Search Results: "Jeffery L. Sheler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Sheler's book should not be the only map you use to navigate contemporary biblical debates, but it will be useful in getting you headed on the right road."
Sheler, long time religion reporter for U.S.. Read full book review >

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PROPHET OF PURPOSE by Jeffery L. Sheler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Evangelicals will be delighted, and most readers will at least be intrigued."
Uncritical but detailed biography of one of America's most influential living religious figures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"There's not much news here for those who follow the news, but it makes for a useful survey of an influential subculture."
Travels with Chaplain Charley into such heartlands as Grand Rapids, Mich., and Orange County, Calif., on the trail of homegrown fundamentalists. Read full book review >

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THE STONE MONKEY by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 12, 2002

"So many incidental pleasures that it seems ungracious to note that, like Rhyme's last case (The Empty Chair, 2000, etc.), this one seems detached and synthetic, like a five-finger exercise for some awfully busy fingers."
An expert but oddly uninvolving thriller in which a murderous Chinese smuggler of illegals tracks the survivors of a disastrous Long Island landing, hotly pursued himself by a galaxy of cops directed by quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN WINDOW by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"On the plus side, the master criminal, instantly forgettable on his own terms, will tap into many paranoid readers' twin bogeymen: identity theft and government surveillance."
It's a must-solve case for quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme when his cousin is arrested for murder. Read full book review >

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ON TIME by Jeffery Raymond
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2006

"Challenging, humanist ruminations on time."
Psychologist Raymond presents a stimulating look into the many expressions of time, offering a critique of its unbridled power over our lives in the United States. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY CHAIR by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2000

"Dozens of twists and a couple of first-class shocks, but it all trails off like an endless fireworks display that keeps exploding into bangs and blossoms even after you've started to look for your car. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild Main Selection.)"
Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic criminalist who recently knocked 'em dead at the bijou (The Bone Collector, 1997), is back, sweating to rescue a pair of kidnapped Tarheelers from the insect-loving kid who's snatched them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Brimming with insight and intelligence, an endearing memoir. (Author tour)"
A provocative, poetic foray into melancholia from both a personal and historical perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEAKING IN TONGUES by Jeffery Deaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"Scorchingly one-dimensional: a ruthlessly efficient formula thriller with nary an ounce of thought on its bones."
Deaver takes a break from his Lincoln Rhyme blockbusters (The Empty Chair, p. 254) for a kidnapping story that packs just as much suspense but a lot fewer moving parts. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHED MAN by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2003

"All the prodigious energy and ingenuity of a canny performer who just doesn't know when to quit."
In this fifth case pitting quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against a murderous magician, Deaver (The Stone Monkey, 2002, etc.) tries his best to outdo himself—and brother, does it show. Read full book review >