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Saturday
Oct092010

No Need for God? Stephen Hawking defies Divine Creation

The Grand Design

By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Bantam, Hardcover, 198 pages, $33

Reviewed by Albert Mohler

By any measure, Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and influential figures in modern science. For thirty years, he served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and his career before and after his decades in that post is the stuff of scientific legend. He is also probably the longest-living person ever to be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS], and the very fact that he has been productive since that diagnosis at age 21 is a testimony to his sense of personal mission and sheer determination.

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Saturday
Sep042010

Review: Growing Up Christian: Why Young People Stay in the Church, Leave Church and (Sometimes) Come back to Church

Growing Up Christian: Why Young People Stay in the Church, Leave Church and (Sometimes) Come back to Church

By John P. Bowen
Regent College Publishing, 2010
Softcover, 216 pages, $20.95

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND younger generations is an age-old preoccupation.  Prayers have been said and hands have been wrung in every generation of Christians and before that, every generation in Israel. Parents admit that one of their greatest worries is whether their maturing children will carry faith into adulthood, and pastors concede that supporting young adults can be like herding cats. Every generation looks for advice anew.

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Wednesday
Jul142010

Review: After You Believe, by N. T. Wright

After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters
By N.T. Wright
Harper One, 2010
Hardcover, 307 pages, $32.99

Reviewed by Julie Lane Gay

There seems to be an unending cacophony of exhortations bandied about amongst Christians, within and without the Anglican Church -- messages affirming the sole importance of living among the poor, others affirming the need for greater focus on international rights and still other voices pleading for changes in evangelism. One of the quieter voices emerging is the summons to return to the importance of Christian character.  As this message expounds, set yourself toward growing mature in Christian character and from this foundation you will be able to truly and fully love the Church and love the world.

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Monday
Apr262010

Book Review: Practice Resurrection, by Eugene Peterson

Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ

By Eugene Peterson
Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010
Hardcover
290 pages, $28.99

Reviewed by Julie Lane-Gay

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Monday
Mar292010

Review: The End of Suffering

The End of Suffering

By Scott Cairns
Paraclete Press, 2009
126 pages
$19.99

Reviewed by Julie Lane-Gay

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