Pursuit of Holiness Book Review

Humbly repenting of sin and believing on Christ is a hard thing to do. Not because we have to do anything, but simple for that reason – we can’t do anything – we just trust Christ. After this difficult struggle of total faith in Christ alone for salvation, the struggle for holiness is probably the next hardest […]

Compassion without Compromise Book Review

In a sense, I read this book by accident. It was the title of a chapter of another book that I am reading with some friends. I got confused and thought we were reading this book, so I bought it and started reading it. I am glad I made the mistake, as I found the book […]

Do More Better Book Review

Aren’t you glad we have so many clever tools today to help us get more done quickly? If only that were true! Sometimes, it seems, the more time-saving devices we have, the more we get off track. This year, I wanted to start the year by reading a book on productivity. And as you can see (three […]

Sunday School in HD Book Review

In a day and age in which many churches are decreasing services and cancelling Sunday school, Allan Taylor’s book Sunday School in HD is energy boost to the small group ministry. My personal experience with Sunday school began at the Mansfield Baptist Temple. Each Sunday my family would attend an age-appropriate class where we were […]

Twelve Ordinary Men Book Review

When Jesus came into the world, He chose twelve men to be with Him, to learn from Him, and to carry out His mission in the world. We would presume that He would look for the best, the most educated, skilled, and courageous. But instead, He chose twelve ordinary men and empowered them to do the extraordinary. […]

Men of Destiny by Peter Masters

What do a Russian Tsar, a famous doctor, a notorious counterfeiter, a drunken fiddler, and a military general all have in common? Sound like the beginning of a bad joke? Well, it is actually the theme of a book I was given for Christmas by a friend. Men of Destiny by Peter Masters looks at […]

The Book on Leadership by John MacArthur

“It is a serious mistake for Christians in positions of leadership to be more concerned with what is currently popular in the corporate world than with what our Lord taught about leadership.” This is one of many great quotes from John MacArthur’s book The Book on Leadership: The Power of Godly Influence. In the book, MacArthur asserts the […]

The Apostle, the Life of Paul by John Pollock

Last week, I finished reading The Apostle, the Life of Paul by John Pollock. Though you might think that you know all there is to know about Paul, sometimes we need a bit of imagination to fully grasp the significance of what He went through and did for God. John Pollock does as good a job […]

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker

I grew up in a very masculine home with two brothers and no sisters. I have a very sweet mother and a strong, Godly father. So when Teri and I found out our first child was going to be a boy, I was relieved. And when we found out our next two were going to be girls, […]

Book Review: Ready, Steady, Grow by Ray Evans

I just finished reading Ray Evan’s new book Ready, Steady, Grow: Equipping Today’s Gospel Churches. Ray is pastor of Grace Community Church in Bedford, England. The book came out a few months ago, and I was very curious to hear his thoughts on leading churches to grow. Below is a description of the book and a few quotes […]