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A weekend reading review…because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History.  New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, October 9th 2018.  307 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

It seems people are still fascinated with hunting down Nazis doesn’t it, with a much anticipated Amazon Prime TV show released called Hunters for February 2020 after World War Two has ended decades ago.  The Holocaust was one of the most horrifying evils done against humanity in history.  Yet in order for this to have happened for year that involved many, many Germans.  One such notorious groups was the German Waffen SS units.  With all the evil they done it seems that many escaped punishment.  Or did they?  This book tells the story of “Nazi hunters” after the war.  One of the co-author is a popular Conservative news show host: Bill O’ Reilly.

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G.K. Beale. Redemptive Reversals and the Ironic Overturning of Human Wisdom. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, October 17, 2019.  208 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Do you appreciate irony?  I love ironies and if there’s one literature that really got me interested in this literary device it was the Bible.  In this book New Testament scholar G. K. Beale look at the various irony found throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  This is an excellent work on Biblical Theology and certainly I want to read more of Beale’s books.

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A weekend leisure reading review…because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

 

Mark Waid. The Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom.  San Diego, CA: IDW Publishing, March 5th 2013. 104 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Do you remember the movie the Rocketeer?  As a kid I seen commercials for it and never got to watch it until recently.  The Rocketeer is a story of a young man name Cliff Secord who found a rocket backpack.  He goes around doing good with it.  After watching the movie I wanted to read comic books about the Rocketeer so I picked up this graphic novel.  As my first reading of the Rocketeer it didn’t disappoint!  In fact I want to read more adventures of the Rocketeer as a result of this book.

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For this week’s “Wee-kids” Wednesdays here’s a review of a Christian children’s book.

 

Devon Provencher. Jesus.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, February 7th 2019.  22 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Looking for a book on defining the theological terms concerning Jesus but for little kids?  This is what this board book for kids tries to accomplish.  It is a part of the Big Theology for Little Hearts series published by Crossway.  The series tries to take “big ideas” from the Scripture and give a concise definition and illustrations to help kids between ages 1-5 understand the terms.  What a fascinating concept!

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A weekend leisure reading review…because sometimes Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!  So here’s my first comic book of the year!

Mark Waid.  Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire. New York, NY: DC Comics, May 1st 2003. 160 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

I picked this up because of the cover.  Yes I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but it seems pretty cool.  But I also decided to read this book because who authored it (Brian Azzarello); previously I have read comics that he wrote the story for and I enjoyed them.  I also thought this was worth reading because it introduces to me a character that is new to me: Deathblow.  What did I think of it?

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For this week’s “Wee-kids” Wednesdays here’s a review of a children’s book and while its not Christian its still family friendly.

 

Kyandreia Jones. Spies: James Armistead Lafayette.  Waitsfield, VT: Chooseco, May 1st 2019.  199 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

As a kid I love Choose Your Own Adventures!  Now that I’m a parent I wanted my kids to also enjoy these.  I got this book to read to my kids after I read a Christian version of Choose Your Own Adventure and I thought I read one aloud to them.  Of all the titles I picked this one since it focused on the American War of Independence and I’ve gone over the topic as a history lesson with my kids.  My girls thought it was a fun historical fiction!

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D.A. Carson. The Cross and Christian Ministry: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, January 2nd 2018. 160 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster |Amazon

Bible believing Christians know that the Christian ministry must be Cross-Centered but what does that mean?  In this 160 page book New Testament scholar and author Don Carson writes a book on what that means based upon the book of 1 Corinthians.  This makes for a spiritually edifying read whether you are in pastoral ministry or you are a faithful church member.  It is also spiritually edifying whether you are studying to enter the ministry or someone who have been a pastor for some time, and I read this at at a point in my life where I’m close to a decade of full time ministry.

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