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One of the things I love about my blog is I get the opportunity to review books before they are released by the publisher.  I like it because I get the book for free, but even more so I get to read the book without a lot of people telling my why I should read it.  It allows me to engage the book solely through my own context and I value that. When I was offered the chance to preview Mark Holmen and Brian Siewert’s new book Faith @ Home Revealed…

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So I sometimes do book reviews that are indepth, but I thought I’d start posting what books I’ve read lately.  I’ll keep the specific list to non-fiction books for the most part.  Each book will have a one or two sentence thought about it.  I hope it helps you, or others, to figure out what books they may want to be reading next.  For this first list I’ll include some of my summer reading as well as my more recent reading.  There is no real order to how these books…

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So the title of this book got my attention.  Is Christianity weird?  Really?  That was my initial thought and I was curious what author Michael Frost was getting at.  As I started reading I realized that I was going to like this book and where the author was going in it.   In essence the author is desiring to see the church reclaim it’s position of not being a part of this world, but living fully as a part of God’s kingdom.  What that results in is the church being different…

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I found as I read John Ortberg’s book Eternity is Now in Session is one of those rare books where I constantly found myself challenged and affirmed in my faith.  There will be some who are uncomfortable with this book as Ortberg examines what salvation is and what eternity is.  However Ortberg is firmly rooted in salvation by grace, but does speak about what it means to be a disciple in this book.  As the title suggest, Ortberg wants us to shift our thinking from being about eternity as a post…

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I haven’t been blogging as regularly as I’d like to lately.  I took a break as I finished up my school studies and started getting used to ‘regular’ life.  I’m not sure what ‘regular’ life is though since I have four daughters!  However, it’s been nice to be out of the school mode I’ve been in and to be done all my writing.  I’m even starting to enjoy writing again now. So over the past few years as I’ve done my paper writing all my reading has been pretty much…

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My previous post was a guest post from Adam Driscoll.   A friend who is also someone who loves reading. Each year he makes up a reading list to work through throughout the year. Below is another guest blogpost from Adam as he shares what books he plans on reading in 2018.  You’ll notice this is not a short list…. as I mentioned in my previous post Adam is a voracious reader. Based on the list below he is reading a book almost every five days. Adam Driscoll’s 2018 Reading List…

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Reading is such a foundational way to grow and broaden our horizons.   Below is a list of books read by my friend Adam Driscoll.  In this guest blogpost he shares the books he read in 2017 with a brief review of each.  Take a look and find a couple you like and grab them to read them.  My next post will be all his books he plans to read for 2018.  Keep in mind… these are just the highlights of what Adam read this year…. I’m sure he read much…

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So here are some questions from the sermon, but also off of facebook this week about our readings….. From: Leviticus 24-25  Should be some good discussions on that one. The inherent contradiction opens some interesting ethical dilemmas.  Blasphemies are to be put to death.  Anyone that takes a human life is to be put to death.   Kind of a vicious circle there – unless one is excused because they are exercising the Word. In which case, well, we have lots of current-day examples of people doing as they feel they…

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I was somewhat skeptical of a book that claimed to  tell God’s story in 66 verses… let alone was titled that.  Stan Guthrie though uses a verse from each book of the Bible to allow us to explore the whole of scripture  and gain a basic overview of what God is doing.   Each chapter takes us through an overview of a book of the Bible, using one verse to highlight the overall theme of that book of the Bible.  Guthrie also works hard to tie the book of the…

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Tim Stevens writes a book that aims to help readers revolutionize their workplace.  This book targets anyone in a leadership position, with some sections being noted as for church leaders.  Each leadership principle is a short chapter of two to four pages reflecting on a leadership principle.   Each chapter ends with discussion questions to help personalize and apply the principle discussed.  The book is also divided into four sections.  Two of the sections focus on our leadership and who we are as leaders, and the other two sections focus on…

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