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Review: <em>Shrewd: Daring to Live the Startling Command of Jesus</em>

Review: Shrewd: Daring to Live the Startling Command of Jesus

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Books | Being shrewd is a lot like being manipulative. That’s why Jesus commanded us to be innocently shrewd. But, writes Rick Lawrence in Shrewd: Daring to Live the

Notable Books

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Books | Four recent non-academic theology books

Review: <em>The Top Ten Leadership Commandments</em>

Review: The Top Ten Leadership Commandments

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Hans Finzel, CEO of the nonprofit WorldVenture, was ready to quit. His three-page resignation letter was written. But before sending it, he decided to study…

Review: <em>The Rise of China vs. The Logic of Strategy</em>

Review: The Rise of China vs. The Logic of Strategy

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The adversative in the title is intentional: Edward N. Luttwak, one of the world’s leading military strategists, sets out to show that China’s growth will…

Review: <em>A Week in the Life of Corinth</em>

Review: A Week in the Life of Corinth

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The pacing is strong, the characters are believable and engaging, the setting comes alive, and the footnotes (a rarity in novels since the days of Walter…

Review: <em>Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters</em>

Review: Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | God is one, unified, without parts or passions. That is the message Thomas H. McCall elaborates, defends, and applies across four chapters of his book

Review: <em>Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free</em>

Review: Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The book’s title, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free , is somewhat misleading, for the author, Tullian Tchividjian, is an enemy of all analyses that…

Review: <em>The Ward of Heaven and the Wyrm in the Sea</em>

Review: The Ward of Heaven and the Wyrm in the Sea

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | It's a lot like an unread classic: Colin J. Cutler's The Ward of Heaven and the Wyrm in the Sea (Eden Books, 2012) is not bestseller material. Even the…

Review: <em>Messy: God Likes It That Way</em>

Review: Messy: God Likes It That Way

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | A.J. Swoboda writes like he's trying to do praise song lyrics. No complete sentences. Just thoughts. Flying at you from the page. Yet this very fragmented,

Review: <em>Giving Up Gimmicks</em>

Review: Giving Up Gimmicks

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Church is not about entertainment, and youth ministry isn't either. Brian Cosby, the youth pastor at a conservative Presbyterian church in Atlanta, emphasizes…

Review: <em>What We Can't Not Know: A Guide</em>

Review: What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | A young woman aborts her first child and feels so bad about it that she aborts her second child, too, explaining that she wanted to be able to hate herself…

Review: <em>Father Hunger</em>

Review: Father Hunger

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased," God the Father declares in Matthew 3. And this declaration, says Doug Wilson, is the most perfect…

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