Category Archives: Social Issues

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Legal Reichs: Book 1 – There’s A Thin Line by Ronin Schtihl Daire and Trisha A. Lindsey (America Star Books/Publish America) 2000

There’s a Thin Line is the first book of the Legal Reichs series. The series concerns Josef, a man groomed to be the leader of the neo-Nazi White supremacy hate group, the Aryan Brotherhood Nation, and Blaire, who is supposed

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Legal Reichs: Book 1 – There’s A Thin Line by Ronin Schtihl Daire and Trisha A. Lindsey (America Star Books/Publish America) 2000

There’s a Thin Line is the first book of the Legal Reichs series. The series concerns Josef, a man groomed to be the leader of the neo-Nazi White supremacy hate group, the Aryan Brotherhood Nation, and Blaire, who is supposed

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Fractured by Lambert Nagle – Lambert Nagle (2014)

Fractured by Lambert Nagle is a short story prequel to Revolution Earth. As such, I imagine it adds value and insight to folks who are already fans of Revolution Earth. Unfortunately, I’d never heard of the book until I received

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Fractured by Lambert Nagle – Lambert Nagle (2014)

Fractured by Lambert Nagle is a short story prequel to Revolution Earth. As such, I imagine it adds value and insight to folks who are already fans of Revolution Earth. Unfortunately, I’d never heard of the book until I received

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Danny Boy by Laura Whiskens – House of Cats Publishing [UK] (2013) [Short Story]

I have never reviewed a short story before, but I happily leave a few comments for Laura Whisken’s “Danny Boy.” This brief tale is told from the point of view of a girl who grows up next door to a

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Danny Boy by Laura Whiskens – House of Cats Publishing [UK] (2013) [Short Story]

I have never reviewed a short story before, but I happily leave a few comments for Laura Whisken’s “Danny Boy.” This brief tale is told from the point of view of a girl who grows up next door to a

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How Do We Know the Bible Is True? – Volume 2, Ken Ham & Bodie Hodge, General Editors (Master Books) 2012

A fitting companion to volume one of the series, How Do We Know the Bible Is True? – Volume 2  touches upon roughly 30 relevant apologetics issues and provides sound Biblical answers to these questions: Why are young people walking

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How Do We Know the Bible Is True? – Volume 2, Ken Ham & Bodie Hodge, General Editors (Master Books) 2012

A fitting companion to volume one of the series, How Do We Know the Bible Is True? – Volume 2  touches upon roughly 30 relevant apologetics issues and provides sound Biblical answers to these questions: Why are young people walking

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Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity. Edited by Charles Laverdiere. Master Books: Green Forest, AR (2012)

I’m always leery of the book version of a film, especially documentaries and other nonfictional media, mostly because the “novelization” tends to rehash the same ground that I just covered in the movie. But every once in a while, the

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Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity. Edited by Charles Laverdiere. Master Books: Green Forest, AR (2012)

I’m always leery of the book version of a film, especially documentaries and other nonfictional media, mostly because the “novelization” tends to rehash the same ground that I just covered in the movie. But every once in a while, the

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Answers Book 4 Teens (AB4T) Volume 2 – By Ken Ham, Bodie Hodge & Tommy Mitchell (New Leaf Publishing) 2012

The Answers Book 4 Teens [AB4T] Volume 2 once again answers 15 relevant questions that teens of this decade [or any other] are asking about the Bible, God, the origins debate and morality without dumbing everything down as so many well-intended resources do:

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Answers Book 4 Teens (AB4T) Volume 2 – By Ken Ham, Bodie Hodge & Tommy Mitchell (New Leaf Publishing) 2012

The Answers Book 4 Teens [AB4T] Volume 2 once again answers 15 relevant questions that teens of this decade [or any other] are asking about the Bible, God, the origins debate and morality without dumbing everything down as so many well-intended resources do:

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Unveiling the Kings of Israel: Revealing the Bible’s Archaeological History by David Down, Master Books (2011)

Very much a sequel to Unwrapping the Pharaohs, David Down’s Unveiling the Kings of Israel demonstrates that “far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove

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Unveiling the Kings of Israel: Revealing the Bible’s Archaeological History by David Down, Master Books (2011)

Very much a sequel to Unwrapping the Pharaohs, David Down’s Unveiling the Kings of Israel demonstrates that “far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove

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Who Needs A Superhero? Finding Virtue, Vice, and What’s Holy in the Comics by H. Michael Brewer – Baker Books (2004)

Few books in Christendom are wrapped around as brilliant a concept as this one. Within the pages of Who Needs A Superhero?, author H. Michael Brewer takes his love and knowledge of comic book superheroes and explores some key doctrines

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Who Needs A Superhero? Finding Virtue, Vice, and What’s Holy in the Comics by H. Michael Brewer – Baker Books (2004)

Few books in Christendom are wrapped around as brilliant a concept as this one. Within the pages of Who Needs A Superhero?, author H. Michael Brewer takes his love and knowledge of comic book superheroes and explores some key doctrines

