Reviews by Donnie Haflich
On 2/7 Donnie Haflich wrote: Anyone who thinks that the practice of orthodox doctrine in one’s life is a pursuit of stale, boring, and dusty thinking from ancient people who were not as technologically advanced as we, has not read anything written by an Anglican.Of course this statement has its caveats, as not all Anglican thinkers ... What Christians Ought to Believe
On 10/17 Donnie Haflich wrote: The popularity of what some have labeled "Mere Christianity Apologetics" is overwhelming in some circles. Given that the movement, like any other, is not without its fair share of critiques this volume is a welcome face for those looking to deepen their faith and understand the Christian worldview from ... Discovering a Deeper Faith in Christ
On 7/6 Donnie Haflich wrote: Spurgeon once said, "The most important question concerning any man living is this, is he a saved soul or no? It is of comparatively little consequence whether he be rich or poor, educated or uneducated, compared with this. Is he among the living before God or is he dead in sins? Is he pardoned or unpardoned? ... Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History's Greatest Question
On 5/31 Donnie Haflich wrote: Albert Mohler continues to be a light shining among the darkness that culture is quickly becoming. In his newest volume on the Sexual Revolution, We Cannot Be Silent, he brings together a great blend of sociological, theological, anthropological, and legal theory in an attempt to uncover the ideas and ... We Cannot Be Silent
On 2/26 Donnie Haflich wrote: As a father of two, I'm always seeking ways to encourage my children to seek the Lord. The greatest example I can give my children is a father who continually is communing with the Most High. The Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids helps me to show my children a biblical view of prayer, but more importantly ... NIV, Big Dreams, Big Prayers Bible for Kids
On 1/13 Donnie Haflich wrote: I love Star Wars and I love the Bible. So what happens when Darth Vader reads the Bible? Pure Awesomeness! Now this specific audio bible isn’t read by James Earl Jones but it does have an all-star case of actors reading through some of the most beloved passages in the New Testament. pp-172The Word ... The Word of Life: New Testament Audio Bible
On 12/11 Donnie Haflich wrote: The gavel slammed down in 1973 ruling against a state law that banned abortions except to save the life of the mother. The Court went on to say that states were forbidden from outlawing or regulating any aspect of abortion performed during the first trimester of pregnancy and could only act on regulations ... CAN WE BE THE GENERATION THE ENDS ABORTION?
On 10/26 Donnie Haflich wrote: I must admit, I didn't know that much about Chuck Colson before I read this volume. As a man who came to power and fame before my time as a thinker, he is often overlooked by those in my generation. Whether you hate him for his actions while in the political realm or love him because of his compassion ... The Colson Way
On 9/1 Donnie Haflich wrote: "Life is messy and God is mysterious." What a great way to start a brutally honest volume on what it means to live with faith in Christ. Not only is The Grand Paradox The Messiness Of Life, The Mystery Of God And The Necessity Of Faith a brutally honest volume on the christian life, it's a breath of ... The Grand Paradox
On 9/1 Donnie Haflich wrote: In a day of wussified Men’s groups, one has to think, “there’s gotta be more than this.” Certainly meeting together has its perks and benefits, but meeting together in the right way and for the right purpose can have a resounding impact on our culture for decades to come. We as men must learn ... Seven Men
On 3/30 Donnie Haflich wrote: It’s no surprise that my daughter loves to read. She will pick up a book and just go for it until she’s reached the last page. So it’s not a shock to see that her eyes widened when I told her that UPS was coming to deliver her a book. Before the package even arrived she wanted to know the contents ... Review: Brave Girls: Better Than Perfect
On 3/13 Donnie Haflich wrote: When Tim Keller speaks, I’m usually quick to listen. It’s no surprise that his influence has reached beyond the four walls of his church, out into the streets, and beyond the shores we call home. His teaching of the Word has influenced people the world over to correctly handle the Bible while reaching ... A great tool in the arsenal of the believer.
On 3/5 Donnie Haflich wrote: From the Publisher: You’ll find out that God’s story is not just a collection of random adventures—it’s a complete story that tells about God’s great love for his people. Using the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) of the Bible, The Story for Kids reads like a novel. Events, characters, ... Good for young readers
On 2/25 Donnie Haflich wrote: Books for children on the bible flood the market today. Every aspect of the Scriptures have been dissected and broken down in easy bite-sized sections for the young reader. For a little over 5 years now my children have loved reading the stories that Zondervan has produced in their I Can Read Series. ... My kids love these stories!
