• Books •
April 12, 2006
Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code has become a blockbuster best-seller since its publication in 2003. This summer, Sony Pictures will release a full-length motion picture based on the book. Given the renewed interest in Dan Brown’s novel, this commentary and review of the book is republished by request.
April 7, 2006
The Washington Post reported Thursday that “Israeli and U.S. scientists have come up with a scientific explanation of how Jesus could have walked on water.” Ready for this?
March 17, 2006
Books come and go, with hundreds of new titles released each week. Most of these books will quickly go out of print, make their way to remainder tables, and eventually be forgotten. On the other hand, sometimes a book comes along that demands immediate attention and will earn long-term influence. That is certainly the case with Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey, which may well be one of the most important Christian books of our times. Read Dr. Albert Mohler’s review of this manifesto for Christian worldview thinking in the 21st century.
March 10, 2006
Now here is a pressing and urgent question: Why would boys read books written for girls–books like the Laura Ingalls Wilder “Little House” series?
March 3, 2006
CNN founder Ted Turner once remarked, “If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect.” In a strange and almost perfectly ironic sense, this statement encapsulates the spirit of our age–an attitude that gives lip service to humility while celebrating self-promotion. Humility is hardly a hallmark of our age. C. J. Mahaney seeks to set the record straight in his new book, Humility: True Greatness.
February 22, 2006
Daniel C. Dennett is at it again. In his new book, Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Dennett applies his radical vision of Darwinism to belief in God, and the entire question of faith and belief. As you might expect, Dennett doesn't think much of belief in God.
February 1, 2006
In her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, Gilead, author Marilynne Robinson writes in the voice of Rev. John Ames, a 77-year-old preacher in Gilead, Iowa, who is writing a massive and final letter to his beloved 7-year old son. The novel is set in 1956, when the pastor knows he is dying, and wants to leave an explanation of his life to his young son, born so late in his long life. The preacher offers a wealth of wisdom to his son, including a fascinating testimony to his calling — a life of study and sermons.
January 27, 2006
I am having a great time as a part of the on-line conversation at the Together for the Gospel blog. My friends Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, C. J. Mahaney, and I discuss a wide range of issues, and have a good bit of fun in the process. Together for the Gospel is also a conference scheduled for Louisville in April, with the four of us joined by John MacArthur, John Piper, and R.C. Sproul.