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gods at war

gods at war

On 6/28 Caleb wrote: Lets be honest, the material in this book has been covered before. Many times before. Does that mean you should ignore this book? Definitely not. Kyle Idleman has taken a topic that has been written about many times and breathed fresh life into it. He is able to balance humor and stories with solid Scriptural ... Solid theology in an accessible and helpful package

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4 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 4/17 Caleb wrote: "Who Do You Think You Are?" is the most recent book by Mark Driscoll who is the pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. I’ve read a number of his books and this is one of his best. It is pastoral, practical, and very helpful for Christians at any stage in their relationship with Jesus. The book reads ... Pastoral and Practical

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/3 Caleb wrote: Marriage books. I've read a few in my time. As a Chaplain and a pastor I'm always on the lookout for good marriage books that I can recommend to people desiring to strengthen their relationships or needing counsel. The problem with a lot of Christian marriage books is that, not only do they seem to just ... A Marriage Book Rooted in Scripture and Friendship

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5 Stars

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 12/6 Caleb wrote: I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of time travel and multiverses. I also enjoy historical fiction. With the Bright Empires trilogy Lawhead attempts to meld the two together with an epic story that stretches across continents, universes, and centuries. The Bone House is the second book in the series ... Slow Pacing Bogs Down Intriguing Story

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3 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 8/11 Caleb wrote: If you have paid attention to the news at all in the last decade you have probably heard the term “New Atheism” tossed around. Usually this is connected to the names of the primary evangelists of New Atheism: Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens, and Harris. Essentially these men and their disciples in the ... A Solid Introduction to the Debate

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4 Stars

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Story Engineering

Story Engineering

On 6/22 Caleb wrote: So you are a writer. Like every writer you have probably encountered writer's block. Maybe you've been working through a story you are writing and realize that there are some fundamental weaknesses in your story. Larry Brooks' "Story Engineering" is written for you. The book discusses six core competencies ... Book Review- "Story Engineering"

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4 Stars

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Tithing

Tithing

On 4/16 Caleb wrote: I have a big interest in books on finance and tithing in particular as they relate to living out the Christian faith. When I was in seminary, the emphasis of my M.Div was stewardship and I picked up this book hoping to strengthen my library of books on the topic. The description of the book is pretty ... A Lot of Stories and Opinion with Very Little Scripture Cited

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2 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 4/11 Caleb wrote: When I read the summary of this book I thought, "Hmm, this could be interesting." Well, it turns out the summary that you see on the cover or on a website is about the most interesting part of the book. By way of a positive, it is obvious that a good bit of historical research went in to writing this ... Poor writing, plot execution, spoil intriguing look at history

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2 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 2/14 Caleb wrote: As someone who does a fair amount of marriage/relationship counseling, I picked up this book with high hopes of finding some practical insights to incorporate into my counseling sessions. The book is written in a very accessible manner and I found myself zipping through the chapters quickly. Dr. Eggerichs ... Good but very basic

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3 Stars

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The Jesus Inquest

The Jesus Inquest

On 1/10 Caleb wrote: I think the title of this book alone would be enough to catch the eye of many people. The last decade has seen the massive popularity of Dan Brown’s various “Da Vinci Code” novels which in turn generated an outbreak of works from Christian scholars and authors aiming to refute the claims made in ... A Balanced Look at the Historicity of the Gospel Accounts

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4 Stars

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Invasion

Invasion

On 12/28 Caleb wrote: Colt McAlister is a high school student who is the youngest brother in a large family. He's a surfer dude who loves catching waves on the California coast. His entire life is turned upside down when his parents are killed in a head on collision with a drunk driver. Colt ends up in Arizona living with ... Solid action, weak dialog, enjoyable for kids

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3 Stars

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