I mainly review sermons, theology, creative essays, biographies, and classic Christian living books. Occasionally I review works of fiction by Christian authors, such as the Inklings. These reviews will never include spoilers.

As a principle, I try to understand an author’s life and see their writing through the lens of their life.

Curious about a book that’s not in this list? You are welcome to comment at the bottom and submit a request for a book review.

Anderson, John E.

Jacob and the Divine Trickster


The Life of John Newton

Aulén, Gustaf

Christus Victor

Baker, Rolland & Heidi

Always Enough

Barth, Karl

Deliverance to the Captives

Batterson, Mark

The Grave Robber

Billheimer, Paul

Adventure in Adversity

Bird, Michael F.

Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, & Bobby Haircuts

Black, David Alan

Linguistics of New Testament Greek

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible

Boyd, Gregory A.

Letters from a Skeptic

Boreham, F. W.

The Arrows of Desire
The Home of the Echoes
The Man Who Saved Gandhi (Lover of Life)
The Passing of John Broadbanks
Rubble & Roseleaves
When the Swans Fly High
The Whisper of God

Bounds, E. M.

Power through Prayer
Purpose in Prayer
The Resurrection (The Ineffable Glory)

Browning, Robert

Subject of: Robert Browning (GKC)

Buchanan, Claudius

The Star in the East

Budgen, Victor

On Fire for God: The Story of John Hus

Buechner, Frederick

A Crazy, Holy Grace
Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation
The Sacred Journey (scheduled)

Burrage, Henry S.

A History of the Anabaptists in Switzerland

Candlish, Robert S.

The Fatherhood of God

Chamberlain, Jacob

The Cobra’s Den

Carey, William

An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens

Carleton, George

The Life of Bernard Gilpin (1629)

Chambers, Oswald

The Shadow of an Agony
Subject of: Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God

Chesterton, G. K.

All Things Considered
The Appetite of Tyranny
As I Was Saying
The Ballad of the White Horse
The Barbarism of Berlin
The Club of Queer Trades
The Crimes of England
Eugenics and Other Evils
Greybeards at Play
How To Help Annexation
The Innocence of Father Brown
Letters to an Old Garibaldian
Lord Kitchener
Magic: A Fantastic Comedy
The Man Who Was Thursday
A Miscellany of Men
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
The Queen of Seven Swords
Robert Browning
Robert Louis Stevenson (1902)
St. Francis of Assisi
A Short History of England
The Trees of Pride
What I Saw in America
The Wild Knight & Other Poems
William Cobbett
Wine, Water and Song (coming soon)
The Wisdom of Father Brown (scheduled)

Cowper, William

Olney Hymns

Crawford, William T.

Girolamo Savonarola: A Prophet of Righteousness

Criswell, W. A.

Five Great Affirmations of the Bible

Cron, Ian Morgan & Suzanne Stabile

The Road Back to You

Custance, Arthur C.

The Virgin Birth and the Incarnation

Deisher, Kathleen E.

Beyond the Gloesmur

Dickens, Charles

A Christmas Carol

Doke, Joseph John

Subject of: The Man Who Saved Gandhi (Lover of Life)

Duncan, Norman

Dr. Grenfell’s Parish

Edwards, Gene

Letters to a Devastated Christian

Elliot, Elisabeth

Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testimony of Jim Elliot

Elliot, Jim

Subject of: Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testimony of Jim Elliot

Endres, Mark & Tammy

When Heaven Seems Silent

Faber, F. W.

Faber’s Hymns (1894 edition)

Fahs, Sophia Lyon

Uganda’s White Man of Work

Fancourt, Samuel

What Will Be Must Be

Fisher, Len

The Perfect Swarm

Forder, Archibald

Ventures among the Arabs

Frankl, Victor

Man’s Search for Meaning

Francis of Assisi (St.)

Subject of: St. Francis of Assisi (GKC)

French, Thomas Valpy

Subject of: Heroic Bishop: The Life of French of Lahore

Gardiner, Allen Francis

Subject ofCaptain Allen Gardiner of Patagonia

Gilmour, James

James Gilmour of Mongolia

Gilpin, Bernard

Subject of: All for the Best (coming soon)
Subject of: The Life of Bernard Gilpin (1629)

Grenfell, Sir Wilfred

Subject of: Dr. Grenfell’s Parish

Griffiths, Michael

Who Really Sends the Missionary?

