2022 Book Reviews

  1. Bradley Jersak. A More Christlike Word: Reading Scripture the Emmaus Way [March 5, 2022]
  2. Stephen Burnhope. How to Read the Bible Well: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How to Love It (Again). [March 6, 2022]

2021 Book Reviews

  1. William J. Webb and Gordon K. Oeste. Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric: Wrestling with Troubling War Texts [July 26, 2021]
  2. N.T. Wright. Interpreting Scripture: Essays on the Bible and Hermeneutics [November 1, 2021]

2020 Book Reviews

  1. Mark Douglas, Christian Pacifism for an Environmental Age [July 3, 2020]
  2. Ronald J. Sider, If Jesus is Lord: Loving Enemies in an Age of Violence [July 11, 2020]
  3. Bob Fabey. NotMyJesus: Embracing Our Sacred Role in a Changing World [July 31, 2020]
  4. Drew Hart. Who Will Be a Witness? Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance [September 3, 2020]

List of Book Reviews, alphabetical by author

Achtemeier, Mark. The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage: An Evangelical’s Change of Heart. Westminster John Knox, 2014. [TP 5/24/16]

Alpert, Rebecca. Whose Torah? A Concise Guide to Progressive Judaism

Alterman, Eric. What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News

Bacevich, Andrew. The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

Bacevich, Andrew. The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced By War

Baker, Nicholson. Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, The End of Civilization

Bassler, Jouette M. Navigating Paul: A Theological to Key Theological Concepts

Bauckham, Richard. Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World

Bess, Michael. Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II*

Beale. G. K. We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry

Boyer, Paul. When Time Shall Be No More

Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

Brownson, James V. Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships. Eerdmans, 2013. [TP 7/5/16]

Buchanan, Patrick J. Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World. Crown Publishers, 2008.

Burkholder, Jared and David C. Cramer, eds. The Activist Impulse: Essays on the Intersection of Evangelicalism and Anabaptism. Pickwick Publications, 2012. [TP 7/8/12]

Caputo, John D. What Would Jesus Deconstruct? The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church

Chomsky, Noam. The Chomsky Reader

Chomsky, Noam. Interventions

Chu, Jeff. Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. Harper, 2013. [TP 10/6/14]

Claiborne, Shane, and Chris Haws. Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals

Clough, David L. and Brian Stiltner. Faith and Force: A Christian Debate About War*

Davis, Mike. In Praise of Barbarians: Essays Against Empire

Douglas, Mark. Christian Pacifism for an Environmental Age

Ellul, Jacques. Anarchy and Christianity

Fabey, Bob. NotMyJesus: Embracing Our Sacred Role in a Changing World

Fox, Richard Wrightman. Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography

Gagnon, Robert A. J. The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics

Gorman, Michael J. Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology*

Gorringe, Timothy J. Salvation

Gushee, David. Changing Our Mind. Read the Spirit Books, 2014. [TP 12/19/14]

Goudzwaard, Bob. Idols of Our Time

Guyatt, Nicholas. Have a Nice Doomsday: Why Millions of Americans are Looking Forward to the End of the World

Hall, Douglas John. Bound and Free: A Theologian’s Journey

Hankins, Barry. Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America

Hart, Drew. Who Will Be a Witness? 

Herman, Arthur. Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age

Hill, Wesley. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2010. [TP 11/10/14]

Hitchcock, William I. The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe

Hobsbawm, Eric. On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy

Hochschild, Adam. Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

Holloway, Richard. On Forgiveness: How Can We Forgiven the Unforgivable

Horsley, Richard A., ed. In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance

Jacobs, Jane. Dark Age Ahead

Jeffery, Steve, Michael Ovey, and Andrew Sach. Pierced for Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution

Jones, Tony. Did God Kill Jesus? Searching for Love in History’s Most Famous Execution. HarperOne, 2015. [TP 8/22/16]

Kauffman, Bill. Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism

Kirsch, Jonathan. A History of the End of the World: How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed the Course of Western Civilization

Klein, Naomi. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Kosek, Joseph Kip. Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy

Kovac, Jeffrey. Refusing War, Affirming Peace

Kraus, C. Norman. On Being Human: Sexual Orientation and the Image of God. Cascade Books, 2011. [TP 9/9/12]

Leithart, Peter J. Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom. InterVarsity Academic, 2010 [TP 5/29/11]

Leiter, David A. Neglected Voices: Peace in the Old Testament

Levine, Amy-Jill. The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus

Lind, Millard. The Sound of Sheer Silence and the Killing State: The Death Penalty and the Bible

Loconte, Joseph, ed. The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler’s Gathering Storm

Logan, James Samuel. Good Punishment: Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment

Marshall, Christopher D. Crowned with Glory and Honor: Human Rights in the Biblical Tradition

Martens, Paul. The Heterodox Yoder. Cascade Books, 2012. [TP 4/2/12]

McDowell, Sean and John Stonestreet. Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage. Baker, 2014. [TP 1/5/15]

McElvaine, Robert S. Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America

McLaren, Brian. Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope

Miller, Lawrence McK. Witness to Humanity: A Biography of Clarence E. Pickett

Mojtabai, A. G. Blessed Assurance: At Home with the Bomb in Amarillo, Texas

Odent, Michel. The Scientification of Love

Redekop, Paul. Changing Paradigms: Punishment and Restorative Discipline

Schaeffer, Frank. Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (Or Almost All) of it Back

Schlabach, Theron F. War, Peace, and Social Conscience: Guy F. Hershberger and Mennonite Ethics

Segal, Jerome M. Joseph’s Bones: Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible

Seiple, D. and Frederick W. Wiedmann, eds. Enigmas and Powers: Engaging the Work of Walter Wink for Classroom, Church, and World

Sharlet, Jeff. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Sheehan, James J. Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? The Transformation of Modern Europe

Shuck, Glenn W. Marks of the Beast: The Left Behind Novels and the Struggle for Evangelical Identity 

Sider, Ronald J. If Jesus is Lord: Loving Enemies in an Age of Violence

Skotnicki, Andrew. Criminal Justice and the Catholic Church

Standaert, Michael. Skipping Towards Armageddon: The Politics and Propaganda of the Left Behind Novels and the LaHaye Empire

Slaughter, Thomas P. The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition

Sprinkle, Preston. People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality is not Just an Issue. Zondervan, 2015. [TP 3/31/16]

Stout, Harry S. Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War

Swartley, Willard M. Homosexuality: Biblical Interpretation and Moral Discernment [full review]

Swartley, Willard M. Homosexuality: Biblical Interpretation and Moral Discernment [critical notes]

Taubes, Jacob. The Political Theology of Paul

Van Wijk-Bos, Johanna. Making Wise the Simple: The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice

Vines, Matthew. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case for Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014. [TP 11/2/14]

Weaver, J. Denny. The Nonviolent Atonement

Weiner, Tim. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

Wicker, Christine. The Fall of the Evangelical Nation: The Surprising Crisis Inside the Church

Wills, Garry. What Paul Meant

Wolf, Naomi. The End of America: Letters of Warning to a Young Patriot

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Justice: Rights and Wrongs

Wright, N.T. Evil and the Justice of God

Wright, N.T. Paul: In Fresh Perspective

Wright, Tom. Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision

York, Tripp and Justin Bronson Barringer, eds. A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence. Cascade Books, 2012. [TP 6/20/12]

Zizek, Slavoj. Violence

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