Foreword Reviews

Mark Smith, Book Reviewer

Book Review

A Church Not Made With Hands

by Mark Smith

So what is it about church that makes some people feel like they’re at the periphery of something vital, and the vital thing is somewhere else? According to this book, the answer lies in the tendency for religious practice to... Read More

Book Review

From Stone to Living Word

by Mark Smith

Stone may be stable, certain, and reliable, but it’s ultimately lifeless, cold, and dead. This is Debbie Blue’s central idea in her new book, which asserts that the Bible is alive, not static and dead as a stone. While rock solid... Read More

Book Review

The Jesus of Suburbia

by Mark Smith

This book amounts to an extended sermon addressed to modern American Christianity. It is a radical and refreshing call on Christians to stop waiting for God’s work on Earth to be done by the White House. The author begins with an... Read More

Book Review

How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith

by Mark Smith

The traveler risks the temptation of never returning home. The bright city lights seem alluring to the small-town girl, but ultimately those dangerous places and threatening lifestyles seem less threatening when she allows herself to... Read More

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