The Culture Code

The Culture Code

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful GroupsBy Danial CoyleISBN-13: 9780804176989 Published 2018Reviewed by Douglas Balzer As a Pastor and semiotician in a small university town just outside of the Portland metro area, I experience the cross-flow of the...
Surprised by Paradox

Surprised by Paradox

Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of And in an Either-Or World By Jen Pollock Michel Reviewed by Landrum P. Leavell III, Th.D.             I was first drawn to the title. Len has always been a champion of “both/and” and even pushed it further to “both/and/also.” He’s...
Tolkien

Tolkien

  TolkienMovie Review by Teri HyrkasTolkien, the film is about the youthful years of English writer J.R.R. Tolkien, well known author of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was released in the US in May, 2019. The screenplay was written by David Gleeson...
When Faith Becomes Sight

When Faith Becomes Sight

Publisher: IVP Books (November 19, 2019)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0830846638ISBN-13: 978-0830846634–Review by Vern Hyndman Beth and David Booram’s “When Faith Becomes Sight” is an invitation story to Spiritual Direction. If for any reason the term “Spiritual...
The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness (2018)By Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake KogaISBN: 978-1-5011-9727-7–Review by Douglas Balzer It wasn’t until recently, 2016, scientists were able...
All That’s Good

All That’s Good

All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of DiscernmentHannah Anderson –Review by Landrum P. Leavell III, Th.D. Embracing discernment as part of God’s work of redemption is Anderson’s invitation in this book, seeing the world as He sees it, learning to navigate...