Bonhoeffer On the Christian Life: A Review

I recently found out about (and read) Stephen Nichols’ book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and theology called Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life: From the Cross, for the World (Wheaton: Crossway, 2013).  At just over 200 pages, it is quite a bit shorter and more accessible than Metaxas’ similar book.  In fact, there is a lot… Continue reading Bonhoeffer On the Christian Life: A Review

Bonhoeffer and Biography

 A short while ago, here on this blog, I posted a few fairly critical comments of Eric Metaxas' bibliography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (HERE and HERE).  My main criticism of Metaxas' work is that it casts Bonhoeffer in an American, conservative, patriotic, evangelical mold.  A secondary critique I have is that Metaxas isn't exactly accurate in… Continue reading Bonhoeffer and Biography

Athanasius: Christian Biographies for Young Readers

 The latest biography in the Reformation Heritage Book series "Christian Biographies for Young Readers" has recently been released.  This one, written by Simonetta Carr, is on Athanasius (d. 373), a bishop in Alexandria who was a leading contender against the Arian heresy.  The book is just over 60 pages long, and, as noted, written in a… Continue reading Athanasius: Christian Biographies for Young Readers

Two Good Reads

A few weeks back I finished this historical biography on Anne Bradstreet (1612-1642) by Faith Cook: Anne Bradstreet Pilgrim and Poet (Carlisle: EP Books, 2010).  This is a great introduction to an amazing Puritan woman's life, times, and writings.  Anne came to America with some of the first Puritan refugees in the 1630s and faced… Continue reading Two Good Reads