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“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]
“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]
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]
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]
“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]
“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]
“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]
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]
“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]
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]
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