Books

Good Books

I’m sometimes asked if I can recommend some good books to those who are interested in the Christian faith or want to learn more.  So, I thought I’d share what I’ve recommended to people in the past.  The list below is organized in various sections, and at the end I’ve included some of my own books just because I wrote …

Book Club

Based on the survey responses, we’ll start our Book Club with C. S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity.” I hope you’ll join me! We’ll use Goodreads to host the discussion forum, so just go to the link below to sign up and join the group (it’s free). To start, check out the “Introductions” topic and introduce yourself. Each week, I’ll open up …

Free Christian Resources Online

Over the years, I’ve found some free resources online that I’ve found helpful, which I thought I’d share.  Please feel free to send me others that you’ve also found useful.   Bibles Bible Hub – Contains electronic versions of all the major English translations of the Bible.  It also provides the ability to easily search for passages and keywords. ESV.org – If …

Why Republish Old Christian Writings?

Over the last couple years, under the auspices of St. Polycarp Publishing House I’ve been working on new editions of various classic Christian writings from the first few centuries of the New Testament Church.  So far, I’ve published versions of Justin Martyr’s “First and Second Apologies”, Tertullian’s “Defense of the Christian Faith”, and St. Polycarp’s “Epistle to the Philippians” and the “Martyrdom of Polycarp.” …

My First Novel

My first novel is now available (Amazon print edition link, Kindle edition link).  By the way, if you have “Kindle Unlimited” from Amazon, then it should be free as part of that service. In the past, I’ve enjoyed reading novels such as True Grit and King Solomon’s Mines.  They’re filled with a sense of adventure and a mission or goal …

Tertullian and His Apology

(The following is from the introduction to my edition of Tertullian’s Apology, available at Amazon)   Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus was a Christian writer who lived in the Roman province of Africa (Carthage) at the end of the second century and the beginning of the third century AD.  We know him better as Tertullian.  Possibly trained as a Roman lawyer, he would eventually …

Justin Martyr and his Apologies

(The following is from the introduction to my edition of Justin Martyr’s First and Second Apologies, available at Amazon)   Justin Martyr (also known as Justinus) was a mid-second century Christian writer.  A Greek-speaking Gentile, he was born in Flavia Neapolis (present day Nablus) in Samaria and was martyred around 165 AD in Rome.  He was familiar with Greek philosophy and …