Thursday, September 29, 2011
Once again Allison Pittman has written a masterfully moving and intriguing book. We are brought along a journey of faith and peril that leaves you turning the pages wanting more. Camilla's escape from the Mormon church and polygamist husband is heartbreaking as she is forced to leave her children behind. Pittmann's research into the historical aspects of Mormonism and their effects is powerful and insightful. About the only thing I found disappointing was that it was the end. I hope she goes on to write another book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of reviewing it by Tyndale Publishing House.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I loved this book! “Our Last Great Hope – Awakening the Great Commission” by Ronnie Floyd, was such a refreshing book in the face of so many books about trying to make the Gospel weak and ambiguous. This book has taken me more time to get through that previous ones because of several ideas that I wanted to digest and reflect on. There is a deep level of research and a theology that will make even the most season evangelical pensive.
This for me was the point in the book where Dr. Floyd leaped into his discussion. The drive of this book is to show how the Bible teaches that the Gospel is the power of and reason for the Christian faith, but that so many people have moved away from using that power clearly. In his experience when the church moves in the power of the Gospel it makes progress. When it moves away from it, the church moves into obscurity.
This is a book that will inform and challenge even the deepest of faithful Christians and will motivate people forward to share the Gospel and walk in its power.