Review: Fight!

I was first introduced to Preston Sprinkle through his book Charis, which tackles the enormity of God’s grace toward his people. Since then, I have come to respect Dr. Sprinkle. I have found him to be a theologian who really challenges my thinking. Even…

Review: Praying Together

“What is the best book on ____________?” I see and hear that question asked all the time. You fill in the blank: spiritual warfare, baptism, the local church, preaching, etc. It’s a question, of course, that invites highly subjective answers. Where I might recommend…

Review: Four Views on Hell (Second Edition)

Back in December 2011 I read a book in the Counterpoints series titled Four Views on Hell. Published in 1992, this book brings together the scholarship of four different authors to debate the nature of hell. The first edition presented four different interpretations of…

Review: The Hardest Peace

Recently, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, diagnosed with brain cancer, announced that she had scheduled her death for 1 November. Maynard, a volunteer advocate for Compassion and Choices, had been given six months to live, and came to the conclusion that any treatment would ultimately prove…

Review: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Running in the digital circles in which I run, it has been virtually impossible in the last twelve months or so to miss the hype—both pre- and post-publication—concerning Nabeel Querishi’s Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity. When I first came across…

Review: Dark Journey, Deep Grace: Jeffrey Dahmer’s Journey of Faith

“Is heaven for boys like me? I’ve been terribly bad. Could I possibly go to heaven too?” These words were spoken by Pastor Roy Ratcliff from the pulpit at the memorial service of Jeffrey Dahmer. Pastor Ratcliff’s answer was unequivocal: “The answer for both…

Man of Steel: A review

I grew up loving comic books, and my favourite superhero was Superman. I can still vividly recall waking up on a Sunday morning and sitting at the breakfast table to hear my dad tell me that Superman—or, at least, Christopher Reeve—was injured in a…

Review: Sarah’s Choice

I recently had the opportunity to watch the 2009 film Sarah’s Choice, starring Christian musician and author Rebecca St. James. It raised some interesting thoughts. A brief synopsis St. James plays Sarah Collins, a young woman struggling to make ends meet while working at…