This book had me at the title and never let go until I had read the last page
“Out of a Far Country”
Whether you or I agree with how Christopher Yuan has made sense of who he is in the Lord, and how he interprets God’s call on his life, the bottom line for us all is to trust that God is loving enough, wise enough, powerful enough, and expansive enough to guide each of us into all truth, to God’s glory, and for our good.
“The First Urban Christians”
Beginning with the urban environments Paul strategically targeted, Meeks draws the reader into the geography and culture of the ancient city and its importance and impact on the people of antiquity.
“Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”
Ian Stewart enriches the reading of Flatland greatly with his own explanation of Abbott’s references to various Victorian references, and explication of Abbott’s mathematical allusions.
“Anatomy of the Soul”
By God’s design, even in paradise, even in perfect relationship with God and earth, even in a state of spiritual wholeness and blessing, no human being can remain indefinitely alone.
“The Old Testament in Archaeology and History”
Though initially daunting in size, once into the reading the chapters are page-turners. After reading the final chapter (Killebrew’s Philistines), my text had become so marked up and dog-eared, the spine cracked in several places, that the book itself is a mute testimony.
“Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating”
The earth’s ecosystems are in a state of early and accelerating collapse because humankind has become so decoupled from nature, we disregard, dishonor, and even actively brutalize the earth and its resources.
“What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times”
After reading the whole book (including endnotes), I realized how important understanding food, famine, and feasting factor into the formation of people groups since time immemorial, and particularly the Israelites.
“The 5 Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant”
Well-named, each essay really did take about five to fifteen minutes to read and was both engaging and informative.
“Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun”
As I sat looking at my books, wondering what to review next, my eyes fell on the shelf I keep in my office, special books that have changed me. Among the dark colored spines, the light blue of The Heavenly Man stands out.