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A Review of Love in Hard Places

The author addresses the place of church discipline in our age of tolerance and the place of forgiveness toward the repentant and the unrepentant.

  • Byron Snapp
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Attack, he looks at the just war theory and points out that our age of terrorism calls for a rethinking of the theory. He penned this volume prior to the U. S. invasion of Iraq and thus he makes no comments on that particular action.

The author addresses the place of church discipline in our age of tolerance and the place of forgiveness toward the repentant and the unrepentant.

Dr. Carson refers the reader to numerous appropriate scripture passages, often providing appropriate comments that can correct prevalent misinterpretations. Chapters are closed with balanced thinking and Biblical application that can easily be applied to myriads of other situations.

The author encourages the Christian not to grow comfortable in practicing love during the easy times. Love must also be practiced in difficult times and in some cases must take firm even unpopular stands in a culture that salutes diversity and compromise.

Dr. Carson has written a volume that needs to be read by modern believers. All Christians should reflect on their practices of loving God and others. The author helps us apply Biblical teaching to this area of life. He writes with clarity and depth that evidences scholarly work but also focuses on the subject in a manner that can be easily understood.


  • Byron Snapp

Byron Snapp is a graduate of King College (B.A.) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He was Associate Pastor at Calvary Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hampton, Virginia, from 1994 until his retirement in December 2014. He is a native of Marion, Virginia.  He has had pastorates in Leakesville, Mississippi, and Gaffney, South Carolina.  He served as Assistant Pastor in Cedar Bluff, Virginia prior to his ministry at Calvary Reformed. He has served as editor of the Presbyterian Witness and was a contributor to A Comprehensive Faith and Election Day Sermons. He is currently a member of Westminster Presbytery in the PCA. He and his wife Janey have 3 children and several grandchildren. 

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