Book Review: A Fellowship of Differents

I only recently jumped on the Scot McKnight bandwagon. This year, in fact, although I have followed him on Twitter for a while and, if I am not mistaken, reviewed a book he wrote on Fasting a long while ago. I became interested in McKnight's writing when I saw another of his books called The… Continue reading Book Review: A Fellowship of Differents

Book Review: The Kingdom according to Luke and Acts

Every now and then I come across a book that hooks me with the title. Sometimes after turning the cover and reading the first couple pages I find the old adage to be true that I should not judge a book by its cover or, as in this case, the title. This was not one… Continue reading Book Review: The Kingdom according to Luke and Acts

Book Review: Bringing Heaven to Earth

Title: Bringing Heaven to Earth At Amazon: Bringing Heaven to Earth Authors: Josh Ross & Jonathan Storment Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah Year: 2015 Pages: 215 I like to mark up the books I read with my pen. In this way, I will be able to go back through the book at a later time and note… Continue reading Book Review: Bringing Heaven to Earth

Book Review: Jesus Outside the Lines

Title: Jesus Outside the Lines Author: Scott Sauls Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers Year: 2015 Pages: 210 Disclaimer: Happily I was provided a free copy of Jesus Outside the Lines via Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my free and unbiased review of the book. Joyfully, I present to you my review–free of additives, preservatives, and… Continue reading Book Review: Jesus Outside the Lines

Book Review: Permission Granted

Title: Permission Granted Author: Jennifer Grace Bird Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Year: 2015 Pages: 176 "To the Church, then, has been given the charge of proclaiming the Word of God. This revelatory Word is not a concatenation of human opinions and ideas but rather is God's own proclamation, the very means by which he… Continue reading Book Review: Permission Granted

Into the Word,Into the Heart, Lenten Reflection #9

I waited all day. All day it was cloudy, foggy, rainy and just plain miserable. I waited and waited–hoping against hope that the sun would come out and burn away the dreariness of the day. And at last, it happened. The sun came out, the mist faded away, and the day became clear. It was… Continue reading Into the Word,Into the Heart, Lenten Reflection #9

Jesus, the Psalms, the Cross, Lenten Reflection #8

I wish I could do this for a living–blogging or writing or spending all my time thinking about Scripture and helping others discover kernels of delight and morsels of joy. There's so much to take in on every page and it sincerely makes me happy to share it with others. My Psalm reading is still… Continue reading Jesus, the Psalms, the Cross, Lenten Reflection #8

Book Review: Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Title: Engaging the Christian Scriptures Authors: Andrew E. Arterbury, W.H. Bellinger, Jr., Derek S. Dodson Publisher: Baker Academic Year: 2014 Pages: 286 Kindle Price: $14.57 Paperback: $20.33 [Disclaimer: In exchange for my fair and unbiased review, I was provided an ARC by the publisher through NetGalley. The views expressed here are mine alone. I was… Continue reading Book Review: Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Book Review: Pray the Scriptures When Life Hurts

Title: Pray the Scriptures When Life Hurts Author: Kevin Johnson Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Year: 2014 Pages: 128 [Disclaimer: I was provided an electronic preview copy of this book through NetGalley. I was not compensated in any way nor am I required to positively review the book. Thanks for reading.] A few years ago I… Continue reading Book Review: Pray the Scriptures When Life Hurts

Book Review: Killing Lions

Title: Killing Lions Authors: John Eldredge & Sam Eldredge Publisher: Thomas Nelson Year: 2014 Pages: 188 Killing Lions at Ransomed Heart [Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I am required only to be… Continue reading Book Review: Killing Lions

On Kings, Power, the Kingdom of God, and Daniel 11

I went back through my old notes, the ones I managed to save after the church fired me, and found that I have written two separate sets of daily devotionals on the book of Daniel and and entire series of sermons. Now I have a new project where I am doing preliminary work through the… Continue reading On Kings, Power, the Kingdom of God, and Daniel 11

Book Review: The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible

Title: The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible Authors: Dr William H Marty & Dr Boyd Seevers Publisher: Bethany House (Baker) Year: 2014 Pages: 304 [Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I was given no compensation and I am not required… Continue reading Book Review: The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible

Some Things Christians Can do Better

I've been thinking about my relationship with the church recently–especially as I get ready to move back to an area where I will be able to actually participate more fully in the local church. My relationship with the church has been sour for the past several years given the nature of the way my previous… Continue reading Some Things Christians Can do Better

Is Jesus into Politics? Do our American Political Opinions Really Matter?

Once upon a midnight dreary, I was enrolled in seminary. I had to write a paper once concerning whether or not Jesus ever said anything political. I don't remember everything I wrote but I do remember being marked down a grade because it was my opinion that Jesus had very little to say about politics.… Continue reading Is Jesus into Politics? Do our American Political Opinions Really Matter?

Book Review: A Godward Heart

Title: A Godward Heart Author: John Piper Publisher: Multnomah Books Year: 2014 Pages: 226 Additional Resources: Desiring God [Disclaimer: I was provided with a preview copy of this book in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I am not required to give a positive review, but an honest one. I promise… Continue reading Book Review: A Godward Heart