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Unwrapping the Pharaohs: How Egyptian Archaeology Confirms the Biblical Timeline by John Ashton & David Downs, Master Books (2006)

Egyptian chronology simply doesn’t confirm the Bible, but there is an excellent reason for this. Egyptian chronologies contain inflated lifespans for their god-kings and do not take into account Eusebius’ statement that “several Egyptian kings ruled at the same time…

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Unwrapping the Pharaohs: How Egyptian Archaeology Confirms the Biblical Timeline by John Ashton & David Downs, Master Books (2006)

Egyptian chronology simply doesn’t confirm the Bible, but there is an excellent reason for this. Egyptian chronologies contain inflated lifespans for their god-kings and do not take into account Eusebius’ statement that “several Egyptian kings ruled at the same time…

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Meet the Skeptic – A Field Guide to Faith Conversations by Bill Foster (Master Books) 2012

This isn’t your typical book review. I mean, how often do you get to field test a field guide to faith conversations? But it so happened that the other day I was talking to a young man at college and

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Meet the Skeptic – A Field Guide to Faith Conversations by Bill Foster (Master Books) 2012

This isn’t your typical book review. I mean, how often do you get to field test a field guide to faith conversations? But it so happened that the other day I was talking to a young man at college and

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The Church of Facebook – How the Hyperconnected Are Redefining Community by Jesse Rice – David C. Cook (2009)

The Church of Facebook is an interesting book, but it fails miserably at establishing its primary message. According to the subtitle of the book, author Jesse Rice intends to show us how the hyperconnected are redefining community. What he actually

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The Church of Facebook – How the Hyperconnected Are Redefining Community by Jesse Rice – David C. Cook (2009)

The Church of Facebook is an interesting book, but it fails miserably at establishing its primary message. According to the subtitle of the book, author Jesse Rice intends to show us how the hyperconnected are redefining community. What he actually

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Answers Book 4 Teens (AB4T) – By Bodie Hodge & Tommy Mitchell, with Ken Ham (New Leaf Publishing) 2011

My own drift from traditional Christianity to agnostic began shortly after I transferred from a Bible-affirming Christian school to a public high school. When I questioned evolution and the age of the Earth in my physical science class, the teacher

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Answers Book 4 Teens (AB4T) – By Bodie Hodge & Tommy Mitchell, with Ken Ham (New Leaf Publishing) 2011

My own drift from traditional Christianity to agnostic began shortly after I transferred from a Bible-affirming Christian school to a public high school. When I questioned evolution and the age of the Earth in my physical science class, the teacher

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Pieces of Light by Julie Cave (Master Books) 2011

Pieces of Light is the third book in the Dinah Harris mystery series. I was a bit leery about diving into a fiction series without having read the first two installments. A lot of times an author builds off previous

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Pieces of Light by Julie Cave (Master Books) 2011

Pieces of Light is the third book in the Dinah Harris mystery series. I was a bit leery about diving into a fiction series without having read the first two installments. A lot of times an author builds off previous

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How Do We Know the Bible Is True? – Volume 1, Ken Ham & Bodie Hodge, General Editors (Master Books) 2011

Ever since the publication of Already Gone (and more recently Already Compromised), Answers in Genesis has been increasingly pumping out general apologetics materials. Why? Why not just stick to creation apologetics? Because the results of the survey upon which Already

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How Do We Know the Bible Is True? – Volume 1, Ken Ham & Bodie Hodge, General Editors (Master Books) 2011

Ever since the publication of Already Gone (and more recently Already Compromised), Answers in Genesis has been increasingly pumping out general apologetics materials. Why? Why not just stick to creation apologetics? Because the results of the survey upon which Already

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Church Diversity by Scott Williams, New Leaf Press (2011)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr lamented that Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the American Church. So why shouldn’t our churches reflect the kind of diversity God intended from the beginning of the Church and certainly intends as its end result? That’s right; there is no reason why not. Scott Williams’ new book gives us a few ideas on how to intentionally achieve true church diversity…

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Church Diversity by Scott Williams, New Leaf Press (2011)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr lamented that Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the American Church. So why shouldn’t our churches reflect the kind of diversity God intended from the beginning of the Church and certainly intends as its end result? That’s right; there is no reason why not. Scott Williams’ new book gives us a few ideas on how to intentionally achieve true church diversity…

Our Very First Review Gets Mentioned on Ken Ham’s blog at Answers in Genesis!

God is awesome! I barely got the very first review out of the chute for The Bookwyrm’s Lair and the entire thing gets re-posted on Around the World with Ken Ham. Needless to say, I’m stoked. You can see the blog

Our Very First Review Gets Mentioned on Ken Ham’s blog at Answers in Genesis!

God is awesome! I barely got the very first review out of the chute for The Bookwyrm’s Lair and the entire thing gets re-posted on Around the World with Ken Ham. Needless to say, I’m stoked. You can see the blog