The Rise

The Rise

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis (2015) ISBN:978-1-4516-2923-1 –Review by Douglas Balzer Three words, yes, three words resonated with me in the title of this book and drew me to it. Creativity, failure, and...
Letters to the Chuch

Letters to the Chuch

Letters to the Church Francis Chan, 2018   –Review by Landrum P. Leavell III, ThD.               Backstory: I have a dear friend who has been on staff at two mega-churches, one in Seattle and one in Texas. He is currently between churches,...
In Other Words

In Other Words

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri Translated by Ann Goldstein –Review by Teri Hyrkas The fifth book by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri, In Other Words (Vintage, 2016), was translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein. Yes, you read that correctly....
This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: The Looming Prospect of the Next Land-Grab in South Africa. By Brett Johnson –Review by Vern Hyndman   I became virtually acquainted with Brett Johnson after reading his book “LEMON Leadership.” Brett currently...
How to Think

How to Think

How to Think: A Survival Guide For a World at Odds By Alan Jacobs New York: Currency, 2017   –Review by Landrum P. Leavell III, Th.D.   How many times have we heard someone or ourselves ask the question, “What were you thinking?” Alan Jacobs believes...
The Prodigal Prophet

The Prodigal Prophet

— The Prodigal Prophet — Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy by Timothy Keller –Review by Teri Hyrkas “You cannot conceive, my child, nor can I or anyone, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God.” Graham Greene from Brighton...