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“A History Of Evangelism In North America” is a great compilation of scholars on the various ways evangelism has been practiced in US history. Just under 350 pages, the book covers many figures as: Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield, Billy Graham, D. James Kennedy, Bill Bright, and many others. After reading this title, here’s what I liked:
“The Challenge Of Jesus” by NT Wright is a good read on the most important figure in history – Jesus Christ. Whatever a person thinks about Jesus Christ (God in the flesh, a prophet, mythical figure, never existed, etc.) no one can ignore Him! Around 200 pages, the book is a scholarly title and covers such topics as:
– Importance of studying…[Read more]
“It’s Not Your Turn” by Heather Day is a great read on a dirty four-letter word in many people’s vocabulary – wait. While many in today’s hurry up, frantic, stressed out society demands results now, waiting is a necessary and important part of life. Around 200 pages, the author addresses many topics on the subject, including:
– Suggestions on…[Read more]
“A Field Guide For Genuine Community” is a great read on an important topic that is often mentioned in church but not really applied consistently – having true friendship and discipleship in the local church. Having been in church most of my life, I can attest that the results of having true fellowship and discipleship in the local church is…[Read more]
“Spurgeon On The Priority Of Prayer” is another great compilation of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons and thoughts on an important subject matter. This compilation is around 150 pages and covers such topics as:
– Praying while waiting for something to happen.
– Being in an attitude of continual prayer.
– Combining thanksgiving with prayer.
“Spurgeon On The Power Of Scripture” is a great read and compilation of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons and thoughts on the power of the Holy Bible. Just under 150 pages, some of the topics covered include:
– 4 purposes for the power of scripture.
– Better to be well-thought of by God instead of the world!
– Importance of taking God at His word and…[Read more]
“Lead Like Christ” is a compilation of thoughts and writings by AW Tozer on being a leader like Jesus Christ. The book is around 180 pages and addresses many topics related to leading in Christian ministry. I am almost finished reading this title and here’s what I like about it:
– Full of excellent spiritual insights like only Tozer could do.
Along with AW Tozer, Andrew Murray is one of my favorite authors on the “deeper life” where a person draws closer and becomes more (though the power of the Holy Spirit) like Jesus Christ. I really enjoy reading titles like these as opposed to the many pop-psychology, feel good titles being published today. This title combines three of Murray’s…[Read more]
“Changed Into His Likeness” by Gary Millar is a good read on biblical personal transformation. Around 250 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:
– Definition of personal transformation.
– Life between the time a person accepts Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (salvation is a free gift and cannot be earned) and when Jesus Christ’s…[Read more]
As a lifelong conservative Southern Baptist, “Make Disciples Of All Nations” was a natural for me read and enjoyed the book. Around 400 pages, many topics are covered, including:
– Events leading up to the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention.
– Why the Southern Baptist Convention was formed.
– Changes that happened during the various…[Read more]
In a day when many churches seem to be more focused on entertaining people and attracting a crowd, we seem to have lost some of the reverence for God Almighty in our worship services. The worship service is supposed to be about God, not us! Rory Norland’s “Transforming Worship” is a timely read on the subject.
Around 180 pages, the book addresses…[Read more]
Isaiah” by Paul Wegner is a great single volume commentary on the Book of Isaiah. After reading through the book, there are many things I like about this title:
– Good verse by verse exegesis (not just a brief summary of a bunch of verses lumped together).
– Scholarly, and yet easy to read and understand.
– Good comprehensive bibliography for…[Read more]
“Winsome Conviction” is a great read for anyone seeking guidance and wisdom on having convictions while at the same time not unnecessarily offending those who disagree with you (and yes, I think this is possible). Just under 200 pages, the title covers several topics, including:
– 3 common beliefs about having strong convictions.
– 4 principles…[Read more]
“Deacons’ by Matt Smethurst is a good read on the importance and role of deacons in the local church. Around 180 pages, there are many things to like about this book:
– Brief read.
– Easy to read and understand what the author is discussing.
– Addresses a wide variety of topics.
– Good inclusion of biblical references and practical…[Read more]
“40 Questions About The Historical Jesus” is an excellent title from a Christian viewpoint in a day and age when skepticism about Jesus Christ is growing and growing. Around 360 pages, the book covers many areas about Jesus:
– Various views of Jesus Christ.
– Jesus birth and childhood (when was He born, was He really born of a virgin, did Jesus…[Read more]
“Every Leaf, Line, And Letter” is a great read on the history of American Evangelicalism and the Bible through American History. The title is a compilation of several articles covering many topics on the subject, including:
– Faith and free will by quoting early leaders like Jonathan Edwards and John Erskine.
– How the Bible was used to justify…[Read more]
“The Coming Race Wars” is a good and timely read on the problem of racial tension in today’s culture. The book was originally written in 1992 after the Los Angeles riots resulting from the police brutality towards Rodney King. The author writes this new edition with expanded information from the 1992 issue.
While improvements in race relations…[Read more]
“Reading The Times” is a great read for anyone needing relief from the constant barrage of news headlines that demand our attention in an attention-deficit age. Around 180 pages, the title covers many topics, including:
– How the news fragments our thinking.
– Spending so much time on the trivial (i.e. the news) negatively impacts our intellect…[Read more]
“The Magna Carta Of Humantiy” by Os Guinnness is an excellent read on today’s struggle for freedom in America. Guinness has written several thought-provoking titles in the past and this one is no different. The author uses the American Revolution and French Revolution as the basis for his points and compares and contrasts the revolutions and how…[Read more]
“Relational Spirituality” is a good read for anyone wanting to learn more about the connection between spiritual maturity and strong relationships. The title is academic and written from a Christian perspective and covers many topics, including:
– How theology and relationships are connected.
– The importance of goodwill towards others in…[Read more]
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