Reviews by Nathan Albright

Read Nathan Albright's Blog Follow Nathan Albright on Twitter

Genesis Revisited - The Creation

Genesis Revisited - The Creation

On 1/16 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is more than a bit of a puzzle, with so many unanswered questions it is difficult to know how to view the book. On the one hand, this book is written about a familiar subject, namely the book of Genesis [1], but this merely seems to be the taking off point for the author's random tangents ... Book Review: Genesis Revisited

Nathan's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Bible: Two Proofs and Two Mis-Translations

Bible: Two Proofs and Two Mis-Translations

On 1/14 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is a hard one to review and to appreciate. There is lot to like about this book, and it is clear that the author is both knowledgeable about science and passionate about the need for biblical translations to have sufficient nuance to capture multiple layers or possibilities in terms of their ... Book Review: Bible: Two Proofs And Two Mis-Translations

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Taken Into Time

Taken Into Time "By the Spirit of God"

On 1/11 Nathan Albright wrote: In looking at this extremely short book, it is evident that the author is somewhat of a naive writer. This is not necessarily a bad thing. As someone who reads far more than my share of self-published material, one frequently comes across authors who wish to write about their lives and their experiences ... Book Review: Taken Into Time "By The Spirit Of God"

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Dream Vessel

Dream Vessel

On 1/9 Nathan Albright wrote: This sort of book comes with all kinds of warning signs. Quickly upon reading this book by the Cocoa-based author, two different aspects strike this reader as especially problematic. For one, the author seeks to appeal to those who (like her) have a lengthy and well-documented history of lucid dreams ... Book Review: Dream Vessel

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Liked

Liked

On 1/8 Nathan Albright wrote: I would like to state at the outset for all who are not aware of it already that this book is not directed to thirty-something bachelor guys in any way, shape or form. With its profusion of pink colors, hearts, and its relentless focus on the famewhoremongering tendencies of selfie-taking amateur instagram ... Book Review: Liked

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Amen! Hallelujah!

Amen! Hallelujah!

On 1/8 Nathan Albright wrote: When someone seeks to provide insights into the Book of Revelation, a book that has more bad commentaries and expert analyses than one can shake a stick at [1], they have a lot to overcome in terms of skepticism in terms of showing biblical knowledge and taking the right approach to Revelation. It is ... Book Review: Amen! Hallelujah! Insights Into The Book Of Revelation

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

From the Heart of A Woman

From the Heart of A Woman

On 1/6 Nathan Albright wrote: I was not quite prepared for the sort of book that this would be. The title of this book is not entirely accurate. The material of this book is not made up of love letters at all, but is rather instead made of love poems and what appear to be unintentional devotionals. Indeed, many of the love poems ... Book Review: From The Heart Of A Woman: Love Letters To My Lord

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Strengths Based Marriage

Strengths Based Marriage

On 1/5 Nathan Albright wrote: Admittedly, as an unmarried reader, I am not precisely the ideal audience for this book, although from reading it I can get a sense that this book would be a handy little volume for couples seeking marriage counseling, especially if both parties involved were interested in personality theory. The book ... Book Review: Strengths Based Marriage

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

From the Cross to the Church

From the Cross to the Church

On 12/27 Nathan Albright wrote: If you take the bogus infiltration theories of Finkelstein and the equally bogus New Testament higher criticism of Bart Ehrman [1] and the rest of the Jesus Seminar crowd, take away the charm and replace it with a smug and self-superior attitude of woefully misplaced confidence, you get something like ... Book Review: From The Cross To The Church

Nathan's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The I Factor

The I Factor

On 12/27 Nathan Albright wrote: Being somewhat familiar with the author [1] and with the general circle of writers to which the author belongs, with the concerns about identity in the face of difficult pasts [2], and having looked at the book's focus on the self, I had some serious concerns about the book as I began to read it. Being ... Book Review: The i Factor

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Finding Roses in the Dust

Finding Roses in the Dust

On 12/23 Nathan Albright wrote: Writing travel memoirs [1] is something that has been done and done well for the last few centuries. When it is done best, it either introduces the reader into a world that they are unlikely to see but which might open their perspective to the experiences they are reading about. On the other hand, ... Book Review: Finding Roses In The Dust

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Leadership Promises for Every Day

Leadership Promises for Every Day

On 12/20 Nathan Albright wrote: The brand of John Maxwell has in recent years suffered a great deal of erosion in quality, which is perhaps inevitable when an author moves from original and creative writing to, progressively, the combination of formerly disparate materials into omnibus collections [1], and then the repackaging of existing ... Book Review: Leadership Promises For Every Day

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Bloom Where You're Planted

Bloom Where You're Planted

On 12/17 Nathan Albright wrote: In most cases, giving a book the title Bloom Where You're Planted would come off as being a tired cliche with no more relevance to the book except as a reminder that it would likely contain a lot of unwanted advice and hectoring. In this particular case, it gives one of the more important clues as to ... Book Review: Bloom Where You're Planted

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Fearless

Fearless

On 12/14 Nathan Albright wrote: While there are some books whose purpose and meaning one has to puzzle and ponder over, this book makes its meaning and purpose very clear from the beginning and follows that trail consistently through to the end. At its core, this book has two fundamental purposes. One of those purposes is to present ... Book Review: Fearless: How A Diagnosis Of A Chronic Disease Turned My World Upside Down

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Spectacle of Glory

A Spectacle of Glory

On 12/13 Nathan Albright wrote: Knowing a bit about the author and her body of work helps to explain a lot of about this book before one reads it. The author has spent many years as a quadriplegic and writes about it often here. Additionally, this is at least the fourth year-long devotional book she has written, and its tone can ... Book Review: A Spectacle Of Glory

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Unblemished

Unblemished

On 12/8 Nathan Albright wrote: In reading this novel I was struck by its similarities with another novel I had read recently from the same publisher [1]. Apparently independently, two authors both decided to make fantasies off of fantasies involving parallel universes where the lead character was a hidden princess who thought herself ... Book Review: Unblemished

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Fake Christianity

Fake Christianity

On 12/6 Nathan Albright wrote: From what the author describes in the introductory section to this book, the author felt compelled to write this book and did not wish to do so. Likewise, towards the end of the book he was glad to have finished the book, not particularly glad to have written it. In light of the serious moral demands ... Book Review: Fake Christianity

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Love Made New

A Love Made New

On 12/2 Nathan Albright wrote: I'll be the first to admit that I did not go into this novel with a great deal of familiarity with Amish romances, and this novel is certainly an Amish romance about one Abigail Shrock. There are some aspects of this novel that clearly show a great deal of attention to the Amish, from the biblical and ... Book Review: A Love Made New

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Facing Trials:  Thoughts For Meditation

Facing Trials: Thoughts For Meditation

On 11/8 Nathan Albright wrote: The biggest mystery about this book is why it was self-published and not published with a wider distribution. As someone who reads many devotionals, to the extent that such books are meant to be read [1], there is nothing about this book that shows in any way a drop in quality or timeliness or scriptural ... Book Review: Facing Trials: Thoughts For Meditation

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the Storm

On 11/7 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who reads a lot of books on the justification of God's ways, the subject of theodicy, this book hits most of the high notes and covers many of the familiar passages in seeking to explain the seeming absence of God from our worst trials [1]. Given the fact that such books are relatively common ... Book Review: Eye Of The Storm

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Divine Summit

The Divine Summit

On 11/7 Nathan Albright wrote: As is sometimes the case, this book was greatly harmed by inappropriate genre expectations [1].  Labeled as a Spiritual Growth & Christian Thought book, this is in fact a lengthy romance novel with dodgy spiritual content that appears to be at least semi-autobiographical.  So, how is one to judge ... Book Review: The Divine Summit

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Discovering His Image

Discovering His Image

On 11/2 Nathan Albright wrote: If you have a taste for awkward religious poetry, this is the book for you [1]. To be sure, I read my fair share or more of good poetry [2], but this falls onto the side of bad poetry. Sometimes the line can be difficult to determine. What makes this book difficult to enjoy is not so much the quality ... Book Review: Discovering His Image

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Death by Money Report

The Death by Money Report

On 10/31 Nathan Albright wrote: A proper understanding of genre is what is necessary to appreciate this short book, which really reads more like a sales prospectus, with a bit of financial memoir thrown in. As someone who reads a fair amount of books related to the making of money in various endeavors [1], it was pretty clear to me ... Book Review: The Death By Money Report

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Dearest Samantha: I Love You!!!!

Dearest Samantha: I Love You!!!!

