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  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

    “Hinge Moments” is a good read for anyone dealing with a current or anticipating a future life transition. Whether a job loss/career change, moving into a new season of life, children leaving the home, changes in personal health, etc., transitions are a normal part of life. How we deal with the transitions or choices we make concerning the…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    I never was good at philosophy – once took a philosophy class and ending up dropping it! “Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult” is a good title for someone like me – wants to know more about philosophy without being drowned in the subject. Many things to like about this title:

    – Good range of topics – meaning of life, does God exist, ethi…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    In my humble opinion, Christianity and Psychology can be integrated – a positive and well-lived life can be accomplished with a Christian foundation. “Positive Psychology In Christian Perspective” is a title that shows how. Around 270 pages, the book covers many relevant topics:

    – Definition of positive psychology.

    – Self-control.

    – How…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    “Masters Or Slaves” is a good read on how the double-edged sword of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can positively and negatively impact the church and individual in today’s world. Around 230 pages, there were many things I liked about the read:

    – Covers a wide variety of topics.

    – Easy to read and understand.

    – References many studies and…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    “Talking About Ethics” is a really good title on the many issues we face in today’s world. Around 400 pages, there are many things I liked about this title:

    – Covers a wide variety of relevant issues we face today.
    – Easy to read, follow, and understand.
    – Like the conversational tone between 3 college students of various faith beliefs. Not…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    “Lead” by Paul David Tripp is one of the best leadership books I have read in some time. While targeted towards church and ministry leaders, the book may apply to all Christian believers in leadership positions. Around 220 pages, the book addresses such topics as:

    – 6 characteristics of true Christian community.
    – 9 dangerous signs that the…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    “Lead Like It Matters To God” is a great title written by someone who has extensive experience in both the corporate world and Christian ministry. I really like the author’s central point – character is ultimately more important than results! Yes, results are important, but is it worth it to lose your soul, family, health, etc. in the…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    “What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right” is a great read for servants in the church, regardless of position. Although targeted towards pastors, the principles described apply to anyone serving in the church. Around 300 pages, the title covers many topics on the subject, including:

    – Knowing Christ is more important than ministry success.

    – The…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    “Virtual Reality Church” is an excellent read on the impact technology has and can have on the church and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. Around 250 pages, the book covers many topics on the subject, including:

    – How technology has changed over the years.

    – Some early pioneers (Billy Graham, etc.) who used the technology of…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    “Walk With Me” is a good and refreshing read on disciplemaking. Indeed, in a day where numbers seem to be all that matters (even in church!), the title focuses more on placing more importance on spiritual fruit instead of numbers. Around 170 pages, the title covers such topics as:

    – Walk in relationship with each other instead of just a…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    “Yours, Till Heaven” is a great read on the wonderful marriage between Charles and Susie Spurgeon. Spurgeon, one of the all-time greatest preachers and one of the most famous preachers (along with Dwight Moody) in the 1800s. The book is around 190 pages and covers many areas of their long marriage:

    – How they met.

    – The many, many ways Susie…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    “What Comes Next?” is a great read for especially Christian leaders wanting to be more effective, whether in ministry, business, or in their personal life in today’s rapidly changing world. Around 200 pages, the title covers many subjects on the topic, including:

    1. The future belongs to the curious – we cannot afford to be comfortable and…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “Worshipping With The Reformers” is a very interesting and informative read on changes in the church resulting from the Reformation. Just over 200 pages, the book addresses many topics on the subject, including changes in the church in:

    – Worship

    – Conducting various services – weddings, funerals, preaching, etc.

    – Use of visual arts.

    – The…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    As all human beings, whether Christian or not, we have shortcomings in some way – physically, mentally, relationally, etc. However, some need extra grace more than others. “Disability And The Church” is a great read for including such people in the church. The author, a pastor with autism, is well-qualified to write such a book. The title contains…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    In a day and age where self-assertiveness, self-confidence, self-reliance, self-promotion, and other forms of self-centeredness dominates, “The Servant Of The Lord And His Servant People” is an excellent read on the practice of servanthood and serving others is a dominate theme in the Bible, starting with the Messiah Jesus Christ.

    Just over 200…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    “40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry” is an excellent read on various aspects of Christian pastoral ministry. Around 300 pages, the book is composed of (as the title suggests) 40 questions on ministry topics as: the pastor’s spiritual and physical health, preaching, pastoral practices, the church, and many other topics.

    Each chapter is around 8…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months ago

    “True Companions” by Kelly Flanagan is a good read written from a Christian perspective on improving your relationships. Just over 200 pages, the book is divided into several chapters around 5 pages or so on a certain aspect of human relationships. Many topics are covered, including:

    – In quietness our souls can grow in love for others.

    – The…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    In a day and age where pressure abounds to be the perfect person, “Stop Trying” is a great read on finding your true identity in Jesus Christ. The author mentions two main worldly ways we can attempt to get an identity:

    – Traditional identity – focuses on people pleasing and always meeting other people’s expectations.

    – Modern identity – we form…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    “The Joy Switch” is a good title for anyone wanting to learn more about how the brain affects our relationship with others and what to do to improve those relationships. Around 160 pages, the title addresses several topics, including:

    – How different levels of the brain affects our relationship with others.

    – Various roadblocks to relat…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “The Theology Of Jeremiah” is an excellent read of the biblical book Jeremiah and is a very helpful read for anyone wanting to know more about the book. Around 140 pages, there were many things I liked about the title:

    – Information on Jeremiah the prophet (sometimes in academic studies, the focus can sometimes be so much about concepts,…[Read more]

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