Saturday, March 28, 2020

Review: O outro cão que guarda as estrelas

O outro cão que guarda as estrelas O outro cão que guarda as estrelas by Takashi Murakami
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Review: Stargazing Dog

Stargazing Dog Stargazing Dog by Takashi Murakami
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Review: What is New Covenant Theology? An Introduction

What is New Covenant Theology? An Introduction What is New Covenant Theology? An Introduction by A. Blake White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Review: Preaching—Pure and Simple

Preaching—Pure and Simple Preaching—Pure and Simple by Stuart Olyott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Review: The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant Theology

The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant Theology The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant Theology by Jeffrey D. Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The book is actually three works in one. The first is a very good exposition of Baptist fœderalism, focusing on the dichotomous nature of the Abrahamic covenant, a feature missed by Presbyterian & Congregationalists that is the Achiles’ heel of their systems, with the application of it to issues of law & grace.

The second is a retelling of the Biblical storyline. I guess it might be deemed quite good, but I guess I am not wired to its format & style. It was a chore, to be blunt.

The third is a few pages of application of Baptist fœderalism to the New perspective on Paul. It was quite refreshing how it solves not only the perplexities of baby sprinkling, but also of new approaches to Paul.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Review: Never Try to Arouse Erotic Love Until . . .: The Song of Songs, in Critique of Solomon: A Study Companion

Never Try to Arouse Erotic Love Until . . .: The Song of Songs, in Critique of Solomon: A Study Companion Never Try to Arouse Erotic Love Until . . .: The Song of Songs, in Critique of Solomon: A Study Companion by Calvin G Seerveld
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A very surpriſiŋ — at leaſt to me — take on Ðe Soŋ of ſoŋs as a dramatic poem between a decadent, polygamous Salomon, ðe Shulamite he preſumably had kidnapped, ðe Shulamite’s country lover & a chorus of harem women. Starts very well, ðen wanders off a bit tryiŋ to find applications on friendſhip & ðe like, but ðen finiſhes well wiþ ðe Soŋ itſelf ſet dramatically.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Review: Percevejos, ideólogos — e alguns escritores

Percevejos, ideólogos — e alguns escritores Percevejos, ideólogos — e alguns escritores by Rodrigo Gurgel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eßencial. Entre recuperações de eſcritores injuſtamente olvidados, amiúde por motivos inconfeßáveis, e demolições de autores idolatrados, Gurgel expõe em crítica o que já expuſera como jurado do Jabuti — que Machado de Aßis continua certo em sua Teoria do medalhão.

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Review: The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection

The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection by Liu Cixin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very imaginative. But the author, being a man of his time, fails to transcend the already obsolete worries of global anthropogenic warming & deforestation; worse, he cavalierly dismisses transcendence as being an evolutionary result of our ‘surface’ civilisation.

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