On 10/30 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who reads vastly more than my share of books written by women, about women, and for women for the purposes of mutual encouragement [1], this book is useful to read from the perspective of a writer but also someone who wishes to point out the line between books that are published and books ... Book Review: Dearest Samantha, I Love You

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Carnelian Legacy

The Carnelian Legacy

On 10/29 Nathan Albright wrote: I have from time to time noted my fondness for hidden prince stories, and my enjoyment of stories where people are fish out of water and struggling to find out where they truly belong. This books fits squarely within that tradition, as a young woman mourning the death of her father is sent via a vortex ... Book Review: The Carnelian Legacy

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Candidate

The Candidate

On 10/25 Nathan Albright wrote: This book manages to do what might seem impossible, find an election scenario worse than the one that Americans face in 2016 in a taut political thriller that, if it lacks a certain soul like its titular character, certainly provides some chills for those who like reading this only slightly fictional ... Book Review: The Candidate

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Riley Unlikely

Riley Unlikely

On 10/24 Nathan Albright wrote: Although the author, who considers herself to be shy and timid by nature, and not the sort of person who desires attention, and therefore an unlikely person to be prompted by the Spirit to live a life of generosity to the people of Kenya, little could be more likely given the ironic sense of humor that ... Book Review: Riley Unlikely

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Starry-Eyed

Starry-Eyed

On 10/24 Nathan Albright wrote: There are a lot of books being released right now and that have been published recently dealing with wives and mothers attempting to justify their messiness and imperfection [1]. This greatly puzzles me for a variety of reasons. For one, it is not only women but men that have to deal with the messiness ... Book Review: Starry-Eyed

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Falling Free

Falling Free

On 10/23 Nathan Albright wrote: This is a book that it is easy to criticize and find fault with. The kindest that can be said for it is that it is a hot mess of a book written by a mother who is somewhat of a hot mess in her own life, and it gets more negative from there. This is a book that is composed of the rambling, overly wordy ... Book Review: Falling Free

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

When God Isn't There

When God Isn't There

On 10/23 Nathan Albright wrote: How does one know one is reading a book by a Calvinist? Well, there are a few signs. The author spends his time alternatively flagellating the audience and himself, makes plenty of positive references to the overrated John Piper (particularly his work on Desiring God), and even approvingly quotes the ... Book Review: When God Isn't There

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Daniel Code

The Daniel Code

On 10/22 Nathan Albright wrote: I am rather slow at giving up on people, much to my annoyance and frustration sometimes, and that includes authors. Having read some previous books by the author [1] and having found them a poor lot of books in general, it may be of some surprise that I gave the author yet another chance, even if the ... Book Review: The Daniel Code

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Play with Fire

Play with Fire

On 10/20 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is a hot mess. It comes in with its somewhat bracingly casual tone, showing up like a slightly overweight and obsessively dieting friend in yoga pants, breathlessly talking about life's drama and struggles, even including an afterword that somewhat apologizes for its state by commenting on ... Book Review: Play With Fire

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

On 10/19 Nathan Albright wrote: In ways that ought to be fairly easy to understand, this book was one I found very helpful and encouraging to other people, but also a book that I found a lot to be frustrated with. Somewhat in its writing, but even more in its title and market aim, this is a book written by a woman for women, but a ... Book Review: Finding Your Voice

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Great Good Thing

The Great Good Thing

On 10/19 Nathan Albright wrote: In reading a spiritual memoir like this, one has need to place it within its context. Probably the works that would come the closest to this one in terms of the content would be works by C.S. Lewis, namely Surprised By Joy and The Pilgrim's Regress [1], both of which tell the way that Lewis found God ... Book Review: The Great Good Thing

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Jesus

Jesus

On 10/18 Nathan Albright wrote: In order to fairly judge a book like this one, you need to have an understanding both of its genre and its intended audience. The subtitle of the book makes it plain that this book, like many others which has come across my path, is a devotional [1]. Those who read devotionals tend to be used to a ... Book Review: Jesus: A 365-Day Devotional

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Saving the Saved

Saving the Saved

On 10/17 Nathan Albright wrote: This is a book that without reading is easy to condemn too harshly. Upon beginning to read this book I found a lot to dislike about it. Its continual harping on the meritocracy and its advocacy of performance-free love had about it all the hallmarks of someone who had remembered that we are saved by ... Book Review: The Light Of The World

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Mile Wide

A Mile Wide

On 10/13 Nathan Albright wrote: When I saw this particular title available, I wanted to find fault with its criticism, given that it was obvious that the author was making a reference to the Platte River and it being known for being a mile wide and an inch deep. Of course, it should be noted that just because an understanding of the ... Book Review: A Mile Wide

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy

5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy

On 10/13 Nathan Albright wrote: In many ways it is a shame that this book, like so many books I happen to read, is written by women for women [1]. This is a shame because the book is in fact of the sort of material that would be of interest to a larger audience. It’s somewhat upsetting that just because a book is written by someone ... Book Review: 5 Minutes With Jesus

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Joy Model

The Joy Model

On 10/12 Nathan Albright wrote: It is somewhat common in our contemporary world for business coaches or life coaches of one stripe or another to write books promoting their own techniques for developing personal growth [1]. In some cases the experience and insight of the author is distilled into works that inform, entertain, and inspire ... Book Review: The Joy Model

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Christ's 40 Commandments

Christ's 40 Commandments

On 10/9 Nathan Albright wrote: In many ways, this book is a compelling and worthwhile reference book, and it should be properly noted that the book was made by a compiler rather than an author. This is not a bad thing, nor does it speak badly about the book's creator at all. Indeed, there are many areas where this book is very useful, ... Book Review: Christ's 40 Commandments

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible

On 10/9 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who reads and reviews more than my fair share of Bibles [1], what I look for when it comes to a Bible is pretty straightforward. Since this particular Bible is a New King James Version, the textual apparatus is one that I have been familiar with since I got my first one as a child, and aside ... Book Review: NKJV Word Study Bible

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Willie Out West

Willie Out West

On 10/6 Nathan Albright wrote: Although extremely short, this was a delightful book to read. Like some of the books I read and review [1], this book is clearly aimed at early readers or pre-readers. And, unlike some children's books I have reviewed [2], this is a book that I could see children wanting to read and asking their parents ... Book Review: Willie Out West

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Day in the Life of a Pair of Trousers and Other Stories

A Day in the Life of a Pair of Trousers and Other Stories

On 10/5 Nathan Albright wrote: As I read this book, I was reminded of the sort of stories that were popular among ministers and other religious leaders in charge of youth education when I was a child, and the sort of overly heavy-handed and didactic approach taken to instructing youth in God's ways. This book, make no mistake, is ... Book Review: A Day In The Life Of A Pair Of Trousers And Other Stories

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

David and the Old Man

David and the Old Man

On 9/30 Nathan Albright wrote: As a writer all too familiar with works about dysfunctional families [1], this book strikes me with a sense of wonder mainly in the fact that it was written at all. What is most remarkable about this book is not its quality--it is a fairly average self-published memoir in terms of how well it is written--but ... Book Review: David And The Old Man

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Creating a Hostile Environment for the Flesh

Creating a Hostile Environment for the Flesh

On 9/27 Nathan Albright wrote: This immensely short book is the sort of material that one can easily imagine coming from a pastor like the author. The message itself is competently written, the author thinks his message more original than is the case, as is often the way these things work, and shows himself to be as fond of acrostics ... Book Review: Creating A Hostile Environment For The Flesh

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Democracy

Democracy

On 9/26 Nathan Albright wrote: At times the vanity of being able to claim that one is a published writer outweighs the caution that would lead one to write well. As a writer I am sensitive to this concern, as I regularly expose my writings to the harsh critique and general scrutiny of the world at large. This book, and calling it ... Book Review: Democracy: Becoming As One

Nathan's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Combating the Lies of Satan

Combating the Lies of Satan

On 9/26 Nathan Albright wrote: It is honestly mystifying that this book was self-published. When one reads a lot of self-published books as I do, there are consistent issues that one sees. Some books are too derivative and fail to provide original thought. Some books are written by people who clearly could use copyediting or even ... Book Review: Combating The Lies Of Satan

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Chocolate-Covered Cashews

Chocolate-Covered Cashews

On 9/23 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is one that leaves one wanting more. In fact, calling it a book may be a bit generous, as there are booklets that I have read far longer than this book. And it is not as if this book is short because there is not a lot to tell. Rather, this is the sort of book that would greatly have benefited ... Book Review: Chocolate-Covered Cashews

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

True Faith and Allegiance

True Faith and Allegiance

On 9/22 Nathan Albright wrote: When one decides to read a book that is nearly 500 pages in length, it is worthwhile to know the scope of the work before one is too far along the task. In many ways, this book is a straightforward memoir, written by a person of great political importance in the context of George W. Bush's time as governor ... Book Review: True Faith And Allegiance

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Change

Change

On 9/22 Nathan Albright wrote: It is difficult to know whether a book like this ought to be commended or censured. On the positive side of the balance, this particular book is short and offers lengthy and relevant biblical citations as well as opportunities for the reader to write and reflect on their own thoughts about themselves ... Book Review: Change

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Carnival Mirrors

Carnival Mirrors

On 9/21 Nathan Albright wrote: There are some people who should not be encouraged to become heresiologists in the manner of, say, Irenaeus. This author, who is a self-proclaimed lay member with a holiness/Pentecostal background, has written this book out of her own experiences with Jehovah's Witnesses, and being a person who is not ... Book Review: Carnival Mirrors

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Bug Swamp's Gold

Bug Swamp's Gold

On 9/20 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who reads more than my fair share of memoirs [1], sometimes I wonder what separates a work that achieves a good deal of acclaim and a wide publishing deal and what is relegated to the ranks of the self-published. Without any exaggeration involved, this memoir, which covers the life of the ... Book Review: Bug Swamp's Gold

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

On 9/18 Nathan Albright wrote: There are quite a few puns related to the title of this memoir. For one, the book is a memoir about a life spent in a savage world by someone whose last name happens to be savage. It is also not so much a memoir about one person alone but about the family in which he is a part, and the memoir itself ... Book Review: Bittersweet: A Savage Memoir

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Believe

Believe

On 9/16 Nathan Albright wrote: Reading this book convinced me that I needed to read more of the recent books by my beloved Intelligent Design thinkers and scientists. About a decade ago or so, when I lived in Central Florida, I was active with the C.S. Lewis Society that was based in the Tampa Bay area that hosted various talks on ... Book Review: Believe

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Behind the Stage

Behind the Stage

On 9/14 Nathan Albright wrote: I generally dislike ranting at the beginning of book reviews, but for me the proper slotting of books into genres is of the utmost importance in setting my expectations of the book. This particular book was slotted into the genre of Spiritual Growth & Christian Thought, when what it was instead was ... Book Review: Behind The Stage

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Are We there Yet?