Groves, Anthony Norris

Journals of Anthony Norris Groves

Grylls, Bear

Mud, Sweat and Tears

Hauge, Hans Nielsen

Subject of: The Light in the Prison Window

Holt, Emily Sarah

All for the Best (coming soon)

Hopkins, Hugh Evan

The Mystery of Suffering

Hus, John

The Letters of John Hus (coming soon)

Subject of:
Hus the Heretic
John Hus and the Czech Reform
On Fire for God: The Story of John Hus

Jackson, John

Some Reflections on Prescience

Johnson, Lois Walfrid

Freedom Seekers (series)

Leatherberry, David

Afghanistan, My Tears

Lewis, C. S.

God in the Dock
A Grief Observed
Out of the Silent Planet
That Hideous Strength

Liddell, Eric

Subject of: God’s Joyful Runner

MacDonald, George

The Diary of an Old Soul
Heather and Snow (The Peasant Girl’s Dream)
The Hope of the Gospel
The Miracles of Our Lord
Proving the Unseen
Unspoken Sermons (3 vol.)
Subject of: George MacDonald, Scotland’s Beloved Storyteller

MacKay, Alexander

Subject of: Uganda’s White Man of Work

McCasland, David

Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God

Metaxas, Eric

Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

Miller, Denzil

The 1:8 Promise of Jesus
From Azusa to Africa to the Nations
Missionary Tongues Revisited

Morgan, G. Campbell

Hosea: The Heart and Holiness of God
Notes on the Psalms
To Die Is Gain
The Welsh Revival

Müller, George

Subject of: George Müller and His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God

Nee, Watchman

The Latent Power of the Soul

Newton, John

Subject of: The Life of John Newton

Oden, Thomas C.

First and Second Timothy and Titus (Interpretation)

Otto, Rudolf

The Idea of the Holy

Page, Jesse

Captain Allen Gardiner of Patagonia

Parker, Joseph

Job (The People’s Bible, Book 12)
Song of Songs

Patterson, Alexander

The Greater Life and Work of Christ

Pawson, David

Leadership Is Male

Peppiatt, Lucy

Women and Worship at Corinth

Phillips, Michael

George MacDonald, Scotland’s Beloved Storyteller

Pierson, A. T.

George Müller and His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God

Pinnock, Clark

The Openness of God (Pinnock et al.)

Plantinga, Alvin C.

God, Freedom, and Evil

Porter, Clayton

Earliest New Testament Translations

Ramsey, Russell W.

God’s Joyful Runner

Raunikar, Don

Choosing God’s Best: Wisdom for Lifelong Romance

Reeder, Caryn A.

The Samaritan Woman’s Story

Riddle, Jeremy

The Reset

Saint, Steve

Walking His Trail

Savonarola, Girolamo

Subject of: Girolamo Savonarola: Prophet of Righteousness

Sayers, Dorothy

Begin Here: A Wartime Essay

Schaeffer, Edith


Sinker, Robert

Candle in the Dark: The Story of Ion Keith-Falconer (Arab World Pioneers Book 1)

Spinka, Matthew

John Hus and the Czech Reform

Stallybrass, Edward & Sarah

Memoir of Mrs. Stallybrass

Stock, Eugene

Heroic Bishop: The Life of French of Lahore (Arab World Pioneers Book 2)

Tozer, A. W.

The Knowledge of the Holy

Watts, Isaac

The Psalms of David Imitated (1719 edition)

Wesley, John

Thoughts upon Slavery

Wheatley, Phyllis

Poems on Various Subjects Religious & Moral

Whyte, Alexander

Whyte’s Bible Characters

Wilson, J. Christy

Apostle to Islam: A Biography of Samuel M. Zwemer

Windham, Neal

New Testament Greek for Teachers and Preachers

Wright, N. T.

Evil and the Justice of God

Zamperini, Louis

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In

Zwemer, Samuel M.

The Glory of the Manger
The Solitary Throne
Topsy-Turvy Land: Arabia Pictured for Children
Unoccupied Mission Fields of Asia and Africa
Zigzag Journeys in the Camel Country
Subject of: Apostle to Islam: A Biography of Samuel M. Zwemer