M Taylor

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months ago

    The title Spurgeon On Persevering Through Trials is the third entry in the Spurgeon Speaks series by Moody Publishers. Around 150 pages, the title addresses many topics and excellent thoughts on the topic, including:

    – The Lord allows trials to destroy our pride and boasting and enlarge our character.
    – The believer is to stand out from the…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months ago

    With COVID, abortion, genetics, and other health issues playing an important part in today’s culture, Christianity And Modern Medicine by Mark Foreman and Lindsay Leonard is a very timely read for anyone wanting to know about these issues from a decidedly Christian perspective. Written by two college instructors with a Christian worldview, the b…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months ago

    “Revelation Through Old Testament Eyes” is another great entry in the “Through Old Testament Eyes” series by Kregel Academic. In a day when some in the Christian community minimize the Old Testament so much that the Old Testament books are either marginalized or even totally ignored in sermons, Bible studies, etc., this series is a welcome…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    “40 Questions About Arminianism” is another great entry into the “40 Questions” series by Kregel Academic and focuses on the teachings of Jacobus Arminius and how the teachings compare with Calvinism. The title is almost 400 pages and covers several topics addressed as a question. Some of the topics covered include:

    – Background on Jacob…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    “The Qur’an And The Christian” is an academic, yet readable title for anyone wanting to know more about the Book Of Islam and how it compares with the Bible. In a day when Islam is rapidly increasing in parts of the world and more Muslims move to the United States, it is good to better understand Islam and how it relates to Christianity. The book…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “The Gift Of Disillusionment” by Peter Greer and Chris Horst is a great read for believers who need a reminder to serve the Lord in His power and strength instead of their own fleshly effort. Around 200 pages, the book addresses many topics and here are some of the takeaways I got from the title:

    – Friendly reminder to stop trying to serve the…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “Christian Apologetics” by Douglas Groothuis is a great read on Christian apologetics and for anyone wanting to learn more about the Christian faith. A very comprehensive read (over 800 pages), the title addresses several topics:

    – Overview of the Christian worldview.

    – The importance of truth in a postmodern world.

    – Monotheism.

    – Description…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “Philippians” is another good entry in the Tyndale New Testament Commentary Series. This commentary is helpful in many ways:

    – Very good bibliography for further study.

    – Helpful and informative introduction to the Book of Philippians.

    – Good historical background.

    – While an academic title, the book is relatively easy to read and…[Read more]

  • M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months ago

    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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    “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]

  • M Taylor posted an update 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    “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]

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