Book Reviews by Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance has reviewed books published by: 

Broadman & Holman, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Zondervan, Baker Books, Brazos Press, Eerdmans, Kregel Publications, HarperOne, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Crossway, Baylor University Press, Hendrickson Publishers, William Morrow, Georgetown University Press, Regnery Publishing, NYU Press, Scribner, Mercer University Press, Wipf and Stock, InterVarsity Press, Westminster John Knox Press, Monthly Review Press, Encounter Books, Independent Institute, Simon & Schuster, Threshold Editions, Penguin Press, Pearson/Prentice Hall,, Mises Institute, American Institute for Economic Research, University of Chicago Press, HarperCollins, Scholarly Resources, Crown Forum, ISI Books, Metropolitan Books, Walker & Company, Sentinel, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Cascade Books, Multnomah Books, Xulon Press, Calvary Press Publishing, Global Gospel Publishers, Randall House Publications, Praeger, Stanford Economic and Finance, Clarity Press, Way of Life Literature, Lampion Press, Tyndale Seminary Press, McCowen Mills Publishers, Regular Baptist Press, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Loyal Publishing, DTM Media, Basic Books, American Vision, Alertness Books, and Routledge.

Here is a selection of book reviews. More reviews will soon be added.

"The Misnamed Conflict," Mises Daily, December 2004
A review of Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War, by Mark Thornton and Robert B. Ekelund

"A Christian Against the State,", January 2007
A review of Christian Theology of Public Policy: Highlighting the American Experience, by John M. Cobin

"The Curse of Standing Armies,", August 2012
A review of The Bible & War in America: A Biblical View of an American Obsession and Steps to Recover Liberty, by Joel McDurmon

"What Reality Teaches Us," Future of Freedom, May 2013
A review of No, They Canít: Why Government FailsóBut Individuals Succeed,  by John Stossel

"Sow It Everywhere,", August 2013
A review of Smoke Signals: A Social History of MarijuanaóMedical, Recreational, and Scientific, by Martin A. Lee

"The Moral Case for a Free Economy," Future of Freedom, August 2013
A review of Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, by Robert Sirico

"Just Nonsense,", August 2013
A review of Just Politics: A Guide for Christian Engagement, by Ronald J. Sider

"Revisiting Vietnam," FFF Daily, October 2013
A review of Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, by Nick Turse

"An Injury to Civilization,", November 2013
A review of The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began, by Jack Beatty

"Useless Eaters,", December 2013
A review of The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food, by Lizzie Collingham

"God's Own Party?", January 2014
A review of Godís Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right, Daniel K. Williams

"The Great and Unholy War,", September 2014
A review of The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade, by Philip Jenkins

"A Most Radical Libertarian Book," Future of Freedom, March 2015
A review of Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, by Thomas E. Woods

"Serving Two Masters,", June 2015
A review of Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger: Find Your Purpose Following the Warrior Christ, by John McDougall

"A Constitutionalist Who Doesn't Even Follow the Constitution,", June 2015
A review of Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of Americaís Founding Document, by Mike Lee

"Review of Ron Paul's New Book 'Swords into Plowshares,'" The New American, August 24, 2015
A review of Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity, by Ron Paul

"The Moral Bankruptcy of Just War Theory,", April 2016
A review of Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War, by Robert Emmet Meagher

"Missing the Real Issue on Welfare,", July 2016
A review of The Human Cost of Welfare: How the System Hurts the People Itís Supposed to Help, by Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers

"Socialism Laid Bare,", September 2016
A review of The Problem with Socialism, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

"Review of 'A Tipping Point for Liberty," The New American, October 2016
A review of A Tipping Point for Liberty, by Adam Dick

"Should Christians Vote?", November 2016
A review of Electing Not to Vote: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting, by Ted Lewis

"The Crime of Vietnam,", February 2017
A review of The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration?", by John Marciano

"Libertarianism Wins Hands Down,", September 2017
A review of Selfish Libertarians and Socialist Conservatives? The Foundations of the Libertarian-Conservative Debate, by Nathan Schlueter and Nikolai Wenzel

"Review of Perspectives on Israel and the Church: 4 Views," Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, Autumn 2017
A review of Perspectives on Israel and the Church: 4 Views, by Chad O. Brand, Tom Pratt Jr., Robert L. Reymond, Robert L. Saucy, and Robert Thomas. Edited by Chad O. Brand.

"Hey There, Big Spender," The New American, February 5, 2018
A review of Eleven Presidents: Promises vs. Results in Achieving Limited Government, by Ivan Eland

"Desire Doesn't Drive Reality," The New American, April 23, 2018
A review of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, by Ryan T. Anderson

"The Triumph of Christianity," The New American, June 18, 2018
A review of The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World, by Bart Ehrman

"Christian and Libertarian,", April 2019
A review of Called to Freedom: Why You Can Be Christian and Libertarian, by Elise Daniel, ed.

"The Greatest Generation of Whoremongers,", June 2019
A review of What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, by Mary Louise Roberts

"Review of 'For a New Liberalism,'" The New American, December 23, 2019
A review of For a New Liberalism, by Richard Ebeling

"The Case for Moral Libertarianism," The New American, March 23, 2020
A review of Against the Left, by Lew Rockwell

"Review of 'The Problem with Lincoln,'" The New American, August 2020
A review of The Problem with Lincoln, by Thomas DiLorenzo

"The Greatest Generation of Fornicators and Carousers,", January 2021
A review of Taking Leave, Taking Liberties: American Troops on the World War II Home Front, by Aaron Hiltner

"The U.S. War Industry,", March 2021
A review of Understanding the War Industry, by Christian Sorensen

Book reviews from the Journal of Dispensational Theology are all located here.