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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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The Immense Value of Missionary Biographies by Justin Wainscott

  Outside of the Bible, biographies can be some of the most encouraging, inspiring, challenging, and beneficial types of books for Christians to read. We learn valuable lessons from reading about the lives of other people—their trials and their triumphs, … Continue reading

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Who Was John Calvin and Why Was He Important? By Ryan Reeves

This is the fourth of a 5-part series that will blog through Trevin Wax’s choices for Christianity’s Most Important Theologians. We will explore each to show why Trevin and others find these figures so influential. The first posts were on Athanasius, Augustine, and … Continue reading

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Who was Athanasius and Why Was He Important By Ryan M. Reeves

Athanasius headed to exile This is part of a series that will blog through Trevin Wax’s choices for Christianity’s Most Important Theologians. We will explore each to show why Trevin and others find these figures so influential.  Athanasius is the … Continue reading

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Review of For the Glory

In his book, For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to ModernMartyr, sports journalist Duncan Hamilton chronicles the life of one of the unlikeliest Gold Medalists in the history of the Games. Liddell, who was made infamous in … Continue reading

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