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Whether a seasoned pastor, a new pastor, or someone contemplating the ministry, “The Flourishing Pastor” is a great read. The author, a seasoned pastor, shares many insights and experiences for those either in or praying about going into the ministry. Around 240 pages, the author addresses many topics, including:
– 5 important guideposts for the…[Read more]
Whether a pastor or layperson “Don’t Blow Up Your Ministry” is a great read for anyone wanting to exercise biblical self-care in their life lest they fall, damage their life, and negatively affect those around them. While addressed to pastors, the book may be applicable to laypeople (after all, any follower of Jesus Christ is a minister!). Around…[Read more]
“The Manifold Beauty Of Genesis One” is an excellent read for anyone wanting to know God more deeply through reading the Book Of Genesis. The book uses many approaches in accomplishing its objective by mentioning the following themes in Genesis that represent/symbolize God: tabernacle, song, land, time/calendar, analogies, and other ways.
Whatever your religious belief, “When Everything’s On Fire” is a good read for anyone who either is straying away from the Christian faith, has strayed away from the faith, or questions the depth of their relationship with Jesus Christ.
The author addresses this issue through several approaches:
– His own life experiences and experiences of…[Read more]
“In All The Scriptures” is a great and helpful read on biblical hermeneutics. Around 270 pages, the book covers many topics, including:
– What is hermeneutics and why it needs to be studied.
– Description of the literary, historical, and christological contexts for interpreting the Bible.
– Interpreting scripture in the postmodern world.
– The…[Read more]
“The Reformed Pastor” is an enlightening read by a pastor from a few hundred years ago. While Reverand Baxter has been gone for many years, his book is as relevant today as it was back then. What I liked about the title:
– Covers many relevant topics for the pastor.
– Profound and yet relatively easy to read.
– Full of excellent spiritual…[Read more]
“God Is My Hiding Place” is a great devotion and compilation of Corrie Ten Boom’s life and writings in a 40-day devotion. After reading enough of this title, here is what I like:
– Very readable and easy to understand.
– Honest portrayal of her tough time in a Nazi prison camp during World War 2.
– Description of the many ways God worked in and…[Read more]
“You Are Not Your Own” by Alan Noble is a great read from a Christian perspective on living in today’s increasingly impersonal world. Just over 200 pages, the author covers many relevant topics on the subject, including:
– Being careful about letting community define what defines meaning for each person (not talking about moral relativism, but…[Read more]
“The Mystery Of Israel And The Middle East” is a pretty good read on prophecy on the Middle East. Around 300 pages, the book covers many topics, including:
– 7 reasons to pray for Israel.
– Events leading up to Israel becoming a nation.
– Rising Anti-Semitism throughout the world.
– Ultimately, people, not land, matter more to God.
– History…[Read more]
“40 Questions About Roman Catholicism” is another great addition on the “40 Questions” series by Kregel Academic. The book, as the title states, addresses theological questions about Roman Catholicism. The questions center around the historical theological, and personal questions about Roman Catholicism. Some of the questions include:
“50 Most Important Theological Terms” is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about common theological words in Christian theology. Around 200 pages, here’s what I liked after reading the book:
– Covers a wide variety of relevant terms.
– Easy to read and understand.
– Author mentions various views on the term.
– Author mentions his…[Read more]
“50 Most Important Bible Questions” is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about the Bible, especially about difficult topics to understand. Around 400 pages, there are many things to like about this book:
– Many relevant topics.
– Easy to read, follow, and understand.
– Author mentions various viewpoints and offers his own conclusion…[Read more]
“Count It All Joy” by John Perkins is a great read by someone who has experienced much suffering (racial, health, etc.) in his long life and is well-qualified to write such a title. Around 150 pages, there are many things I liked about this title:
– Very readable and easy to follow.
– Writer shares his personal experiences and those of other…[Read more]
“The Integration Of Psychology And Christianity” is a good and thought-provoking read on as the title mentions – combining Christianity and Psychology. The book is around 180 pages and some of the topics covered include:
– 5 viewpoints of Christ in the culture.
– Types of integration.
– Recommendations for Christian who are considering using…[Read more]
“Effective Intercultural Evangelism” is a very good read on sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in today’s diverse world. Around 180 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:
– If we listen long enough to someone, we can discern where God is working in their life.
– Definition of intercultural evangelism.
– Description of today’s 4…[Read more]
“The Innovation Crisis” by Ted Esler is a very good read on the need for churches and parachurch ministries to adapt in the world while not compromising biblical truth in reaching people for Jesus Christ and helping them grown into spiritual maturity. Around 270 pages, many topics are addressed, including:
– Seeing where your ministry fits in the…[Read more]
“Grace Based Counseling” by Richard Fowler and Natalie Ford is an excellent read in integrating biblical and psychiatric concepts into the counseling process. Whether a pastor, church worker, volunteer, etc., the Christian believer may at some point encounter a counseling situation for someone who needs biblical insights into their situation.…[Read more]
“8 Habits For Growth” by Darryl Dash is a great read for anyone wanting to either develop new or improving current habits that help us grow and mature in Christ. Around 250 pages, the book addresses several topics around 8 habits:
– Making time for God, Resting and refreshing, engaging the Bible, Speaking with God, Worshipping God and belonging…[Read more]
“Between Heaven And Hell” by Peter Kreeft is an imaginative and thought-provoking title on what a discussion between men of different religious viewpoints (CS Lewis, John Kennedy, and Aldous Huxley) may be like. Around 140 pages, the book is written in an interview format (each man saying a brief comment about a host of topics) and uses a lot of…[Read more]
“A Spacious Life” is a good read for anyone tired of trying to satisfy our culture’s demands and expectations that constant activity and busyness equals a satisfied and meaningful life. While the author is certainly not advocating laziness as a way of life, we need to avoid the other extreme of constant activity with no time for God, family,…[Read more]
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