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  • M Taylor posted an update 4 days, 3 hours ago

    “Wrestling With Job” by Bill Kynes and Will Kynes is a great read on the biblical book of Job. After reading through enough of this title, here’s what I like:

    – While an academic read, the book is relatively easy to read and understand.

    – Smooth flow from chapter to chapter.

    – Contains many examples of “Digging Deeper Comments” where the…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 days, 3 hours ago

    “Workers For Your Joy” is a great read for anyone wanting to become a more productive and fruitful servant in a local church. Around 300 pages, many topics are covered, including:

    – 5 characteristics of desirable pastors.

    – 2 ways humility is portrayed by servants and how God takes initiative in developing humility in us.

    – 7 characteristic on…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Practically everyone talks to themselves, whether verbally and mentally. “Hold That Thought” by Gem Fadling is a very good read for monitoring the thoughts we allow into our minds and how to respond to those thoughts. Around 180 pages, the book covers many topics, including:

    – Be careful of dwelling only on the thoughts that come to our mind…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    “The Religion Of American Greatness” by Paul Miller is a great read for anyone interested in evaluating the concept of American nationalism. The author appears to be a conservative evangelical and has concerns on where extreme nationalism can take our wonderful (and in my view, the best) country. Around 300 pages, the author addresses many topics,…[Read more]

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

    “Embracing Rhythms Of Work And Rest” is a great read on the importance of working well and having appropriate times of rest. Around 220 pages, many topics are covered, including:

    – Practicing a sabbath and having times of solitude and quiet is a way to show trust in God instead of our flesh.

    – God prepares the way when we take times of res…[Read more]

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

    Great read on the importance of working well and having appropriate times of rest. Around 220 pages, many topics are covered, including:

    – Practicing a sabbath and having times of solitude and quiet is a way to show trust in God instead of our flesh.

    – God prepares the way when we take times of rest.

    – What trusting God can look like when we…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    “The Call To Follow” is a great and countercultural read on being a good follower in a day and age of constant self-promotion and an emphasis on being an effective leader instead of being a good servant to others. Around 200 pages, the book covers many good points, including:

    – Helpful and harmful statements about leadership.

    – Definition of…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    “Necessary Christianity” by Claude Alexander is a great read for the follower of and believer in Jesus Christ on what he/she needs to do as commanded in the Bible. I attended the church Alexander serves a few years ago and live in the area. Hence, my interest in the book.

    The title covers many good points, including:

    – The mature Christian knows…[Read more]

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

    “The Military Guide To Disarming Deception” is a great read for anyone interested in learning more about spiritual deception that is so prevalent in today’s world. Around 230 pages, the book addresses many relevant topics on the subject and here’s what I like about the title:

    – Easy to read and understand.

    – Contains many good spiritual and…[Read more]

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

    In a day and age when church attendance and involvement is declining and those in the church spend too much time pointing their fingers at the world instead of humbling ourselves before God Almighty, “What If Jesus Was Serious About The Church?” is a great read. The writer, an evangelical Christian does not write with an ax to grind but is…[Read more]

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

    Just finished reading “Reogranized Religion” and believe the book to be very enlightening and a fair representation of today’s evangelical church. Some of the topics addressed include:

    – Stories of people who have been disappointed by the church (feel like they’re really not accepted because of their political beliefs).

    – Reasons why people are…[Read more]

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

    “From Prisoner To Prince” is a great read on the biblical character of Joseph in the biblical book of Genesis and how the importance of Joseph’s story is throughout the Bible. Since Joseph is one of my favorite Bible characters and Joseph is my middle name, I wanted to read and review the book.

    Just under 150 pages, the book addresses many topics…[Read more]

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

    “The Analog Christian” by Jay Kim is a good read for the Christian believer (and those interested in Christianity) wanting insights on living in today’s age of technology. Indeed, while technology can be a good thing, it can also be bad if we are not careful and let it run our lives. Around 180 pages, the author suggests the types of decisions we…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months ago

    Whatever your political affiliation or view on America, “How To Be A Patriotic Christian” by Richard Mouw is a balanced and thought-provoking read in today’s hyper-partisan times. A quick read, the title is around 150 pages and covers many applicable topics, including:

    – Similarities between Psalm 72 and the purposes of government.

    – Being…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    “40 Questions About Prayer” is another great entry in Kregel Publications’ “40 Questions” series. As the title mentions, this book focuses on the many questions people have about prayer. Some of the questions include”

    – Various types of prayer.

    – What it means to pray in “Jesus’ name”.

    – Why should we pray.

    – Reasons why we don’t receive what…[Read more]

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

    “The Connected Life” by Todd Hall is a great read for improving relationships from a Christian perspective. Some of the many topics covered include:

    – Today’s society experiencing a decline in trust, socializing, and other factors leading to a decrease in quality relationships.

    – Various reasons for the increase in spiritual disconnections.

    -…[Read more]

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

    As you may assume, the title “Going Higher With God In Prayer” by AW Tozer focuses on the importance of prayer for a closer relationship with God. Around 170 pages, some of the many great points made include:

    – The closer we get to God, the farther away we are from the world (and how many true believers in Jesus Christ are willing to do…[Read more]

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

    As the Christian church grows in parts of the world, “The Shape Of Christian History” is a great read on how the church and Christian faith has grown over the centuries. A little under 200 pages, the book addresses many topics on the subject, including:

    – Different views on creation that contrast with a Christian worldview.

    – Historical threats…[Read more]

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

    “Doing Church As A Team” is a good title for anyone seeking encouragement and insights for serving in a local church. Just over 200 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:

    – The need for members to move from being a consumer to being a servant and contributing time and talent in a church.

    – Being careful to not compare yourself with…[Read more]

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

    “Kingdom Values” is another good title by Tony Evans and focuses on living out true character (in the power of the Holy Spirit) in a world that wouldn’t know the Holy Spirit if it bumped into Him in a broom closet! Indeed, I am sick and tired of “virtue signaling” (i.e. – giving the impression that you really care about things when in actuality…[Read more]

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