Category Archives: Christianity

BOOK REVIEW: “Dangerous Passage”

Finely nuanced novels written within a Christian framework are few and far between; this one by Lisa Harris is a choice find. Her crime story is well-told; she knows the field of police detective work cold. The story is compelling … Continue reading

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The World Will Stand Back in Wonder

Yesterday’s Randy Roberts sermon (Dare to Be a Daniel) eloquently touched on one of my favorite themes: how a life of quiet, winsome eloquence can touch the whole planet. Here’s my all-time best illustration of how an obedient Christian’s life … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Redeeming Love”

“Redeeming Love” has achieved bestseller status, and any reader with spiritual sensibilities will quickly sense why. Rivers is one of the true masters of Christian fiction, and this is probably her best book. (I’ve read three in the past six … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Her Mother’s Hope”

It’s easy to see why Francine Rivers is an undisputed master in the genre of Christian historical fiction. This semiautobiographical story is a sprawling saga covering half a century and two continents and a pair of troubled protagonists. The writing … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: “Miracles From Heaven”

I’m encouraged by the recent uptick in traffic for Christian-themed films, and the success of movie projects by Sherwood Baptist Church and Sony Pictures’ Affirm Films division. So here’s my positive review for the currently playing Miracles From Heaven. I … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mercy Me

In terms of “In Christ you are a new creation,” I’m finding eloquent sermons in my stack of Mercy Me CDs. It seems to be this band’s recurring theme, and I hope they keep on singing to my soul for … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “God and the Gay Christian”

  I am blessed by the respectful and scholarly tone of this book, a sincere effort to resolve the agony felt by uncounted gay Christians honestly wanting to be in an obedient relationship with Jesus. Matthew Vines does a credible … Continue reading

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