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Write a Book Review, Help a Life

One of the best ways to get our books into people’s hands is reviews. If you have read one of my books, will you write a short book review on my Amazon page? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Book Review: The Heart of Anger, by Lou Priolo

Angry kids. Angry parents. This combination is universal in every family on the planet. I cannot imagine any home full of sinners that do not experience sinful anger and the resulting damage it causes. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

Dangerous Calling

In his latest book, biblical counselor Paul David Tripp addresses the challenges and temptations that are unique to or intensified by pastoral ministry. In his counseling ministry, Tripp has seen all too much evidence of a real breakdown in how pastoral ministry is both viewed… Continue Reading …

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

I finished this book several weeks ago and it is still haunting me with its beauty. Sheldon Vanauken (“Van”) tells the story of his all-consuming love-affair with his wife, Davy, and how their quest for beauty and truth ultimately led them to Christ. And then… Continue Reading …

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals is a distillation of what pastor and author John Piper believes are the most crucial doctrines and practices for effective, Christ-exalting ministry. Piper is an excellent communicator with a gift for inspiring his hearers to pursue the joy he himself has… Continue Reading …

Passion and Purity

In Passion and Purity, Elisabeth Elliot uses her love story with her first husband Jim Elliot to illustrate the practical principles of the book’s subtitle: bringing your love life under Christ’s control. For five years she and Jim waited to pursue their relationship, because Jim knew… Continue Reading …

The Heart of Addiction

Does the Bible have anything to say about a sin so desperate and devastating as addiction? The problem of addiction is so overwhelming, both in its scale (it seems to be everywhere in our society) and in its utterly devastating effects on individuals and everyone… Continue Reading …

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity is one of those books you hear about frequently, but really have to read to appreciate. While I certainly don’t agree with all of Lewis’ theology on several key points, for the most part I found this a practical and enjoyable read. The… Continue Reading …

The Problem of Pain

C. S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain is a layman’s look at how Christians reconcile the existence of pain with the belief in God’s goodness. How can a good God allow His creatures to suffer? I have several issues with Lewis’ theology and presuppositions. I’m… Continue Reading …

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

In Shepherding a Child’s Heart, counselor Tedd Tripp clearly and biblically outlines the goals and methods of one of the most challenging roles I’ll ever fill: that of a Christian parent. Oh my, what a book. I think I’ll be rereading it for the rest… Continue Reading …