Review: The End of the Christian Life

J. Todd Billings, The End of the Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2020.  “He won’t live to see his daughter graduate high school.” This was my first, aching thought when I heard the prognosis of J. Todd Billings’ cancer diagnosis as his student in seminary.…

100 Word Book Reviews: August 2020

Sanderson, Brandon. Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia. New York: Scholastic Press, 2009. 320 pages. B+: In this third installment of the Alcatraz series, the boy with the talent for breaking things finally leaves the Librarian-controlled Hushlands for the Free Kingdoms. However, so have the librarians. Caught between a plotting mother and indifferent father, Alcatraz…

100 Word Book Reviews: July 2020

Sanderson, Brandon. The Bands of Mourning. New York: Tor Books, 2016. 447 pages. B+: The penultimate volume in the Wax & Wayne saga leaves as many questions as it answers. The individual drama of this book has a clear and decisive ending, but it understandably leaves the reader anticipating the final volume. In typical Sanderson…