Into the Book

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General Non-Fiction


  1. Navigating Trials in the New America

    Think it Not Strange is the latest short book from John Piper, on persecution in the Christian life. In 90 short pages, half a dozen authors from around the world study persecution. Piper and the others present this book as a short companion for American Christians: they take the Bible’s teaching on persecution and apply it to the American church and changing culture. Think it Not Strange is an excellent book that reminds us that the past – not the coming future – has been exceptional. (more…)

  2. The Christian church in the United States today faces a great challenge. No, I’m not talking about the attack on marriage or the “homosexual threat.” Instead, Christians are finally facing the consequences of lukewarm, cultural Christianity. Churches stand at a crossroads: either we can embrace the culture and stay in their favor, or we can seek to humbly stand for what we believe the Bible teaches, and face a decisive fall from their favor. Al Mohler’s latest book, We Cannot be Silent, presents a bold call as the culture shifts around us: how to speak truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, and the very meaning of right and wrong. (more…)

  3. A Memoir of the Craft

    If you’re looking for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to becoming a better writer, Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is not the book for you. But that’s what I liked most about it. Rather than hitting us with a set of opinions as to why his writing has been so successful, and a 5-point plan to tap into those supposed ‘principles of best-selling writing’, King gives us a living example of excellent, transparent writing in the text of the book itself. (more…)

  4. It’s not too late and you’re never too far.

    Louie Giglio’s latest book, The Comeback, is a lightweight handbook for those who feel God has given up on them. Described in terms of a “comeback,” Giglio walks his readers through the process of coming back to God’s purpose and plan. “No matter what our obstacles are, no matter what mistakes we’ve made, no matter if we’re in a season of wandering or darkness,” he writes, “God will still call you back to himself. The comeback starts now. (more…)

  5. Other than reading toilsome books, writing papers may be the most difficult part of school. Yeah, taking a test is hard, but all you have to do for that is memorize answers. To write an essay one must come up with original ideas based on an assigned (and, most likely, boring) topic. That is not easy. In fact, it’s downright hard. However, what if I told you that everything you need to write a good essay, you can learn from watching movies? Hard to believe? I thought so too, but Dr. Douglas put forward a pretty good case.

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  6. A Practical Guide to Productivity

    Do you struggle to keep up with all the information coming your way? Do you sometimes feel that you have to sacrifice your devotional time, or time with your family, to get all your work done? Between appointments, obligations, and menial chores, it can be hard to keep everything organized, and make time for personal projects, tasks, and goals. Many people live within these parameters, and there seems to be no way out. I’ve been there too, but Do More Better brings encouraging news. (more…)

  7. The Grace of God for the People of God

    How often do you think about the triune nature of God? Have you ever considered how the doctrine of the Trinity should impact you, as a Christian? Many haven’t, and all would benefit from meditating on the rich truths within this doctrine. Experiencing the Trinity, by Joe Thorn isn’t about fully understanding the nature of the Trinity, the focus is on taking in individual truths and responding to them, digesting them with the hope that your focus would be filled by our great triune God.

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  8. Marriage is mythologized by some as the path to true happiness, even self-actualization, while others call it a vestige of simpler times, or at best a mere social construct that can be ignored if one pleases. There are as many visions for marriage as there are people, and yet all seem to miss the point. The meaning. Well, what is the purpose of marriage?
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  9. There is nothing like curling up with a good book on a cold day, especially after digging through textbooks all semester. I was ready to read something fun, something that wasn’t boring and required by a class. So I curled up with College Writing.

    Yeah, my mom thought I was crazy, too.

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  10. There is a common philosophical question: “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Walton presents a similar philosophical quandary: “If a computer rests in the forest but is never used, is it really a computer?” To put it another way: when does that computer actually come into being? Is it when all the parts are put into place? Or is it when the computer is actually put to use? Walton uses the example of a business. Is the business created when it has the building in place or when it has a sales license? In essence, should creation be understood as functional or material?

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