Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: ‘A Most Peculiar Book’ by Kristin Swenson

A review of Kristin Swenson’s work ‘A Most Peculiar Book’ (Oxford, 2020).

Book Review: The First Biography of Jesus by Helen Bond

A review of Helen Bond’s book ‘The First Biography of Jesus.’

Book Review: ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife’ by Bart D. Ehrman

Book review of Bart Ehrman’s 2020 volume ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.’

Book Review: ‘Jesus and the Forces of Death’ by Matthew Thiessen

A review of Matthew Thiessen’s 2020 volume ‘Jesus and the Forces of Death.’

Two Reviews of Paula Fredriksen’s ‘When Christians Were Jews’

Earlier this year I read with great delight Paula Fredriksen’s When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation (Yale University Press, 2018). Without going into great detail, Fredriksen’s work attempts to situate the early Jesus movement in its original Jewish context, specifically as an apocalyptic sect within… Continue Reading “Two Reviews of Paula Fredriksen’s ‘When Christians Were Jews’”

A Brief Response to Praise I Am That I Am by a “Disgruntled Apostate”

“Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving.”– Ephesians 5:4 (NRSV) “At least liberal scholars have some type of accreditation to validate what they say. You don’t have shit….”– YouTube personality Praise I Am That I Am… Continue Reading “A Brief Response to Praise I Am That I Am by a “Disgruntled Apostate””

Book Review: ‘The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical Slavery’ by Praise I Am That I Am

Author: Praise I am That I AmBook: The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical SlaveryPublisher: Self-publishedYear: 2020Total File Size: 1250 KBPrice: $9.99 (electronic) I. INTRODUCTION There is something to be said for apologists’ work on biblical slavery. In their attempt to downplay it or deny its existence, they reveal their… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical Slavery’ by Praise I Am That I Am”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 9

To view all posts in this review series, please go to its index. CONCLUSION The final chapter of Strobel’s book is titled “Reaching Your Verdict.” He begins by detailing healings that no doubt lend themselves to his own beliefs regarding the miraculous: a teenager with… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 9”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 8

To view all posts in this review series, please go to its index. INTERVIEW #8 – DOUGLAS GROOTHUIS What happens when God doesn’t intervene? What does the believer do when miracles don’t come? In ch. 13 of The Case for Miracles, Strobel opens with a personal anecdote concerning his wife… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 8”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 7

To view all posts in this review series, please go to its index. INTERVIEW #7 – ROGER OLSON My first introduction to the work of Roger Olson was in his book Against Calvinism which I had read while a Calvinist in my late 20s. Though I did… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 7”