Are We there Yet?

On 9/13 Nathan Albright wrote: The writings of John present a hazard for the would-be novelist or prophecy buff [1]. This hazard exists on multiple levels. For example, those who are passionately interested in prophecy and desirous of being thought of as a prophetic voice are often drawn to writing about Revelation when they lack ... Book Review: Are We There Yet?

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

12 Days in Africa

12 Days in Africa

On 9/12 Nathan Albright wrote: Although this book is a short one, it manages to combine a lot of elements that make it a warm and compelling and deeply personal read. If you want to get a proper set of expectations for this book, going into it, picture part humorous travelogue [1], part infomercial for the author's organization, ... Book Review: 12 Days In Africa

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Apocalyptic Tremors

Apocalyptic Tremors

On 9/11 Nathan Albright wrote: I'll have to admit that when I read this book, one of the occasional times I have dealt with biblical commentaries [1], I wanted to really dislike this book. I figured that the author would have plenty of pet theories, which he did, and also that the author would totally make himself look ridiculous ... Book Review: Apocalyptic Tremors

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Angel in My Room

Angel in My Room

On 9/10 Nathan Albright wrote: As the second book in the author's Living Inside The Testimony series, which I was unfamiliar with before reading the book, this book provides a likely way to figure out how the series as a whole will look. The results are intriguing: this is a short book, written from the point of view of the third ... Book Review: Angel In My Room

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

An Ordinary Life, An Extraordinary God

An Ordinary Life, An Extraordinary God

On 9/9 Nathan Albright wrote: From time to time I get the chance to read a memoir from someone with a religious background or history that is different from my own, even with a personal background that shares a lot of similarities [1]. In this particular case the author has written a deeply detailed memoir that only lives up to ... Book Review: An Ordinary Life, An Extraordinary God

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The American Church

The American Church

On 9/8 Nathan Albright wrote: Those readers who have ever fretted about the problem of passivity or divisiveness among believers or who have ever viewed the American church in times of frustration as being a lot like the immature brethren at Corinth or the Laodicean church will find much to appreciate in this book, although as always ... Book Review: The American Church: A Baby Church?

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Nice People Rob God

Nice People Rob God

On 9/7 Nathan Albright wrote: In all fairness to the author, I read this book somewhat looking for a fight, seeing that I expected the author to make a great deal of reference to tithing given the title, an expectation that was fulfilled beyond all expectations [1]. In looking at the title of the book I was also curious as to whether ... Book Review: Nice People Rob God

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Aerobic House Cleaning Lifestyle

The Aerobic House Cleaning Lifestyle

On 9/5 Nathan Albright wrote: If many self published books are written by people who read good books but are unable to emulate them successfully [1], this particular volume is a type of self-published book written by someone who appears not to have read very much but who has been written about and who therefore thinks that because ... Book Review: The Aerobic House Cleaning Lifestyle

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Adam

Adam

On 9/5 Nathan Albright wrote: It will likely come as little surprise that this book shares many of the hallmarks of a self-published book on ancient religious history [1]. It contains many references to the writings of others, particularly Lee Strobel, whose arguments in making a case for Christ and a case for Christianity [2] were ... Book Review: Adam

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Acceptable Worship

Acceptable Worship

On 9/4 Nathan Albright wrote: There are many signposts that this short book exhibits that are common to self-published writers who engage in thorny aspects of discussion about Christian faith and practice. For one, the author shows a high degree of dependence on better and on better-known authors like A.W. Tozer, John McArthur, ... Book Review: Acceptable Worship

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Absolute Love

Absolute Love

On 9/3 Nathan Albright wrote: Absolute Love, by R.I. Willroth [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press in exchange for an honest review.] Like many self-published books [1], this book exists in the shadow of far greater books. It is clear from reading this book that the author is well educated ... Book Review: Absolute Love

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Search for Truth

A Search for Truth

On 9/2 Nathan Albright wrote: There are at least a few reasons to appreciate this book, which falls into the general genre of apologetics from someone who professes a belief in the Bible [1] and who also demonstrates a strong interest in philosophy common to those engaging in apologetics. For one, the book is short, and those who ... Book Review: A S earch

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Caregiver? Me?

A Caregiver? Me?

On 9/1 Nathan Albright wrote: This is a short book, written by someone who likely has not written many books, but it is a deeply moving as well as a deeply practical book that serves not only as a practical guide to being the caregiver of a dying spouse but also a memoir of the author's experience with her second husband, whom she ... Book Review: A Caregiver? Me?

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

4 Abundant Life

4 Abundant Life

On 8/31 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who is more than a little bit critical of the prosperity gospel [1], this is a book that is easy to criticize. This book, like many of its kinds, shows the influence of the Prayer of Jabez, perhaps one of the most ungodly books of recent decades to be marketed as a Christian book while preaching ... Book Review: 4 Abundant Life

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

With All Due Respect

With All Due Respect

On 8/31 Nathan Albright wrote: If you have watched the movie Fireproof [1] or read the book that inspired it, The Respect Dare, you likely have at least some grasp of what this book is attempting to accomplish. The authors (one of whom wrote The Respect Dare) are seeking to provide the same sort of 40-day devotional account, taking ... Book Review: With All Due Respect

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

25,000 Mornings

25,000 Mornings

On 8/30 Nathan Albright wrote: This book promises ancient wisdom for contemporary life, and while this book does not precisely deliver on that promise, it is an enjoyable book for a certain type of reader. If you like reading short reflections on a wide variety of subjects, from someone who is open about what she likes to read, what ... Book Review: 25,000 Mornings

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Four Dominions

The Four Dominions

On 8/29 Nathan Albright wrote: When I was reading this book, I was reminded of the worst book that I had ever read [1]. This book isn't quite that bad, but it's in the same ballpark, or playing in the same league. It is difficult to conceive of what the author of this book expected people to think when he wrote and then self-published ... Book Review: The Four Dominions

Nathan's Rating:

1 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Enlarge My Territory?

Enlarge My Territory?

On 8/26 Nathan Albright wrote: There are certain things that one learns when reading a lot of self-published authors [1]. One of them is that self-published authors are often far more transparent in what they are writing about than other artists that have the benefit of agents and editors. In this case, the book is one with an identity ... Book Review: Enlarge My Territory? Bring It On!

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Beyond Discipleship to Relationship

Beyond Discipleship to Relationship

On 8/24 Nathan Albright wrote: There are times when someone wants to read a straightforward book that presents a straightforward case for the importance of improving discipleship to the point where someone is able to build a strong relationship with God and with other believers. When one is in the mood for a simple book written by ... Book Review: Beyond Discipleship To Relationship

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

PTSD

PTSD

On 8/23 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is somewhat mistitled, and it is uncertain whether the author's approach is deliberately deceptive or unconsciously cunning. On the surface level, this short book purports to be a guide to women on how to cope with the combat-induced PTSD of their veteran husbands, but this desire to provide ... Book Review: PTSD

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Christ and the Hindu Diaspora

Christ and the Hindu Diaspora

On 8/23 Nathan Albright wrote: iew.] There is a lot the author of this book gets wrong, or does less than ideally--there is some repetition about the obstacles for Hindus converting to Christianity en masse, he has a misguided Calvinist view on total depravity, as well as a lack of understanding about the nature and family of God--but ... Book Review: Christ And The Hindu Diaspora

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Beyond the Shades of Gray

Beyond the Shades of Gray

On 8/22 Nathan Albright wrote: In 2004, as a student at the Ambassador Bible Center, I felt moved to write in defense of brethren struggling against unwanted and immoral longings for morality for a magazine my church published at the time regarding Same-Sex Attraction. At times I write under my own name, and at times I, like most ... Book Review: Beyond The Shades Of Gray

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Uninvited

Uninvited

On 8/21 Nathan Albright wrote: I am of deeply mixed opinions when it comes to this book. On the one hand, there is a lot, perhaps too much, that I can identify with in this author. She writes from a painfully honest sense of vulnerability, including a lot of awkward and embarrassing and uncomfortable experiences from her life, including ... Book Review: Uninvited

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

On 8/21 Nathan Albright wrote: Late Sabbath morning, when I finished reading the previous book from the publisher, I found that there were no additional books available for me to request in hard copy, so I requested this book as an e-book. The book was an easy one to request and an easy one to appreciate as well. If you have an ... Book Review: The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Unreasonable Hope

