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“A Non-Anxious Influence” by Mark Sayers is a great read and challenge for anyone wondering how the church can be a positive factor in today’s world. Around 190 pages, the book makes many great points and covers topics like:
– The world is full of anxiety and if Christians are not diligent in their walk with Jesus Christ, they can be the same…[Read more]
“Ending Human Trafficking” is a great title for anyone concerned about one of the world’s greatest problems – human trafficking. The book covers many topics on the subject, including:
– Various ways well-meaning Christians do more harm than good when trying to address the problem. While their motives may be good, their “Savior complex” gets in…[Read more]
Calling In Context by Susan Maros is an interesting read for how social factors (location, race, culture, economic factors, etc.) shape our calling for life. While many books approach the subject from an American WASP perspective, this title is unique in that it considers many factors outside an American WASP upbringing.
Many things to like about…[Read more]
The Person In Psychology And Christianity by Majorie Gunnoe is a great read for describing how some aspects of well known psychological theories can be integrated into Christianity. While psychological classes (like some I took) being taught in colleges avoids reference to God, this book offers a refreshing perspective from a Christian worldview.…[Read more]
“Buried Talents” by Susan Howell is a good read for anyone wanting insights on how to make a wise vocational decision while not caving into the expectations of the church and outside the church. Around 140 pages, the book covers many topics, a few of which include:
– How Jesus Christ treated women positively compared to how they were treated by…[Read more]
“Road To Flourishing” is a great and welcomed read on improving employee engagement in a world where workplace toxicity seems to get worse and worse. Around 180 pages, the title discusses 8 keys to a flourishing work culture, goes into great depth on how to improve each of the 8 keys, and states that employee engagement = organizational success…[Read more]
Whether you struggle a lot or a little with anxiety, “The Anxiety Field Guide” by Jason Cusick is a helpful read for anyone on this topic, especially in today’s out-of-control world. After reading the book, here’s what I like:
– Easy to read and understand.
– Covers many relevant topics relating to anxiety.
– Full of spiritual and practical…[Read more]
“Speaking Across Generations” is a great title for anyone wanting to reach people of various age groups. While written mainly for preachers, anyone can benefit from this read. Some of the important points mentioned include:
– Characteristics of effective intergenerational preaching.
– Good descriptions of the various generations (ages,…[Read more]
Knowing Sin by Mark Jones is a great read on an comfortable and yet often overlooked topic in today’s Christianity – sin. The author pulls no punches and accurately describes the nature of sin and our sin nature. Just under 200 pages, many topics are covered, including:
– Blessings (like Adam’s free will) can turn out to be a curse.
– Despi…[Read more]
Spurgeon On Resting In The Promises Of God is the 4th (and final?) entry in the Spurgeon Speaks series by Moody Publishers. Like the other entries in this series, the book is a compilation of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons and writings on a particular topic. This title’s focus is on trusting God for our present and future instead of trusting our…[Read more]
The title Spurgeon On Persevering Through Trials is the third entry in the Spurgeon Speaks series by Moody Publishers. Around 150 pages, the title addresses many topics and excellent thoughts on the topic, including:
– The Lord allows trials to destroy our pride and boasting and enlarge our character.
– The believer is to stand out from the…[Read more]
With COVID, abortion, genetics, and other health issues playing an important part in today’s culture, Christianity And Modern Medicine by Mark Foreman and Lindsay Leonard is a very timely read for anyone wanting to know about these issues from a decidedly Christian perspective. Written by two college instructors with a Christian worldview, the b…[Read more]
“Revelation Through Old Testament Eyes” is another great entry in the “Through Old Testament Eyes” series by Kregel Academic. In a day when some in the Christian community minimize the Old Testament so much that the Old Testament books are either marginalized or even totally ignored in sermons, Bible studies, etc., this series is a welcome…[Read more]
“40 Questions About Arminianism” is another great entry into the “40 Questions” series by Kregel Academic and focuses on the teachings of Jacobus Arminius and how the teachings compare with Calvinism. The title is almost 400 pages and covers several topics addressed as a question. Some of the topics covered include:
– Background on Jacob…[Read more]
“The Qur’an And The Christian” is an academic, yet readable title for anyone wanting to know more about the Book Of Islam and how it compares with the Bible. In a day when Islam is rapidly increasing in parts of the world and more Muslims move to the United States, it is good to better understand Islam and how it relates to Christianity. The book…[Read more]
“The Gift Of Disillusionment” by Peter Greer and Chris Horst is a great read for believers who need a reminder to serve the Lord in His power and strength instead of their own fleshly effort. Around 200 pages, the book addresses many topics and here are some of the takeaways I got from the title:
– Friendly reminder to stop trying to serve the…[Read more]
“Christian Apologetics” by Douglas Groothuis is a great read on Christian apologetics and for anyone wanting to learn more about the Christian faith. A very comprehensive read (over 800 pages), the title addresses several topics:
– Overview of the Christian worldview.
– The importance of truth in a postmodern world.
– Description…[Read more]
“Philippians” is another good entry in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series. This commentary is helpful in many ways:
– Very good bibliography for further study.
– Helpful and informative introduction to the Book of Philippians.
– Good historical background.
– While an academic title, the book is relatively easy to read and…[Read more]
“Face To Face With God” is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more how Jesus Christ acts as our Mediator and Priest throughout the Bible. Around 140 pages, the book covers many topics , including:
– God’s portable sanctuary in the wilderness as described in Exodus.
– Layout and environment of the tabernacle.
– How the high priest…[Read more]
“Preaching Life-Changing Sermons” by Jesse Nelson is a great read for anyone wanting to improve their preaching skills. While tailored towards preachers, the book is also appropriate for teachers and anyone involve in communication. Around 140 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:
– 4 reasons why seeking the Holy Spirit should be our…[Read more]
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