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This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 5/9 Nate Claiborne wrote: Every now and then I’ll read a book that makes me laugh out loud (i.e. LOL). It’s not often given the books that I tend to read, but when I saw that Sammy Rhodes’ This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open The Door to Intimacy and Connection was out, I knew it would do the trick. Thanks ... This is Awkward

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5 Stars

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The Dude's Guide to Marriage

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

On 2/8 Nate Claiborne wrote: As a follow up to his Dude's Guide to Manhood, Darrin Patrick teamed up with his wife Amie to write The Dude's Guide to Marriage. Thanks to Thomas Nelson I was able to get a copy and see what I thought. In some ways, much of the advice here should be basic common sense. However, as someone who went through ... New Books of Note

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4 Stars

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Searching for Jesus

Searching for Jesus

On 12/14 Nate Claiborne wrote: On the whole, I'd recommend picking this up if you're curious about the background for Jesus life and ministry. If you've caught wind of some skeptical questions related to Jesus' existence Hutchinson's book can provide solid evidence to undermine some more radical claims. He is a very readable author ... Searching For Jesus: New Discoveries In The Quest For Jesus of Nazareth - And How They Confirm The Gospel Accounts

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4 Stars

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 11/7 Nate Claiborne wrote: Since its inception, I've listened to Al Mohler's daily news podcast The Briefing. Because of that, I felt like I heard much of the material before as I was reading his latest book We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, & the very meaning of right and wrong. Besides ... We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, & the very meaning of right and wrong

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4 Stars

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The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

On 9/12 Nate Claiborne wrote: The Colson Way is one part biography and one part pathway of Christian cultural engagement. Since it has been written after Colson's death, it offers a unique perspective on his later years that other works haven't included. The thrust of Owen's Strachan's brief biography is how we can learn from Colson's ... 3 Books on Pastors in The Public Square

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3 Stars

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A Fellowship of Differents

A Fellowship of Differents

On 6/2 Nate Claiborne wrote: Like most people last Monday, I got sunburned near a large body of water. While I was doing that, I read Scot McKnight’s latest book, A Fellowship of Differents. It is essentially a book about the Christian life in community based heavily on the writings of Paul. The six parts of the book trace the ... New Books of Note

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4 Stars

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The Art of Work

The Art of Work

On 5/6 Nate Claiborne wrote: When I was looking through the available books on BookLook Bloggers, I came across Jeff Goins’ most recent effort, The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant To Do. To cut to the chase, the path Goins suggests looks like this (196): Awareness: Before you can tell your life what ... New Books of Note

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4 Stars

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All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

On 3/30 Nate Claiborne wrote: Given both the nature of my Th.M thesis and the fact that I write for Christ and Pop Culture, I tend to keep an eye out for Christian books that are about culture. Whether they are about how to interact well with it general or are about a specific aspect (like movies) in more detail, I try to stay up ... New Books of Note

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3 Stars

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Fierce Convictions

Fierce Convictions

On 3/2 Nate Claiborne wrote: There was a lot of buzz about Karen Swallow Prior's Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist back in the fall and it is still continuing. After reading it for myself, it is a combination of a great writer authoring an engaging narrative about an little known ... New Books of Note

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4 Stars

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Beloved Dust

Beloved Dust

On 1/8 Nate Claiborne wrote: While you are probably already aware of Tim Keller’s Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, there is a perhaps lesser known book on prayer that you should notice. Released about a month before Keller’s, Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel’s Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God By Discovering the ... New Books of Note

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4 Stars

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The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

On 4/2 Nate Claiborne wrote: When Stafford then explains why his sympathies ultimately lie with evolutionary creationism, the overall structural nature of the book makes more sense. As you can see from the above outline, we move progressively through the book from strong young earth creationism, on to intelligent design, and then ... The Adam Quest

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5 Stars

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 9/11 Nate Claiborne wrote: David Murray was a pastor in Scotland for a dozen years before crossing "the pond" in 2007 to take up his present position as Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (246). He is also one of my favorite bloggers and blogs regularly at headhearthand.org ... Jesus on Every Page

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5 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 8/6 Nate Claiborne wrote: Much like his last foray into non-fiction, N. D. Wilson's Death By Living: Life Is Meant To Be Spent does not lend itself to easy review. It is kind of a genre-breaker, but in a good way. It's non-fiction, but it's written in imaginative prose and contains a myriad of stories. It reads like meditations ... Death By Living: Life Is Meant To Be Spent

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5 Stars

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Outreach and the Artist

Outreach and the Artist

On 6/6 Nate Claiborne wrote: It is hard to imagine two books could be any more different. Back in the fall, I reviewed Constantine Campbell’s Paul and Union With Christ, an encyclopedic study of both the exegetical and theological usage of Paul’s “in Christ” language. It was thorough, exhaustive, and top of the line NT scholarship. Apparently, ... Outreach And The Artist: Sharing The Gospel With The Arts

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4 Stars

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God's Not Dead

God's Not Dead

On 4/10 Nate Claiborne wrote: While up to this point Broocks is presenting evidence, I see him reasoning more like a presuppositionalist since he is showing that evidence cannot be made sense of, unless you presuppose God. After this chapter, he turns to more typical evidential concerns, starting first with the evidence for Jesus' ... God's Not Dead: Evidence for God In An Age of Uncertainty

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4 Stars

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 1/6 Nate Claiborne wrote: On the plus side, Wilson is a superb writer and entertaining to read. He is provactive in both his thinking and his rhetorical flourishes. He is writing about an important problem in our culture and he not only outlines the problem in multiple arenas, he provides a biblically grounded solution. On the ... Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men To Love and Lead Their Families

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5 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 9/29 Nate Claiborne wrote: Though “Plantinga For Dummies” would not have been a good title, it would capture a bit of what this book is about. Stokes did his doctoral work in philosophy at Notre Dame (much like my own philosophy prof at Dallas) and it definitely shows. However, that is more something I would notice than the ... A Shot of Faith to the Head

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 2/15 Nate Claiborne wrote: It's not so much that the advice is that bad (it's flawed but not horrible), or the sexual advice that deviant (it is, but they permit deviancy rather advocate it), it's just that it's all just been over-hyped. You're really being sold a book on marriage and sex BY MARK DRISCOLL! not so much a great ... Why I Don't Recommend Real Marriage

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2 Stars

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