Unreasonable Hope

On 8/20 Nathan Albright wrote: There is a great deal to enjoy in this book, even if it mostly revolves around a very unpleasant matter. The author here is writing what amounts to a very personal theodicy, a justification of God's ways in the face of a deep trial involving the lissencephaly of his daughter Georgia. This is at least ... Book Review: Unreasonable Hope

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Greater Than Gold

Greater Than Gold

On 8/19 Nathan Albright wrote: There is a great deal of tension in this book, and it is worthwhile to examine the complications in what would normally be seen as a straightforward book of under 200 pages. On the one hand, this book speaks of timeless truths, namely the importance of salvation and the emptiness of chasing after the ... Book Review: Greater Than Gold

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

On 8/9 Nathan Albright wrote: As the second book I have read from this author [1], I was reading this book in the break room and the disconnect between the pretty graphics and the heartrending content of this book was commented on by a coworker, which reminded me of the same phenomenon in her last book as well. I wonder if her and ... Book Review: Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Outlaw Christian

Outlaw Christian

On 8/9 Nathan Albright wrote: A reader, especially one who reads many books from Christian authors, should be aware of a book that claims to present a form of Christianity that breaks the rules and that appeals to the natural rebellious nature of mankind as a way of presenting a new Christianity that happens to be "cool" and leftist ... Book Review: Outlaw Christian

Nathan's Rating:

2 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Me Too

Me Too

On 8/1 Nathan Albright wrote: In reviewing a book like this, there is a tension between two contradictory pulls. On the one hand, this book has a lot to celebrate, and its warm and personal and confessional touch seeks to disarm criticism. On the other hand, though, people reading the book with more biblical knowledge than the ... Book Review: Me Too

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Go Big or Go Home

Go Big or Go Home

On 7/26 Nathan Albright wrote: This is a fine memoir from a singer in a period of transition. As this book was released, the singer has parted ways with his previous label (Mercury) and is working on his fourth studio album, whose first single “Southern Belle” did not chart on either the Hot 100 or the Top 40 of the Country chart. ... Book Review: Go Big Or Go Home

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Commandments

On 7/19 Nathan Albright wrote: I’m not sure what the purpose of having a book series called the Doubter’s Guides is, when written by an Australian Christian. This is an apologetics guide, not written to someone who has many doubts at all. The fact that the series as a whole seems to be a bit of a misnomer aside, this is the ... Book Review: A Doubter's Guide To The Ten Commandments

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

What Christians Ought to Believe

What Christians Ought to Believe

On 6/28 Nathan Albright wrote: Although the Apostles’ Creed is, perhaps not surprisingly, not apostolic, as the received text we have of it is from 700AD or so mostly through corrupt Roman sources, the creed itself is one that I could honestly agree to, even if what I meant by it would not be what the author means by it in the slightly ... Book Review: What Christians Ought To Believe

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Young and Beardless

Young and Beardless

On 6/26 Nathan Albright wrote: This book, for some, might seem easy to dismiss as a memoir from a young person whose fame and cultural importance comes from a quirky reality television show [1]. It might be easy to look at the memoir of a young man barely in his twenties as being callow and a cash grab, because of his background ... Book Review: Young And Beardless

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Daniel Prayer

The Daniel Prayer

On 6/16 Nathan Albright wrote: A reader of this book can be sure that what they are reading comes with the voice of the author, especially for those readers who are familiar with the author’s appearance in a recent Patterns of Evidence documentary [1]. The tone overall is very personal, and the author appears very genuine both ... Book Review: The Daniel Prayer

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

VIP

VIP

On 6/14 Nathan Albright wrote: When I received this book and started flipping through it, I was immediately a bit discouraged because the book was written by a writer whose track record is not very good, namely for his claiming to find “codes” in various books of the Bible [1]. Fortunately, this book appears better than his previous ... Book Review: VIP: How To Influence With Vision, Integrity, And Purpose

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Subversive Jesus

Subversive Jesus

On 5/14 Nathan Albright wrote: Reading books that encourage subversive behaviors among Christians that tend towards the social gospel and what are typically viewed as left-leaning political agendas written by people who live and work in cities where Christianity is nearly entirely lacking and who are far longer in books written than ... Book Review: Subversive Jesus

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Longing in Me

The Longing in Me

On 5/14 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for an honest review.] This book opens with a quotation from C.S. Lewis' essay "Weight of Glory" that expresses his well-known feeling of sehnsucht, the longing for something that cannot be fulfilled ... Book Review: The Longing In Me

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

NKJV, The Chronological Study Bible

On 5/4 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who enjoys the chance to review and examine new Bibles from time to time [1], I am continually impressed and also puzzled by the level of marketing that goes into Bibles, as well as the intents that different Bibles are made for. Some Bibles are fairly low-frills while other Bibles are designed, ... Book Review: NKJV Chronological Study Bible

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Living a Mighty Faith

Living a Mighty Faith

On 4/27 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publisher in exchange for an honest review.] While in some ways this book is a fairly ordinary devotional [1], organized around a one-page devotional for each day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with the date, a title for ... Book Review: Living A Mighty Faith

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

More

More

On 4/24 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan Press in exchange for an honest review.] This book is what you get when you combine a book on Christian practical theology with personality theory. Whether you appreciate this book and to what extent you appreciate it will depend on ... Book Review: More

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

I Said Yes

I Said Yes

On 4/14 Nathan Albright wrote: Reading a book like this about the reality television show experiences and eventual love match for the author, who I remember from her sweet and awkward season on the Bachelor which I watched with my mother some years ago, reminds me that it’s not such a fun thing to be part of the Bachelor franchise ... Book Review: I Said Yes

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Man, Myth, Messiah

Man, Myth, Messiah

On 4/5 Nathan Albright wrote: Picking up where his last book left off [1], Broocks decides to continue his career as our contemporary popular apologist de jour and, in the tradition of the great C.S. Lewis, try his hand at his own trilemma about the identity of Jesus Christ. Explicitly referencing Lewis' own trilemma [2], Broocks' ... Book Review: Man, Myth, Messiah

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Core Christianity

Core Christianity

On 4/4 Nathan Albright wrote: The praise given to this book on its back cover must be read to be believed. One reviewer from a supposed “Covenant College” states that to read this book is to “learn from a master who is not afraid to put things simply and clearly,” and another reader, an author himself, compares the author ... Book Review: Core Christianity

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Seven Laws of Love

The Seven Laws of Love

On 3/23 Nathan Albright wrote: I happen to read a fair amount of books about relationships [1], and although this book certainly goes down easily and makes for a very easy read of just over 200 pages, with some very smooth prose, there is something about this book that is likely to stick as well, and that is a good thing as that is ... Book Review: The Seven Laws Of Love

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Answering Jihad

Answering Jihad

On 3/23 Nathan Albright wrote: Although not a perfect book, this is a very timely book from a former Muslim that seeks to find a course of action regarding contemporary radical Islam that is both loving and true. Despite the book’s flaws, most notably because of its misrepresentation of the biblical God as being Trinitarian [1], ... Book Review: Answering Jihad

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 3/10 Nathan Albright wrote: This is a book that hits a little close to home, but not in a bad way. At times it is good to recognize that one may speak about God’s ways in a somewhat pretentious way, as the author notes: “Bible Study becomes hermeneutics [1], preaching becomes homiletics, teaching the Christian faith becomes ... Book Review: Jesus Called, He Wants His Church Back

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

How to Live in Fear

How to Live in Fear

On 3/10 Nathan Albright wrote: One might think, looking at the title of this book, that it was an ironic and tongue-in-cheek [1] sort of book about how fear isn’t that much of a problem after all, or making fun of those who suffer from fear. That thought would be incorrect. Instead, this book is a moving and somewhat short Christian ... Book Review: How To Live In Fear

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

This Is Awkward

This Is Awkward

On 2/27 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is awkward, no joke. I do not know how popular this book will be, but nearly every chapter of this book is full of awkward personal honesty to the point of oversharing. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how one views the travails of insecure and painfully open and honest writers with ... Book Review: This Is Awkward

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

Walk to Beautiful (Paperback)

On 2/24 Nathan Albright wrote: It is clear from the opening lines that the memoir of country singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne is an immensely dark one: “I sat sullen and shirtless toward the end of the day, alone in my room at the country home where Mama and her fourth or fifth husband had dumped me. My biological dad had left when ... Book Review: Walk To Beautiful

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

My Name Is Mahtob

My Name Is Mahtob

On 2/16 Nathan Albright wrote: This was a hard book to read, as I can perhaps too painfully relate to the writings of Miss Mahmoody, who is writing here the memoir of the first part of her life, a tale of the struggle of faith and a resilient spirit against the fear that comes from having a narcissistic and abusive father and from ... Book Review: My Name Is Mahtob

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

If My People

If My People

On 1/30 Nathan Albright wrote: While it appears that Jack Countryman, about whom no authorial information appears in this book, is a pseudonym for someone who wishes to write without being known, it is unclear what about this book would draw negative attention. The book takes its title from the reference to 2 Chronicles 7:14, where ... Book Review: If My People

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover

NIV, God's Justice Bible, Hardcover

On 1/30 Nathan Albright wrote: On the one hand, the textual apparatus of this Bible is one that I have discussed several times before, and about which little needs to be said. This is an NIV Bible, with its choice of the Alexandrian text favored by Hort and Westcott that was inexplicably called the "neutral" text when it was being ... Book Review: NIV: God's Justice

