Tuesday, June 16, 2015

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan



So Crazy Rich Asians was a really fun book and I was quite looking forward to the follow-up. But Kwan didn't deliver. The plot seemed haphazard and the magic was gone. 

Review copy provided by publisher.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament by Stanley Porter



This is a wide-ranging collection of essays: from the legal issues related to copyrighting critical texts to very technical linguistic discussions. As with most collections, it is somewhat uneven. I mostly picked it up for his treatment of Mark 13 but then ended up not being wowed by that chapter. I was perhaps most interested in his suggestion regarding hyponymy and the trinity--which is kind of funny since I'm not trinitarian.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Reagan: The Life by H. W. Brands



I loved this book. Great story, well told, sympathetic but not sycophantic.

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The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows



I was expecting to adore this because I really liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but it was lame.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell



I really liked this. Quite good. And a great cover.

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans



Some parts of this really resonated with me but other parts were totally cloying.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



I thought this was kind of lame.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande



Interesting. Well worth reading.

Proclaiming the Gospel by Whitney Shiner



Fascinating, unique, and important.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Simply Jesus by N. T. Wright



I liked this. I haven't read much Wright before; I was under the impression that he was more conservative and I suppose he is compared to, say, John Dominic Crossan, but he's not that conservative.

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