Book Reviews Archive

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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 In a song titled “Thank You” by Christian songwriter Ray Boltz, a Christian dreams of going to heaven and watching as a friend meets many people whom […]

god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

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 Christopher Hitchens does not like “god” one bit. In his polemical and sometimes bombastic tome, god Is Not Great: How Religion Ruins Everything, the acerbic author presents what aspires […]

The Impossibility of God

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 3 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Michael Martin is professor emeritus of philosophy at Boston University and author of books such as Atheism: A Philosophical Justification and Atheism, Morality, and Meaning. Ricki Monnier […]

Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Ever since the first Star Wars film appeared on the silver screen in 1977, Christians have had justifiably uneasy reactions to the blockbuster series. George Lucas, creator […]

The Ancestor’s Tale

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 Richard Dawkins is professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is best known for a series of books that popularize and defend an […]

American Prophecies: Ancient Scriptures Reveal Our Nation’s Future

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 1 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Two men went looking for America—and they couldn’t find it anywhere!” This promotional blurb for the 1960s film Easy Rider describes the impression I had while reading […]

The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number1 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Sam Harris is terrified. He worries that human civilization is racing toward the brink of self-destruction on the fuel of religious fanaticism. Nothing less than total eradication of the […]

Glimpses of the Devil: A Psychiatrist’s Personal Accounts of Possession, Exorcism, and Redemption

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number2 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Is the Devil real? According to Christian pollster George Barna, 60 percent of American adults “contend that Satan does not exist but is merely a ‘symbol of evil.’”1 In […]

The God Delusion

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number6 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org When Professor Phillip Johnson—who would become the strategist for the Intelligent Design movement—was on sabbatical from teaching law in the late 1980s, he read two books about Darwinism. One […]

Constance Cumbey’s New Age Conspiracy Theory

a book review of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow by Constance E. Cumbey (Huntington House, 1983) and A Planned Deception by Constance E. Cumbey (Pointe Publishers, 1985) This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 10, number 1 (1987). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: […]