Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review of “Understanding Japaneseness”

[The following is the review I wrote for Missiology: A Review Journal. It was published in the January 2018 issue of that journal and can be accessed here.] Understanding Japaneseness: A Fresh Look at Nipponjinron through “Maternal-filial Affection” by Kosuke … Continue reading

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Summary of Robb Ryerse’s “Running for Our Lives”

[Check out my blog article about Ryerse and his book here.] Ryerse, Robb. Running for Our Lives: A Story of Faith, Politics, and the Common Good. Westminster John Knox Press, 2020. 165 pp. “1  You’ve Got to Do This: Rethinking … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Viktor E. Frankl, “Man’s Search for Meaning”

Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (original Ger., 1946; original Eng. trans., 1959; Boston Press, 2014), 180 pp. Foreword by Harold S. Kushner (2006) “Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning is one of the great books of our time” … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Jean Vanier’s book “Becoming Human”

Jean Vanier, Becoming Human (Anansi, 1998, 2008; 166 pp.) {The following are some of the notable statements the author made through his book, but this is only a compilation of significant sentences, not in any sense a summary of the … Continue reading

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Review of “A Resurrection-Shaped Life”

[This is a review of Jake Owensby, A Resurrection-Shaped Life: Dying and Rising on Planet Earth (Abingdon Press, 2018), 111 pp. — My regular blog article partly based upon this book can be found here.] Author of three previous books, including Gospel … Continue reading

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Review of “Jesus and Kukai”

[The following is a review I wrote in the fall of 2018 for the journal Missiology: An International Review.] Review of Jesus and Kukai: A World of Non-Duality (2018) by Peter Baekelmans During my many years of living in Fukuoka City, … Continue reading

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Review of “A Palestinian Theology of Liberation”

[This is a book review I wrote for the Englewood Review of Books; it was posted online, here, in January 2018.] Naim Stifan Ateek, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict (Orbis Books, 2017; 172 … Continue reading

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