A great introduction to the history of Christianity. Easy to read and packed with historical details from the past 2000 years. I learned a great deal about the topic and enjoyed reading this book. I had wanted a refresher in church history and feel quite enlightened about what I learned. I thought it was interesting how, in the conclusion, the author turned a corner and wrote in a compelling way about Christian behavior in relation to the poor, arguing (I sensed) for Christians to live in a way faithful to their beliefs and the teachings of Jesus. In this way, the book was not only educationally enlightening, but also convicting.
A fantastic book about why people are successful. Think it’s because some people were born successful? How about because of fate? Or hard work?
Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds (2008 (2nd edition))
A great read on the recent history of Turkey. I’ve lived and traveled in this country and if you’re interested in reading one book about what this country is all about, this is the one to read.
Hands down, one of the best books I’ve ever read. This book will bring out your emotions–happy and sad.
This book will give you the biblical background of God’s concern for social justice issues. It’s packed with good arguments about why people who follow God should be concerned about the poor.