It’s been awhile since we’ve had a Biblio-Blogger of the Week, so I thought I’d bring it back this month and introduce my readers to Jason Brueckner. Jason blogs at TheBraveReviews.com. You can also follow Brave Reviews on Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s a bit of Jason’s background:
“I studied at Malone University in Canton, Ohio where I double majored in Bible & Theology as well as Youth & Sports Ministry. After my wife and I married, we moved to Chicago, Illinois and I commuted out to Wheaton Graduate School. There I earned, by God’s grace, my Master’s in Biblical Exegesis.”
Here’s why Jason is passionate about what he does over at Brave Reviews:
“Why do I give of my time to Brave Reviews?
I got sick and tired of only seeing people who don’t like a book sit down and put together a review. Brave Reviews exists as a trustworthy corner of the web where people can find unbiased reviews of contemporary texts. I do not believe in a “bad book.” Whether it is a romance novel or a hotly-debated theological text, we as learners should be having conversations with a variety of genres. So now you should be asking what a person who would not give a book a poor evaluation is doing reviewing books for others. The calling of Brave Reviews is two simple tasks:
- Let followers know what books are available. Our audience is just like anyone else; they are over-committed and over-compassionate. In other words, you love people so much that you have not given yourself adequate time to stay up on what is being published. Brave Reviews is like an alarm clock for followers that alerts them of new and noteworthy texts.
- Let followers know what books are for them. How many times have you heard, “Yeah, you should really pick this book up. It’d be great for you in your field!” If we had a book for every time we heard that! Our second task is to be a filter for these new books. It is important to know what is being published in general, but it is vitally important for your own growth to know what is being published in your area of expertise. For example, Brave Reviews will be doing a review of a new NLT Study Bible that is not yet in stores and that is important for everyone to know about! But, you may be deeply immersed in the world of business so you’d want to probably pick up a copy of Doing Virtuous Business. As professionals in our own skill sets, we must know what books are available for us specifically and Brave Reviews will assist in providing that filter.
It’s a brave task, I know, but in this world of mass media it is a much worthy adventure.”
Many thanks to Jason for introducing himself to the Bible Geek Gone Wild audience.
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