Book Reviews

Sport at the Deep End

Well Played: A Christian theology of sport and the ethics of doping WELL PLAYED: A CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY OF SPORT AND THE ETHICS OF DOPING MICHAEL SHAFER PICKWICK PUBLICATIONS, 2015 $25.60 (PAPERBACK) 244 PAGES Although authors have since biblical times alluded…
December 30, 2017
Book Reviews

Remembering Jesus, Not Ourselves

Accompany Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral ACCOMPANY THEM WITH SINGING: THE CHRISTIAN FUNERAL THOMAS G. LONG WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS, 2013 242 PAGES (PAPERBACK) $15 In many contexts today, funerals have become a show to feature the distinctive loves…
October 31, 2017
Book Reviews

Wading through Modern Ennui

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories THE OXFORD BOOK OF AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, SECOND EDITION JOYCE CAROL OATES, EDITOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013 $21.95 808 PAGES A review of a book of short stories should tell the reader some…
Book Reviews

Good Company in the Valley

Rejoicing in Lament, by J. Todd Billings REJOICING IN LAMENT: WRESTLING WITH INCURABLE CANCER & LIFE IN CHRIST J. TODD BILLINGS BRAZOS PRESS, 2015 $19.99 224 PAGES I’ll confess: I was fully prepared to wince at the contents of this…
February 28, 2017
Book Reviews

John Updike as Evangelist

Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike, by John McTavish MYTH AND GOSPEL IN THE FICTION OF JOHN UPDIKE JOHN MCTAVISH CASCADE BOOKS, 2016 $25 183 PAGES Readers looking for the latest cutting-edge scholarship on John Updike (1932-2009)…
January 4, 2017