read, and I recommend it everyone to read it.

Reviewer's Name: 
Abby

Book Review: Fear Not Tomorrow, God Is Already There: Trusting Him in Uncertain Times

Author: 
Graham, Ruth
Rating: 
4 stars = Really Good
Review: 

Very encouraging book. Lots of examples from her life and the Bible about trusting God about the future and hope for the hard times.

Reviewer's Name: 
Colleen

Book Review: The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception

Author: 
MacArthur, John
Rating: 
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review: 

The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception by John MacArthur is a must-read for Christians concerned with truth. In a politically correct world, “truth” tends to be described as relative to each person. Whether a person believes that gravity is “true” or not, the apple WILL fall from the tree. With the same certainty, MacArthur states that the Bible is God’s unambiguous truth - whether one believes that or not.

His introduction is titled “Why the Truth is Worth Fighting For.” The following eight chapters describe aspects of what is happening in our world today, especially with regards to Postmodernism, the Emergent Church Movement, and False Teachers.

I found John MacArthur’s book refreshingly honest, courageous, and like a drink of cool water. The book reminded me that Christianity is all about truth, not personal opinion. After reading this book, I am resolved that truth will always be important, and worthy to defend.

Reviewer's Name: 
Gwenda

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