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

    “Making Things Right At Work” is a great read for improving work relationships, especially in today’s toxic work environments. In a day and age, when the workplace is getting harder to endure for many people, this title is a timely read. Around 160 pages, many topics are covered, including:

    – What causes fractured work relationships.

    – The…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    “Colossians And Philemon”by Adam Copenhaver and Jeffrey Arthurs is another great addition to the Kerux Commentaries series and have enjoyed looking through this title. Just over 300 pages, there are many things to like about this title:

    – Appropriate for lesson/sermon preparation or personal study.

    – Not a heavy book (easy to carry around).

    -…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 5 months ago

    As the title mentions, the book “A Contemporary Handbook For Weddings & Funerals & Other Occasions” is targeted towards ministers who officiate various church occasions. Being a recently ordained minister, I have done a funeral, Lord’s Supper, and may later this help officiate a wedding. Having read enough of this book, here’s what I like about…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 5 months ago

    In a day and age of celebrity worship, self-worship, self-promotion, only one deserves worship and honor – God almighty. Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson’s title “The Glory Of God And Paul” is good and timely read on God’s glory throughout the Bible, especially the Pauline letters. Around 280 pages, many topics on the subject are covered,…[Read more]

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

    “Food Triggers” by Amber Lia is a good read for anyone wanting to lose weight from a Christian perspective. Around 230 pages, the book addresses many topics on the subject, including:

    – The author’s own experiences and struggles in losing weight.

    – Practical suggestions for watching your weight in various situations (traveling, eating out,…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    “Freeing Congregational Mission” is a great read on the need for Christian believers to work together on missions that is long-lasting instead of being self-serving. Around 260 pages, the book addresses several topics as:

    – The greater potential positive impact of longer- term missions as opposed to shorter term mission trips (short-term mission…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 6 months ago

    Whatever your view on God’s sovereignty, “Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty” by Peter Sammons is a very detailed, challenging, and thought-provoking read on the subject. Just under 300 pages, many topics are addressed, including:

    – 3 categories of God’s authority addressed in the Bible.

    – Whether “election” in Romans 9 applies to nations or…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 6 months ago

    Have read through enough of “Now And Not Yet” by Dean Ulrich and here’s what I like about the book:

    – While an academic book, the title is very readable.

    – Covers many topics in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah.

    – Smooth transition from chapter to chapter – good flow of thought and is not choppy and disorganized.

    – Like the references to common…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 6 months, 1 week ago

    “Restless Devices” by Felicia Wu Song is a great title for anyone who wants to better use technology without using their personhood. The author covers many pertinent points, including:

    – The double-edged sword impact of technology on society.

    – Negative effects of heavy tech use.

    – Various ways technology can affect our relationships.

    – How…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    “Struggling With Evangelicalism” by Dan Stringer is a good read and account of a pastor’s struggle whether to stay or leave the Evangelical tent. Around 180 pages, the book is a mix of autobiography, history, theology, and experiences of several people with the evangelical community. Some of the topics covered include:

    – The different categories…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    “Christian Meditation” by Joshua Knabb is a great read for anyone interested in combining Christianity with meditation. For far too long the Christian community has shied away from meditation, incorrectly labeling it as always connected to Eastern religions. Around 230 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:

    – The increase in…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Ever shied away from reading the Old Testament? Don’t think the Old Testament is worth reading? Any other reason why you haven’t read the Old Testament? Then this is the book for you! “Enjoying The Old Testament” is a great read for anyone who wants to learn more about the Old Testament. Around 200 pages, the book covers such topics as:

    – Why…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    “Unleashing Peace” by Jeremiah Johnston is a great read for anyone searching for and wanting true peace in today’s chaotic world. Written from a Christian perspective, the book is around 200 pages and addresses many topics, including:

    – The importance of presence in people’s lives (i.e., don’t rely on just social media, email, etc. alone to…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 7 months ago

    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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 7 months ago

    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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    “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.

    Around…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 7 months, 1 week ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 8 months, 1 week ago

    “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]

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