Review of ‘The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade’ by Philip Jenkins


 Philip Jenkins, The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade (New York: HarperOne, 2014). Hardcover / Kindle The Great War (1914–1918) is a turning point in world history. It destroyed empires and created nations. It wrecked Christendom, catalyzed secularism, and unleashed global religious forces that continue to affect the world today. “Only now, after a century,” writes Philip Jenkins in The Great and Holy War, “are we beginning to understand just how utterly that war destroyed one religious world and created another.” Many books have been published to mark the centennial of the start of … Continue reading Review of ‘The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade’ by Philip Jenkins

Review of ‘In the Gap’ by Wilfredo De Jesús


 Wilfredo De Jesús, In the Gap: What Happens When God’s People Stand Strong (Springfield, MO: Influence Resources, 2014). Paperback / Kindle (Also in Spanish: Paperback / Kindle) Nearly eight months ago, my wife and I became foster parents to two sisters, who are 19- and 2-months old. The experience has been rewarding, of course, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it also has been hard. We used to be able to pack our son into the car and go on extended road trips. We don’t do that anymore. We used to be able to go out for … Continue reading Review of ‘In the Gap’ by Wilfredo De Jesús