The Adam Quest

The Adam Quest

MY TAKE: Did you ever wonder what goes on inside the mind of today’s leading edge Christian scientists? Do you love a good story, enjoy biography, and find yourself mesmerized by the way God speaks to people differently? Then The Adam Quest is a book for you. Author Tim Stafford, senior writer for Christianity Today (and not a scientist), captures the stories of eleven scientists who grapple with faith and the mystery of human origins. These men and women are from various persuasions between young earth creationists to Christian evolutionists. I found it an interesting read that...

Read More

Dare To Dream

Dare To Dream

MY TAKE: This book is a gem. So easy to read or listen to, so full of wisdom and encouragement, laced with spiritual gold through and through. Mike Slaughter is pastor of Ginghamsburg Church, the fourth largest United Methodist congregation in the United States. In Dare To Dream: Creating A God-sized Mission Statement For Your Life he shares from all he has learned in over 30 years fostering hos congregation and advancing the kingdom of God. Mike is an excellent communicator and has clearly spent many years incubating and refining lessons God has taught him in the arena of visionary...

Read More

A History of Humility

A History of Humility

David J. Bobb has given us a gem in his book “Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue.” The author dug deep to find hidden treasures of historical depth and detail, and readers who take the time to read and ponder will be rewarded with a rich understanding of an oft ignored virtue. This is a scholarly work that introduces us to such great names as Jesus, Socrates, Augustine, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, George Washington, Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Each Chapter is a separate adventure. In “Jesus and Socrates”...

Read More

In The Secret Service

In The Secret Service

MY TAKE: Biography at its best. I couldn’t put the book down. As a secret service agent from 1962-1985,  Jerry Parr led an adrenalin filled life and met a lot of interesting people. This book is brimming with anecdotes, up close encounters, and interesting facts. But what impressed me the most was the depth with which Jerry, with the help of his wife and co-author Carolyn, shares his own life experience, beginning with the boy who longed for  solid father figure to the man who dedicated his life to serve and rescue others. There is something about authenticity that calls people to...

Read More

God of the Underdogs

God of the Underdogs

MY TAKE: Punchy, gritty, humorous reminder that God is on our side and that odds don’t matter.       Get GOD OF THE UNDERDOGS on Kindle Author and Pastor Matt Keller has written a punchy, encouraging book that calls all believers everywhere to dig in, rise up and dare to believe that God is for us and not against us. His style of communication is casual, oftentimes humorous, and laced with passion. This is an exhortation from the heart of a visionary leader. For this reason leaders will love this book–and many who never saw themselves as a leader may experience a...

Read More

Half The Sky

Half The Sky

MY TAKE: This is a powerful, well documented and beautifully written book on the plight of women worldwide. The characters on this book will sweep you off your feet. The message will change your life. Warning: if you read it you will undergo a gut-wrenching heart change! GBN rating: ★★★★★ Get HALF THE SKY on Kindle  Half The Sky : “Excellent, excellent book!” My book club chose Half the Sky to read and it is an outstanding book! It is not an easy read because it is very descriptive about what women around the world experience in their day-to-day...

Read More