June 30, 2011

Book Review

The Divorce Dilemma by John MacArthur

Everyone has their own opinion about divorce, including pastors. John MacArthur sticks to what Scripture says about the subject in this book.

In those instances where Scripture doesn't give a clear cut answer, MacArthur basis his response to divorce and remarriage on what the Word of God does say throughout the entire Bible, not just a particular passage to justify his ideas.

Overall, this is a great book for anyone looking for biblical guidance on divorce and remarriage. At the end of the book there is even a questions and answers section.

June 29, 2011

Book Review

A Simple Government by Mike Huckabee

This book is Mike Huckabee's version of what the government should be like. In each chapter, he briefly describes one aspect of what the government should or shouldn't do. The majority of his ideas are nothing new or groundbreaking.

The basic concept is the federal government should do what the constitution says it should do, namely unify the states and protect the borders.

Here are some of the ideas that he covers in various chapters:

  • family values
  • local vs federal government
  • control spending and limit debt
  • simple and fair taxation system (based up national sales tax)
  • responsible healthcare (meaning take care of yourself)
  • improve education (focus on students)
  • take responsibility of the environment
  • immigration reform
  • be tough on terrorism
  • effective military strength
  • strengthen our global image
  • focus on the values of our founding fathers
Overall, this book's timing seemed more like a preparation for the run to the whitehouse. If you are interested in Huckabee's thoughts and what his governing style could be like then check out the book. Otherwise, you can probably skip it.