A Preacher’s Goldmine | Nelson's Preacher's Sourcebook

A Preacher’s Goldmine | Nelson's Preacher's Sourcebook

MY TAKE: A Preacher’s Goldmine! One of the great fears of any pastor is to bore people with the Word of God. To escape this pitfall, preaching is a craft that should continually be developed and refined. Generally speaking, there is never enough time in the pastor’s week to do this preparation justice. But the good news is that in spite of all of the responsibilities and distractions pastors have throughout the week, there are some great resource tools, like the Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook series (by Thomas Nelson Publishing), that can work wonders. Get...

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The One Year Book of Amish Peace

The One Year Book of Amish Peace

MY TAKE: A Celebration of Simplicity. The Amish are an intentionally simple people. The build their lives around rhythms of grace, marked by days, weeks and seasons, and disciplines that effect every area of life. In this remarkable devotional, author Tricia Goyer sets out to draw the reader into the Amish world.  A world class blogger and author of over 35 books and nominated for the coveted Gold Medallion Book Award, Goyer is an accomplished writer and much more. Her ability to research and organize and keep things clear and simple pays off with this gem. Get the One Year Book of Amish...

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Dreaming With God

Dreaming With God

MY TAKE: I’ve never read an author who stirs my heart and has me reaching for the highlighter with virtually every paragraph I read,  like Bill Johnson does with this book Dreaming With God. This man is so full of wisdom and understanding about the things of God, it’s uncanny. Dreaming With God of the best books I have read–ever. It’s that good! GBN rating: ★★★★★ Get DREAMING WITH GOD on Kindle I am an avid reader. I read every good book I can get my hands on. But this book is different. I has the power to open up a new realm of...

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You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado

You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado

My Take: Lucado + Joseph = Classic on Triumph Through Suffering What do you get when you cross Max Lucado with the Biblical story of Joseph? You get a Christ centered, metaphor laced, inspiring, challenging and easy to read expose’ of triumph in the midst of suffering. I don’t live in San Antonio and don’t get to hear Max Lucado preach every Sunday. But if this book is any indication, those who do have that privilege are blessed indeed. The very first book I read by this author was “No Wonder They Call Him The Savior” (1986). It has remained, through the years,...

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Jesus In Blue Jeans

Jesus In Blue Jeans

MY TAKE: I can’t say enough about Laurie Beth Jones. Her writing connects with my interior spiritual circuits more than just about anyone I have ever read. This was the first one—the book that introduced me to her. Laurie is down to earth, but she has a gift for encouragement and a prophetic picture painting that is out of this world. Don’t expect a systematic Bible study or a self help manual. Her writing is more like a spiritual jacuzzi. Treat yourself! GBN Rating: ★★★★★ Get JESUS IN BLUE JEANS on Kindle Beginning with the proposition that...

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Ortberg: God Is Closer Than You Think | john ortberg

Ortberg: God Is Closer Than You Think | john ortberg

My Take: A Wonderfully Encouraging Reality Check John Ortberg is smooth as silk as he relates the timeless truth that saints of all ages have discovered: God is all around us and is speaking to us even when we don’t hear Him. I read this book at a time when my soul was dry and needed refreshment. It hit the spot! GBN Rating: ★★★★★ Get God Is Closer Than You Think for $5.12 More than any Christian book I’ve read since CS Lewis, this book is applicable to my real life — not the life I’m supposed to have or wish I had, but the life I really...

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