October 14, 2013

One of the men who has had the most influence on my life is the Chinese Christian Watchman Nee. Nee’s books were so foundational in my spiritual life that I’ve added several of his best works to my Top 100 Best Christian Books Ever Written list. Every serious Jesus follower should get these books by Nee. That said, Angus Kinnear in his biography of Nee, Against the Tide, tells the remarkable story of Nee and how his ministry ended. It… Read more

October 11, 2013

In What Are You Afraid Of?, David Jeremiah has given us a book that deals with 10 common fears. Jeremiah dedicates one chapter to each common fear. Being a Christian doesn’t exempt you from feeling insecure, afraid, and anxious. We must actively exercise faith to combat worry and fretfulness. David Jeremiah discusses ten “fears” that Christians encounter regularly. They are: Disaster: the Fear of Natural Calamity Disease: the Fear of Serious Illness Debt: the Fear of Financial Collapse Defeat: the… Read more

October 9, 2013

This blog post has been revised and turned into a chapter in The Rethinking Series. The series includes each book in PDF, Kindle, and Nook formats. Click here to view the Table of Contents for each book and how to get it Read more

October 8, 2013

This blog post has been revised and turned into a chapter in The Rethinking Series. The series includes each book in PDF, Kindle, and Nook formats. Click here to view the Table of Contents for each book and how to get it Read more

October 8, 2013

For many years I’ve argued that the body of Christ has emphasized the New Testament, the Psalms, the Torah, and the Prophets. However, the wisdom literature — which includes Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, etc. — is often skipped over. Tim Chaddick’s new book Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning is a modern-day discussion and application of the book of Ecclesiastes. The book reads like a series of sermons and I suspect that’s where the material came from… Read more

October 3, 2013

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October 2, 2013

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October 1, 2013

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know that I review lots of books. I always look for the positive in every book, so until today, I’ve never written a negative review. Today is the exception. Occupy Spirituality is a new book by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox. The sub is “A Radical Vision for a New Generation.” I thought the title and the sub – especially – gave promise for a great book. However, when I read it, well,… Read more

September 27, 2013

Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith by Judith Valente is a spiritual memoir by a Catholic writer. While I’m not a Catholic, there were many parts of this book that I felt were valuable. The cover and title reminded me of Blue Like Jazz. But to be candid, I felt this book was written far better and contained more insight and depth. Protestants, for the most part, are afraid of silence. Yet Scripture… Read more

September 26, 2013

This blog post has been revised and turned into a chapter in The Rethinking Series. The series includes each book in PDF, Kindle, and Nook formats. Click here to view the Table of Contents for each book and how to get it Read more




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