Book Reviews

There are two features I try to incorporate into each review.

Rating – This is more or less on a five point scale, but I feel it is a little more specific. Sometimes I will give it multiple ratings if I think different people/groups would view it differently.

  • Must Read – Fairly self-explanatory, I think that it necessary for whomever is interested in the topic.
  • Put It On Your List – You should eventually get around to this, most avid readers keep a list or plan of things to read or for reading.
  • If You Have Time/If you are looking for something – Low priority on the list, get to it after others if you are looking for something to read.
  • Probably Not Worth the Time – Also self-explanatory. Lower level than above, so if you really just need something to read, might as well.
  • Pass – Not even worth buying or reading.

Level – I try to give an idea of things like readability or knowledge level. Someone not familiar basic Christianity shouldn’t jump to Reformed Dogmatics or someone looking for beach reading should take American President, no matter how much the like history.

Also, there will typically be a summary, giving you the basic info on the book, and then a review, which is just my reaction/thoughts on the book.

Hope you like them, check back often as I will try to add one a week.

Christiany Books
A Different Kind of Happiness
Called to Create
Confronting Old Testament Controversies
Coronavirus and Christ
Darkness is My Only Companion
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Do More, Better
Every Good Endeavor
Faith for the Moment
Fake or Follower
Five Marks of a Man
Four Views on Creation, Evolution, & Intelligent Design
Four Views on Hell (Second Edition)
Four Views of the Historical Adam
Future Church
Grace in the Valley
God Among Sages
Generation Z
How Would Jesus Vote?
How to Read Genesis
I'd Rather Be Reading
Jesus Skeptic
Just Do Something
Katharine and Martin Luther
Language of God
Loving My Actual Christmas
Martin Luther in His Own Words
My Utmost for His Highest
Narrative Apologetics
On Pills and Needles
Practicing the King's Economy
Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference?
Seeking Refuge
Speaking of Homosexuality
The Bible Tells Me So
The Call
The Christian Life
The Church
The Imperfect Disciple
The Mighty Weakness of John Knox
The Power of Christian Contentment
The Reason for God
The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen
The Unwavering Resolve of Johnathan Edwards
The Way of Hope
The Year Without a Purchase
Trade Up
Real Love in an Angry World
Shalom in the Psalms
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
What Christians Ought to Believe
Welcome to Adulting
When God's Ways Make No Sense
Work and Our Labor in the Lord
12 Faithful Men
12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You
50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith
Family (Marriage & Parenting)
Einstein Never Used Flashcards
Fathered By God
Fearless Parenting
Talking with Your Kids about God
The New Dad's Playbook
We're Pregnant
Atlantis Trilogy
Brave New World
Crime and Punishment
Fahrenheit 451
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Lathe of Heaven
The Stand
True Grit
Pirate Latitudes
The Fall of Hyperion
The Old Man and the Sea
The Rise of Endymion

A Full Life
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
A Walk in the Woods
Billion Dollar Spy
Mile Marker Zero
One Nation Under God
On Writing
Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing
The American President
The Big Sort
The Blue Zones
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Trout Bum
Why Nations Fail

Believe Me
Choosing Donald Trump

Unsolicited Reviews. I’ve been meaning to write something about the recently as I have received a few. At this point, I am not doing unsolicited reviews for free. Possible exceptions include books on history, theology, or that are biographies. If you would like to contact me about review a book, you can email me at

5 thoughts on “Book Reviews

  1. Hello J.K.
    I recently read a review that you posted on Amazon for another Christian title, and hoped that you might consider reading my new book “Run From The Shadow, “and posting an honest review on Amazon as well!

    I would be pleased to send you either a free print or e-book version if you would consider providing such a review. If so , please reply and let me know.

    Thank you for your consideration,
    James McJunkin

    PROCEEDS from sales of this book will be donated to Casa del Migrante, a refugee assistance center in Tijuana Mexico. …..More than 63 million people around the world today are refugees,
    displaced from their homes by the dark shadow of evil. These unfortunate
    people, whether victims of war, violence, persecution, or of intolerable
    economic plight, all have a story to tell.

    This powerful and inspiring story, based on the actual experiences
    of a young African family who fled from that “shadow of evil,” is one of
    those incredible stories. Their 17,000 mile journey from “Death to Life,”
    is an amazing triumph of Christian faith, courage, and perseverance.

    As we walk with them through this valley of death, we have the
    opportunity to share their fears, understand their motivation, and to
    test our own convictions.

    As we formulate our views regarding the contemporary immigration
    question in our country, we may find it difficult to reconcile our moral
    conscience with the practical consequences of these important decisions.

    This book does not attempt to provide the answer, but hopefully, will
    provide a useful perspective for thoughtful consideration.


  2. Hi J.K,

    Sorry to bug you on your personal website. But I just really enjoyed your review of “Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity” on good, old Amazon. I’m the author of a similar book — “Time Management Made Stupidly Easy” — and thought you might like to take a look at a FREE digital copy.

    I’ll be happy to send you one as a .pdf, .epub, or .mobi — even hieroglypics, if that works — in exchange for an honest review.

    Thanks for your time. (Dig the site!)

    Talk soon,

    Michael R. Clarke
    Drive Thru MBA
    Editor, Chief Barista


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