Book Reviews Archive

The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Christ Tradition

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 29, number 4 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Walter Martin’s seminal text, The Kingdom of the Cults, warns that many non-Christian religions, despite their heretical doctrines, employ Christian terms in order to disarm unsuspecting Christians […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 5 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Readers have only a finite amount of time to consume an almost infinite amount of books, and so must choose wisely. The set of children’s books titled […]

After Theory

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 5 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org People cannot come to the Christ of the Bible on God’s terms unless they have banished certain beliefs from their thinking and put other beliefs in their […]

Become a Better You: Seven Keys to Improving Your Life Everyday

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number3 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Named as one of Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People of 2006” and selected as the “Most Influential Christian in 2006” by the readers of Church Report Magazine, Joel […]

Your Best Life Now: Seven Steps to Living at Your Full Potential

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number2(2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org C.F.W.Walther wrote, in his classic book The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel, “The doctrinal contents of the entire Holy Scriptures…are made up of two doctrines differing fundamentally from each […]

Dangerous Spirituality for Teens

a book review of Teen Psychic: Exploring Your Intuitive Spiritual Powers by Julie Tallard Johnson (Bindu Books, 2003) and Fire in the Heart: A Spiritual Guide for Teens by Deepak Chopra (Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2004) This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 1 (2005). For further information or […]

A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 3 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Christians have been summoned to be in the world but not of it (John 17:14–19) and to be both heavenly minded (Col. 3:1–2) and the salt of […]

Muhammad: Prophet of God

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number1 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org With the publication of Robert Millett’s A Different Jesus,1 major Christian publisher Eerdmans signaled its willingness to begin publishing works by authors who are members in good standing of […]

A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-day Saints

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 4 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The advertisement for the book from Eerdmans includes this claim: “Intended to inform rather than to convince or persuade, A Different Jesus? clears away misconceptions and doctrinal […]

No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number3 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The events of 9/11 guaranteed one thing—that the Western world must come to understand Islam. Public awareness of Islam, the world’s fastest-growing religion, has gone from the basement of […]