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James C. Howell. Birth: The Mystery of Being Born. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, April 21st 2020. 208 pp.

2 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This book kind was kind of disappointing.  According to the publisher Baker Academic the series in which this book is a part of “provides pastors and pastors-in-training with rich theological reflection on the various seasons that make up a human life, helping them minister with greater wisdom and joy.”  The theological reflection wasn’t as biblical nor as rigorous or practical as I expected.  What’s even more disappointing is the bad theology that is in this book.  In this review I want to talk first about the way the book is organized followed by its strength and then its weakness.


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