Category Archives: Books

Book Write-Up: The Devil Walks in Mattingly

Billy Coffey.  The Devil Walks in Mattingly.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2014. Jake Barnett is the sheriff in Mattingly, and his wife, Kate, does good deeds for the local poor.  Both are racked with guilt because they feel responsible for the … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Advocates of Peace in Antebellum America

Valarie H. Ziegler.  The Advocates of Peace in Antebellum America.  Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1992. Valarie Ziegler was my academic adviser when I attended DePauw University, but she actually wrote this book when she was teaching at Rhodes … Continue reading

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Coming Down, Yet Lifting Us Up

I’m reading a book right now, The Devil Walks in Mattingly, by Billy Coffey.  The BookLook Bloggers program sent me this book to review.  This particular post is not my official review, but the review will come soon in the … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Long Trail Home, by Vickie McDonough

Vickie McDonough.  Long Trail Home.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2011. I would like to thank Moody Publishers for my review copy of this book.  See here for Moody’s page about it. This book is part of the Morgan Family Series, which … Continue reading

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Why Rydelnik’s Book Was So Refreshing

A few days ago on my blog, I reviewed Michael Rydelnik’s The Messianic Hope: Is the Hebrew Bible Really Messianic?  See here to read my review.  Rydelnik argues in that book that the Hebrew Bible points directly to the Messiah, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Shades of Sheol, by Philip S. Johnston

Philip S. Johnston.  Shades of Sheol: Death and Afterlife in the Old Testament.  Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic; Nottingham, England: Apollos, 2002. I would like to thank InterVarsity Press for sending me a review copy of this book.  Click here … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: End of the Trail, by Vickie McDonough

Vickie McDonough.  End of the Trail.  Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012. I would like to thank Moody Publishers for my review copy of this book.  See here for Moody’s page about it. This book is part of the Morgan Family Series, … Continue reading

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Introduction: My Project for Black History Month 2014

February is Black History Month.  I have often done something on my blog for that.  Or more accurately, at least for three years, I have written a post for Black History Month on every day of February.  In February 2010, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Sinners’ Garden, by William Sirls

William Sirls.  The Sinners’ Garden.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013. The Sinners’ Garden is about broken people being healed, supernatural phenomena, and mystery.  The strongest feature of this book is its characterization.  There is Andy Kemp, a reclusive, moody teen with … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Her Good Name, by Ruth Axtell

Ruth Axtell.  Her Good Name: A Novel.  Chicago: Moody Publishers (River North Fiction), 2012. I would like to thank Moody Publishers for my review copy of this book.  See here for Moody’s page about it. Her Good Name is a … Continue reading

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