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Friday
Nov152013

Film & Faith: Meeting God at the Movies

 

By Steve Page & Julie Golding Page

AS THE FILM credits rolled and the house lights came on, there was a buzz in the cinema. Was the hero lost forever, or had he finally achieved his heart’s desire and returned home from exile? What had just happened? We had just watched the final scene of Inception, this summer’s mind-bending sci-fi blockbuster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page. The film delves into the nature of reality and dreaming

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Saturday
Sep282013

Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith

By Michael Reeves

IVP Press, Academic

Softcover, 135 pages, $16

 

EVERY ONCE in a while, you are given an opportunity to stretch yourself, to try something a bit out of the ordinary that you know will help you along in your journey of faith. When these chances come along I often find myself jumping in with both feet. In this case I was asked if I would like to read the book by Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity. I was intrigued by the title – not understanding the Trinity but rather delighting in it.

To me the subject of the Trinity has always been a doctrine that one takes for granted. Every year

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Friday
May312013

C.S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

By Alister McGrath

Tyndale House, 2013

Hardcover, 350 pages, $25.65    

WITHOUT A DOUBT, C.S. Lewis is one of the most interesting, perplexing and polarizing figures in recent Christian history. For some he is a giant of the faith who asked questions few were willing to ask and who answered those questions in compelling ways. For others he is no Christian at all, a fake, a fraud who revoked his faith at the end of his life. Few men are seen in such contradictory ways. What is undeniable

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Monday
Apr012013

Cold-Case Christianity 

REVIEWED BY4Tim Challies

 

By J. Warner Wallace

David C. Cook Pub., Dec. 2012

Paperback, 224 pages, $17.99

THE FRENCH have a phrase I love: Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose: The more things change, the more they stay the same. While time marches on, and while the Christian faith marches on, the objections to it remain very much the same. Likewise, there are only so many arguments for the existence of God and the accuracy of the Bible. But even while the arguments remain much the same, it can be helpful to present them in fresh ways.

In the late 1990s Lee Strobel exploded onto the scene with The Case for Christ. His unique angle

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Wednesday
Feb132013

The Book of the Elders: The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

REVIEWED By Stephen Sharman

Translated by John Wortley

Cistercian Publications, Jan. 2012

Hardcover, 386 pages, $50

E-book format, $26

 

THE EARLY FOURTH century meets the 21st when a famous anthology of spiritual wisdom is translated from Greek into modern English by a Canadian scholar and made available worldwide in e-book format.

Dr Wortley is a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada, a professor emeritus of the University of Manitoba, a specialist in Byzantine History and a researcher of monastic literature. In this volume

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