Lamentation (C. J. Sansom)

The last Shardlake novel. *sob* Because alas, all good things must come to an end…for the moment, at least. Sansom supposedly intends to write more. The ending of Lamentation didn’t feel all that final, so I expect there will be another book. Lamentation came out in 2015, which means it’s already been three years. Sigh. … Continue reading Lamentation (C. J. Sansom)

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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Mark Noll)

The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind. So begins Mark Noll’s prophetic, sad, disturbing, and vitally important book. This is a difficult post for me to write for a number of reasons. Not because I don’t know what to say. It’s more a question of where … Continue reading The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Mark Noll)

Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (Christine Leigh Heyrman)

I got this book several years ago. At the time I thought it sounded fascinating (and it is), but for whatever reason I never got around to it till now. But I’m actually glad I waited. Southern Cross makes so much more impact, and is so much more timely, in today’s post-Trump evangelical landscape. It’s … Continue reading Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt (Christine Leigh Heyrman)