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(Book review) Thomas Aquinas (Great Thinkers)

Although Thomas Aquinas influenced both Christian and philosophical thought, some of his statements do not stand the test of time. Given his over reliance on secular resources opposed to Scripture, Oliphint pinpoints two areas in which Aquinas’s insights erred. First, in epistemology—the study of truth—and second, the foundation of existence.  The author first presents the views of Aquinas and then follows with a critique.

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(Book review) Ecclesiastes, Reformed Expository Commentary

Author and pastor Bob Hostetler, in his book Life Stinks and Then You Die (2013), felt that Ecclesiastes was more of a tome for today’s world than it was for Solomon’s time because of how modern society is utterly self-indulgent and never satisfied. This newer book’s author, O’Donnell, also sees parallels between the 21st century and the depression and sense of hopelessness that Solomon wrote about.

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(Book review) Faith Among the Faithless

Where is God in our times of trouble? Why does God seem to be hidden or absent, especially when we need Him the most? How do we maintain our faith and identity as Christians in our pluralistic, and increasingly secular world? Pastor Mike Cosper seeks to explore these questions in light of the story of Esther.

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(Book review) The road we traveled

Kirkpatrick’s historical fiction is well known and this story, based on the life of Tabitha Brown, is fascinating and filled with rich thoughts on life and Christianity.

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