Monthly Archives: August 2015

Book Review: Life on the Run

Life on the Run.  Bill Bradley.  New York: Vintage Books.  ISBN 978-0679762089 and 0679762086.  Also available in hardback (ISBN 978-1560004547 and 1560004541) and mass market paperback (ISBN 978-0553261523 and 0553261525).  Older versions may be available. I decided to read this after finishing Bill Simmons’ … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Wrote the Gospels?

Who Wrote the Gospels?  Randel McCraw Helms.  Altadena, CA: Millenium Press.  ISBN 978-0965504737 and 0965504735.  Also available in hardback, ISBN  978-0965504720 and 0965504727. Helms, a literature professor, writes here of the origins of the canonical gospels.  His theories are, to me, fresh and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jews and Judaism in the New Testament

Jews and Judaism in the New Testament: Decision Points and Divergent Interpretations.  Terence L. Donaldson.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.  ISBN 978-1602582637 and 1602582637. Donaldson seeks to examine whether and/or to what extent the Christian New Testament is anti-Judaic, if not antisemitic.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jesus Mysteries

The Jesus Mysteries: Was the “Original Jesus” a Pagan God?  Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy.  New York: Three Rivers Press.  ISBN 978-0609807989 and 0609807986.  Also available in hardback (ISBN 978-0609605813 and 060960581X). Freke and Gandy argue that Jesus is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Making of a Quagmire

The Making of a Quagmire: America and Vietnam During the Kennedy Era (Rev. Ed.). David Halberstam; edited with an introduction by Daniel J. Singal.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  ISBN 978-0742560086 and 0742560082.  Also available by other publishers, in hardback … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Life – In Spite of Myself!

My Life – In Spite of Myself!  Roy Clark with Marc Eliot.  New York: Simon & Schuster.  ISBN 978-0671864347 and 0671864343.  Also available in paperback (ISBN 978-0671526863 and 0671526863). Roy Clark’s autobiography takes him from his early childhood through his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Antisemitism and the Foundations of Christianity

AntiSemitism and the Foundations of Christianity, Alan T. Davies, ed.  ISBN 1-59244-459-8.  Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2004 (previously published by Paulist Press, 1979). There is no index, nor is there a bibliography. The chapters/essays and writers are: Preface … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory: Basketball Books

Some of the books listed below are biographies or autobiographies of players, but some also delve into the history of the game.  This reader’s advisory will list some of the best that I’ve found in this specific genre.  You’ll find short … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus

I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus.  George Eldon Ladd.  ISBN  978-0802816115 and 0802816118.  Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1987.  Also available in hardback, ISBN 978-0340184769 and 0340184760. This book came recommended by Robert M. Price.  I should not have wasted … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Romanov Prophecy

The Romanov Prophecy, Steve Berry.  ISBN 978-0345504395 (0345506960).  New York: Ballantine Books, 2005.  Also available as a hardback (ISBN 978-0345460059 or 0345460057) and audio book (ISBN 978-0739320853 or 0739320858). An American lawyer named Miles Lord is part of a Russian commission … Continue reading

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