Reviews by Frank Peters
On 5/10 Frank Peters wrote: The book is excellent. It is a current and universal account of the persecution of Christians worldwide. The stories are heart-breaking even as no effort was made to increase the emotional element. Rather, the reporting is very much like what one would read in a short newspaper article. This makes the ... Eye Opening
On 1/29 Frank Peters wrote: “The Realms Thereunder” is the first book in a fantasy trilogy by Ross Lawhead. Ross comes from an interesting background being the oldest son of Stephen Lawhead, who is a science fiction / fantasy author and also a Christian. Based on this novel Ross has following in the footsteps of his dad, and ... Looking forward to reading the next one
On 12/13 Frank Peters wrote: “The Bone House”, by Stephen Lawhead is the second of a multiple book fantasy series, and provides a rollercoaster ride for the reader. It should not be read until the first part of the series “The Skin Map” is completed. Following from the first book, Lawhead continues to develop the characters, ... A roller-coaster ride through multiple dimensions
On 12/8 Frank Peters wrote: “The Skin Map” by Stephen Lawhead is a light and creative fantasy excursion. Two boring and average modern London residents are suddenly flung into an omniverse (multiverse?) that they did not know existed. Separated during their journey they each seek to make the most of a situation that is initially ... A fun ride through the multiverse
On 12/1 Frank Peters wrote: “Dreams and Visions” by Tom Doyle is an exciting set of stories from the Middle East about how Jesus is appearing to Muslims. The book cycles through the major counties in the Middle East with stories of how real people have had their lives changed through Jesus. Each story is fairly short and many ... Real life adventure stories
On 11/16 Frank Peters wrote: Jesus: A Theography by Frank Viola is an outstanding book. Viola seeks to combine a biography with a theology book (which makes complete sense when writing about Jesus) and does an excellent job in completing both elements. Perhaps unexpectedly, the biographical part of Jesus life does not start at Bethlehem ... Reminded me of the road to Emmaus
On 9/22 Frank Peters wrote: This is not really a book, as much as it is a transcript of an extended discussion. The authors Claiborne and Campolo reflect on what Christianity might look like, if those who claim to follow Jesus would stop actually following religious or cultural tradition. Instead they discuss what it would look ... May this "Red Letter Revolution" come soon!
On 8/25 Frank Peters wrote: Empty Promises, a book by Pete Wilson is subtitled: "The Truth about You, Your Desires and the Lies You're Believing". The subtitle ably describes the purpose of the book. The book is written from the perspective of a follower of Jesus, who believes the Bible is the word of God, and that Jesus is who ... Very good, but sadly incomplete
On 7/22 Frank Peters wrote: “Heaven is for Real”, a book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent that recounts the life journey of the Burpo family as they went through some horrible life situations. Todd describes the pain and helplessness he felt through these struggles, which climaxed with their nearly four year old son going into ... A Life Story
On 6/2 Frank Peters wrote: This book is all about following Jesus, with a sub-theme relating to getting rid of the cultural baggage that tells us to follow different leaders, whether politician, evangelist or pastor. The author, Leonard Sweet was passionate about the subject and gently argues and persuades the reader that our ... The message was sweet, but the delivery was sour.
On 4/9 Frank Peters wrote: According to the title and introduction, the book is supposed to provide proof to a believer, sceptic or seeker that the Bible was divinely inspired. In reality, the book is quite different from that description. Instead it is a book for American Christians divided into two pieces. The first half discusses ... The title is deceiving
On 3/4 Frank Peters wrote: Reading surprised by Oxford, was a very happy surprise for this reader. The book is an autobiographical account of the faith journey of the author – Carolyn Weber, who had just left Canada to start a Masters program at Oxford University in the UK. The book recounts her spiritual journey as she wrestles ... Wonderful Book
On 2/2 Frank Peters wrote: This is a biography of William Tyndale, written by David Teems. Tyndale, is best known for being the second person (after Wycliffe) to translate the bible into English. Unlike Wycliffe, who used the latin vulgate as his source, Tyndale used the recent Greek version of the bible published by the scholar ... A true protestant saint
On 12/24 Frank Peters wrote: The book is part of the Christian Encounter Series that highlights the lives of various Christians through history using an unusual form of biography. This volume is on Fyodor Dostoevsky and was written by Peter Leithart. But first, who was Fyodor Dostoevsky, and why might I be interested? He is one ... A semi-fictional biography