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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 12/4 Joel Pearce wrote: A lack of good fathers is an evident problem in America, even among Christians. Doug Wilson aims to help rectify that in his latest book, Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families (Thomas Nelson, 2012). It is a comprehensive and challenging book written mainly for future and current ... Book Review: Father Hunger

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3 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 8/13 Joel Pearce wrote: Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and many other celebrity atheists have made it their life's joy and work to treat Christians as intellectual and social punching bags. Christianity isn't rational, they say; it's actually worse than child abuse. Science has disproved the existence of God. The existence ... Book review: A Shot of Faith (To the Head)

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4 Stars

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Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

On 1/23 Joel Pearce wrote: I'm no Russian literature connoisseur, but I enjoy reading heady Russian authors once in a while. Especially in wintertime. In fact, only in wintertime. I also appreciate Peter Leithart's intellect and writing talents, even if I don't understand half of it. So when I saw that Leithart branched out from ... Book review: Leithart's Dostoevsky

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3 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 3/8 Joel Pearce wrote: Based on the publisher's description, John MacArthur's introduction, and his interview with uber-blogger Tim Challies, apparently Slave: the hidden truth about your identity in Christ uncovers a centuries-old conspiracy to mistranslate the Greek work doulos. Instead of keeping our sterilized translation ... Slave: book review

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3 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 8/6 Joel Pearce wrote: While I am familiar with John MacArthur, The Jesus You Can’t Ignore is my first full-length read of his. I found him to be accessible, clear, and pastoral. In this book, MacArthur attempts to balance the contemporary views of Jesus as merely a good teacher and example, as one who is always meek and ... Book Review: The Jesus You Can't Ignore

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3 Stars

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