Book Reviews

Pretty Books from Penguin

June 15, 2010

Aren’t these pretty? Coralie Bickford-Smith has designed these book covers for Penguin Classics! Coralie describes these books: “All the books in this series have patterns that adhere to a strict grid…we set up mood boards of visual ideas – textures, ornaments, objects, colours, all inspired by themes from the stories or by the period, or […]

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Book Review: "What Difference Do It Make?"

February 16, 2010

What Difference Do It Make? is the follow-up to the Best-seller, Same Kind of Different as Me (2006). The press materials for the book begin with this precis: It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana… and an East Texas honky-tonk… and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a […]

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A Parents Guide to Children’s Literature

November 16, 2009

In writing a PhD on E.Nesbit, who is best known as a Children’s author, I am often asked my opinion about contemporary children’s literature, or what I would advise children of different ages should read, or whether I think this series or that series is good (you can imagine that many recent film releases have […]

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Incarnation and Humanism

August 26, 2009

Norman Klassen & Jens Zimmermann talk about the Incarnation and humanism. I wrote To What end are our labours?: Review of The Passionate Intellect about their book The Passionate Intellect which is the subject of this interview. Subscribers to the CD version of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal receive an additional “bonus track” which are […]

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Goannatree Book Giveaway!

August 4, 2009

July was the busiest month ever on Goannatree. We’ve had visitors from almost every US state, Scotland, England, Ireland, Lithuania, India, Brazil, China, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Thailand, and Australia. To celebrate I am giving away books! A Hardcover copy of Christianity in Crisis by Hank Hanegraaff Paperback copies of Shows about Nothing by Thomas […]

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Book Review: Christianity in Crisis

August 3, 2009

As an update to his earlier book Christianity in Crisis, Hank Hanegraaff’s Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century (Thomas Nelson: 2009) warns of twisted teachings and false prophets.  Having lost the ability to think biblically, postmodern Christians are being transformed from cultural change agents and initiators into cultural conformists and imitators. Pop culture beckons, and postmodern Christians have taken the bait. […]

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Guest Post: David Thomson on Curtis White’s "Middle Mind"

July 31, 2009

Today I bring you another, as promised, guest posts. This time I welcome David Thomson, Doctoral student in Educational Psychology at Baylor University, with a review of Curtis White’s Middle Mind. Published by Harper Collins you can take a peek at the book here. You can find out more about David on his Contributor profile. […]

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The future of books in an increasingly digital age; or, where to spend your book dollars

July 19, 2009

I love the feel of books – sometimes the older the better – and I have said before that i am not entirely comfortable with books where the spine has not been broken (this could also have something to do with a somewhat traumatic experience with a housemate who liked their books with the spine […]

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Little List of Links: March

March 2, 2009

Little List of Links will be a new feature on Goannatree which i will endeavor to post at the beginning of each month. Julie over at The Search for Serenity is blogging about her dissertation research, wherein she hopes to explore the spiritual themes of the sci-fi/western series Firefly and the film Serenity. This includes […]

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To What end are our labours?: Review of The Passionate Intellect

December 18, 2008

Jens Zimmerman and Norman Klassen’s book The Passionate Intellect is tough to read. Tough because there are times it hits you between the eyes and tough because it demands the reader be engaged. Tough is not the same as difficult. Tough is not necessarily a bad thing. Klassen and Zimmerman explore whether the Intellectual university […]

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