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Review of Empire Made

In his book, Empire Made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle who Vanished in British India, recounts his journey to find a long-lost relative who disappeared in Asia during the apex of Britain’s hegemony. Empire Made is part history, part … Continue reading

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John Wycliffe – Morning Star of the Reformation by Vance Christie

  This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Conferences are being held, sermon series are being preached, a number of books have been published and innumerable blogs are being written to mark this tremendously significant occasion in … Continue reading

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Review of The Legacy of Luther

  In their book, The Legacy of Luther, Editors R.C. Sproul and Stephen Nichols examine the life and work of the conflicted German monk who sparked the Reformation. In this new volume published 500 years after the pivotal event in … Continue reading

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Mary Slessor’s Providential Preparation for Missionary Service by Vance Christie ⋅

Mary Slessor (1848-1915) was one of the most celebrated Christian missionaries of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For thirty-eight years she carried the Gospel to savage, degraded tribes in the dense forests of Calabar (southern Nigeria), West Africa, … Continue reading

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Review of A Secret Well Kept

            A Secret Well Kept: The Untold Story of Sir Vernon Kell, Founder of MI5, is the biography of a man who rendered an indispensable service to his country, the details of which are only now being uncovered. The narrative … Continue reading

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Review of Swingin’ A’s

    In his book, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, Jason Turbow takes an in-depth look at the 1970’s Oakland A’s and their controversial owner, Charlie Finley. Beginning with their move from Kansas City … Continue reading

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Review of Montaigne

  In Montaigne: A Life, Philippe Desan takes an in-depth look at one of the most influential and, at times, controversial writers and thinkers of the Renaissance. Part biography, part philosophical treatise, this highly-detailed volume translated from the French presents … Continue reading

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