On 2/19 Donnie Haflich wrote: Goggin, Jamin, and Kyle Strobel. Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2014. 240. It was dark that night. I remember a slow-moving fog rolling in through the trees. There he was, on his face, not far from where we were standing. It was ... Review: Beloved Dust
On 1/26 Donnie Haflich wrote: Hawkins Shivers, Holly. I Can Learn The Bible The Joshua Code For Kids: 52 Devotions And Scriptures For Kids. Nashville: Tommy Nelson, 2014. 224. It's true that the market for children's bible literature over-saturates the market today. How can parents weed through the sea of material to find the pearl ... A Great Tool in the hands of Little Learners
On 1/13 Donnie Haflich wrote: Milbrandt, Jay. The Daring Heart Of David Livingstone Exile, African Slavery, And The Publicity Stunt That Saved Millions. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2014. 288. Print. God uses broken people. This is no more apparent than in the life of David Livingstone. Jay Milbrandt makes this point in The Daring ... REVIEW THE DARING HEART OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE
On 10/21 Donnie Haflich wrote: Study Bibles are rolling off the shelves like hotcakes these days. How does one go about choosing a study bible that suites them best? Apart from the specialty versions such as the Chronological, Archaeology, and the Reformation study bible, there are so many translations the Bible comes in that it can ... REVIEW: THE NKJV STUDY BIBLE FULL-COLOR EDITION
On 10/1 Donnie Haflich wrote: Every now and then a book comes along from someone who’s lived the story that no one wants to live. After a fatherless childhood and a continual bouncing from foster family to foster family, Jim Daly has been through more in his life than most would even be willing to experience. Not many have walked ... Men Need to Read
On 9/22 Donnie Haflich wrote: Review: The Case for the Real Jesus Student Edition There she was, thrown at the feet of a man whom the crowd sought to condemn. A prostitute caught in the act and her captors were all in. They wanted her blood to flow in the streets for defiling their people with her disgraceful acts. What was this ... The Case for the Real Jesus
On 7/7 Donnie Haflich wrote: The issue of gender roles has been dumped on the American public and many are at a loss of what to do and how to handle the current situations facing the family. Our daughters face an uncertain future unless there are those who are willing to step in and put in some effort to end the bleakness that looms ... REVIEW: DAUGHTERS IN DANGER FROM NELSON BOOKS
On 3/10 Donnie Haflich wrote: Let’s be honest with each other, if we can, for just a moment. We all want to build something awesome in this life, even if we do fly the banner of Christ. We wanna be known for something, we want to leave a legacy that our children can look back to and say, “That’s what my Dad/Mom did”. There ... Risky Gospel
On 11/5 Donnie Haflich wrote: Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace (Zondervan, 2013) is not just a book about pornography. It is that, but it's so much more. This is a book about the overwhelming sweetness of God's grace in freeing sinners from the bonds of pornography and all that come with it. It's a book about, ... Finally Free
On 9/3 Donnie Haflich wrote: I went to High School in a small town in central Minnesota. Everyone knew everyone's business and everyone seemed to be related in some way or another. I had some friends whose parents were wealthier than most and whose parents had last names which went along with their status. For example, if you were ... Bound Together
On 6/20 Donnie Haflich wrote: Jack Hayford has been somewhat influential in the making of the person I am today. It is through his teaching I learned the beauty of what the Holy Spirit puts into operation in the life of a believer. Though firmly protestant, I have been helped by those on the charismatic side of the fence. I do not ... Hayford has done it again...but better!
On 6/4 Donnie Haflich wrote: I think the culture today likes to sugarcoat sin by calling it a mistake or a flair or something to that effect but to call it as it really is could be costly. If we really called it what is was it would look like, Gods at War, a new release from Kyle Idleman. Here is a very candid look at the often ... Gods at War
On 2/15 Donnie Haflich wrote: I find myself in a weird position when deciding what good to keep and what bad to leave from Pastor Mark Driscoll. I have checked out several of his books and even have a couple up on my library shelves. It’s not that he’s a terrible writer, he’s actually better than most, but it’s the arrangement ... Who Do You Think You Are?
On 1/2 Donnie Haflich wrote: It's been a long time since I have read anything from Max Lucado, not because I don't enjoy his writing, but moreseo because I have been so busy trying to read books that find themselves in the realm of systematic theology. What gripped me about Grace (Thomas Nelson 2012) was the compelling style which ... Grace
On 11/13 Donnie Haflich wrote: If I were to sum up this dialogue between Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne it would be; dangerous. Tony and Shane have written a dialogue which at many times strays from Biblical truths, which in the end, does nothing but harm the church and confuse faithful followers of Christ. This books starts right ... Red Letter Revolution
On 10/3 Donnie Haflich wrote: This was a book that took me a long time to read. It came to me from Thomas Nelson at a time of shift in my life. I was trying to read so many things at a time and continue to juggle work and family. I’m glad I finally dusted “Father Hunger” off and began to dig into it. It’s a book unlike any ... Father Hunger