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“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]
In a day when hyper partisanship and polarization reigns, “Cold Civil War:” is a timely and thoughtful read. The book is around 300 pages, written by an author who previously served as a college president and founding pastor, and covers many topics, including:
– The need for hard thinking to counteract our country’s ruling elite who often think…[Read more]
“What Are Christians For?” by Jake Meador is a good read for anyone tired of the “culture wars” and wants to be involved in either participating in politics or keeping in touch with political happenings without the mudslinging, name-calling, and other nasty actions that many are tired of. Instead of nasty actions, why not instead support pro-life,…[Read more]
“The Great Quest” is a great title by Os Guinness on the importance of searching for the meaning of life. Around 120 pages, the author covers many topics to aid the reader in this search, including:
– Reasons why people do not give serious thought to the meaning of life.
– Different view on life’s meaning.
– Four major phases in the seeker’s…[Read more]
“Opportunity Leadership” by Roger Parrott is an excellent read on a different kind of leadership approach from a Christian perspective: instead of the traditional approach (making plans and preparing the plans to becoming a reality), look for opportunities that God provides and then act accordingly. Sounds similar to Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing…[Read more]
“What Does The Bible Say About The Future” by Charles Dyer is a great read on biblical prophecy, the end times, and Israel. Just over 100 pages, here’s what I like about the title:
– Covers a wide variety of topics concerning biblical prophecy.
– Excellent format – each chapter starts with a question (i.e. – Where Is The United States In Bible…[Read more]
After reading “Approaching The Almighty” – a compilation by Phil Shappard of A.W. Tozer’s prayers just before preaching a sermon – I am not surprised as to why God AW Tozer like He did years ago and even today.
Around 200 pages, the book records Tozer’s prayers just before he preached a sermon. What I liked about the book:
– Easy to read and…[Read more]
“Big Greek Idea Series – Book Of James” is another great entry by Kregel Academic, this one focusing on the biblical book of James. Each chapter in this commentary typically follows this format:
– What the central idea/point is in the text (for example, James 1:1-18). Does this for each chapter in the Book of James.
– How the particular passage…[Read more]
“Centered-Set Church” by Mark Baker is an excellent read on one of the problems facing today’s church:
– Bounded Churches – drawing such rigid boundaries that allow no flexibility on varying viewpoints on minor issues (i..e. – mowing a yard or doing yardwork on Sundays after church) that border on legalism.
– Fuzzy Churches – Having no…[Read more]
“The 7 Resolutions” is a great read for anyone tired of the empty rhetoric of so called “self-help” books (a.k.a. – – “try harder”, “do gooder”, etc.) flooding today’s book market. The author writes from a refreshingly different worldview (Christian) and exhorts the read to rely on God’s power while at the same time being responsible for his/her…[Read more]
“The 5 Apology Languages” is a great read for anyone wanting to improve (and anybody in their right mind wants to) their relationships. Around 190 pages, many topics are covered, including:
– The positive power of apologizing.
– The five love languages (a.k.a., people like be loved and appreciate in various ways).
– Reasons we need to seek…[Read more]
“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]
“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).
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]
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]
“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]
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