Staff Review

REVIEW: Let These Stones Live: A Guidebook to the Spiritual History of Christianity

James M. Houston (Regent College Publishing)
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Let These Stones Live: A Guidebook to the Spiritual History of Christianity

In taking a guided tour of the Holy Land, one might expect to receive the standard fare of location-specific historical details and broad references to the biblical narrative. However, anyone who knows Dr. Houston will not expect from him anything that could be called standard. Drawing on his vast knowledge of the disciplines of history and geology, Dr. Houston takes the reader on a journey through key biblical sites that includes not only helpful historical context but also a treatment of the topological and geological factors which shaped the events in the text. In a manner characteristic of Dr. Houston, he also weaves these scientific and cultural data into a contemplative vision of the spiritual pilgrimage of the Christian.

Let These Stones Live! is one part historical-scientific apologetic for the accuracy of the Bible and one part devotional meditation on the Christian life. This brief but rich booklet, filled with color photos, many of which were taken as Dr. Houston presented the material to a group of Regent College alumni, showcases Dr. Houston’s multi-disciplinary erudition and winsome pastoral spirit, while reading almost like a memoir of a Christian life well lived. 

Whether you are looking for a new conversation piece for your coffee table or a thoughtful gift for a friend or mentor, Dr. Houston’s new book is sure to delight and edify. 

Let These Stones Live: A Guidebook to the Spiritual History of Christianity retails for $15.95 CAD and can be purchased in store. You can also give us a call (604-228-1820) or send us an email ([email protected]) to inquire about reserving a copy or shipping.

 

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