Book Reviews

Review of “The Presbyterian Church USA, No More Decline ~ Rise and Shine”

The Presbyterian Church USA, No More Decline ~ Rise and Shine, by Reverend Cam McConnell, 2021, 104 pp. In this short volume retired PCUSA minister Cam McConnell identifies various causes of his denomination’s long fifty-year decline and gives suggestions on ways forward that he hopes will bring renewal. You have to commend a man who […]

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Review of The Old Faith in a New Nation

The Old Faith a New Nation: American Protestants and the Christian Past, by Paul J. Gutacker, Oxford University Press, 2023, 247 pp. Paul Gutacker writes against the stereotype (from Phillip Schaff, etc.) of American Protestants as ignorant or uninterested in history. His thesis is that American Protestants – though usually dedicated to the tenant of

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Review of “Your Father’s L’Abri” by Gregory Edward Reynolds

Your Father’s L’Abri, Reflections on the Ministry of Francis Schaeffer, by Gregory Edward Reynolds, Manchester, NH: Monadnock Press, 2023, 105 pp. There is some challenge in reviewing a book that is largely a review of other books. (All but the first chapter of Your Father’s L’Abri is the author’s reviews of other volumes on Francis

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Review of Thinking Biblically by John W. Robbins

Thinking Biblically, A Challenge to Christians, by John W. Robbins, ed. Thomas W. Juodaitis, Unicoi, TN: Trinity Foundation, 2022, 423 pp. $21.95 I started reading books from the Trinity Foundation in the year 2008. I later found this was the same year the foundation’s founder John Robbins passed away. This posthumously edited volume Thinking Biblically

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Review of Reformed & Evangelical across Four Centuries

Reformed & Evangelical across Four Centuries, The Presbyterian Story in America by Nathan P. Feldmuth, S. Donald Fortson III, Garth M. Rosell, and Kenneth J. Stewart. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2022, 364 pp. This is a valuable book which holds the interest of the reader, no small feat for a book on Presbyterian history. The

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Fault Lines and Flimsy Theologians

Voddie Baucham names names in his recent book, Fault Lines, The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe. He identifies a number of theologians with evangelical or even once-conservative credentials who have bought into at least some of the errors of Wokeism. These theologians include Tim Keller, Russell Moore, David Platt, Mark Dever, J. D.

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Review of Epistemic Fragments by Elihu Carranza

You may know the name Elihu Carranza because of his Logic Primer and/or Logic Workbook, the latter of which was published by the Trinity Foundation. Who is Elihu Carranza? The “About the Author” section in his Epistemic Fragments tells us: Elihu Carranza, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University in California taught courses in Logic,

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Books I read in 2019

For the third year, I’ve kept track of the books I’ve read and have chosen a favorite and least favorite. I managed to read 91 books in 2019, down considerably from last year but still a substantial number. Here are links to the previous two years: https://www.douglasdouma.com/2017/12/23/books-i-read-in-2017-and-a-favorite-declared/ https://www.douglasdouma.com/2018/10/13/rating-100-books-ive-read-this-year/ In 2019 I finished re-reading the complete

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