Book Review: “The Catalyst Leader” by Brad Lomenick

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Essential. The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker by Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst, releases this coming Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from Thomas Nelson Publishers. And I can think of no better word to describe it than what it claims to be. Essential. Here’s Why In The Catalyst Leader, Brad pulls back the curtain on the inner working of Catalyst to reveal the eight essentials that have made Catalyst the premier leadership conference provider for young leaders … [Read more...]

Book Review: “Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart” by J.D. Greear

"How can anyone know, beyond all doubt, that they are saved?" That's the question J. D. Greear tackles in his latest book Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved. Published by B & H Publishing officially on February 1, 2013, Greear's handy book will quickly become standard issue in discipleship and young converts classes across a wide swath of Evangelical churches. It brings straightforward and thoroughly Biblical answers to that vexing question of … [Read more...]

The War Against God: A Book Review

I don't know about you, but I usually have low expectations for Christian fiction, or anything resembling it. Maybe the Left Behind series permanently lowered my hopes that Christians could write engaging, culturally relevant fiction without sounding, well -- in a word -- nuts. So it was with some reluctance that I picked up The War Against God, a novel by David Kullberg, recently published by Andershire Books in 2012. But I'm glad I did. Not only did I discover that Christians … [Read more...]

See How to Get Lifted by Angels with Joel J. Miller

It's not just a book. It's an experience. I know it sounds like the tag-line for something Disneyesque, but that's how Joel J. Miller's latest book Lifted by Angels: The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians made me feel. I didn't just read it, my soul felt mystically reawakened by the ancient truth of these angelic hosts that surround us each day and night. I know that sounds a strange statement coming from an Evangelical raised in Fundamentalist circles who's supposed to … [Read more...]

Why I Give Embracing Obscurity by Anonymous a Mixed Review

It's not often we get to critique something done by an anonymous person -- well, come to think of it, I suppose we give mixed reviews of such people all the time. The idiot who set up the construction barrels in a confusing way on the expressway, the moron who didn't reserve the right hotel room for us, or the nameless mechanic who obviously didn't check our oil when we took it in 7 months ago. Ya, I guess we critique anonymous people all the time. But few have written a book about … [Read more...]

Tyler Braun’s Why Holiness Matters: A Gen X Review

It is a rare thing these days to find a Millennial writer who enjoys delving into deep doctrines such as sanctification, propitiation, redemption, or the holiness of God. Yet that is exactly what Tyler Braun does in his new book Why Holiness Matters: We've Lost our Way--But We Can Find it Again just released from Moody Publishers. Tyler Braun unites a writer’s talent, a theologian’s  careful intellect, and a pastoral heart to tackle the issue of God’s holiness and what it means for our … [Read more...]

See Why You’ll Hate to Love WRECKED by Jeff Goins

I'll just tell you right up front. I read Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life by Jeff Goins released just this week by Moody Press. I didn't like it. Not one bit. It made me feel uncomfortable. It made me squirm inside. I think I even grimaced when I thought no one was watching. So I bought ten copies. Confused? Conflicted might better describe how I feel now that I've finished Jeff's first traditional publishing effort. He's also published an excellent … [Read more...]

Legacy of Wisdom: One Christian’s Tribute to Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey changed my life. I never met him. Yet I know he changed a lot more lives than mine before his unexpected death this week. But I suspect he would be the first to agree -- it wasn't really Stephen Covey who changed anything. It was wisdom. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. (Prov. 4:7 ESV) Where does wisdom come from? I trust most readers in this evangelical Christian audience would agree with Scripture (wisdom literature, as Covey … [Read more...]


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