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

Grieving the Child I Never Knew

On 1/22 Nathan Albright wrote: Everything about this book, from its soft pale green palette to the flowers and branches with leaves and bunny rabbits, to its gentle writing [1] about the loss of an unborn or recently born child, is designed to appeal to an audience that is strangely forgotten these days. It seems likely that the lack ... Book Review: Grieving The Child I Never Knew

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Dangerous Love

Dangerous Love

On 1/8 Nathan Albright wrote: As a water engineer by education and the former head of World Vision's efforts in the remote and obscure West African nature of Mauritania [1], Ray Norman and his family, including an Anglo-French wife and two children, whose son was in high school in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, was not expected to ... Book Review: Dangerous Love

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Strong and Kind

Strong and Kind

On 1/5 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge from BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] Without any particular intention of doing so, I have acquired a fair collection of Duck Dynasty related items, including two decks of playing cards, a choose your adventure book [1], ... Book Review: Strong And Kind

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

On 12/24 Nathan Albright wrote: One of the most striking aspects of this roughly 200 page book is the fact that the author demonstrates herself to be remarkably well read, quoting books by authors like Metaxas, Covey, and Maxwell [1], and even publicly claiming that any great leader is a great reader as well, which the author certainly ... Book Review: The 4 Dimensions Of Extraordinary Leadership

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The James Code

The James Code

On 12/17 Nathan Albright wrote: Readers not familiar with the author’s previous works [1] may find themselves somewhat confused by the book’s title since the book does not, properly speaking, have a code at all, or at least its code is not a biblical skip code of the kind that is popular among those who seek to mine the scriptures ... Book Review: The James Code

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Case for Hope

The Case for Hope

On 12/13 Nathan Albright wrote: In this continuation of a series of books, like The Case For Christ and The Case For Grace, Strobel shares the struggle for hope by his own personal discussion of his life, along with the struggle of others, from reformed criminals to a proud stunt driver [1] to his own stubborn stepfather. Although ... Book Review: The Case For Hope

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Comeback

The Comeback

On 12/4 Nathan Albright wrote: While the name of Louie Giglio was unfamiliar to me when I read this book, upon finding out that he was the multimedia mogul (minister, promoter, record label exec and publisher), I recognized that I was familiar with the music of Passion from their album “Better Is One Day [1],” which came out when ... Book Review: The Comeback

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

On 12/2 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who reviews more than my fair share of Bibles [1], there is much about a review of a Bible like this that comes fairly automatically. As the textual base of this Bible is the NKJV, and as I happen to like the NKJV, appreciate the M-text basis of most of its translation choices, and use it ... Book Review: NKJV Prophecy Study Bible

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Giant Print Holy Bible, NIrv

Giant Print Holy Bible, NIrv

On 11/16 Nathan Albright wrote: Many readers may think that the NIrV listed as the title of this translation of the Bible is a typo, but the lowercase r and the capital for N, I, and V are deliberate. From time to time I review Bible translations and versions [1], and this one has a particular targeted purpose that is worth discussing ... Book Review: NIrV Giant Print Holy Bible

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Parables

Parables

On 11/14 Nathan Albright wrote: This book serves as a relatively short–200 pages including an appendix on the way that Jesus’ parables contain objective truth in their narrative stories–introduction to the study of Jesus’ parables. Although this book is not an exhaustive examination of Jesus’ parables, they do cover a representative ... Book Review: Parables

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

On 11/3 Nathan Albright wrote: It is a bit sad that the authors of this book, a husband and wife team, where the husband has written at least one other “Dude’s Guide” [1], assume that the reader of this particular book will be a husband who never reads books who receives this book as a not-very-subtle gift from his wife. Although ... Book Review: The Dude's Guide To Marriage

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Wicked Women of the Bible

Wicked Women of the Bible

On 10/30 Nathan Albright wrote: An unsympathetic viewer of the cover of this book, with its apple symbolic of Eve, who happens to be the first woman included in this book’s roster of twenty “wicked” women, might wonder why a popular author, one with a strong interest in the Hebraic roots of Christianity no less, would be devoting ... Book Review: Wicked Women Of The Bible

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 10/15 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is a rousing call to arms for Evangelicals concerning the need to speak out against societal sin. That said, this is a book that will surprise most of its readers, both with its unapologetic tone about the need to preach the Gospel completely, without compromise, despite the fact that it is ... Book Review: We Cannot Be Silent

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Churchill's Trial

Churchill's Trial

On 10/14 Nathan Albright wrote: When I saw the chance to review a book about Winston Churchill from Larry Arnn, who I am familiar with from his online lectures for Hillsdale College, I was immediately interested, although I have read at least a few books about Churchill already [1]. This particular book, which does for Winston Churchill ... Book Review: Churchill's Trial

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Seven Women

Seven Women

On 9/17 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest book review.] By the time one is about five women through the seven women of this excellent book, one realizes that one has read exactly zero stories about happily married women. Finally, after ... Book Review: 7 Women

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

KJV Foundation Study Bible

KJV Foundation Study Bible

On 9/17 Nathan Albright wrote: There is a great irony in this particular book. When the KJV was first edited in the early 17th Century, one of its appeals was its absence of the sort of pointed marginal study notes that I am particularly fond of in the Geneva Bible. As it happens, it has been more than two decades since I last owned ... Book Review: KJV Foundation Study Bible

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Abolishing Abortion

Abolishing Abortion

On 8/27 Nathan Albright wrote: The author is a Catholic priest, and founder of Priests For Life, an issue advocacy group that works mightily against the sin of abortion within the Catholic Church but at odds with some of its hierarchy. This book, at just over 200 pages, is fairly brief, but manages to combine a few approaches that ... Book Review: Abolishing Abortion

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

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 8/25 Nathan Albright wrote: It is unfortunate that many people are not more familiar with the late born-again ex-political prisoner Charles Colson, most famous for his strong pronouncements on his show BreakPoint and for his ceaseless advocacy for prison reform, the dignity of the unborn, the strength of the family, all springing ... Book Review: The Colson Way

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Spent Matches

Spent Matches

On 8/4 Nathan Albright wrote: As the sixth book I have read in the Refraction series [1], this book fits alongside the other four in the series for their excellence as well as for their provocative nature. Let us make no mistake, this book is provocative, seeking to diagnose the malaise of contemporary church culture in large part ... Book Review: Spent Matches

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Slow to Judge

Slow to Judge

On 7/27 Nathan Albright wrote: This is the fourth book I have reviewed as a part of the Refraction series [1], and like the preceding volumes in this series, it fulfills its purpose of providing immensely thoughtful and worthwhile insights on subjects of importance that are often neglected by Christians. In this particular case, the ... Book Review: Slow To Judge

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Believe Student Edition

Believe Student Edition

On 7/9 Nathan Albright wrote: In looking at this possibly daunting 350 page book and reflecting that it is intended for students between 13 and 17 or 18 years of age, a reader may have a lot of questions. Indeed, this book itself asks a lot of questions it chooses not to answer, even implicitly, including such important questions ... Book Review: Believe: Student Edition

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Your Blueprint for Life

Your Blueprint for Life

On 7/1 Nathan Albright wrote: Whether a reader enjoys this book or not will depend in large part on what the reader is looking for. A reader who appreciates books that talk about living with intention that are strong on business strategy, focused on pragmatic goals, well-versed in positive psychology, and with a fair amount of biblical ... Book Review: Your Blueprint For Life

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Miracle in the Middle

The Miracle in the Middle

On 6/25 Nathan Albright wrote: The title to this book is a bit of a tease, because while it does discuss at length the middle parts of life where our tenacity and resolve are tested, it does not speak at length about the miracle in this period, nor does it discuss hearing God in the void, but rather spends more time discussing what ... Book Review: The Miracle In The Middle

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Truly Free

Truly Free

On 6/14 Nathan Albright wrote: At its heart, this is a book about demonology, about asking God’s help and working hard to deal with areas of weakness and vulnerability in life that allow Satan and his demons to have a stronghold and that open one’s life to demonic oppression. The book talks in detail about the many ways that we ... Book Review: Truly Free

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Printer and the Preacher

The Printer and the Preacher

On 6/10 Nathan Albright wrote: This book happens to spring from a worthy idea that I would like to see more often, and that is a comparative biography of sorts about a friendship. In this case, we have a book about the friendship between Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield and how their shared interests helped create the identity ... Book Review: The Printer And The Preacher

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Life Is _____.

Life Is _____.

On 5/29 Nathan Albright wrote: For those readers familiar with the previous volume from the author, Jesus Is _____. [1], a lot of this book falls under familiar territory. This is not to say that familiar is bad. A reviewer like myself is of two minds in reading a book like this. For one, there is a lot of this book I find encouraging ... Book Review: Life Is ______.

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Let the Journey Begin

Let the Journey Begin

On 5/21 Nathan Albright wrote: Yesterday, when the large box containing this small book (it comes in at around 160 pages or so) was dropped on my doorstep by UPS, I searched through my e-mail archives and my own data records of the books I request to see if I had requested it, and I found that I had not. That said, I am not someone ... Book Review: Let The Journey Begin

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

This Is Your Captain Speaking - Paperback

This Is Your Captain Speaking - Paperback

On 5/21 Nathan Albright wrote: When I was a boy, I had a great-grandfather in his late 80’s and early 90’s who had lived a very eventful life who loved to regale me with stories of the famous people he knew, even if he was somewhat modest of his own achievements. This book reads like the memoir of that kind of man, someone with ... Book Review: This Is Your Captain Speaking

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

What Keeps You Up at Night?

