Category: Books & Reading

Book Review:  “Walking with God,” by John Eldredge

Book Review: “Walking with God,” by John Eldredge

A fascinating topic from the consistently-intriguing John Eldredge.  I recommend his insightful book, Walking with God. Walking with God is a skill; a discipline that we learn and apply over time.  With this work, we follow Eldredge over the course of one year of his real life examples; his real-life walk with God.  How does … Continue reading Book Review: “Walking with God,” by John Eldredge

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Book Review:  “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

Book Review: “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

“We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible...So we will do them anyway.” ~William Wilberforce. It's certainly interesting to wonder how many of the deeds of great men and women have been lost to the pages of history.  Some historians and authors consider it a sacred job to resurrect, if you will, … Continue reading Book Review: “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas

Book Review:  The Utter Relief of Holiness

Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Oswald Chambers once wrote, "Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man." The most important things in life are often the most simple.  At our center, we see and understand their simplicity. Hugging your little girl.  Throwing the ball with a grandson.  Playing with your puppy.  Marveling in the Lord's creation, especially during these … Continue reading Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Book Review:  “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

Remember reading a book and thinking, "I've never thought of it like that.  Amazing!"  Prepare for that kind of ride with John Eldredge's "Beautiful Outlaw." The gospel is "good news," providing a solution to our problem of sin.  The Son of God; come to this earth to live as one of us, without sin, and … Continue reading Book Review: “Beautiful Outlaw,” by John Eldredge

A Missionary’s Mission

A Missionary’s Mission

Book Review To the Ends of the World by Chad & Amanda Garrett Passion can be exhilirating.  Someone passionate about his work can drive success; extending his circle of influence beyond typical boundaries and defining new, atypical comfort zones.  As missionaries for the Lord, the passion behind the work of Chad and Amanda Garrett is … Continue reading A Missionary’s Mission

“Love & War” by John & Stasi Eldredge

“Love & War” by John & Stasi Eldredge

Book Review Love & War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed of by John & Stasi Eldredge There's not an instructional manual on marriage.  There's not a list of steps on how to become one with another human, on how to love another more than yourself; on being committed for, and beyond, life.  That's impossible.  But … Continue reading “Love & War” by John & Stasi Eldredge

“The End of Me” by Kyle Idleman

“The End of Me” by Kyle Idleman

Book Review The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins by Kyle Idleman Perhaps the most "famous" sermon of all time, there is certainly no shortage of material covering Christ's Sermon on the Mount.  The early statements of that sermon, known as the beatitudes, are simple, timeless lessons for … Continue reading “The End of Me” by Kyle Idleman

Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

"We typically think of integrity as the ability to resist temptation by resolve.  And that's a good thing; self-discipline is a good thing.  But there is another level of integrity, the kind where you don't even want the seduction that is being presented to you.  Goodness runs so deep, so pervasive through your character and … Continue reading Deep-Rooted, Pervasive Integrity

Book Review: “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

Book Review: “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas

BOOK REVIEW If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty by Eric Metaxas A story takes us back to the streets of Philadelphia during the Constitutional Convention in the Summer of 1787.  A certain Mrs. Powell approaches Benjamin Franklin as he exits Constitution Hall, asking him, "Well, doctor, what have be got?  … Continue reading Book Review: “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” by Eric Metaxas