Reviews by Bob Lewis
On 4/18 Bob Lewis wrote: Legion are the questions popping up in the believer's mind. Max Lucado has done admirable service in sharing with nus the questions to which he has been exposed in his ministry, and his responses in his volume: <a href="http://amzn.to/gGCs5h">Max On Life. </a> Admittedly, your particular theological ... A Stimulating and Valuable Resource
On 4/11 Bob Lewis wrote: Andy Andrews is without doubt a masterful story-teller. His Heart Mender was an inspiring tale of an individual driven by humanity in a land gripped by fear. I couldn’t put if down, once begun. This tale was different-I had to read it straight through though intuitively troubled in each chapter. ... Motivating or Chilling?
On 3/16 Bob Lewis wrote: The Fight Of Our Lives, Bennett & Leibsohn To me, the authors sounded as “court historians”. I could not see where they acknowledged any errors on our part, nationally, in terms of Foreign policy. Mercy: one might suggest we “turned right at third base” in terms of foreign policy in the late ... Provocative
On 3/5 Bob Lewis wrote: Entitled A Conversation with God, the title is a bit mis-leading. It is really more like What Does (blank) Say About (blank). The book was an easy read and an apt tool for new believers. Obviously, it flows from a particular theological perspective affording one the opportunity to suggest additional ... What About...For Starters?
On 2/22 Bob Lewis wrote: My observation in the use of the term judicious is founded upon the host of opinions abounding on the religious pike regarding this author. The initial comment in the book was a bit “off-putting” for me: “…Buddhism presents itself as a way of life, and Christianity presents itself as a system ... A Tool To Be Used Judiciously
On 1/31 Bob Lewis wrote: Defiant Joy, by Kevin Belmonte is a rapid tour through some of the major works of GKC, with only brief biographical observations. Initially, I expected this to be a biography but settled for a reasoned development of GKC’s works. Reading this presentation reminded me of my failure to finish The ... Surfing The High Points
On 12/28 Bob Lewis wrote: The Liturgical Year, Joan Chittister Not a “How To” but a “What and Why” book. I appreciated the author’s explanation of the origins of the Liturgical Year, her definition of “liturgical spirituality” and her pithy observations throughout; such as “ to live life for lesser things is ... Clarifying Times
On 12/20 Bob Lewis wrote: To understand libido dominandi one need only read WE, 1984, Brave New World and then reflect of the past 50 years. But, to grasp crucial specifics, one needs to read and re-read Lies The Government Told You. For the great majority of us, these Lies were inculcated while we were so supremely moldable, ... Thank You, Judge
On 11/4 Bob Lewis wrote: Interesting Devotional Unlike so many devotionals, this one is not laid out in terms of days of the month, but simply numerically. Another unique feature is the organization around topics: Hope and Fear, Love and Hate, Perseverance and Quitting, Faith and Doubt, Loyalty and Betrayal, Companionship ... Interesting Devotional
On 10/23 Bob Lewis wrote: Terrific Moralistic presentation. Uncomfortable denoting it as objectively Christian, though inference is made to Christian themes, i.e. the title, and the story context:<a href="http://3.ly/BF8X"></a> a Seminary where the main character is training for the pastorate (though this is not the true intent ... The Least Among Us
On 9/18 Bob Lewis wrote: Couldn’t put it down! From the opening sentence to the end of the book, my attention never waned. Though I believe myself to be well informed on the situation, biblically and historically, the narrative and development was such that I didn’t want to pass quickly over any part! This is a terrific ... Couldn't Put It Down
On 9/7 Bob Lewis wrote: Patton: the Pursuit of Destiny by Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin, Have always been intrigued by Patton’s sense of destiny. Reading this volume enabled me to see the impact of his exposure to the scriptures wherein one encounters the message of a sovereign creator working all things after the ... Portrait of a Man
On 6/20 Bob Lewis wrote: Up front this is a review resulting from the BookSneeze program of Thomas Nelson Publishers. The review represents my personal opinion, unsolicited in terms of outcome resulting from the gratuitous provision of the book. Personally, I love historical fiction, ala Leon Uris, Tom Clancy, et al. This ... Heart Mender
On 5/3 Bob Lewis wrote: Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would? I received this book as part of Thomas Nelson’s book review bloggers program. Author Wilson’s style is engaging and down to earth. His weaving of biblical scenarios, personal experience, and the experiences of others ... Plan B
On 4/21 Bob Lewis wrote: Book Review: Will the World End in 2012? by Raymond C. Hundley, Ph.D. Yeow! In fact, double Yeow!! Reading Will The World End In 2012 was an interesting and somewhat enlightening experience til I came across the author’s reference to Mr. Van Impe as a “respected Bible teacher”. What? How often ... The End of the World??
On 4/7 Bob Lewis wrote: A Century Turns A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears, by William Bennett. Thomas Nelson. I am reviewing the book as a participant in the publisher’s blogger review program. This is my first venture into the history genre, generally opting for theology, culture, etc. The book is extremely well written, ... A Century Turns
On 1/27 Bob Lewis wrote: The Voice New Testament “The Voice™ is the product of the best minds in this emerging generation of Christian leaders.” (So notes Amamzon.com in their Editorial review section.) Have to admit I am a latecomer to this series, now completed as The Voice New Testament. The editorial review comment ... sic et non
On 1/12 Bob Lewis wrote: Re-stating the obvious in an engaging and entertaining manner is both an art and a science. In each case, Andy Stanley, IMHO, is a Master Craftsman. Direction Determines Destination. Duh? D³ must be written on our given the Imagio Dei (image of God). Still, time and again we lean on the corrupted ... Duh?
On 4/6 Bob Lewis wrote: The Hole In Our Gospel, Richard Stearns, Thomas Nelson. The President of World Vision has written a mind-gripping, heart-engaging story of the staggering need among the poor of the world. He has also reminded us of God’s sovereign preparation of a servant to lead an organization raised up to address ... AQn Unholy Hole
On 3/27 Bob Lewis wrote: Much needed tool for the believer. I give it five stars. Not having read the earlier edition, I did not find this current volume too large. The bibliography, chapter notes, scripture index, and numerous mnemonic devices make it a terrific resource for personal use along with assisting others subjected ... Valuable Tool
On 2/18 Bob Lewis wrote: The Great Eight Scott Hamilton’s The Great Eight was a pure joy to read. Two one-liners, alone, are worth the price of the book, if they lodge in one’s psyche: “…The only true disability is a bad attitude…”. Immediately a Proverb popped into my mind, “ …NIV Proverbs 18:14 A ... A Joy To Read
On 1/7 Bob Lewis wrote: For The Tough Times Here is a little book designed to correctly focus one’s attention during those times designated as “tough”! The author suggests God has purposefully designed these tough times in our lives to focus our attention on Him. Almost sounds like to purpose of the author of Ecclesiastes, ... For The Tough Times
On 12/3 Bob Lewis wrote: WOW! Terrific tool! Loved it! While listening, I found nothing distracting, neither the actors/readers nor the music. It all seemed to flow naturally! I especially appreciated the introductory segments! Though I may personally disagree with certain aspects, the whole was well presented and whet ... Word of promise
On 11/28 Bob Lewis wrote: This is a gripping tale of the triumph in the midst and over tragedy told by one who experienced the sustaining power of grace throughout. It is the story of Karen James As one reads, one begins to feel as if actually present, feeling the anxiety, anticipating the next call, grappling with issues ... Stimulating