Book Reviews

9 Principles for Christians to Engage with Muslims | Jennifer Bryson, Interfaith, Muslims
9 Principles for Christians to Engage with Muslims
By: Jennifer Bryson
While Christians and Muslims have deep disagreements over faith issues, they can still relate to each other in a way that is "respectful, gracious and bridge-building," an author says. Read More ...
Jennifer Bryson

How Should Christians Form Relationships with Muslims? | Jennifer Bryson, Interfaith, Rick Love, Muslims
How Should Christians Form Relationships with Muslims?
By: Jennifer Bryson
In his book, "Grace and Truth," Rick Love provides Christians an alternative to "interfaith dialogue" with a particular focus on Christian-Muslim encounters. Read More ...
Jennifer Bryson

"A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age" | John Mustol, Glen Stassen, A Thicker Jesus
"A Thicker Jesus: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age"
Christian churches in the West today are in desperate need of repentance and renewal but need a guiding ethical method, says Glen Stassen in "A Thicker Jesus." Read More ...
John Mustol

"Pershing: Commander of the Great War" | Ircel Harrison, John Perry, John Pershing
"Pershing: Commander of the Great War"
In "Pershing: Commander of the Great War," John Perry gives an overview of a man we can identify as the first modern military commander, along with the forces that shaped him. Read More ...
Ircel Harrison

Baseball Book Covers the Bases on Japan, WWII | Leroy Seat, Banzai Babe Ruth, Baseball, Diplomacy
Baseball Book Covers the Bases on Japan, WWII
A new book shows how baseball built up goodwill between the U.S. and Japan in the 1930s and how quickly that goodwill evaporated when Japan set its mind to war. Read More ...
Leroy Seat

'Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South' | David George, Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South, Richard Nixon, Republicans, Democrats, Billy Graham
'Billy Graham and the Rise of the Republican South'
A new book portrays Billy Graham not only as a major religious leader of the 20th century but also as a major player in American politics. (Photo: National Archives and Records Administration) Read More ...
David George

‘Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and American Capital Punishment’ | Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and American Capital Punishment, Prison, Violence, Death Penalty
‘Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and American Capital Punishment’
The narrative inspiring Mark Osler’s book, Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and American Capital Punishment, is compelling. In 2001, while teaching at a conservative Christian law school, this former prosecutor re-conducted Christ’s trial under Texas law in his Baptist church in Waco.  Read More ...
Natalie Wigg-Stevenson

‘The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable’
The Black Swan is the third book I've read this year, and it will probably be the meatiest tome I take on for 2009. Read More ...
Sam Davidson