Sunday, April 17, 2005

The Diet of {book} Worms

Solomon rightly says: "Of the making of books there is no end, and much study wearies the body." (Ecclesiastes 12:12) But now there is a great new resource from a conservative protestant, reformed perspective that helps ease some of the weariness. Recently launched The Diet of {book} Worms ( a hat tip to M. Luther) provides a clearinghouse of some of the best reviews of many of the popular books filling the shelves at local bookstores. I just read a penetrating review of Joel Osteen's new bestseller that gets to the heart of his "ungospel" Good News.

From their FAQ:

Can You Explain The Purpose of this Site? In short, this site is a collection of links to discerning reviews of Christian books. It is a resource for Christians to research books and authors. We collect reviews written by discerning readers and link to them from this site. Once our editors have reviewed the book, we generally provide a consensus view of the book. So the next time a person says to you, "Have you heard of this book?" you can search for it in our database and find one or more discerning reviews of that book. Similarly, next time you are looking for a good book to read, you can visit this site and find a book that you know will prove edifying.

I will be returning often for help is choosing for my own reading and recommending books to my congregation.

You should check it out as well!

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