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Senior Saints Book Reviews

Stately Seniors like the feel of a book in their lap.  Perhaps you can find one to rest in yours from here.

New Additions to the Bookshelf

Title: Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven

Author: Dr. David Jeremiah
Age Group: Adults; Senior Saints
Category: Christian Life
Media: Book

Overview:

Discover answers to questions about the happiest location in the universe
Through ten topical chapters, it will answer many of your questions.
  1. Where are my deceased loved ones now?
  2. Will heaven be boring?
  3. What will my body be like in heaven?
  4. What’s the Millennium?
  5. What will worship be like in heaven?
  6. What happens to children who die before they know and understand the Gospel?  And more!
God wants you to know all about your eternal home… so you can eagerly anticipate the future!

Title: The Flood

Featuring: Dr. Andrew Snelling
Age Group: Teens; Young Adults; Adults; Senior Saints
Category: Creation
Length: 55 minutes
Media: DVD

Overview:

Geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling presents several lines of evidence that both confirm the biblical account of the global Flood, and cannot be explained by evolutionary models. From deep sea fossils high atop the Himalayas to the movement of the continents during the Flood, the big picture comes into sharp focus when you look through the lens of the Bible!

https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/flood/

Title:  MERE CHRISTIANITY

Author: C. S. Lewis
Age Group: Young Adults; Adults; Senior Saints
Category: Christian Faith Defined
Media: Book

Overview:

“The reader should be warned that I offer no help to anyone who is hesitating between two Christian "denominations." You will not learn from me whether you ought to become an Anglican, a Methodist, a Presbyterian, or a Roman Catholic.” 

CS Lewis is not trying to convince the reader to be a part of a particular religion, only to point out the basics of Christianity. 

His argument can be related to racial issues of today as it was with the Nazis. 

If you were asked to describe the Christian faith in its simplest form, could you do it? Do you know what the basic elements of that faith are as shown throughout time? C.S. Lewis outlines these thoughts and others in his classic book on the defense of the Christian faith. This book will help you understand what unites Christians around the world no matter when or where they live.

Title:  Subversive

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Age Group: Adults; Senior Saints
Category: Biography
Media: Book

Overview:

Downing (Changing Signs of Truth), codirector of Wheaton College’s Marion E. Wade Center, which focuses on 20th-century Christian writers, considers how the writings of Christian scholar and mystery novelist Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) sought to discover “new conclusions on unchanging foundations” of modern Christianity. While best known for her crime fiction, Sayers was a prolific writer of religious dramas for radio and the stage, as well as academic works on Christian doctrine. Her stories and scholarship challenged dogmatism, relativism, the idolatry of language, British censorship laws, approaches to faith and atonement rooted in “an economy of exchange”—as well as those who hid or ignored the subversive nature of Christ himself. Sayers instead argued that “change can be joyously engaged as long as Christian faith remains rooted in the creeds of the early church.” Downing notes that Sayers disapproved of focus on the artists over the art, once decrying the “craze for the ‘personal angle’ ” that she believed turned criticism into gossip. While Downing tracks the course of Sayers’s personal and professional lives, she never loses sight of Sayers’s art and artistic process—a “theology of creativity” that she believed could “maintain ancient truth by handing it over to new expressions.” This is a powerful intellectual portrait of an important 20th-century writer who merits closer study.