Book Review

Bloggery / Book Review By On February 20, 2018

The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence

Have you ever been confronted by a skeptic or an atheist about the violence of God in the Old Testament? Or perhaps it’s this: you’re a Christian and God’s violence in the Old Testament troubles you because it doesn’t seem to line up with the Jesus of the New Testament.  Jesus who said, “love your enemies,” and God who said,…

Book Review / Love Wins By On May 30, 2011

Love Wins Review – Chapter Eight

And so we have come to the end.  I should probably take a moment to apologize for not making my self-imposed deadline of May 6, 2011.  It was foolish on my part to think I could finish this in such a small time frame.  Nevertheless, the end is here.  This final chapter entitled, The End is Here, wraps up Love…

Book Review / Love Wins By On May 28, 2011

Love Wins Review – Chapter Seven

I must admit, Bell says some incredible things in the first few pages of this chapter.  The chapter is entitled, The Good News is Better Than That.  As with the last few chapters, I have cringed as I began them, fearing what I would encounter.  There have definitely been some moments where I have shouted at the pages of this…

Book Review / Love Wins By On May 25, 2011

Love Wins Review – Chapter Six

I must make a confession.  With each progressive chapter in this book, it becomes more difficult for me to continue writing this review.  It has nothing to do with my desire to finish; rather it has everything to do with the fact that Bell’s writing toward the end of the book is spent propping up everything he said in the…

Book Review / Love Wins By On May 15, 2011

Love Wins Review – Chapter Five

A few years ago, Radene and I went through a rough patch with some family members.  There were exchanges of emails and unkindness was simply flowing freely.  It was a very stressful time for all of us.  It really did not take too long and I was ready to make amends but Radene’s wounds were not ready to deal with…

Book Review / Love Wins By On May 10, 2011

Love Wins Review – Chapter Four

One may be tempted to simply close the book at this point and be satisfied that Bell has clearly departed from orthodoxy.  I almost did.  Actually, had I not already declared my intentions to review this book, I may have done so.  But I did, so I pushed forward.  This chapter is entitled, Does God Get What God Wants? It…