What Keeps You Up at Night?

On 5/5 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone whose mind never seems to rest and who is a chronic insomniac, this is the sort of book that was written for someone like myself. And yet there is nothing particularly surprising about this book. It is not as if the author has very much that is new to say, for the essentials of this book are ... Book Review: What Keeps You Up At Night?

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection

On 4/29 Nathan Albright wrote: In a book as large as this one, it is worth discussing the best parts of it first. Made up of eight smaller texts averaging about 75 pages apiece, this book is a fundamental and very basic look at different and important aspects of leadership from someone whose books I have often read [1] and it follows ... Book Review: The Complete 101 Collection

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

All Things Through Christ

All Things Through Christ

On 4/27 Nathan Albright wrote: Even though I am not a Methodist, nor do I come from a United Methodist background, this is an easy book to enjoy. It is the sort of memoir I would like to have the chance to read more of, namely the memoirs of a retired pastor looking back on a lifetime of work in the pastoral ministry, full of love ... Book Review: All Things Through Christ

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Unoffendable

Unoffendable

On 4/22 Nathan Albright wrote: It is fortunate that this book is written in such a warm and conversational, and genuinely self-effacing style. Since this book talks about a very contentious subject, taking a strong stance that Christians are not to indulge in anger or bitterness, especially what is considered “righteous anger,” ... Book Review: Unoffendable

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles

The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles

On 4/12 Nathan Albright wrote: There are some books where it is not obvious at all why they were self-published. This book, which is a practical guide to social skills marketed towards homeschooled high school students, is the sort of work that is sufficiently polished and sufficiently excellent that it merits wider distribution, ... Book Review: The 5 Secrets To Social Success With Biblical Principles

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Relevance of Jesus’ Own Gospel

The Relevance of Jesus’ Own Gospel

On 4/11 Nathan Albright wrote: It is hard to understand the relevance of this book. To be sure, this is the sort of book that should be self-published, as it clearly represents the author’s own personal perspective about the Gospel message, and deals with a lot of the contemporary books and thinkers who deal with the Gospel message ... Book Review: The Relevance Of Jesus' Own Gospel

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Art of Work

The Art of Work

On 4/6 Nathan Albright wrote: In this book, the author, himself a young man, seeks to use his own story and those of others as a way of providing credibility to his answer as to how we can recognize our calling. As this is a subject of considerable concern for many people [1], the book does a good job at providing a sensible and ... Book Review: The Art Of Work

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Seven Men - Paperback

Seven Men - Paperback

On 4/4 Nathan Albright wrote: In this excellent book, Eric Metaxas continues his recent move towards biographical history in examining the moral lessons about courage that we can learn from seven great men. He smartly draws from his own body of work, examining seven men of varying degrees of familiarity: George Washington, Wiliam ... Book Review: 7 Men And The Secret Of Their Greatness

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

All You Want to Know About the Bible in Pop Culture

On 3/21 Nathan Albright wrote: At the heart of this book there is an identity crisis. The author has written a breezy and lighthearted book, only about 150 pages in the main text, filled with lots of sidebars, humorous jokes, silly quizzes about the Bible and pop culture, and appendices filled with crossword puzzles and word searches. ... Book Review: The Bible In Pop Culture

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Transcending Mysteries

Transcending Mysteries

On 3/20 Nathan Albright wrote: In order to properly understand this book, one must understand its context. It is the fourth book in a new series from this publisher that seeks to discuss taboo or ignored areas of Christian thought and practice. So far, the books I have read in this series have included a discussion on how to show ... Book Review: Transcending Mysteries

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Divided: When the Head and Heart Don't Agree

Divided: When the Head and Heart Don't Agree

On 3/7 Nathan Albright wrote: It is striking that in reading as well as in life, just how often the same problems and essential concerns come up over and over again. This book was written to deal with the divide between the head and the heart, and how it begins in the lies that we hear and believe about ourselves, God, and others ... Book Review: Divided

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Leadership Handbook

The Leadership Handbook

On 3/6 Nathan Albright wrote: As I started to read this book, and looked at the table of contents, I felt a distinct feeling of déjà vu. Mind you, this happens often in my life, but it led me to look at what similarities this book had with other books by the same author I have read and reviewed in the past [1]. The fact that this ... Book Review: The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Aloof

Aloof

On 2/21 Nathan Albright wrote: Why does God keep His distance and not intervene or communicate in life despite our fervent longings to connect with Him? At its core, this book is an exploration of the silence of God, the shyness of God, who works occasionally through divine providence but does not overawe or terrify us with His continual ... Book Review: Aloof

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Scary Close

Scary Close

On 2/20 Nathan Albright wrote: In several ways, this most excellent book lives up to its title. On the surface level, the book speaks about the barriers to intimacy faced by the author along his road to courtship with a wonderful wife. It talks about the author’s issues growing up without a father, being a very anxious and nervous ... Book Review: Scary Close

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Grand Paradox

The Grand Paradox

On 2/6 Nathan Albright wrote: This book certainly lives up to its name, as it is full of paradoxes. It is a book that calls on obedience and decries cheap grace, but defines that righteousness a bit narrowly as social justice. It is a book that claims to seek a way beyond the partisan divide, but is itself narrowly focused with liberal ... Book Review: The Grand Paradox

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

For the Right Reasons

For the Right Reasons

On 2/5 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is a gripping and excellent one for a variety of reasons. I happened to watch “The Bachelorette” with my mom during the season where the author appeared, but I don’t honestly remember having a strong impression about him in any particular way either positively or negatively. Those who ... Book Review: For The Right Reasons

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

On 1/24 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] As the second book by this author I have read, there are some definite patterns that one can find. Since this book is generally excellent, it is worthwhile to discuss some of the flaws ... Book Review: What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Fairness Is Overrated

Fairness Is Overrated

On 1/21 Nathan Albright wrote: Coming in the wake of books by such Christian business thinkers like John Maxwell [1] comes a book that serves as an unofficial weekly devotional that largely follows Maxwell’s lead in seeking to clothe churches with financial benefits from business leaders while providing some sort of religious legitimacy ... Book Review: Fairness Is Overrated

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God's Story in 66 Verses

God's Story in 66 Verses

On 1/10 Nathan Albright wrote: To be sure, this book was written with ambitious aims. At about 220 pages of main material, it is meant as a way to introduce readers to the overall story arc of the Bible by focusing on one verse in every single one of the 66 canonical books to be found in Protestant Bibles. The author admits that the ... Book Review: God's Story In 66 Verses

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

On 12/29 Nathan Albright wrote: A book like this demonstrates a few important truths when it comes to writing deeply personal memoirs about longing. The most basic of those truths is that it is much easier and more satisfying to complete a book like this when the longing that prompted it has been fulfilled. Yet that places the author, ... Book Review: Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

No Greater Valor

No Greater Valor

On 12/27 Nathan Albright wrote: Coincidentally enough, I read this book on the 69th anniversary of the day that Patton’s [1] Third army broke through the divisions of Panzergrenadier and Volksgrenadier that had surrounded the city of Bastogne, Belgium, ending the German advance in the Battle of the Bulge. At that point, given the ... Book Review: No Greater Valor

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Small Talk

Small Talk

On 12/25 Nathan Albright wrote: This particular book is a touching book written by a mother about the wisdom her three children, each so different, taught her by the questions they asked and what was noticed but unasked. Penny, the oldest child, has Down’s Syndrome and is the least competitive and most patient of the lot. Middle ... Book Review: Small Talk

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Fierce Convictions

Fierce Convictions

On 12/10 Nathan Albright wrote: With a moving foreword by Eric Metaxas [1], this book seeks to right a wrong by rehabilitating the reputation of one of the more neglected luminaries of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Hannah More. In the biographer’s loving and fair-minded hands, we are treated to a full and balanced account ... Book Review: Fierce Convictions

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables

On 11/22 Nathan Albright wrote: I have a confession to make: I have never read Les Mis, nor seen the musical, nor watched the movie. I nearly bought the book as a college student at a bookstore, the Penguin unabridged version, but was rather daunted by the hefty length (over 1600 pages). I have it on my kindle as well (as it was free ... Book Review: 52 Little Lessons From Les Misèrables

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged

On 11/10 Nathan Albright wrote: Some time ago I asked what must have seemed like an arcane question to my readers: What would Dietrich Bonhoeffer do? Given the contents of this book, Dietrich Boenhoffer would do the following things: keep himself busy studying, teaching children, writing prolifically, and yet managing to have enough ... Book Review: Bonhoeffer Abridged

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Misfits Welcome

Misfits Welcome

On 10/25 Nathan Albright wrote: Being someone who has always, and with good reason, considered myself a misfit, this is the sort of book I read knowing that I will see people who are like myself. Yet in some ways this book was both very easy and very difficult to read. It was easy to read because it was written in a well-polished prose ... Book Review: Misfits Welcome

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Reluctant Journey

The Reluctant Journey

On 10/10 Nathan Albright wrote: This was a book that in some ways was easy to read and in other ways was not easy to read. Although I am not at all familiar with the author, from the crisp style of prose and the ease the author has making references to contemporary Bible translations as well as stories about his instruction in business ... Book Review: The Reluctant Journey

