Category: Book Reviews

Summaries and analyses of books new and old.

Summaries and analyses of books new and old.

Book Reviews

Being Public Christians

This is the first in a series posts liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. Most people tend to believe that …

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Liveblogging “Public Jesus”

Tim Suttle, whose first book I reviewed here, recently published his second work, Public Jesus. The copy the publisher sent …

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Make Everything Voluntary

God created a remarkable world, a world where if you follow good ethics and work hard then the results are …

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Responding to Tim Suttle

Author Tim Suttle responded to my review of his book, An Evangelical Social Gospel?, by engaging in the one major …

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“It is Dangerous to be Right when the Government is Wrong” Book Review

Review of Andrew Napolitano, It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom …

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“Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide” Book Review

It is certainly true that the Church has divided severely over issues throughout its 2,000-year history, but the last few …

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“An Evangelical Social Gospel?” Book Review

While there have always been schisms in the Christian faith, the current theological/political divide between the Christian Left and the …

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: A Book Review

Let’s take a stroll today through something other than politics today. I recently read a book by Douglas Sean O’Donnell …

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Top 10 Libertarian Books for Christmas 2011

Every year, I like to construct a list of some of the best books released in the past year and …

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“Republican Politics According to the Bible” Book Review

Review of Wayne Grudem, Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light …

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A Simple-Minded Warmonger

Review of Mike Huckabee, A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don’t!) …

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“Bible And Government” Book Review

Review of Bible and Government: Public Policy from a Christian Perspective, by John Cobin (Alertness Ltd., 2003). 256 pages, $10.95. …

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“Christians and the Common Good” Book Review

Review of Christians and the Common Good, by Charles Gutenson (Brazos Press, 2011). 192 pages, $19.99. —- Christians and non-Christians …

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Oxymoronic, or just moronic?

Review of Carl Trueman’s Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative (P & R Publishing, 2010), xxvii + 110 pgs, paperback, …

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“Not a Fan” Book Review

I recently read an interesting book called Not a Fan, by Kyle Idleman. I don’t want to do an in-depth …

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Ron Paul’s Liberty Defined Book Review

Liberty Defined, by Ron Paul. Grand Central Publishing: 2011. —- The word liberty connotes various meanings. Many consider it an …

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Why Everyone Needs “Bourbon for Breakfast” Book Review

It’s no secret to libertarians that the state has influenced the way we live in both obvious and subliminal ways. …

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“The Ethics of Martin Luther” Book Review

Book review of The Ethics of Martin Luther by Paul Althaus, translated by Robert C. Schultz. Augsberg Fortress Press, 1972. …

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“Nullifation: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century” Book Review

Book review of Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century by Thomas Woods. Regnery Publishing, Inc.: Washington …

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Laurence Vance’s Commentary on Galatians

As most of this blog’s readers know, well-known LewRockwell.com author and scholar Laurence Vance has joined the crew of LCC …

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John Milton and Freedom

I personally love Milton. Paradise Lost is one of the most beautiful things in the English language. But Milton was …

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What is the best book on the essentials of libertarianism?

Have you ever wondered what book you ought to give to a person inquiring about libertarianism to you? What do …

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Top 10 Books for Libertarians–Christmas 2010 Edition

Of all posts on LibertarianChristians.com, the holiday book lists are some of the most perennially popular. 2010 has seen some …

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Disciple of Liberty by Jason Rink, Book Review

In the world of literature on liberty, books fall into three distinct categories. First are the books for experts scholars, deeper works that address high level concepts, social or economic theory, and philosophical ideas. Next are the books for the informed reader, those that have a working knowledge of libertarian ideas and seek to improve one’s understanding of the philosophy of liberty. Finally, there are books for those just starting their journey in liberty, those who have little knowledge of economics or libertarian theory. Jason Rink’s Disciple of Liberty falls into the latter category, and it fills a particularly useful void in libertarian literature: an easily accessible explication of liberty to the Christian newcomer.

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Leo Tolstoy Against the State

Russian writer Leo Tolstoy is considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. War and Peace and Anna Karenina have inspired millions over the last century. Less well-known about Tolstoy, though, is that his interpretation of Christian ethics has had a profound effect upon the world, especially regarding non-resistance and pacifism. In this paper, I will examine the development of these themes in Tolstoy’s philosophy as they appear in The Kingdom of God is Within You.

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Anarchy and Christianity

Anarchy and Christianity is a short work presenting the essentials of Ellul’s political philosophy with respect to Scripture. It reads in a scholarly manner, especially with his references to historical and textual criticism and the assumption that the reader knows something about Marxian class theory, historical theological traditions, and even a bit of Greek

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“Panderer to Power: The True Story of Alan Greenspan” Book Review

Book Review of Panderer to Power, by Frederick Sheehan. McGraw-Hill: New York, 2010. Retail: $29.95 For the bulk of my …

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Top 10 Books for Christian Libertarians – 2009 Edition

One of the most popular and commented on posts of this past year was my Top 10 Books for Christmas …

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Book Review: Leviathan at War edited by Edmund A. Opitz

Perhaps the most valid justification of government is its defense of citizens against foreign aggressors. But when governments wage war, a thin line separates defense and offense. And even in a defensive war, governments typically deprive their own citizens of many liberties. Historically, war has done more than anything else to enhance the power of governments and to diminish the liberties of the people. Classical liberals have always recognized the dangers of war and supported policies, such as free international trade, that reduce the likelihood of war.

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Summer Reading – Top 10 books that you should drop everything to read now…

Looking for some good summer reading, fellow Christian libertarians? I gave this list to a friend in mid-July (a reader …

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