A Review of Deconversion: a Journey from Religion to Reason

Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason by Seth Andrews My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fantastic book! Seth Andrews lived my own exact life growing up, and we were both traumatized by the same types of things (the movie, "Thief In The Night!"), and we were both fundies/evangelicals for much of our younger lives …

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A Review of Speaking My Mind

Speaking My Mind: The Radical Evangelical Prophet Tackles the Tough Issues Christians Are Afraid to Face by Tony Campolo My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was pretty disappointed with this book and that's a pity. I've seen Campolo's name bandied about in liberal Christian books and by liberal Christian authors for some time now, …

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A Review of The Gospel of Judas

The Gospel of Judas: Critical Edition by Rodolphe Kasser My rating: 2 of 5 stars I have to confess I started this book out of sheer interest in the subject matter, but I couldn't finish it -- I just thought it was too silly to believe. Maybe I've got too much of the traditional four …

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A Review of Bad Religion

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book has strengths and weaknesses. One thing that was an initial turnoff to me, although I got used to it, is it's quite dry and has an almost textbook feel to it, particularly the first half …

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A Review of A Search for What Is Real

A Search for What Is Real by Brian D. McLaren My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is intended to be a guide for those who are seeking something spiritually, no matter what faith, but yes, primarily Christianity. It's a little light (especially for McLaren), but the contents are pretty solid and the book …

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A Review of Searching for God Knows What

Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller My rating: 3 of 5 stars I'm not a fan of Miller's Blue Like Jazz. I think it's an immature book written by an immature writer. This book -- Searching for God Knows What -- seems a vast improvement to me, albeit still with the same scatter …

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A Review of A New Kind of Christianity

A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith by Brian D. McLaren My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I finished reading Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, all I could say was “Wow!” It blew my mind, mostly in a good way. And it left me with an awful …

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A Review of I’m Fine With God — It’s Christians I Can’t Stand

I'm Fine with God... It's Christians I Can't Stand: Getting Past the Religious Garbage in the Search for Spiritual Truth by Bruce Bickel My rating: 4 of 5 stars I just finished this fine book and must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. First of all though, the authors identify themselves as Christians, so don't get …

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