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

NIV Once-A-Day Bible: Chronological Edition

On 9/25 Nathan Albright wrote: There is precisely a very targeted demographic that would most appreciate this particular book. In order to wish to purchase this book, one would need to want a book that would be very difficult to bring along to services because finding a given verse (especially in the Psalms) would be a challenge, ... Book Review: NIV Once A Day Bible

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

On 9/19 Nathan Albright wrote: I must admit that despite my own travel to Africa and my own interest in the problem of slavery and human trafficking [1], I did not know much about the life and career of David Livingstone except that his search for the source of the Nile and his getting lost in the heart of East Africa in the “Great ... Book Review: The Daring Heart Of David Livingstone

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Walls Fall Down

Walls Fall Down

On 9/11 Nathan Albright wrote: This book is hard to appreciate, because it has good parts, but also exceedingly bad parts. The organization of this book is straightforward enough. There is an introduction that states the audience that is meant for this book (people struggling with trials and looking for encouragement), seven chapters ... Book Review: Walls Fall Down

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Tables in the Wilderness

Tables in the Wilderness

On 9/10 Nathan Albright wrote: This book belongs to the memoirs of those whose road to a somewhat unconventional faith has come about through crises and trouble, and this is not an entirely unheard of sort of memoir in my library [1]. This particular book is a compelling read, in part because the author is so honest and candid and ... Book Review: Tables In The Wilderness

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Jesus Code

The Jesus Code

On 8/29 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] This book might attract some attention of the wrong kind because of its title, which seems a bit of a tease. This book, truth be told, is not a code at all. What it is, instead, is a ... Book Review: The Jesus Code

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Game Changer

Game Changer

On 8/27 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided for free by BookLook/Zondervan Press in exchange for an honest review.] Many would-be readers of this particular book may not be familiar with Kirk Cousins and so may not see what is worthwhile or interesting about this book. For those who are not aware, Kirk Cousins is ... Book Review: Game Changer

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

On 8/5 Nathan Albright wrote: The stories of the Bible have often been mined for leadership lessons by writers and speakers [1]. Rather than the sort of successful examples that are the most commonly used ones by leadership thinkers, these authors chose a worst practices look at Saul, who most people would not tend to think of as ... Book Review: Leadership Lesson

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Speak

Speak

On 8/1 Nathan Albright wrote: Although I have never read anything written by the author (who is best known as a blogger about social justice and related concerns, and who is editor-in-chief of A Deeper Story, which provides a collaborative effort where writers (presumably politically liberal, given the contents of this book) talk ... Book Review: Speak

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Pursuing Justice - Paperback

Pursuing Justice - Paperback

On 7/22 Nathan Albright wrote: This particular book offers a biblical approach to justice as foundational to God’s ways that seeks to bridge the gap between theological liberals who are a part of the social gospel movement and fundamentalists who have tended to focus exclusively on personal morality apart from any larger social ... Book Review: Pursuing Justice

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Sidelined

Sidelined

On 7/17 Nathan Albright wrote: Although I am a Steeler’s fan [1], this particular sports memoir from Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano (with some help from an articulate agent who styles himself esquire, as I did when I was a teenager) is a moving and inspiring account of how faith and the support and encouragement of friends ... Book Review: Sidelined

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Framing Faith

Framing Faith

On 7/5 Nathan Albright wrote: When I was a kid, my uncle got married and while my brother got to be the ring bearer in the wedding, it was my job to assist another one of my uncles as a photographer’s assistant. As a result of running around to fetch various camera equipment and film, I did not end up in a single photo of the event, ... Book Review: Framing Faith

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

How to Pick Up a Stripper and Other Acts of Kindness

On 7/4 Nathan Albright wrote: The title of this book is deliberately provocative, referring to a ministry staffed by the women of the authors’ congregation in Nashville, Tennessee that serves food and gifts to strippers in order to show them that God loves them and that despite their deeds they are precious to God. At its core, ... Book Review: How To Pick Up A Stripper And Other Acts Of Kindness

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Hope Rising

Hope Rising

On 6/24 Nathan Albright wrote: It took some time in reading this book to examine what the author was really saying and what his approach was. In fact, some of the sarcasm and apparent manipulation through a guilt trip was highly offensive, as it appeared that this author was taking a particular position stating that merely giving ... Book Review: Hope Rising

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

NIV Fast Facts Bible

NIV Fast Facts Bible

On 6/22 Nathan Albright wrote: Although I review books very frequently, I seldom get the chance to review Bibles. There are at least a few reasons for this. One, I have a fair number of Bibles in my collection already, and I got most of them before I started this particular blog. As a result, I do not tend to feel it necessary to ... Book Review: NIV Fast Facts Bible

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Ex-Muslim

Ex-Muslim

On 6/9 Nathan Albright wrote: In reading this book, it is very clear that the author, a Kuwait-born and raised person of Pakistani ancestry who converted to Christianity upon moving to the United States, is a passionate and open sort of fellow. Here is an example of an author who is pretty bluntspoken about his own background and ... Book Review: Ex-Muslim

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

What Works

What Works

On 6/7 Nathan Albright wrote: While I am not familiar with Cal Thomas as an author or as a columnist (he is apparently a particularly popular one), this book is a rhetorically sound book of modest length (a little over 200 pages) that features humorous commentary from a conservative populist worldview. It is the combination of these ... Book Review: What Works

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Know the Creeds and Councils

Know the Creeds and Councils

On 5/31 Nathan Albright wrote: In many ways, this book has a lot of overlap with the author’s previous book, Know The Heretics [1], in that as the author defines heresies based largely on the Nicean (and to a lesser extent Athenasian and Chalcedonian) Creeds, it only seems natural for the author to then tackle the problem from the ... Book Review: Know The Creeds And Councils

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Know the Heretics

Know the Heretics

On 5/29 Nathan Albright wrote: Generally speaking, a book about heresy is the cause for a great deal of chest-thumping and hostility, but this is a rare example of a book about heresy that attempts a very difficult task in marshaling support against certain heresies (by name, this book comments on Gnostics, liberal Christianity, Mormons, ... Book Review: Know The Heretics

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Passion Principles

The Passion Principles

On 5/19 Nathan Albright wrote: I feel it necessary, as a single man who is not enjoying any sort of romantic intimacy with anyone, to explain at least a little why I would read and review a book like this that celebrates freedom of sexuality between a husband and a wife with a strong and unapologetic biblical stance. To be sure, this ... Book Review: The Passion Principles

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Redefining Leadership

Redefining Leadership

On 5/17 Nathan Albright wrote: This book deals with some of my own concerns that became a matter of importance once I started my studies in Engineering Management as a graduate student. Like the author of this book, I was struck by the immense gulf between the theories of servant leadership and related ideas (like Theory Y and Maslov’s ... Book Review: Redefining Leadership

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Hope Quotient

The Hope Quotient

On 5/14 Nathan Albright wrote: At its heart, this is a book of positive (Christian) psychology, seeking to encourage people to take responsibility for their own lives and do what is necessary to increase the amount of hope that they feel by taking reasonable steps to build the groundwork for sustainable and realistic optimism that ... Book Review: The Hope Quotient

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Afraid to Believe in Free Will

Afraid to Believe in Free Will

On 5/7 Nathan Albright wrote: It should be admitted at the outset that this is not a book for everyone, but those people who can read this book and appreciate it for what it is should find it immensely enjoyable. It is a book from a Christian publisher, and a book that might at first glance appear to be an entry into the Calvnist/Arminian ... Book Review: Afraid To Believe In Free Will

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Hebrews: It's Not How You Start--It's How You Finish

Hebrews: It's Not How You Start--It's How You Finish

On 5/4 Nathan Albright wrote: Many avid readers of my blog will know that I am quite fond of the book of Hebrews [1], and for those who are not aware of the book of Hebrews but have plenty of time and the willingness to read a lot of scriptural references, this book provides a good study guide as an introduction to the book of Hebrews. ... Book Review: Hebrews: It's Not How You Start, It's How You Finish

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Companion to the Old Testament

Companion to the Old Testament

On 5/3 Nathan Albright wrote: There is much to like about this book, which is well-written and gives a very easy-to-read account of the general narrative flow of the Old Testament, while providing a certain amount of respect for Jewish and Muslim perspectives, even if this is written from a seminary-trained liberal evangelical Christian. ... Book Review: Companion To The Old Testament

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Good Dad

The Good Dad

On 4/23 Nathan Albright wrote: At the core of this book is a mystery, or rather a series of mysteries, and one that I relate to well. It should go without saying that I am not a father at this time, and yet this is one of those books on marriage and parenting that I consider worthwhile to read as preparation for such an opportunity, ... Book Review: The Good Dad

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God Is Just Not Fair

God Is Just Not Fair

On 4/8 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided for free by HarperCollins Publishing in exchange for an honest review.] The author of this book sensibly assumes that someone reading this book has some sort of practical interest in theodicy (the justice and fairness of God), which usually implies some sort of serious ... Book Review: God Is Just Not Fair

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

How High Will You Climb?

How High Will You Climb?

