Reviews by shane lems
On 10/17 shane lems wrote: This is a good concept: a resource that helps Christians connect doctrine to real life. It is true that most of our life is spent at our vocations (callings, work, etc.), and we do need to learn how to live the faith wherever God has called us. The articles in this Bible are helpful and insightful. ... Faith and Work Bible (NIV)
On 7/14 shane lems wrote: Michael Horton’s newest book, Core Christianity, is not exactly a systematic theology. Neither is it exclusively a biblical theology or a book on practical theology. Horton’s Core Christianity is all three put together in around 170 pages. Horton said he wrote this book with the purpose of helping ... Core Christianity - A Review
On 10/28 shane lems wrote: How do you explain the American sexual revolution that has been taking place since the sixties? And what is the Christian church to do about it? These are important questions for us to ask. If you want thoughtful and informed answers to these questions, you’ll want to get Albert Mohler’s new book, ... Speaking the Truth in Love!
On 10/2 shane lems wrote: In a word, this is a good book on abortion but it’s usefulness is hindered by a strong Roman Catholic bent. If you want to get it, I’d recommend skipping over the doctrinal parts and reading the other parts. Abortion is a reality that Christians have to deal with, pray about, and work towards abolishing ... Good, But Strongly Roman Catholic
On 9/7 shane lems wrote: There are too many study Bibles. If I’m not mistaken, there are at least fifteen conservative evangelical study Bibles on the market, maybe even twenty plus. While this fact does make me somewhat cynical, I do think there is a place for a good study Bible on the shelf. Since I have quite a few commentaries, ... The NIV Zondervan Study Bible: A Review
On 9/2 shane lems wrote: The Revolutionary War. Redcoats. Patriots. Rebels. Naval battles. Secret Missions. Gunpowder. General Washington. This book has it all! Throw two teenage twin brothers into the mix, and you get a good historical fiction story! Recommended for all kids who want more info on this period of American history. ... For Kids: A Revolutionary War Adventure
On 4/16 shane lems wrote: I’ve often found that Christian parenting books begin to sound the same after you read a handful of them. I wouldn’t quite say, “If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all,” but there is significant overlap in quite a few Christian parenting books. Motivate Your Child by Scott Turansky and ... Motivate Your Child: A Review
On 3/17 shane lems wrote: The question is, how can we get out of the rut of gloom? We should want to, since the Christian faith is not one of gloom, doom, and extreme cynicism! David Murray answers this question in his new book, The Happy Christian. In ten chapters, Murray tackles gloom armed first with Scripture and secondly ... Look On The Bright Side!
On 3/7 shane lems wrote: There are certain people in this world that are just plain inspiring. Maybe you know someone who is a solid Christian and also a principled helper and encourager – devoted to Christ, his family, and others. These are people you enjoy being around because God uses them to bless you in various ways. ... Ryan Job: Duty, Courage, Faith
On 1/20 shane lems wrote: Since I’m interested in military history, when I that saw "The Last Rescue" by former Navy Seal Howard Wasdin was available to review through the BookLook program, I requested it immediately. I wasn’t disappointed! It is a fascinating autobiography of Wasdin’s hard but grace-filled life. God has ... What A Story!
On 1/1 shane lems wrote: In 2012, Dr. Dilip Joseph and two of his colleagues were taken hostage in Afghanistan by terrorists. He was rescued by Seal Team Six and some Afghan soldiers. This past year Joseph’s account of his capture and rescue was published in book form: "Kidnapped by the Taliban" by Dilip Joseph. I hadn’t ... Terror, Hope, and Rescue
On 12/18 shane lems wrote: This NASB Bible is a “Note-Taker’s” Bible which means that there are wide unlined margins for writing and note taking. The margin on the top is minimal, but the sides are around 1 3/8 inches wide and the bottom is just under 2 inches wide. Some people might want bigger margins, but it is fine ... NASB Note-Taker's Bible
On 12/3 shane lems wrote: In summary, the book leaves much to be desired. It is based on the Bible, talks about the Bible a lot, and clearly explains that Jesus saves from sins. For these things the book is to be commended. At the end of the day, however, the application of Scripture is far lacking in this book. I do not recommend ... Called To Worship