Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A couple cool books for boys/dads

FOR DADS: More faulty information about God swirls around us today than ever before. No wonder so many followers of Christ are unsure of what they really believe in the face of the new spiritual openness attempting to alter unchanging truth.

For centuries the church has taught and guarded the core Christian beliefs that make up the essential foundations of the faith. But in our postmodern age, sloppy teaching and outright lies create rampant confusion, and many Christians are free-falling for “feel-good” theology. We need to know the truth to save ourselves from errors that will derail our faith.

As biblical scholar, author, and president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Albert Mohler, writes, “The entire structure of Christian truth is now under attack.” With wit and wisdom he tackles the most important aspects of these modern issues:

Is God changing His mind about sin?

Why is hell off limits for many pastors?

What’s good or bad about the “dangerous” emergent movement?

Have Christians stopped seeing God as God?

Is the social justice movement misguided?

Could the role of beauty be critical to our theology?

Is liberal faith any less destructive than atheism?

Are churches pandering to their members to survive?

In the age-old battle to preserve the foundations of faith, it's up to a new generation to confront and disarm the contemporary shams and fight for the truth. Dr. Mohler provides the scriptural answers to show you how.

I found this book thought provoking and eye-opening. The lies of the devil are subtle, infiltrating our mindsets without our being aware. This book shines the light on some of our notions and reveals them for the lies and dangers they are.

Click on the link to order the book: The Disappearance of God

For Boys: Sir Dalton, a knight in training, seems to have everything going for him. Young, well-liked, and a natural leader, he has earned the respect and admiration of his fellow knights, and especially the beautiful Lady Brynn. But something is amiss at the training camp. Their new trainer is popular but lacks the passion to inspire them to true service to the King and the Prince. Besides this, the knights are too busy enjoying a season of good times to be concerned with a disturbing report that many of their fellow Knights have mysteriously vanished.

When Sir Dalton is sent on a mission, he encounters strange attacks, especially when he is alone. As his commitment wanes, the attacks grow in intensity until he is captured by Lord Drox, a massive Shadow Warrior. Bruised and beaten, Dalton refuses to submit to evil and initiates a daring escape with only one of two outcomes–life or death. But what will become of the hundreds of knights he’ll leave behind? In a kingdom of peril, Dalton thinks he is on his own, but two faithful friends have not abandoned him, and neither has a strange old hermit who seems to know much about the Prince. But can Dalton face the evil Shadow Warrior again and survive?

My son's review: I loved to hate Lord Drox. I rooted for Sir Dalton and the reinforcements all through the book. (He's pestering me to get the rest of the books in the series. He's missing one of them, and it's killing him! :) ) Can anyone say Birthday/Christmas gifts???

Click on the link to order the book: Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart


  1. Both sound like great books! The one for dad's sounds like something my husband would really like. I'm wondering if I order it today if I would be able to get it by Sunday. Hmmm...maybe I could sneak in a couple new books for me too (after all, I HAVE to make my order over $25 on Amazon to get the free shipping).

  2. Great reviews! Thanks for sharing! My brother would probably love your "book for boys" and he's a grown man! :)

  3. The questions the book asks are provoking and very relevant. I just scrolled down and saw your professional photo--nice!! You must be excited!!

  4. Are you sure you weren't an English major? Your book reviews are excellent. And don't discriminate, I think women and girls would find the both books of interest. I think I'll look up Sir Dalton

  5. Now I'm curious what the dangerous emergent movement is...