Silence and Beauty

February 1, 2017 Roger Lowther 0

Makoto Fujimura’s book Silence and Beauty (IVP, 2016, 263 pp.) preceded the December 2016 Japan release of Martin Scorsese’s film Silence, based on Shusaku Endō’s novel of the same title. Endō’s work is dark and […]


J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone

January 1, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone Iain H. Murray (Banner of Truth, 2016) This biography of Ryle (1816-1900) is full of ministry lessons. Ryle, Bishop of Liverpool, is well-known for his book, Holiness. Murray chronicles […]


The unseen face of Japan

July 12, 2014 Don Schaeffer 0

In this wide-ranging book on Japanese religiosity, Lewis explores why Japanese people act in a religious way, based on what people say about their attitudes and experiences. In his review of the first edition (1993), […]