Book Review of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Eric Metaxas, who is already familiar to aficionados of Christian biography through Amazing Grace, his biography of William Wilberforce, has written a fast-paced and informative portrait of Bonhoeffer, the German pastor and theologian who resisted the Nazis even unto his death in a concentration camp in April 1945. This book, while not nearly as long … Continue reading Book Review of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

March 2010: Books Read

1. Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain. I'm a big fan of Mark Twain. As a fan of Twain's, I have already read his most well-known works, like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I have also read Roughing It, Life on the MIssissippi and an awful lot of his essays. It was about time, then, that … Continue reading March 2010: Books Read

Book Review: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

I have never read a Jane Austen book. I love to read, and I'm sure I would enjoy her novels, but I have just never gotten around to it - though she is one of my wife's favorite authors. So when I had the chance to read a short biography of her, I jumped at … Continue reading Book Review: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

March 2009: Books Read

Once again, it's the list that proves to you that I'm really doing something when I'm sitting around. 1. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey. I've heard about this book over the past few years, and since my church is going through the Truth Project (a DVD curriculum that trains … Continue reading March 2009: Books Read

Alexander Solzhenitsyn Dies at 89

Yesterday morning, I read in the newspaper that Alexander Solzhenitsyn died on Sunday in Moscow. He was most famous as an author and dissident in the Soviet Union, and in my estimation was one of the greatest men of the twentieth century. I first heard about Solzhenitsyn in college, when I read his most famous … Continue reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn Dies at 89