Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Unspoken Wisdom by Ray Anderson

I’ve just re-read a book I first read in 1995, a book by a friend of mine, Ray Sherman Anderson (1925-2009). Ray began his adult life as a South Dakota farmer, became a pastor and then a professor at Fuller … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blank Slate

Questions such as, What is human nature? or, What is the human mind? must be preceded by a procedural question: By what means can such questions be answered? One person will say we must bring all such question to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blink

Book Review: Blink, Malcolm Gladwell, 2005 The book is an easy and pleasant read with a simple point: There are many times and situations in which a person’s immediate gut reaction to a person or situation is more reliable than … Continue reading

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Book Response: “The Swerve”

Reading a good book is a slow process for me because I am driven to write responses every few pages. Maybe these responses will be of interest as part of my blog. Let me know. Interactions with The Swerve: How … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bailout

One of the most common tests for evaluating the validity of another person’s argument is to ask, “Does this person agree with what I already believe? If so, he must be a very bright person.” By that standard, I can … Continue reading

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Is Cremation Acceptable for Christians?

Book Review: Schmidt, Alvin J., “Dust to Dust or Ashes to Ashes,” Regina Orthodox Press, 2005. A friend recently asked me to read and comment on this book about cremation. The book’s argument is that the Bible and Judeo-Christian tradition … Continue reading

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Lost World of Genesis One

Book Review: The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, John Walton, IVP, 2009.   Walton, a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, sets himself the task of hearing the story of Genesis 1 as … Continue reading

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