Book Review – More by Todd Wilson

Calling. We all want it, and we all have some form of calling on our life. Everyone’s calling looks a bit different, and it is important that we evaluate how we are currently pursuing the calling that God has placed on our life. In his book More, Todd Wilson unpacks how to identify your personal calling in life and how you can begin (if you are not currently doing so) pursuing your calling. Be –>Do –> Go  This was the overwhelming theme of the book so it is no surprise that it stuck out to me the most. The first … Continue reading Book Review – More by Todd Wilson

Book Review: The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis

I tend to read many books on relationships. I believe that I always have something to learn when it comes to how I relate to my spouse, my co workers, and my friends. So when I was offered the chance to review The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis, I was intrigued and jumped at the opportunity to review the book. The book is divided into two  parts. The first section is entitled “the Laws of Love”. I believe that Dave does a good job defining each law of love practically while including a Biblical exegesis for the specific … Continue reading Book Review: The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis

Book Review: Onward by Russell Moore

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, offers an intelligent approach to engaging culture without losing the Gospel in his new book entitled, Onward. In his book, Moore suggests engaging culture in an entirely different way than many Christians interpret their relationship with culture. He calls his way engaged alienation. His “engaged alienation” offers a completely different approach that might surprise many by his interesting suggestions. Moore summarizes his top objectives and beliefs about engaging culture into several topics. Human dignity, religious liberty, family stability, and convictional kindness are his major themes … Continue reading Book Review: Onward by Russell Moore

Book Review: Ordinary by Tony Merida

By: Mark Etheridge The American church culture loves the extraordinary. We love the big conferences, the flamboyant concerts, and the rock star pastors. Yet, when it comes down to it, will these be the factors that will make the most impact in our world today? In his book, “Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down” Tony Merida challenges the contemporary ideas of how the church will impact the world, and provides insightful alternatives to answer this question. Merida explains the answer is not to become more “extraordinary” but rather to become more “ordinary” by showing gospel intentionality within the … Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary by Tony Merida

Book Review: Jesus Prom by Jon Weece

I recently received the book Jesus Prom by Jon Weece. At first the book was not that appealing. I just did not understand the title, and did not care to read it, but I am a book junkie and am a sucker for a free copy of a new book so I took it. When I started it, I could not put it down. I was on vacation reading it, and enjoyed it. Jon is a the lead follower at Southland Christian Church and does a fantastic job of leading people into a life of loving people in extravagant ways. … Continue reading Book Review: Jesus Prom by Jon Weece

Book Review: The Leadership Handbook by John Maxwell

John Maxwell, the great leadership expert is at it again with his new book entitled “The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs” narrows the most important lessons that leaders need to 26 and places them in his book. As I began reading this book, I certainly felt like I had read the book prior. Had I, of course not. The book is brand new. What I was noticing was the different principles that are found in the book that I had previously read in Maxwell’s other famous works. I have read several books by Maxwell, and although they tend … Continue reading Book Review: The Leadership Handbook by John Maxwell

10 Books I Plan To Read This Year

Here are 10 of the books that I plan to read this year (outside of seminary required reading). I am sure there will be some additions along the way. Bloodlines by John Piper To live is Christ, to die is gain by Matt Chandler Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick Center Church by Tim Keller Real Marriage by Mark Driscoll The Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler You and Me Forever by Francis Chan 9 Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever Jesus Prom by Jon Weece All in by Mark Batterson What books do you plan to read … Continue reading 10 Books I Plan To Read This Year