Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review of “A Palestinian Theology of Liberation”

[This is the review I recently wrote for the Englewood Review of Books.] Naim Stifan Ateek, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict (Orbis Books, 2017; 172 pp.) Naim Stifan Ateek (b. 1937) is an … Continue reading

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Quotes from “The Shack”

{On March 5, I posted an article on my regular blogsite about “The Shack” (see here). I noted the following quotes when I read the book again just before seeing the movie by the same name which was released on … Continue reading

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A Further Look at “Silence”

Over the last couple of weeks I have read a number of reviews about Martin Scorsese’s movie “Silence,” based on the 1966 (Eng., 1969) novel by the same name written by Endo Shusaku. Endo (1923-96) was a Catholic Christian who … Continue reading

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“The New Left and Christian Radicalism”

[Rather than a summary of the book as such, the following is mainly a compilation of what I found to be the most important statements made in this powerful book.] Gish, Arthur G. The New Left and Christian Radicalism. Eerdmans, … Continue reading

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Review of Leroy Barber’s “Embrace”

This is a review I wrote for Missiology: An International Review, which will be published sometime next year. Barber, Leroy. Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World. IVP Books, 2016. 140 pp. $16.00, paperback. For many years one of my … Continue reading

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Finished Reading “Lila”

April 19, 2016 Finished reading the large print edition of Marilynne Robinson’s Lila (2014), the third of her Gilead novels. Shame is one of the themes of the book, and at one point in the first half of the book, … Continue reading

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