Review: Wichita State Baseball Comes Back

Wichita State Baseball Comes Back: Gene Stephenson and the Making of a Shocker Championship Tradition (The History Press, historypress.net, Charleston, S.C., 2014, 140 pp., 31 black-and-white photos, $19.99 paperback). No one needs to be a fan of Wichita State University baseball, nor—I'm tempted to...

Review: The Inventor and The Tycoon

My review of Edward Ball's latest work, The Inventor and the Tycoon, was one of the earliest reviews to be published on this new duo-biography - of Edward Muybridge and Leland Stanford. Muybridge was the inventor of stop-action photography and, later, motion pictures. Stanford - he of Stanford University...

Baptism 101, by Tim Alsup: A Review

Baptism 101: What the Bible Says About Baptism, by Tim Alsup; Gospel Advocate Company, Nashville, Tenn., www.gospeladvocate.com, 2010; 112 pages, trade paperback. There's more to this slim little book Baptism 101 than might be apparent at first blush. More, because there's a context to be considered. A...

Review: Alive in the Spirit

By Jimmy Jividen; Gospel Advocate Company, Nashville, Tenn., 1990; 146 pages, $9.99 paperback. I find myself in an awkward situation. Some months ago I was reading blurbs from Jimmy Jividen’s book Alive in the Spirit: A Study of the Nature and Work of the Holy Spirit as they were appearing online daily,...

Review: Christianity in Crisis, 21st Century

By Hank Hanegraaff; Thomas Nelson, Nashville, Tenn., 2009; 426 pp., hardbound, $22.99 retail. It’s a two-year-old volume, yes, but it’s worth an evaluation, especially for those who missed either this edition or the original version that made something of a splash 14 years ago. Hanegraaff’s 1997 work...