How to write a book review

Book reviews published in journals are:

Book reviews set as student exercises are:

A good book review




Reviews can be found in scholarly journals. It is necessary to think about the quality of different reviews and to decide which are good models. There are always reviews which are superficial, where the reviewer is either very hostile, or simply accepts everything the author and the publisher say without forming their own opinion. A surprising number of reviewers do not read the book properly at all.

 The following journals are suggested as sources for book reviews relating to mission:

 Missiology and the International Review of Mission have bibliographies which can be helpful in locating books relating to different topics and to different parts of the world. 

 Mission Studies offers books for review from IAMS Book Reviews

Worldwide Web

Consider posting your reviews on or I doubt you will get as wide a coverage anywhere else!

John Roxborogh