I was asked to help our synod’s continuing education institute, “Growing in Grace”, by reviewing two books and writing reviews on them, so other pastors can help find useful materials for professional growth. I was glad to do so, because I know that not everybody has the time or inclination to compile reading lists, and why waste time on something that’s subpar? The first book I reviewed, “Religion on Trial” by Craig Parton, was definitely worth the time. I won’t spoil it for you by commenting here, but you can read the review here. Thanks to Pastors Jeremiah Gumm and Phil Arnold for inviting me to be part of this project! I hope it will be a blessing for our church body, and the church at large.