Search Results: "James Paul Gee"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANTI-EDUCATION ERA by James Paul Gee
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Gee makes a compelling case for reframing methods of teaching and learning, but the pedantic tone may put off some readers."
Thinking about thinking in education and the digital age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Eisenman's historical reconstruction makes for fascinating reading, but it never takes us beyond the realm of the merely plausible."
Gripping but partisan conjectures from Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Eisenman (Middle East Religions/ California State Univ.), arguing that St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEE WHIZ! by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Resource list at the nether end. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Hoping for a follow-up to The Truth about Poop (2004)? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL MCCARTNEY by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A worthy biography that doesn't approach the greatness of its subject."
A biography of the multitalented musician, written with his "tacit approval." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RABBI PAUL by Bruce Chilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though speculative at turns, followers of Pauline will find this account illuminating."
"Jesus is Christianity's founder," writes Chilton, "but Paul is its maker." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL RICOEUR by Charles E. Reagan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A thin book on a dense philosopher, wavering between sycophantic tones and ponderous discourse."
Though Ricoeur can arguably take some credit for making ``hermeneutics'' a buzzword in graduate seminars, Reagan's passably informative, slightly schizoid book isn't likely to increase awareness of the eminent philosopher. Read full book review >