Book Review: Ten Secrets for a Successful Family

When Teri and I went on our 10th anniversary get-away, I took Ten Secrets for a Successful Family with me.  It had been on my shelf for a while. In the book, Pastor Adrian Rodgers looks at how the ten commandments can be applied to the home.  He uses a good balance of Scriptural teaching […]

Book Review: A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Living in Ireland, sheep are a very common sight all around.  They fit in well with the hilly, grassy terrain.  Not having been a shepherd, I miss some of the impact of the many shepherd and sheep analogies in the Bible.  A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller was given to me by […]

Book Review: Ordering Your Private World

A few months ago, a man in our church gave me a copy of Ordering Your Private World by George MacDonald.  To be honest, I did not take much notice of it until a few weeks ago.  As I began to read, I realised that the author had experienced many of the same things I experience: […]

Book Review: An Enquiry…by William Carey

While is Moulton, England, two weeks ago, we went to Carey Baptist Church where William Carey, the father of modern missions, first pastored.  Here in the cottage near the church, must of Carey’s vision for the world began.  We saw the actual cottage and a reconstruction of the original map he made of the world, […]

Book Review: Planting Growing Churches by Aubrey Malphurs

One of the most thorough books on church planting I have ever read is Aubrey Malphurs book Planting Growing Churches. Reasons why I like his book: It gives a comprehensive look at the church planting process from the preparation stage to the reproduction stage of another church. It has a good balance of general principles […]

Book Review: Missionary Methods by Roland Allen

  I just finished reading Missionary Methods by Roland Allen.  This was a book that my pastor recommended to me a long time ago, but I just finished it.  I really enjoyed the book, especially because there are many helpful insights into how Paul was able to establish indigenous churches in such a short amount […]

Book Review: Biblical Preaching

I just finished reading “Biblical Preaching” by Haddon Robinson.  I really, really liked this book because it helped me evaluate something that I do alot of – Preach. I like his emphasis on letting the text dictate the message and simply working to be “a voice for the text.”  I also appreciated his explanation of […]

Book Review: The Art of Personal Evangelism

 The Art of Personal Evangelism by Will McRaney, Jr. is a really good book on evangelism.  He gives great insight into God’s involvement, our involvement, the essentials of the gospel, how to communicate the gospel to those inside and outside your context, coversation tips, and how to remove barriers in evangelism.  I highly recommend this […]

Book Reviews

  I am doing some further education, which has required me to do quite a bit of reading, so I wanted to write some short reviews about some of the books.  Although, I do not endorse everything written in the books, there is much that we can learn from them. The Unexpected Journey by Thom […]

Book Review: It’s Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men

I started a short book of 117 pages a long time ago and just finished it today at lunch.  It is a book that I got at a Businessmen Committed to World Evangelism luncheon several years ago, written by S. Truett Cathy called “It is Better to Build Boys Than Mend Men”. Though a short […]