Book Review: Is That You Lord? by Gary E. Gilley

I recently was asked about whether God speaks today to people through dreams, visions, angels, and other experiences. This question highlights a fundamental question about how God reveals Himself to us today. If we believe that God speaks to us only through Scripture today, then we will be dedicated to searching the Scriptures regularly for […]

Book Review: Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel

Being a parent is one of the most exciting and terrifying experiences of any person’s life. Walking with our children through the ups and downs of life can produce both exhilarating joy and petrifying fear. This is probably what Solomon meant when he said, “A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is […]

Book Review: The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper

Even though my two brothers and I are all in the ministry and are all married to pastor’s daughters, we did not grow up in a pastor’s home. Our parents are wonderful committed Christians and have always been very involved in church, but, to some degree, we were spared some of the drama that comes from […]

Book Review: The Conviction to Lead by Al Mohler

I have never thought of myself as a natural leader, and maybe you feel the same way. For that reason, I really liked Al Mohler’s book, “The Conviction to Lead” because it is written to help turn “Believers into Leaders and the Leaders into Believers.” The book helped me realise that there are times that […]

Book Review: On Being A Servant of God by Warren Weirsbe

Jesus made it clear that His definition of leadership and service is vastly different from the world’s. He said this in Matthew 20:25-28, “…Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will […]

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. […]