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“God At War” By Gregory A. Boyd

“God at War” immediately stirs controversy within academic Christian theology and informs those in the Body of Christ, the Church, about spiritual warfare. Printed by InterVarsity Press, “God at War: The Bible & Spiritual Conflict,” by Princeton PhD. Gregory A. Boyd, expands the amount of academic theological writing on the subject of spiritual warfare. Compare E. Janet Warren’s theology as …

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Who Switched Off My Brain? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions

Reviewed by Maureen Kirby – Eden Prairie MN Dr. Leaf is a Christian neuro-scientist and national speaker. In her book, she explains, in medical terms, how the brain processes thoughts. She then overlays that with the Word to show us how magnificently God designed our brains and how through reading the Word, speaking the Word, and meditating on the Word …

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The God Who Risks

Reviewed by John A. Lynn Thank God for John Sanders, and thank God for the many other authors he quotes in his fabulous book titled, The God Who Risks (InterVarsity Press). In conjunction with reading this review, I heartily encourage you to read the transcription of our Nov/Dec 1999 audio teaching, You are the Only You God Has, in which …

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The Fire That Consumes

Reviewed by John A. Lynn Is fire actually a preservative? Silly question? Well, isn’t that what the traditional doctrine of eternal torment really teaches? The Fire That Consumes is an excellent book that provides a comprehensive look at this controversial subject. As the flyleaf says, the notion of conscious, unending torment for the wicked has long troubled the minds and …

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Repenting of Religion: Turning from Judgment to the Love of God

Reviewed by Robert Schult What is it about our fallen nature that seems to make God’s great commandment—to love Him and our neighbor—difficult? What is it about disobeying the first commandment that God ever gave to man—don’t eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil—that we find in ourselves and are generally so easily given to? It …

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God of the Possible

Reviewed by John A. Lynn The incredible events of September 11, 2001 thrust into the world’s collective consciousness the age-old question: “If there is a God, and if He is a loving God, how could He have allowed such a horrifically evil occurrence?” Corollary to that question are many other equally heart-bending inquiries such as: “Is what happened on September …

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“Apology”: Is It Biblical?

Review by Elizabeth Lynn The book, From Forgiven to Forgiving, by Jay Adams, helps to clarify the distinction between biblical forgiveness and that of apology. The latter is the world’s substitute for repentance since natural man knows nothing of their need for it. As Christians, however, we must understand the difference and recognize that we sin first against a holy God, …