At ALC Equip, our book reviews are more like our reflections on the books we read. While many of the books we review have historical, theological or cultural significance, many of the books may not be recommend reading.  We leave that up to the blog reader.  Rather, our goal on our book reviews is to help you think Christianly or critically about the books on our list. Hopefully, our reflections will help accomplish that goal.

The Strong Tower

I have to admit that over the last several weeks, I have become an expert or junky, depending on your perspective, as to how this virus...

Your New Life: Day 3 Devotional

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. — Genesis 1:1 (ESV) The first verse of the Bible is God’s simply stated answer...

Truth in the Era of Fake News

I was sitting in a cafe in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. With the Indian Ocean on my right and the towering plateau...

BOOK REVIEW: SILK ROADS

I was sitting in my dorm room with 8 other men. Because I could not sleep, I decided to get out of my cot, pass the outdoor restroom and...

BOOK REVIEW: God, Sex and Gender

DISCLAIMER: Many of the books we reviewed, I (Jason Kennedy) read during my doctoral program. The book we are about to review was one of...

BOOK REVIEW: When God talks

As a pastor with a Pentecostal persuasion, I cannot tell you how many times I get asked the question, does God speak to us today? I have...

book review: how not to be secular

James K. A. Smith’s enlightening book, How Not to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor is a fascinating book.  Smith’s aim is to synthesize...

Why GQ is Wrong About the Bible!

In a recent GQ article entitled “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read,” the editors decided to include the Bible on the list. They state, "The...

Pastor's Pick for April 17, 2018

Every Tuesday, I will do my best to share with you books I like, articles that are interesting and other resources I think will help you...

The Origin Problem

Tim Boswell is our guest blogger today. As a part of our Epic Series (which covers each book of the Old Testament), Tim is writing on...

Monday Devotional: Pure Joy

LINK TO THE SUNDAY SERMON: PURE JOY Text: James 1:1-18 Life is full of adversity, trials and hardships. The Biblical writer James does...

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