Category: Book Reviews

Summaries and analyses of books new and old.

Summaries and analyses of books new and old.

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Special Deal on Books by John Cobin for LCC Readers

This entry is part 44 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

I have long respected the work of Dr. John Cobin in the field of Christian libertarianism. His two books Christian …

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Where is the Religious Right Wrong?

When I first heard of this book, the title alone was enough to make me sympathetic to the author’s case. Since gaining steam in the 1970s, the Religious Right has become more or less synonymous with American evangelical Christianity, conservatism, and the Republican Party, with arguably disastrous results.

Author Matthew Mills states his purpose early in the first chapter: “I’m going to attempt to show what God, through His Word, specifically thinks about a lot of what’s going on in modern American politics. If you disagree with my position on an issue from a Biblical standpoint, I challenge you to come up with firm, Scripture-based reasons for doing so.”

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A Farewell to Mars

I cannot overstate my excitement to promote Brian Zahnd’s latest book, A Farewell to Mars. I am passionate about the message …

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Can Ayn Rand and Christianity hold a civil conversation? A review of “The Soul of Atlas”

Book review of The Soul of Atlas by Mark Henderson. 2013 Reason Publishing, 246 pages. http://soulofatlas.com Although libertarians have been …

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The Antidote to Military Exceptionalism

This talk was given at the Authors Forum at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference at the Mises Institute. I …

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Christians and the Communist Boogeyman

David E. Settje, Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars (NYU Press, 2011), xi + 233 …

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God’s Own Party?

Review of Daniel K. Williams, God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right (Oxford University Press, 2012), ix + …

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Habeas Corpus in America

Review of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror by Anthony …

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The Moral Case for a Free Economy

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, by Robert Sirico (Regnery Publishing, 2012), 213 pages. Critics …

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Looking Forward by Looking Backward (My Personal 2013 Recap)

Adult maturity is partly evidenced by how well we allow our past to influence our vision and hope for the …

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The Taste of War

Review of Lizzie Collingham, The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food (The Penguin Press, 2012), …

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Top 10 Libertarian (and Christian) Books for 2013

Every year, I try to highlight some of the best recent and classic books about Christianity, libertarianism, and the books …

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An Injury to Civilization

Review of Jack Beatty, The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began (Walker & Co., 2012), …

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Christian Anti-Capitalism

Review of Daniel M. Bell Jr., The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World (Baker Academic, 2012), …

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Just Politics

To get an idea of Ronald Sider’s perspective in this book, we might begin with a look at the man …

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A Biblical Defense of Self-Defense

I have written many articles on gun control. As a book reviewer, I am especially interested in new books on gun …

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Sow It Everywhere

Review of Martin A. Lee, Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana—Medical, Recreational, and Scientific (Scribner, 2012), vii + 519 …

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Glenn Beck Almost Gets It Right (About Guns)

Review of Glenn Beck, Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns (Threshold Editions, 2013), xvi + 189 pgs., paperback, $12.00. I …

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Review: A Bible Based View of Liberty and Free Governments

It is often said that libertarians arrive at their views from different routes. Some by Ron Paul (a conservative Christian), …

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Christian Political Life

(This post concludes the live blogging of Tim Suttle’s book Public Jesus. You can read the other posts here.) Tim …

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What Every Libertarian Needs To Know About Two Books on the Drug War

Review of Mark A. R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Angela Hawken, Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to …

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Two Important Books for Libertarian Christians

I must recommend two important books for Libertarian Christians. The first is Turn Neither to the Right Nor to the …

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The War on Drugs is a War on Freedom

Book review of The War on Drugs is a War on Freedom by Laurence Vance. Vance Publications, 2012. Orlando, FL. …

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An Ecumenical Babel

Book review of Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church’s Social Witness by Jordan J. Ballor. Christian’s Library Press, …

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Speak Up!

(This is part six of a series liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. You can read the introduction to the series here, my …

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Becoming the Body of Christ

(This is part five of a series liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. You can read the introduction to the series here, my …

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Give It a Rest, Already!

(This is part four of a series liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. You can read the introduction to the series here, my …

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Work: Toil or Worship?

This is part three of a series liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. You can read the introduction to the series here, my …

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Locking Eyes With Culture

This is part two of a series liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. You can read the introduction to the …

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