Category Archives: Media Reviews

Review: Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music

Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music by Neil Powell My rating: 2 of 5 stars Powell wants us to believe that Benjamin Britten was a good man. I will happily say that he wrote a great deal of beautiful and … Continue reading

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Review: The Strain

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro My rating: 3 of 5 stars Popcorn thriller. GDT and Hogan write about vampires for the extended adolescent crowd, after Twilight and before Anne Rice. These vampires are revealed to be tools of mankind, … Continue reading

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Review: Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing

Standing on the Promises: A Handbook of Biblical Childrearing by Douglas Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read count: 2 (Most recent: August 14, 2013) Full of solid, fatherly common sense and wise pastoral counsel. Wilson grounds the calling … Continue reading

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Review: At Risk

At Risk by Stella Rimington My rating: 3 of 5 stars Quite a solid thriller, especially for a debut. Plot felt very similar to Updike’s Terrorist with a slightly different resolution and in a different (minor) league as far as … Continue reading

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Review: The Light of Other Days

The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke My rating: 1 of 5 stars An interesting concept that quickly descends into dreck. I expected better from a couple of genre masters. The writing style wanders, a common thing when … Continue reading

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Review: Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives

Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard A. Swenson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Helpful for two reasons – one, it provides a vocabulary for a very real and pressing problem that is … Continue reading

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Review: The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield My rating: 4 of 5 stars Beautiful, powerful book. Rosaria Butterfield’s story of her train-wreck conversion to Christianity is full of encouragements … Continue reading

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