Book Reviews

Book Review: Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest

Allegory can be a powerful literary tool. John Bunyan and C.S. Lewis (to name just two) have written allegories that are now indispensable classics of Christian literature. Yet allegory is not easy. It takes a special gift to make the story come alive, while at the same time remaining true to the larger truth one…

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Amazed by His Glory

Several months ago I got an e-mail from Baptist Mid-Missions informing me of a project that was in the works. They were collecting first-hand missionary accounts to be included in a compilation entitled “Amazed by His Glory”. I sent them a couple entries from this blog, and they graciously included one in the final product….

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Book Review Bonanza

Besides the more exciting events of our Christmas travels, I was also able to do some reading. Rather than do a separate post for each book, I will do mini-reviews of all of them in this post. The Wars of America by Robert Leckie I actually started reading this long before Christmas, but was able…

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Book Review: The American Patriot’s Almanac

Compared with other nations of the world, America’s 200+ years of existence is a drop in the bucket. Yet these two centuries have been nothing if not eventful. Proof of this is The American Patriot’s Almanac (Thomas Nelson, 550 pages plus index). Former education secretary William J. Bennett has teamed up with John T.E. Cribb…

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Book Review: Uncle Sam’s Plantation by Star Parker

The provocative title is what caused me to choose this book as my next BookSneeze review. I figured that with such an over-the-top tagline, the content must be bold and hard-hitting. I was not disappointed. When author Star Parker refers to the “plantation” she is talking about the destructive addiction of many (and she focuses…

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Book Review: Jungle Warfare–A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales by Christopher A. Cunningham

Reading his grandfather’s old Army field manual for jungle warfare, Christopher Cunningham realized that there were many spiritual applications he could make for someone in his own line of work–sales. The book he put together includes 22 entries all based on specific statements from the military guidebook. After a brief quote from the Army manual…

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Book Review: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

Effective communication and “connecting” are subjects near and dear to a missionary’s heart. Almost everything he does–from church-relations to on-field ministry–rises or falls on his ability to connect with others. Therefore, John C. Maxwell’s latest offering, “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”, is timely and relevant for all involved in missions. Without a doubt it is valuable…

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Book Review: The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel J. Miller

Known primarily for his “midnight ride” in the primordial days of the American Revolution, Paul Revere actually had led a full and influential life, of which the event immortalized in Longfellow’s poem is but a small part. Patriot, innovator, industrialist, Freemason, soldier, father, husband–Paul Revere stands as one of the giants of early American history….