Book Reviews Archive

The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In his book The Heart of Christianity Marcus Borg, once a member of the Jesus Seminar, proposes a new form of Christianity that he calls the “emerging paradigm.” He […]

Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number3 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org For most students of the Bible, a book on textual criticism is a real yawn. Textual criticism is the discipline that strives to discover the wording of the original […]

Philosophers without Reason

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 4 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The professional philosophers writing in the anthology, Philosophers without gods reject religious belief and attempt to justify their secular outlook and existence through narrative and argument. Some […]

Ex-Christians and Homespun Atheist Apologetics

a book review of Infidel Manifesto: Why Sincere Believers Lose Faith by Gary Lenaire (Publish America, 2006) and The Dark Side: How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth by Valerie Tarico (Lulu.com, 2007) This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number2 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research […]

A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science, and Spirituality

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 23, number 4 (2001). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In the last two decades or so, the prolific Ken Wilber has been one of the most articulate, popular, and wide-ranging of the transpersonal or new paradigm […]

Who Wrote the Bible?

Hundreds of books are published each year concerning the historical origins and authorship of the Old Testament. What, then, is so significant about this book? It has captured the attention of the American secular media as few books in the field of biblical criticism ever have. Lengthy articles on the book have appeared in such […]

The White Lie

Since its inception through the influence of its visionary founder Ellen G. White, Seventh-Day Adventism has been fraught with dissension and controversy. Presently, Adventism finds itself amidst an unprecedented theologi­cal crisis stimulated by the recent scholarship of several of its prominent pastors and theolo­gians. This scholarship has posed a threat to the leadership due to […]

Urantia: The Great Cult Mystery

For several years, I’ve tried to read every new book that Martin Gardner has written. Gardner is a deist who believes that no Scriptures come from God, that fundamentalists are ideologues, and that creationism is an unscientific, witless swindle. Despite his stereotyped and sometimes condescending remarks, what engages me to continue reading is his insistence […]

Recovering from Churches That Abuse

This article first appeared in the Volume 18 / Number 1 Summer 1995 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org AS THE SEQUEL TO HIS BEST-SELLING CHURCHES THAT ABUSE. Ronald Enroth’s Recovering from Churches That Abuse is a book dedicated to describing […]

Care of the Soul

Great confusion presently exists in American society over how to define words such as soul, mind, intellect, emotion, heart, love, and truth. Psychotherapist, philosopher, and theologian Thomas Moore has written a New York Times bestseller, Care of the Soul, that seems to add to this confusion, especially in regard to the word soul. As of […]