Reviews

Each book review points out positives and negatives. As a principle, I try to understand an author’s life and see their writing through the lens of their life.

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.

If a title does not have a link, it means that the review is scheduled and coming soon.

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 (scheduled)

Aulén, Gustaf

Christus Victor

Batterson, Mark

The Grave Robber

Billheimer, Paul

Adventure in Adversity

Birks, Herbert Alfred

Jesus, a Man of Sorrows

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible

Boyd, Gregory A.

Letters from a Skeptic (scheduled)

Boreham, F. W.

A Casket of Cameos
Loose Leaves
The Man Who Saved Gandhi (Lover of Life)
The Passing of John Broadbanks
Rubble & Roseleaves
When the Swans Fly High
The Whisper of God & Other Sermons

Bounds, E. M.

Power through Prayer
The Resurrection (The Ineffable Glory)

Browning, Robert

Subject of: Robert Browning (GKC) (scheduled)

Buchanan, Claudius

The Star in the East

Buechner, Frederick

Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation

Burrage, Henry S.

A History of the Anabaptists in Switzerland

Chamberlain, Jacob

The Cobra’s Den

Carey, William

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

Chambers, Oswald

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

Chesterton, G. K.

All Things Considered
The Appetite of Tyranny
The Ballad of the White Horse
The Barbarism of Berlin
The Club of Queer Trades (scheduled)
The Crimes of England
Greybeards at Play
The Innocence of Father Brown
Letters to an Old Garibaldian
Lord Kitchener (scheduled)
Magic: A Fantastic Comedy
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Napoleon of Notting Hill (scheduled)
Orthodoxy
The Queen of Seven Swords
Robert Browning (scheduled)
St. Francis of Assisi
A Short History of England
The Trees of Pride
What I Saw in America
The Wild Knight & Other Poems (scheduled)

Cowper, William

Olney Hymns

Crawford, William T.

Girolamo Savonarola: A Prophet of Righteousness

Criswell, W. A.

Five Great Affirmations of the Bible

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

Fahs, Sophia Lyon

Uganda’s White Man of Work

Fancourt, Samuel

The Greatness of the Divine Love Vindicated
What Will Be Must Be

Fisher, Len

The Perfect Swarm

Frankl, Victor

Man’s Search for Meaning

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

Grenfell, Sir Wilfred

Subject of: Dr. Grenfell’s Parish

Griffiths, Michael

Who Really Sends the Missionary?

Grylls, Bear

Facing the Frozen Ocean
Mud, Sweat and Tears (scheduled)

Hus, John

The Letters of John Hus
Subject of: John Hus and the Czech Reform

Lewis, C. S.

God in the Dock
A Grief Observed
Out of the Silent Planet
Perelandra
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
Phantastes
Proving the Unseen
Unspoken Sermons (3 vol.)

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 (scheduled)

Miller, Denzil

From Azusa to Africa to the Nations (scheduled)
Missionary Tongues Revisited

Montgomery, M. W.

The Free Church Movement (A Wind from the Holy Spirit in Sweden & Norway)

Morgan, G. Campbell

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

Nee, Watchman

The Latent Power of the Soul

Page, Jesse

Captain Allen Gardiner of Patagonia

Ramsey, Russell W.

God’s Joyful Runner

Raunikar, Don

Choosing God’s Best: Wisdom for Lifelong Romance

Saint, Steve

Walking His Trail

Savonarola, Girolamo

Subject of: Girolamo Savonarola: Prophet of Righteousness

Sayers, Dorothy

Begin Here: Wartime Essays

Schaeffer, Edith

Affliction
L’Abri

Sinker, Robert

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

Spinka, Matthew

John Hus & 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

Wesley, John

Thoughts upon Slavery (scheduled)

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

Zacharias, Ravi

Has Christianity Failed You?
Recapture the Wonder

Zwemer, Samuel M.

The Glory of the Manger (scheduled)
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