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Archive for the Book Reviews Category


Book Review: “The Divine Dance” by Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell

I received a complimentary copy of Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell’s book “The Divine Dance:  The Trinity and Your Transformation” as a part of the “Speakeasy” blogging network (operated by Mike Morrell).  I am not required to write a positive review, but only to express my own honest opinions. (This information is being disclosed in […]

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Reveiw of Baxter Kruger’s “Patmos”

I received a complimentary copy of Baxter Kruger’s  book “Patmos: Three Days, Two Men, One Extraordinary Conversation” as a part of the “Speakeasy” blogging network. I am not required to write a positive review, but only to express my own honest opinions. (This information is being disclosed in accordance with regulations from the Federal Trade […]

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Book Review of Erik Guzman’s “The Seed: A True Myth”

Erik Guzman’s The Seed: A True Myth This is a great book and a highly recommended read. Erik Guzman’s writing style ranks up there with authors like C.S. Lewis, Brennan Manning, and Wm. Paul Young. Guzman weaves for us a spell-binding fantasy novel which retells the narrative of humanity’s fall, as well as the story […]

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A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel

Brad Jersak is an author and teacher living in Abbotsford, BC. He teaches New Testament and Patristics on the faculty of the Westminster Theological Centre in Cheltenham, UK. Additionally, he teaches at the St Stephen’s University as a adjunct professor and is the senior editor of Christianity Without the Religion, a publication based in Pasadena, […]

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Funeral Mediation for the Reverend Dan Stevens

Below is the funeral mediation honoring the Reverend Dan Steven’s, former pastor of the Park View Baptist Church (now Patterson Avenue Baptist). Dan Steven’s Best Day – Revelation 21:4-7 The last time Dan preached at the Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, he addressed the question:  “What do you do on the worst day of your life?”  We […]

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Desire Found Me (book review)

I received a complimentary copy Andre Rabe’s book Desire Found Me as a participant in Mike Morrell’s “Speakeasy” blogging network. This blog post contains a review of this book. The opinions stated in this review are my own. I am not required to offer a positive review of any publication as a part of this […]

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An Open Letter to Eddie Hammett

Eddie: Thanks so much for including me in the Congregational Coaching seminar earlier this week at the Baptist General Association of Virginia. The resources you provided in the seminar, as well as your exceptional book, “Recovering Hope for Your Church: Moving beyond Maintenance and Missional to Incarnational Engagement” should be of tremendous help to pastors, […]

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The UnKingdom of God (Book Review)

On occasion, I review books for Mike Morrell’s Speakeasy network.  When Mark Van Steenwyk’s book The Unkingdom of God:  Embracing the Subversive Power of Repentance became available, it looked like something I’d enjoy reading, partly due to my interest and admiration of Anabaptist ecclesiology.  Van Steenwyk is a cofounder “Mennonite Worker,” a Christian intentional community […]

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Book Review: Theology from Exile, Volume 2: The Year Of Matthew

Book Review:  Theology from Exile, Volume 2: The Year Of Matthew Theology from Exile Volume 2 – The Year of Matthew: Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary is an important addition to my resources for exploring how people from various theological perspectives handle sacred writ. As one who makes regular use of the Revised Common […]

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Book Review: “Cosmos Reborn” by John Crowder

Just finished reading a complimentary copy of John Crowder’s book:  “Cosmos Reborn.”  I get occasional copies of books for review as a part of the “Speakeasy” blogging network.   I am not required to write a positive review, but only to express my own honest opinions. This information is being disclosed in accordance with regulations from […]

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