Reviews by Jennifer Guo
On 5/26 Jennifer Guo wrote: One of the most perennially difficult questions concerning God is related to His goodness: How can He be good when suffering and evil exist? Isn't God a sadistic, egomaniacal monster for sending countless people to the torture chamber of hell for refusing to worship Him? How could He command the ... Review: Joshua Ryan Butler’s The Skeletons in God’s Closet (Thomas Nelson)
On 1/18 Jennifer Guo wrote: There are several tools indispensable for every serious student of the Bible, one of which is a quality Bible dictionary. For the academically inclined layperson or pastor as well as seminarians and scholars, IVP Academic's 8-volume black dictionary set is as good as it gets. But that's an expensive ... excellent basic, introductory one-volume dictionary; there are better options for those more advanced.
On 12/16 Jennifer Guo wrote: It’s a good general study Bible for an average Christian who either hasn’t come to strong doctrinal positions yet, or holds strong positions but prefers study notes that are neutral and when relevant outlines various positions without trying to demonstrate that the Scriptures clearly articulates ... Brief Thoughts on the NKJV Study Bible
On 9/29 Jennifer Guo wrote: “It is odd that there is so little Christian teaching on productivity because, as Christians, we believe the gospel changes everything – how we go about our home life, work life, church life, community life, everything. Yet there has been little Christian reflection on how the gospel changes the ... every Christian needs to read this book, even those not interested in productivity
On 5/27 Jennifer Guo wrote: In a day and age in which “no creed but the Bible” seems to be the most popular creed, Justin Holcomb’s new book Know the Creeds and Councils provides an accessible overview to the major creeds, confessions, catechisms, and councils of Christian history in a way that illuminates their collective ... a great overview that shows the devotional and practical significance of creeds, catechisms, confessions, and councils
On 4/21 Jennifer Guo wrote: I think it’s fairly accurate to say that for a large portion of lay Christians, the majority of their diet in the Word consists of the New Testament sprinkled with some Psalms and Proverbs. The Old Testament is read more rarely and seen as hard to understand and irrelevant. "We have lost the Bible ... accessible introduction to the OT that shows how each part fits into the whole of God's revelation
On 1/5 Jennifer Guo wrote: It seems like hell has been a hot topic (pardon the awful pun) in the evangelical world as of late. Before Rob Bell's Love Wins even hit the shelves in 2011, reactionary blog posts were already being written regarding the universalist view espoused in the book. Evangelical bloggers were trumpeting concern ... a single-author multi-view book on hell