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Review: A Game of Thrones

There is a good book inside Game of Thrones—maybe even two—but they are buried underneath an avalanche of monotonous detail, with four interconnected plot lines fighting each other for attention and strangling each other for air. The book tries to do too much and instead does too little. As the first part of an epic-scoped […]

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Review: This Present Darkness

This Present Darkess is a fun little book, but it’s a novel and not a book about theology. Indeed, if you think about the theology too hard it all kind of falls apart. Let’s do it anyway. The book, for those of you who haven’t read it (you should; it’s a good romp if a […]

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Review: The Hijacking of Jesus

The Hijacking of Jesus is a thin little book about how religion became a polarized political battle zone, and what to do about it. The book is a curious beast, though: it has a meandering style that belies the tour-of-the-countryside method of a magazine writer, which Wakefield is. This can work in a longer piece, […]

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The Shack

The Shack (Amazon Link) is this big little book that is really popular in Evangelical circles of late. Eugene Peterson compared its potential impact to Pilgrims Progress. My mom bought a copy and I read it. This entire entry is chock full of spoilers for The Shack, so you shouldn’t read it if you care […]

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Heads In The Sand Review

There are already approximately seventeen million reviews of Matthew Yglesias’ new book, Heads in the Sand, so I figured one more wouldn’t hurt. Yglesias is one of my must-read bloggers; when I’m behind a few days, I’ll plow through his feed first because he makes great points, ties it into the larger picture, and doesn’t […]

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Hero With a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell is one of those people that you would meet at a dinner party in the opening chapter of a Tom Wolfe novel, and spend the rest of the novel getting hints about the deeper meanings of the novel itself from his appearances throughout. He seems like quite a smart little fellow, and what […]

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