On 3/27 Nathan Albright wrote: Although the title was certainly not abridged, the book as a whole is an abridged (about 150 pages long) version of the author’s previous book The Winning Attitude, which happens to be a book by the author I have not read [1]. From what I can tell from this book, though, is that it follows many of ... Book Review: How High Will You Climb?

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring

Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring

On 3/25 Nathan Albright wrote: It is difficult for me to review a book like this fairly, but I will do my best. It is not rare at all for me to read and review books that are not directed specifically at me [1]. It is worthy of note that this book is written by a Christian leader, but one who is far more concerned with cozying up ... Book Review: Buildling A Ministry Of Spiritual Mentoring

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Romance of Religion

The Romance of Religion

On 3/12 Nathan Albright wrote: When the author, who happens to be a married Roman Catholic parish priest (how did he get that gig?) talks about romance, he has three meanings in mind that are all an important part of this book. The first meaning, and most familiar, refers to the romantic longings expressed in the poetry of Dante, ... Book Review: The Romance Of Religion

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Dude's Guide to Manhood

The Dude's Guide to Manhood

On 3/5 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] This book is certainly not unique in exploring the difficulties of ‘contemporary’ manhood [1], but there are some things that make this book distinctive and particularly excellent. For one, ... Book Review: The Dude's Guide To Manhood

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Daughters in Danger

Daughters in Danger

On 2/22 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] This is the kind of book that it may seem somewhat ironic in the eyes of some that I would read such a work, given that some parents imagine me to be a threat to their daughters; nevertheless, ... Book Review: Daughters In Danger

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

On 2/13 Nathan Albright wrote: It is ironic, but at the same time entirely appropriate, that the principal author of this book teaches classes on how to write memoirs, a difficult task that I have considered off and on since childhood but not decided to tackle because I’d want to make sure there is a happy ending of sorts before ... Book Review: Forgiving Our Fathers And Mothers

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The People Factor

The People Factor

On 1/25 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Booksneeze/Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.] At the beginning of this book the author wisely comments that few people read relationship books if their relationships are going well or easily. Certainly no one who reads my blog ... Book Review: The People Factor

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Love & Respect in the Family

Love & Respect in the Family

On 1/2 Nathan Albright wrote: Unlike a friend of mine who reviewed this book [1], I have not read any other books in the Love & Respect series before, so I cannot provide an explanation of how this book presents within the larger context of the author’s work. It should be noted, though, that this book does fit within a context ... Book Review: Love And Respect In The Family

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Samson

Samson

On 12/24 Nathan Albright wrote: This particular book is the novelized version of real and chilling historical events in World War II. The book is a rare combination of being easy to read in terms of its style and hard to read in terms of its content. The book does not short on talking about the horrors of the Nazi regime, both in ... Book Review: Samson

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

Mansfield's Book of Manly Men

On 12/5 Nathan Albright wrote: With its cheeky and immodest title, its unabashed focus on men, and its 19th century-style cover, it would be easy for an unsympathetic reader to judge this book by its cover and to dismiss it out of hand as being sexist and hostile to women. Such a judgment would be entirely unwarranted, as this book ... Book Review: Mansfield's Book Of Manly Men

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Humility

Humility

On 11/15 Nathan Albright wrote: Humility is a virtue I have struggled with in both its extremes, both in eschewing the arrogance that results from letting one’s recognition of one’s talents and abilities lead us into an attitude of contempt or disrespect of others who are not so blessed, as well as in the maintenance of a proper ... Book Review: Humility

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God of the Underdogs

God of the Underdogs

On 10/18 Nathan Albright wrote: This book has a message that deserves to be heard by a wide and appreciative audience. The examples used in this book are generally familiar (except for Mephiboseth, they are on the level of familiarity of Paul, Joseph, David, Gideon, Esther, Jacob, and John the Baptist, as well as Jesus Christ Himself), ... Book Review: God Of The Underdogs

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Beauty of Broken

The Beauty of Broken

On 10/2 Nathan Albright wrote: This is one of those many books that is largely written by women, for women, and about women [1]. In particular, this book is similar to the Ragamuffin Gospel [2] in that it celebrates the brokenness of people and especially families as a result of this wicked and sinful world. My feelings about the ... Book Review: The Beauty Of Broken

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 9/3 Nathan Albright wrote: There is a small cottage industry of the memoirs of damaged souls who have sought redemption through Christ, many of which end up in my books to review [1]. This particular volume is about a boy whose father was an alcoholic, whose mother was the New England equivalent of a steel magnolia, who had a ... Book Review: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, And Me: A Memoir Of Sorts

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Men of Sunday

Men of Sunday

On 8/6 Nathan Albright wrote: Given my interest in the intersection of faith and sports and public culture, it is no surprise that I read this book with some interest. The author claims in the acknowledgements section to have taken six years to collect the stories for this book, and that is easy to believe, given the rich and varied ... Book Review: Men Of Sunday

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Lamb's Agenda

The Lamb's Agenda

On 7/3 Nathan Albright wrote: There are some books that one can unreservedly endorse wholeheartedly and other books that one can equally wholeheartedly (and mercilessly) critique, but this particular book falls into neither extreme. Indeed, this is the sort of book that is difficult to do justice to for a variety of reasons, and ... Book Review: The Lamb's Agenda

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 5/28 Nathan Albright wrote: At first glance, it might seem a bit puzzling that a Christian publisher would publish the sort of mid-brow historical work focusing on a somewhat obscure part of the life of an illustrious American in history, show a lot of attention to his wife (a vastly more obscure American) in order to provide interest ... Book Review: American Phoenix

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

On 4/27 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who has made a fair amount of blunders when it has come to higher education, blunders that are perhaps understandable in light of my background but blunders nonetheless, this book was definitely something that I took seriously and it is a book that I highly recommend for my young (and not-so-young) ... Book Review: Is College Worth It?

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

When God Makes Lemonade

When God Makes Lemonade

On 4/9 Nathan Albright wrote: When I first read this book, especially once I saw the fact that the book had been created by Don Jacobson (who has made his career, very successfully, I might add, in the publishing business representing both authors and publishers), when he was only the author of one story, not even the editor of the ... Book Review: When God Makes Lemonade

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Love No Matter What

Love No Matter What

On 3/26 Nathan Albright wrote: This is a book that was written by a mother about her attempts to preserve a relationship with a stubborn and strong-willed daughter who had made decisions that she disagreed with. The book is targeted mostly to parents who think that if and because they are godly parents that their children will turn ... Book Review: Love No Matter What

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Story of the Voice

The Story of the Voice

On 3/13 Nathan Albright wrote: I happen to have a friend who loves Bible translations (he has even more of them than I do!) and he raved about The Voice translation having read its translation of the Gospel of John. Since I have not read the translation myself, I cannot speak authoritatively as to whether The Voice is a good translation ... Book Review: The Story Of The Voice

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

God's Not Dead

God's Not Dead

On 3/4 Nathan Albright wrote: God’s Not Dead, whose title comes from a song by the Newsboys (a song that is promoted, it should be noted, at the end of the book, along with an upcoming film), is a rather direct and fierce book that is directed openly at three audiences. To the believer, it offers a way to intellectually defend ... Book Review: God's Not Dead

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 2/17 Nathan Albright wrote: It took a long time in the course of reading this book before I understood why this book was so superficial. As is often the case, I read this book without being the intended audience of this book–or if I was, then the author wildly miscalculated on how to appeal to me as a reader. Where I expected ... Book Review: Jesus Is _________.

Nathan's Rating:

3 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground

On 2/1 Nathan Albright wrote: Though I have never suffered through cancer myself, unlike Ken Mansfield, who has struggled against it twice, I found this book to be very humble and easy to relate to. The book, really a memoir of a couple’s struggle with cancer (as each chapter, virtually all of them very short, begins with a page ... Book Review: Stumbling On Open Ground

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Dirty God

Dirty God

On 1/17 Nathan Albright wrote: This is the sort of book that is written by an enthusiastic young believer who is full of zeal but lacking a bit in understanding, whose sincerity is totally evident but whose balance is lacking. Despite the fact that this book tends to show a decided lack of grace towards traditional Christianity and ... Book Review: Dirty God

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities

On 1/14 Nathan Albright wrote: As someone who is greatly fond of understanding my personality and its strengths and weaknesses and that of other people, and knowing the importance of harmony in one’s life when dealing with people about monetary concerns, this book greatly intrigued me. As a single man, I am not part of this book’s ... Book Review: The 5 Money Personalities

Nathan's Rating:

5 Stars

View all reviews for this book

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

On 1/13 Nathan Albright wrote: The Legend Of The Monk And The Merchant is a fable and allegory set in 15th and 16th century Italy that seeks to provide an apologetic for the legitimacy of businessmen and a focus on the marketplace within Christianity. It comes with a foreword by Dave Ramsey that hints at the importance of the book ... Book Review: The Legend Of The Monk And The Merchant

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book

Overcoming Abuse God's Way

Overcoming Abuse God's Way

On 1/3 Nathan Albright wrote: [Note: A review copy of this e-book was provided to me free of charge by BookSneeze.com/Thomas Nelson Publishers. This has not influenced my book review in any way.] Overcoming Abuse God’s Way: Rags To Riches is in large part a gripping and deeply personal memoir of one woman’s life of abuse in ... Book Review: Overcoming Abuse God's Way

Nathan's Rating:

4 Stars

View all reviews for this book