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“Gracism” by David Anderson is a good read on the importance of treating everyone with respect, regardless of your differences with them. Around 170 pages, some of the topics addressed include:
– 8 helpful saying that a “Gracist” can say to encourage others.
– Honor others from their perspective, not yours (in other words, walk in their…[Read more]
“40 Questions About The Text And Canon Of The New Testament” is another great entry in the “40 Questions” series by Kregel. So how did the New Testaments come into being and accepted as canon? The book is very helpful for understanding how things came to pass. Around 350 pages, some of the questions covered include:
– What happened to the…[Read more]
“From Pandemic To Renewal” by Chris Rice is a great read on a world being changed by COVID and how the church can respond. Just over 200 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:
– We can make an idol of activism (AMEN to that!).
– The antidote for anxiety.
– How the story of the Good Samaritan speaks to us today.
– Practices we can…[Read more]
“Body Of Proof” by Jeremiah Johnston is a great read, particularly for Christina believers for reinforcing their faith in Jesus Christ and the truth of His death, burial, and resurrection. Around 170 pages, the author addresses many topics, including:
– Some aspects of Jesus’ public ministry.
– Two broad categories of unbelief in Jesus’…[Read more]
“Friendship With God” by Mike McKinley about our Creator wanting to have a relationship with us through Jesus Christ. ARound 160 pages, some of the topics addressed include:
– Two common problems Christians have in believing that God truly wants a relationship with them.
– Various ways God shows His love for us in the Bible.
– 5 steps we can…[Read more]
“Behold And Become” is a great read on reading God’s Word for not just information but personal transformation. Indeed, a potential problem is when we think that just reading God’s Holy Bible will only result in knowing more about God and having knowledge of the Bible instead of being personally transformed and growing in spiritual…[Read more]
“The Spirit, Ethics, And Eternal Life” by Jarvis Williams is an excellent read on the Holy Spirt working in the Book of Galatians and how the Holy Spirit impacts relationships among Christian believers. Around 200 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:
– The history of scholarship on the work of the Holy Spirit in the Book of…[Read more]
“Non-Toxic Masculinity” is a good read on men gaining a true identity from a Christian viewpoint and not based on just sexuality or masculinity. Around 200 pages, the book addresses many topics, including:
– Definition of the “purity culture”.
– How the purity culture was expressed throughout different generations.
– The various messages of the…[Read more]
“Every Day A Victory” by William Wood is a good read on using spiritual and practical weapons in spiritual warfare. Around 170 pages, the author addresses topics, including:
– The 2 categories (deception and temptation) of the devil’s strategy.
– Instead of having a victim mentality about life, take responsibility for your life.
– Various ways…[Read more]
Since believers in Jesus Christ are called to be the light in a dark world, “Grace Ambassador” by John Jackson is a good read and call for Christians to be active in their world for God’s glory. Around 170 pages, some of the many topics addressed include:
– 3 belief systems that have corrupted Christians’ interaction with the world.
– Reasons…[Read more]
“Church Revitalization” by Russell Small is a very good read for anyone interested in as the title suggests: being a part of renewal in the local church. Indeed, as churches continue to struggle in a post-COIVD world (decreased attendance, offerings, participation, etc.), instead of pointing fingers at the world, real and lasting change must start…[Read more]
“Biblical Theology: A Canonical, Thematic, and Ethical Approach” is a great and very comprehensive title on Christian theology. The title provides detailed analysis on each biblical book and focuses on 3 main areas for each of the 66 books: themes, ethics, and how the book fits into the overall Bible. Just under 1000 pages, the title is…[Read more]
“Anything Is Possible” by Joby Martin is a good read and encouragement various miracles performed by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry and how these miracles show how God loves us. Nine miracles are highlighted, described in the Bible, and then shown how they relate to today’s reader.
The book is very readable, smoothly flows from chapter…[Read more]
“Trust” by Henry Cloud is a very timely read on a very important topic to today’s world. Indeed, with trust in authority and relationships slipping, the book is very timely. Around 300 pages, many aspects of trust are covered, including:
– Benefits of trust between people.
– 5 crucial issues in trusting someone.
– Trust develops when a person…[Read more]
With the recent and past revelations of spiritual abuse in the church, “Evangelical Pharisees” by Michael Reeves is a great and timely read. The author pulls no punches and as an evangelical, he rightly points out that there are some modern-day Pharisees in the church. A quick read, the book is around 100 pages and covers many points,…[Read more]
“God Alone” by Jonathan Griffiths is a great read on God’s unique attributes and why knowing them can change our life. Around 150 pages, the book goes into great detail on God’s attributes and addresses many topics, including:
– Having an eternal perspective helps us live wisely (not get so hung up on this world!).
– The importance of confidence…[Read more]
In a world where the church is becoming more ethnically diverse, “Churches, Cultures, & Leadership” is a great and timely read. Around 270 pages, the book addresses many topics on the subject, including:
– The relationship between theology, society, and ethnicity (Jesus was able to do it and so should we in the power of the Holy Spirit).
“Signals Of Transcendence” is another great title by Os Guinness, one of my favorite authors on Christian titles. This book focuses on the “aha” moments people had either coming to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and/or found God’s calling on their lives. The core principle in the title seems to be: we have let the pressures and busyness…[Read more]
In a day and age where people try to be their own moral authority, “Divine Love Theory” by Adam Johnson is a good read on God as being the ultimate source of morality. Using the Christian doctrine of the Trinity (God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), the author strongly makes the case that the relationship between the Trinity is a great model for…[Read more]
“Savoring Scripture” by Andrew Abernethy is a great guide for anyone wanting to better know and understand the Bible. Around 170 pages, some of the topics addressed include:
– Understanding the historical context of biblical books and passages.
– How the Bible flows from book to book, topic to topic, etc.
– Instead of selectively picking out…[Read more]
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