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Top Reviewer Ranking: 44 - Total Helpful Votes: 446 of 532
The Complete Writings of Menno Simons by John C. Wenger
Menno Simons perhaps was not at the top tier of theological writers. Too repetitive and unsystematic in his approach, it can be frustrating to read multiple works of his back to back. Nonetheless, this book brings to life in the most accessible way what kind of a man Menno Simons was and what truly made him think life worth living. He was passionate about Christianity being a way of life, a way of obedience over against the corruptions of Christendom in his day - a generation of people who were "Christians" because they were baptized into the church as infants. And of course he risked his very life to hang onto these beliefs.

Simons spent too much time defending his… Read more
Precious Remedies against Satan's Devices - (Purit&hellip by Thomas Brooks
This is an old book with some much needed wisdom for a modern world. When we think of Satan's strategems we tend to think of some dark, secret conspiracy. We forget the everyday "devices" he uses to trip us up and keep us from becoming who God wants us to be, or perhaps even dooming our souls.

Brooks lucidly and clearly takes us through many of Satan's devices and provides thoughtful remedies to counteract them. Needless to say, this is a book to provoke thoughtful reflection and one that will be helpful to anyone who takes their Christian life seriously.
FaceOff by Joseph Finder
FaceOff by Joseph Finder
This is a perhaps gimmicky book that is perhaps more fun to think about than experience. Nonetheless I think the combinations worked out better than anyone would have a right to expect. Out of 11 stories I'd say 7 or 8 were at least good or very good. There were only 2 stories that I really disliked - the 2 lawyers story and the story with the past lives - I can't be bothered to remember the authors of those.

If you like thrillers and you are after some short samples from (mostly) good thriller writers, this collection doesn't disappoint.

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