TFP Recommends Books

Explaining God to a Godless World






  A Review of the Book Why God?: Explaining Religious Phenomena by Rodney Stark (West Conshohocken, Penn.: Templeton Press, 2017).   Having read, reviewed, and enjoyed Dr. Rodney Stark’s 2016 book, Bearing False Witness, it was a delight to be … Continue reading

Why This Little Book on Humility Is So Great






Book marketing consists of finding the target audience of those who are looking for the subjects discussed inside a given book. Often this involves narrowing down the field so that the maximum amount of effort and resources can be applied … Continue reading

Who Are the Glow Kids?






A bemused reader might scan the title of this book review and frown, “what in the world is a glow kid?!” But do not worry, the author of this review asked the same question when the book was recommended by … Continue reading

What Is Behind America’s Complacency?






  A Review of The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream by Tyler Cowen.   Rarely have I read a book with which I have so thoroughly disagreed as Tyler Cowen’s The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest … Continue reading

The Angel Who Became a Racketeer for Life






Racketeer for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court by Joseph M. Scheidler with Peter M. Scheidler (Charlotte, N.C.: TAN Books, 2016).   “There is properly no history, only biography.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson There is … Continue reading

Setting the Record Straight About Catholic History






A Review of the Book Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark (West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2016). If you are known to be an observant Catholic, then you have had this conversation. Some question of … Continue reading

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