Category Archives: Review

Book Review: The Insanity of God

*Guest post by Josh Crutchfield, Pastor of FBC Trenton, TX. You can follow Josh on Twitter. This past summer I received a pre-release of The Insanity of God at the SBCs annual meeting in Houston. I will be honest; I did not plan on reading the book. It was the title that caused my disinterest. But though I am still not crazy about the title, I am extremely grateful that … Continue reading

Book Review: The Bible Made Impossible

*Posted by Michael Cooper. Discussions about the Bible are often heated. Christian Smith, professor of Sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, has entered into such a discussion with his book The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture. In it, he argues against an American evangelical approach to using the Bible, … Continue reading

The Art of Questioning: An Interview with Matthew Lee Anderson

*Posted by Brandon Smith I amthrilled towelcome my friendMatthew Lee Anderson to the blog todayto talk about faith, doubt, and his new book on how to question well, The End of Our Exploring. Matthew is also the author of Earthen Vessels, blogs at the popular Mere-Orthodoxy, and has written for Christianity Today, The City, and The Gospel Coalition. He is a Perpetual Member of the Torrey Honors Instituteand is currently … Continue reading

Book Review: Seven Men

*Book review by Michael Cooper. Michael serves as Assistant to the President at Criswell College where he is also studying Biblical Studies and Languages. What is a man? What makes a man great? These are the two questions that Eric Metaxas poses in his new book, Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness. Metaxas believes we are living in a culture with a masculinity crisis. In the introduction he … Continue reading

New Book by Criswell Professor

*Posted by Winston Hottman We are excited to announce thelatest bookby one of Criswell Colleges professors. Heaven on Earth: Experiencing the Kingdom of God In the Here and Now, written by Dr. R. Alan Streett, is set to release on April 1, 2013. Dr. Streett serves as the Senior Research Professor of Biblical Exegesis at Criswell. He has served for years as a professor and editor of the Criswell Theological … Continue reading

Book Review: Reading the Gospels Wisely

* Book review by Michael Cooper. Michael serves as Assistant to the President at Criswell College where he is also studying Biblical Studies and Languages. Jesus once told a story about a wise man and a foolish man. In the story, the wise man builds his house upon the rockwhile the foolish man builds his house upon the sand. Now the distinguishing element in the story is that the wise … Continue reading

A Review of “The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA”

*Posted by David Henderson, MD As a Christian and a psychiatrist, I am always interested in the interplay between nature and nurture and how much of each influences our thoughts, our emotions and our behaviors. The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA demonstrates that the answer is not as simple as we might imagine. Its in our genes has been the rallying cry of many scientists who would like to … Continue reading