Reviews by Rachel Coleman
On 4/4 Rachel Coleman wrote: Ben Merkle is a serious scholar, but his book “The White Horse King” is no stuffy, academic look at Alfred the Great. Instead, Merkle presents solid historical fact in a most accessible, unintimidating way. The result is a book history lovers can enjoy without having to reach for a magnifying glass ... Reader-friendly history
On 11/15 Rachel Coleman wrote: Kabul 24, the story "of a Taliban kidnapping and unwavering faith in the face of true terror," by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson, looked like it ought to be riveting. It wasn't as exciting or compelling as I had expected, though the facts were all there. The true account of the Christian workers who ... More like reading a movie than a book
On 10/5 Rachel Coleman wrote: On the first page of this book, author Ted Dekker tells us history has been retold using simple metaphors. Examples he offers: Light coming into darkness (the gospel of John, written by God); A land called Narnia, set free by a lion (C.S. Lewis); A Ring that would enslave the hearts of all (J.R.R. Tolkein). Now, ... Author's hubris made ME "Green"
On 9/18 Rachel Coleman wrote: What Difference Do It Make? Stories of Hope and Healing, By Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent I picked up "What Difference Do It Make?" partly out of curiosity, partly to bolster my "positive input" quota for the week. In terms of the latter, the book succeeded. A person would be a total curmudgeon ... Heartwarming, with a side of reality
On 8/31 Rachel Coleman wrote: Notes from a Tilt-A-Whirl is like brain candy — or maybe spiritual megavitamins. Beneath the literary banter and quick wit, N.D. Wilson turns big ideas, deep ideas, over and over like a stone in the hands. The book is part meditation, part improvisation, and when you finish reading you feel a bit like ... Brain candy with spiritual mega-vitamins