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 Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

MY TAKE: Once again, Yancey shows me why he is one of my favorite authors of all time. His penchant for thorough research and his gift for navigating difficult theological terrain is second to none. If you liked “Where Is God When It Hurts” and “Disappointment With God,” you will love this book. It takes off where they left off, tackling the issue of suffering in light of recent world tragedies. The stories and the prophetic insight are riveting.The research is top notch. Yancey once again shows why he has won so many awards for his journalism and writing. GBN Rating:...

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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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Vanishing Evangelical

Vanishing Evangelical

From Calvin Miller: A Prophetic Challenge To A Shrinking Church Vanishing Evangelical by Calvin Miller is the last book this author wrote before passing away August 2012 from heart failure. There are over 40 Calvin Miller Books, beginning with The Singer, which sold over a million copies after its release in 1975.  As someone very familiar with the challenges within and without the evangelical church over the past 40 years (and a passionate evangelical himself), he writes with authority and urgency in this his final offering. Get Vanishing Evangelical Now Miller begins with a diagnosis: the...

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