Book Reviews

by Jonathon van Maren

Van Maren is one of Canada’s most talented young social conservatives, and Culture War is his first book, though surely not his last. It is a powerful work, packed with statistics, research and personal anecdotes which expose the rot and devastation that have built up under the thin veneer of normality in Western society. Click to read my full review.

Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
by Immaculée Ilibagiza
Hay House, 2014

Left to Tell is an incredible story of survival and faith in the midst of one of the modern world's worst genocides. This book sparked an international movement for forgiveness and reconciliation. It is still widely read, has received a number of awards and has been incorporated into school curriculums even at the university level. Click to read my full review.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg
Knopf, 2013

This book was a rather surprisingly enjoyable read. Sandberg makes some good points, but overall I don't agree with her. My book review is in two parts.

Part I
Part II

Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
by Brigid Schulte
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2014.

Overwhelmed is a powerful manifesto for restructuring our workplaces, reforming our culture, and consciously improving our own lives. I wrote my review of this book in four parts:
Part I: Most of us are stressed for time
Part II: The ideal worker is exhausting us
Part III: We expect too much of modern mothers
Part IV: Leisure time is medicine for the soul

Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival
by Marcel Prins, Peter Henk Steenhuis et al.
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2014.

This book is an incredible document, containing the personal memoirs of 14 Jewish men and women who were children in the Netherlands during the war. Each of them survived by going into hiding, and their gripping tales have much to teach us even today. Click to read my full review.