Category: Books & Reading

Be Still And Know

Be Still And Know

"God wants an intimate relationship with us.  He is not a God who is far away; he is the God who has made us his dwelling place.  We are the temple of the Lord...He comes and makes his home in us.  He could not be any closer.  To talk to God, we don't have to … Continue reading Be Still And Know

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Love = Growing The Good Things

Love = Growing The Good Things

"To love something is to see in it the hope of the promise that are in it, which our cynical, tired selves cannot see but which by God's grace we can see... "So when God in the Bible tells us that we are to love our enemies, he is not telling us to love what … Continue reading Love = Growing The Good Things

Misunderstanding American Freedom

Misunderstanding American Freedom

“The idea of freedom can be misunderstood in a variety of ways…   The ‘liberal’ misunderstanding of American freedom, in short, is when freedom – or liberty – is confused with license. License to do anything at any time is not what the founders had in mind when they were talking about freedom...Not long after … Continue reading Misunderstanding American Freedom

Book Review / “Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority”

Book Review / “Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority”

BOOK REVIEW Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority by John Eldredge How do you pray?  How do you speak with the Master and Mankind, the Creator of the Universe?  By sometimes merely repeating oft-used phrases, key words, and habitual thanks and requests?  Me too. I now think about it differently.  Eldredge challenges prayer … Continue reading Book Review / “Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority”

Review of “Traces of the Kingdom”

"Through the ages, Christianity has been a hijacked religion." (pp. 625) Using extensively-quoted primary sources, Keith Sisman traces the existence of the Kingdom of our Lord -- his Church -- through the Dark Ages in England.  I highly recommend this work, available on-line at Traces-of-the-Kingdom.org. Christians are seen through the lens of the persecution of … Continue reading Review of “Traces of the Kingdom”

Pressfield, “Gates of Fire”

 “One night I dreamt I marched within the phalanx.  We were advancing across a plain to meet the foe.  Terror froze my heart.  My fellow warriors strode all around me, in front, behind, to all sides.  They were all me.  Myself old, myself young.  I became even more terrified, as if I were coming apart … Continue reading Pressfield, “Gates of Fire”