All Book Reviews

The Greatest Thing in the World

What is the greatest thing in the world? According to 19th-century evangelist, lecturer, and writer Henry Drummond, it is love. In his sermon "The Greatest Thing in the World," he defines love, based on Paul's letter to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 13, and shows us how to live love.

The Quest for Mary Magdalene

"Who is Mary Magdalene? Historian and writer Michael Haag is on a quest to find out by tracing her story through the centuries. "The Quest for Mary Magdalene" is a tour de force!

Majestie

Explore the life of James Stuart, the 17th-century king behind a literary translation of biblical proportions - the King James Bible. Author David Teems's "Majestie" is a witty biography of courtship and conspiracy, love and loss, that details not only the absolutist king but the creation of his bible, which is still revered and read today.

Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye

Author Len Bailey unleashes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to time-travel through the Old and New Testaments to solve 10 of the Bible's ultimate mysteries in "Sherlock Holmes and the Needle's Eye." Are your sleuthing skills any match for those of the Baker Street boys?

Miracles

Do miracles happen? Bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores the phenomenon of miracles - from those chronicled in the Bible to the personal stories of people he knows - and how they can change our lives in his aptly titled book "Miracles."

The Bible Tells Me So

In "The Bible Tells Me So," Bible scholar Peter Enns is on a mission to remove Scripture from its lofty literary pedestal, loosen it from elevated expectations, and reacquaint readers with the word of God.

The Legacy Journey

Finances are personal, but there's nothing more intimate than consulting the Scriptures and talking finances with God. Dave Ramsey's "The Legacy Journey" outlines practical ways to save and explores the biblical view of wealth.

Daughter of Jerusalem by Joanne Otto

In Joanne Otto's "Daughter of Jerusalem," 14-year-old Mara is captivated by the news that a young Galilean rabbi named Yeshua - better known as Jesus - is coming to Jerusalem. And she is on a mission to meet him, even if it means putting herself in danger.

Love Does by Bob Goff

"Love Does" is a love story – a book of many love stories. Through Bob Goff's explosively funny autobiographical adventures, witness the power of love and the unstoppable good that comes from it.

The Weigh Down Diet by Gwen Shamblin

What if you could '"lose weight, stay slim, and find a new you"? Would you do it? Get ready to be "filled and fulfilled" with The Weigh Down Diet. Gwen Shamblin's approach accentuates "God's power – not will-power."' When it comes to dieting, she says, "Man-made rules will not work."

A New New Testament edited by Hal Taussig

Recent discoveries of early Christian works have been bound alongside the traditional New Testament, giving 'freshness and depth' to a well-loved family of gospels, teachings, prayers, and prophesies.

7 Men by Eric Metaxas

Bestselling author Eric Metaxas has assembled a stellar lineup of great men "7 Men." Each man's story chronicles his strength and service to others and his communion with God. How will you follow in their footsteps?

The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs

The book of Ruth may be short, but its message is far from small. Get to know Ruth and, with the help of author Liz Curtis Higgs, walk in Ruth's shoes. Her journey of enduring, of trusting God, is not far off from that of our own.

Bible Commentaries to Help Read the Bible in a Year

Are you looking to read the Bible through in a year or seeking spiritual study tools? Consider reading one of these Bibles. A couple of them are study Bibles with notes about people, places, words, and events.

What Size Are God's Shoes?: Kids, Chaos, and the Spiritual Life by Tim Schenck

Need a good laugh? Read this clergy dad's witty tales of domestic chaos and faith-based parenting. Short on time? These bite-sized stories are perfect for busy moms and dads. But they're equally enjoyable for non-parents, too.

Heaven is for Real for Kids As told by Colton Burpo to his parents Todd & Sonja Burpo

Nearly-four-year-old Colton has a special story to share about his trip to heaven and back. With the help of his parents, Colton delivers a simple but powerful message to kids in a beautifully illustrated book: Jesus loves you very much.

The Feminine Spirit by Lynne Bundesen

The Feminine Spirit is a welcome companion to Bible study. Lynne Bundesen debunks the male-dominated views of the Bible and rolls away the stone from the stories voiced by women, shedding light on spirituality and gender roles.

The Gentle Art of Blessing by Pierre Pradervand

Blessing is universal; it is simply the law of the attraction of good. Read testimonials of blessing in Pierre Pradervand's "The Gentle Art of Blessing" and witness how an outpouring of good returns in a floodtide of love.

The First Christmas by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

There was one first Christmas – but two nativity stories and two storytellers in two different books of the Bible. Scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan team up to tell the nativity story of Jesus in a fresh and surprising way.

Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

In 'Facing Your Giants,' Max Lucado relates David battling Goliath to today's weary worriers battling their own giants. The inspired sermon turns David into a friend we all can relate to, sympathize with, and truly turn to for advice.

Facing Your Giants: Teen Edition by Max Lucado, adapted by Monica Hall

Teens, get reacquainted with David and see how heroes come in all sizes. Author Max Lucado hits at handling the challenges that bully the younger generation, which require the same unwavering faith that allowed David to defeat Goliath.

Left to Tell and Led by Faith by Immaculée Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin

Immaculée Ilibagiza survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide and shares her journey in two heartfelt books. Amid the horror, she finds God. Letting His love guide and guard her, she moves forward – and ultimately learns to forgive.

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young

Step into the backwoods of Oregon with Mack, desperately looking for answers to the disappearance of his daughter. A letter from God tells him to take a trip to an abandoned shack – the last place he thought he'd find those answers.

The Last Week by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan

Bible scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan tackle the ambiguities and discrepancies of the resurrection story found in the four Gospels. Read "The Last Week" and learn the symbolism and important structural elements in Jesus' famous final days.

Fearless by Max Lucado

Are you fearful or fearless, faithless or faithful? Author Max Lucado teaches how to replace reactions of fear with actions of faith, delivering a fresh, lively pick-me-up for even the most me-focused. Don't be afraid. See what Lucado has to say.

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