Category Archives: Nonfiction

“Jews Don’t Need Jesus. . .” by Avi Snyder

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Jews Don't Need Jesus. . .and other Misconceptions: Reflections of a Jewish BelieverJews Don’t Need Jesus. . .and other Misconceptions: Reflections of a Jewish Believer by Avi Snyder
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Being a former Christian and Messianic Jew and now a practicing Orthodox Jew, I thought this book would be perfect for me to read and review. In fact, I acquire an advance reader copy of the text when I was leaving the evangelical fold for Judaism. This book did not do anything to reconcile my concerns and issues I found within the Jesus camp. Continue reading

“Love in a Time of Hate” by Hannah Schott 

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Love in a Time of Hate: The Story of Magda and Andre Trocme and the Village That Said No to the NazisLove in a Time of Hate: The Story of Magda and Andre Trocme and the Village That Said No to the Nazis by Hanna Schott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For this book, I sought my wife’s thoughts on the book, to best review the emotional connection this tale can tell. This is her review. Continue reading

“Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet” by Lyndal Roper

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Martin Luther: Renegade and ProphetMartin Luther: Renegade and Prophet by Lyndal Roper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Roper’s attempt at a truthful look at Luther, a historical figure that changed the landscape of Christianity, is honest and needed. At the time of the publication of this book, and this review as well, the 500 year anniversary is upon Germany for the Reformation. Continue reading

“Why Be Jewish?” by Edgar Bronfman

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Why Be Jewish?: A TestamentWhy Be Jewish?: A Testament by Edgar Bronfman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Bronfman, just before his passing, brings his lifelong questions and studies to the table in this book. When I first agreed to review this work, I had expected an argument for the Jewish faith. Continue reading