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Friday
Dec302011

Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as in Heaven

Reviewed by Tim Perry

By Edith M. Humphrey
Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, 2011; Softcover, 272 pages, $26.50

MANY BOOKS about Christian worship are written with an edge – to denounce or defend this or that denomination, style or practice. A book combining clear convictions with generosity

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Monday
Nov142011

Finding Pieces of the Puzzle: A Fresh Look at the Christian Story

By Ronald A.N. Kydd
WIPF & Stock Publishers, Eugene, Oregon, 2011
Softcover, 271 pages,
$31.00 retail or $24.80 direct from publishers


THIS BOOK is a testament to both Ron Kydd’s scholarship and to his understanding of how the ancient Christian world coalesces with the new global reorganization (through immigration) that Christians must understand and address if we are to be a faithful determinate in today’s world.
Kydd, who is Research Professor of Church History at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, wants to share

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Monday
Sep262011

Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just

Reviewed by Howard McPhee

By Timothy Keller
Dutton, New York, 2010
Hardcover, 230 pages, $25

Timothy Keller’s Generous Justice outlines one of the biblical themes that has characterized his preaching of the Word, and one of the principles that has structured the vision and ministry

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Sunday
Jun262011

Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Experience in Caregiving


By Martha Cooper Eischen,
iUniverse, Inc. Bloomington, 2011
Softcover, 92 pages, $11.51


SOCIETY’S OBSESSION with youth has led to a concern about the euthanasia of the elderly.
In a culture that is doing everything to escape the effects of aging and “losing it” through dementia

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Monday
May092011

The Door is Open: Glimpses of Hospitality in the Kingdom of God

Reviewed by JULIE LANE-GAY

By Debra Fieguth
Guardian Books, 2010
Softcover, 154 pages, $17.99


Some years ago my husband and I were on a driving trip across America’s Deep South. It was a snowy Easter and we found our way to a Presbyterian church in a small town just off the highway. It was a tiny congregation and we might as well have

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