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Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God

There's a lot that is spot-on theologically, but a lot more that misses the mark in regards to execution of a project intended to utilize the visual medium.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Against the Gods: The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament

For those interested in looking at the parallels, knowing the differences, and understanding the polemical theology inherent in the Old Testament, "Against the Gods" will be a fantastic edition to your library.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thing Explainer

Maybe you’ve never cared about how microwaves reheat your leftover pizza, but it’s still pretty cool to know about. Why not be amused along the way?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christians at the Border
Christians at the Border
Christians at the Border

Christians at the Border

"Christians at the Border" is a thought provoking, helping people begin to think about immigration not just as an issue, but as something that affects real people.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jesus Swagger
Jesus Swagger
Jesus Swagger

Jesus Swagger

"Jesus Swagger" will appeal most to new believers or people on the margins with questions about what’s going on with those crazy Christians over there.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Happy Christian

There’s nothing wrong with offering psychological helps from a Christian perspective, I just feel like this is more about what a person knows rather than how the Spirit moves.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Slow to Judge

Capes is a capable writer with wisdom for the believer defending the faith in a postmodern world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Accidental Feminist

"The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God’s Good Design" is a book that quietly, but confidently takes third-wave feminism to task.
 
 
 
 
 
 
God's Crime Scene
God's Crime Scene
God's Crime Scene

God’s Crime Scene

In the end, the reader must make his or her own choice as to whether Wallace’s evidence is compelling enough to lead the conversation in a new direction for them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stronger
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Stronger

When we think of success, we think of words like bigger, more, and better. Bigger paycheck, more security, better reputation. But what if God’s perspective on success was radically different than our own? What if the thin...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Getting Ready for Marriage
Getting Ready for Marriage
Getting Ready for Marriage

Getting Ready for Marriage

Burns and Fields are adept at communicating their points and doing so with grace and poise.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finding Truth
Finding Truth
Finding Truth

Finding Truth

"Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes" presents the reader with a Christianity for the thinking man.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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How to Be a Christian Without Going to Church

Kelly Bean seems comfortable leading people to the middle and dealing with the tensions of community, in whatever form it might take.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thriving in Babylon

You can thrive in Babylon because God is sovereign. That is Osborne’s thesis and he communicates it well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Big ocean wave breaking the shore
Big ocean wave breaking the shore

Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger

McDougall makes interesting parallels between the life of Christ and the training and service of Airborne Rangers, since he is one he is definitely qualified to write this unique story.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Glorious Dark

This book has helped me in my trek out of rose-colored Christianity and into a more realistic faith.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Aloof-Tony Kriz
Aloof-Tony Kriz

Aloof

This might be a bit difficult for more concrete thinkers and people who need immediate answers, but I think this is a necessary and helpful read for those experiencing a hidden God.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mormonism 101-Bill McKeever Eric Johnson
Mormonism 101-Bill McKeever Eric Johnson

Mormonism 101

The authors have fully met my own theological and academic expectations by focusing only on primary texts officially sanctioned by the Mormon Church in their expose.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bringing Narnia Home-Devin Brown
Bringing Narnia Home-Devin Brown
Bringing Narnia Home-Devin Brown

Bringing Narnia Home

Brown proved why I love Lewis’ writing so much: because I cannot learn everything on the first pass through—it takes multiple trips to Narnia in order to peel back the multiple layers of Lewis' depth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom-Anita Higman-Marian Leslie
How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom-Anita Higman-Marian Leslie
How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom-Anita Higman-Marian Leslie

How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom

Someone discovering this book for the first time would likely find it as lovely on the inside as it looks on the outside.