Reviews by Caspianrex

Read Caspianrex's Blog Follow Caspianrex on Twitter

The Story of the Voice

The Story of the Voice

On 7/2 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free copy of this book from the blogger program at Booksneeze.com.] The Story of the Voice by David B. Capes is a sort of companion volume to The Voice Bible, a translation that I have reviewed at some length on this very blog. Capes, who is Senior Scholar for The Voice, also is the main ... An excellent guide to an interesting translation

Caspianrex's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God's Book of Prayers

God's Book of Prayers

On 3/3 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free ebook of God's Book of Prayers from Thomas Nelson's blogger program at Booksneeze.com, where you can get free books just for submitting a review like the one you are about to read.] It's a good thing this was a free ebook, because I would hate to have spent any money for this thing. ... A total waste of time

Caspianrex's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 2/8 Caspianrex wrote: Red Letter Revolution by Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne [I received this book as a free ebook from Booksneeze.com.] I've always enjoyed Tony Campolo's books, and this one is no exception.  In fact, Red Letter Revolution, which is formatted as a dialogue between Campolo and Shane Claiborne, ... Book Review: Red Letter Revolution

Caspianrex's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Voice Bible

The Voice Bible

On 8/1 Caspianrex wrote: (This is take #2 on this post, as our power went out when I was right in the middle of typing it!  Grrr.) I've been meaning to do this review for quite some time now, but I wanted to "get comfortable" with The Voice Bible for a little while before I reviewed it.  This would be a good time ... Book Review: The Voice Bible

Caspianrex's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Called to Controversy

Called to Controversy

On 5/11 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free copy of this book in ebook format from the blogger program at Booksneeze.com.] I thought Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus (by Moishe Rosen's daughter, Ruth Rosen) sounded like it would be an interesting story, despite ... Book Review- Called to Controversy: The Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus

Caspianrex's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

On 2/17 Caspianrex wrote: Several years ago, when I took my current position as Director of Music at a small Methodist church in West Nashville, my Sunday School class at my previous church gave me a beautiful gift: the binder edition of the combined Books 1 and 2 of Then Sings My Soul by Robert Morgan.  I have often used ... Book Review: Then Sings My Soul, Book 3

Caspianrex's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

On 1/10 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free ebook of The Voice for my Kindle through Thomas Nelson's blogger program at booksneeze.com.] I have blogged about the original edition of The Voice a few times on my main blog at caspianrex.posterous.com.  So I was naturally curious to see what changes have been made in this ... The Voice New Testament (2011 edition)

Caspianrex's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 10/31 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free electronic copy of this book from the blogger program at booksneeze.com.] I was interested in reading this biography of Tolkien for a few reasons, chief among them being that I have already read and reviewed a couple other bios from Thomas Nelson's "Christian Encounters" series, and ... Book Review: J.R.R. Tolkien (biography by Mark Horne)

Caspianrex's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

Don't Check Your Brains at the Door

On 8/11 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free Kindle version of Josh McDowell's Don't Check Your Brains at the Door from Thomas Nelson's blogger program at booksneeze.com.]I've read parts of some of Josh McDowell's other apologetic works at different times, and although he's no C.S. Lewis, he certainly ... Book Review: Don't Check Your Brains at the Door by Josh McDowell

Caspianrex's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 6/8 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free copy of this book in e-book format via Booksneeze.com’s blogger program.] Rick Marschall’s concise biography of the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach appealed to me for a couple reasons: first, his name is the same as the father on Land of the Lost (but spelled differently); ... Book Review: Johann Sebastian Bach (Christian Encounters series)

Caspianrex's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Take Action Bible, NKJV

Take Action Bible, NKJV

On 4/26 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze.com, in exchange for writing a review on my blog and a commercial site.  Check 'em out!  If you like getting free books, this is an easy way to do it.]The Take Action Bible (NKJV) is another addition to the increasingly crowded market of what ... Book Review: The Take Action Bible

Caspianrex's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

In Constant Prayer

In Constant Prayer

On 4/12 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free copy of this In Constant Prayer from Booksneeze.com, as part of their blogger program. Booksneeze sends free books to bloggers, in exchange for writing a couple blog posts. Check it out!] I first read one of Robert Benson's books several years ago; it was called Venite, and it was ... Book Review: In Constant Prayer, by Robert Benson

Caspianrex's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year

On 2/15 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free copy of The Liturgical Year from Thomas Nelson's blogger program at booksneeze.com.] I have long been fascinated by the ins and outs, the ups and downs of the liturgical calendar. In my youth, I had little appreciation for liturgy, but as an adult Christian, it is a source of constant ... Excellent journey through the litugical calendar

Caspianrex's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

Start! The Bible for New Believers, NKJV

On 11/23 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free perusal copy of this Bible from booksneeze.com, Thomas Nelson's blogger network.]I was interested in seeing this particular Bible because I was curious to see what Bibles "for new believers" were looking like these days.  When I first returned to the Christian faith ... Bible Review: START! The Bible for New Believers

Caspianrex's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

"Big Red" Holy Bible - Contemporary 3-D Art

On 10/15 Caspianrex wrote: To begin, I'd like to make it clear that I received a free copy of this Bible from Thomas Nelson's blogger network at booksneeze.com. Since I always like to review new Bibles, and I'm always on the lookout for a decent children's Bible to give to my daughter, I thought this one would be a good one to ... Bible Review: International Children's Bible, "Big Red" Version

Caspianrex's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/9 Caspianrex wrote: [I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson publishers, through their blogger network at booksneeze.com.] This book by John McArthur could also have been called Pharisees Is the Stupidest Folk.  Don't get me wrong, I like John McArthur and generally find him to be a fine Christian ... Book Review: The Jesus You Can't Ignore

Caspianrex's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

I Am Hutterite

I Am Hutterite

On 5/19 Caspianrex wrote: I received a free copy of this book from the blogger network at [...]. Of all the books that were currently available, this one looked the most interesting. I'm so glad that I chose this one, because it was one of the most fascinating books I've read recently. The book is a memoir that describes the ... A glimpse into an alien culture

Caspianrex's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/20 Caspianrex wrote: I received Will the World End in 2012? by Raymond C. Hundley as a free perusal copy from the blogger network at Booksneeze.com. Of course, I didn't have any high expectations, since I think all the 2012 hysteria is a total crock. But this book actually was worse than my low expectations. I can sum it ... This could have been a brief pamphlet

Caspianrex's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

What's in a Word?

What's in a Word?

On 3/22 Caspianrex wrote: I received What's in a Word? by Webb Garrison as a free perusal copy as part of Thomas Nelson's blogger network. I have long been a fan of books of etymology. When I hear a word or phrase that seems interesting or bizarre, I want to know where it came from. Garrison's book, according to the synopsis ... Not the best etymology book I've ever read

Caspianrex's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

On 3/4 Caspianrex wrote: I received this great little bio of the legendary Saint Patrick as a free perusal copy from Thomas Nelson’s blogger program (you can read all about the program at booksneeze.com). If you’re like me (and most average Americans, I would imagine), the name Saint Patrick probably instantly brings to ... Good brief bio of the Irish Saint

Caspianrex's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 2/23 Caspianrex wrote: I received a complementary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson, Inc.’s blogger review network. And I’m glad I did. I had heard of William Bennett before, mostly in connection with his Book of Virtues. But I had never read any of Bennett’s writing. A Century Turns is an overview of American ... Book Review:A Century Turns

Caspianrex's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book