Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Significant New Book Published Today

Today, at 5:00 PM, Seattle time, Andrew Himes will speak at the launch of his significant new book, The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family.

I am reading the book with plans to write a review. Purchase the book at Amazon.com: The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family. If you prefer purchase The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family [Kindle edition].

I do recommend it.

Here are some brief reviews of the book.

2 comments:

Pilgrim said...

I dunno, Ardel. Those reviewers also gave enthusiastic thumbs up to Love Wins.

Not guilt by association, but it does cast a shadow on *somebody's* discernment ;-)

A. B. Caneday said...

Reviewing The Sword of the Lord takes less discernment than reviewing Love Wins.

I've read most of The Sword of the Lord. Their comments are quite on target.

Actually, the book has surprised me at least in one regard. So often when either children or grandchildren write books such as The Sword of the Lord they tend toward harshness and exposing their families to open ridicule and shame. What Frankie Schaeffer did to his parents comes to mind. Not so with The Sword of the Lord. Andrew Himes is measured and kind, though truthful, despite his hostile rebellion, repudiation, and plunge into apostasy for several years, beginning in his teen years. Given what I have been able to learn about the author, it seems that he may be on the "evangelical left," but he does not subject his family to trashing and burning. I will have much more to say when I review the book.