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The ESV Expository Commentary is a very good reference for the biblical books of Ezra-Job. Many things to like about the title:
– Written by conservative scholars.
– Helpful tables describing important aspects of the book being studied.
– Helpful scripture index to get to a particular or series of verses.
– Good sized font.
– Informative…[Read more]
“Gentle And Lowly” is a great read who is either seeking a new or deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Indeed, in a world that values busyness, aggressiveness, and selfishness, God is often either left out of the picture or is an afterthought. The title is around 220 pages and covers topics such as:
– God is gentle, however, He is not…[Read more]
“Glorious Finish” by Daniel Henderson is a great read, tailored mainly towards pastors, for finishing life on a good note. Around 190 pages, the book focuses on two paths a pastor can take in life: one leading to a great finish and one for a bad ending. Some of the topics covered include:
– Being careful of letting our work for the Lord…[Read more]
“On Waiting Well” by Bradley Baurain is a great title for anyone in a season of waiting on the Lord to act on their behalf in a particular area of their life. Around 160 pages, the title covers many topics about the subject, including:
– What it means to wait on the Lord (it’s not passively sitting around doing nothing).
– Myths of waiting.
“What Now?” is a good read for anyone needing clarity on preparing for the next season of life. Whether transitioning into a new career, starting a family, preparing for later years, etc. the book contains helpful insights and suggestions for preparing for the next season. A short read, the title is only around 80 pages and yet covers important…[Read more]
” A Commentary On James” is a very helpful title on the biblical book and there are many things to like about the title:
– Helpful introduction to the book (author, date and setting, structure of the letter, themes, outline of James, etc.).
– Comprehensive list of references used for writing this title.
– List of unique words and phrases in…[Read more]
“How To Have A Better Relationship With Anybody” is full of common sense suggestions that we often forget in relationships with other people. Around 150 pages, Some of the many points covered include:
– 4 steps for releasing bitterness in your life.
– 3 reasons why people will not express their true feelings for others.
– Importance celebrating…[Read more]
“Character Matters” is a good timely read for anyone interested in the topic of character. While written by a pastor for those in the ministry, the book is an appropriate read for anyone in a position of influence. Around 180 pages, the author addresses many topics, including:
– Our life’s aim is to glorify God and let Him produce spiritual…[Read more]
In the newest edition of “Victory Over The Darkness”, Neil Anderson has written yet another excellent book on how a Christian can experience the spiritual victory found only in Christ.
Around 220 pages, Anderson covers many topics, including:
1. We are special in God’s eyes because of who God is.
2. Difference between godly goals and godly…[Read more]
Over the years I have read several Christian-related books and just recently completed this gem. After reading this title, I chastised myself for not reading the book earlier.
The book is vintage Tozer – insightful, penetrating, and uncompromising – just like his other titles.
Among the important points Tozer covers include:
1. We pursue God…[Read more]
“Why Would Anyone Go To Church?” is a good read and encouragement for anyone who has had a past bad experience with church and still wants to somehow fit in somewhere. Some examples of people feeling like they don’t belong in church (and some have happened to me personally, but I still attend church) include:
– Christian country club atmosphere…[Read more]
“Anyone But Me” is a good read for anyone looking for another way to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with unbelievers. Around 180 pages, the book centers around 10 suggestions for overcoming your fears for sharing the Good News. Many topics are covered, including:
– Reducing your spending on personal pleasure and use more money to support…[Read more]
In a day when more Americans are realizing the “American Dream” has become a nightmare, “The Good Life” is a good read on seeking values and happiness based in Jesus Christ. Around 220 pages and based on Jesus’ Sermon On The Mount, the book covers many topics, including:
– The futility of chasing happiness and meaning apart from Jesus.
“Get Your Mind Right” by Todd Durkin is a good read for anyone wanting to improve their physical and mental state. Durkin rightly notes that the two are connected and we must work on both areas for sound physical and mental health. Around 230 pages, many topics and points are covered, including:
– Points to remember for getting your mind…[Read more]
“Men On Fire” is a good read on the concept on manhood in our society and how important the idea is for our culture, contrary to what others may think. Around 170 pages, the book covers many areas on the subject, including:
– Heritage – contrary to what an earlier reviewer stated, remembering and knowing about our heritage can greatly help us in…[Read more]
“Before We Forget” is a great read on ministry perspectives by younger and older ministers. Just over 200 pages, many topics are covered, including:
– Insecurity as a pastor.
– Being careful of pride.
– Taking the ministry and people for granted.
– The importance of character.
– Practicing sexual purity.
– Being patient with others and…[Read more]
“Praying For America” by Robert Jeffress is a good read for the Christian believer to pray for our country. Around 180 pages, the book covers 40 areas to pray about, including:
– Religious freedom
– President, federal, state, and local politicians.
– Law enforcement, first responders, and other public servants.
– Godly…[Read more]
“Reborn” by Clayton King is a good title describing various encounters Bible characters had with Jesus, what happened in their lives, and how the positive changes apply to us today. The author takes 12 Bible characters, some of whom include:
– Woman at the well
– Little boy at the feeding of the 5000
– Demon…[Read more]
“Good Man” is a good read for men in a day and age when males are often portrayed as brutish or weak, dumb or condescending, controlling or indifferent, etc. The author goes against the grain by listing what he thinks are good traits for a man to have. The traits can be found in some way in the Bible, some of the traits include:
– Being…[Read more]
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