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: The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson

By: Andrew Hale From the Foreward to the Conclusion, The Pastor’s Justification had me crying out “Yes, that’s me!” Dr. Mike Ayers describes his sentiment in the Foreward, “…Somewhere along the way, ministry for me became about proving to myself and to the world what a great leader and leader I was.” Jared Wilson does an excellent job examining Biblical truth from 1 Peter 5:1-11 and other passages over two parts: The Pastor’s Heart and The Pastor’s Glory. Part 1: The Pastor’s Heart deals with what it means to be free, holy, humble, confident, watchful, and justified as a pastor. … Continue reading Book Review: The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson

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: The Happy Christian by David Murray

I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical while reading this book. When you write a book on happiness, you always tend to get a book that guilts people into being happy more often than not or you get a book filled with ignorance. Look, life stinks sometimes. That is the reality of life so I was very curious at the way that Murray would handle an idea such as a happiness. Here are three highlights about the book: Murray looks at the Why of a Christian’s Happiness – David Murray did a fantastic job explaining the why … Continue reading Book Review: The Happy Christian by David Murray

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