Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places. If you read Christian biographies, you have likely been encouraged by the lives of great saints who have gone before. If you are a leader of an organization, you have probably been moved by the stories of businesses or organizations that face difficulties yet manage to survive and see success without violating their core values. What is rare, however, is for these worlds to collide, but a new book released last week does just that. CLICK TO READ MORE.
When a man or woman of God invites you in as they process their grief of losing a loved one, they are giving you a spiritual gift to strengthen you. Throughout church history, many faithful Christians have suffered the loss of children and encouraged others through their experiences. Samuel Rutherford, John Flavel, John Bunyan, and George Whitfield … Continue reading Seasons of Sorrow
Knowing and enjoying God is humanity’s highest aim. It is what Jesus is talking about when he says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” It is also the underlying call behind the warning, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” Martyn Lloyd Jones once said, “It … Continue reading Knowing and Enjoying God by Tim Challies and Jules Koblun
What does God think about you? How we answer that question tends to reveal what we think about him. Most people tend to imagine God as barely able to endure his children. As if he looks down from on high with his arms crossed, thinking, “Once they stop being so prone to wander, I will … Continue reading What Does God Think About You?
We live in a fallen world, and many people do not know what to do with their anger, hurt, sorrow, and grief. Much of it is churned into bitterness and spewed out on social media. Unfortunately, cultural Christianity has no place for biblical lament which is a proper response to such things. Even our funeral … Continue reading Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegop [Book Review]
Out of the 60 books I read this year, eight were given five-star ratings. Here are my favorites regardless of the genre and in no particular order. The Autobiography of Spurgeon - Vol. 1 - Charles Spurgeon This book is significant in length and full of thoughts of a man filled with the Spirit of … Continue reading The Best Books I Read this Year
A good devotional is like a spiritually-minded friend who turns your eyes away from the things of the world and sets them on things above whenever you spend time with them; both are extremely rare. There are too many devotionals these days that are like poorly made junk food. Not only do they lack nourishment, … Continue reading Book Review: Voices From The Past – Puritan Devotional Readings
This is an encouraging book for pre-teens and young teens written by Charlotte Marie Tucker. Tucker was a prolific writer better known as A Lady of England (A.L.O.E.). This book is a story within a story. Imagine Grandpa reading to his grandson in the Princess Bride, and you will begin to get the picture. Of … Continue reading The Giant Killer by Charlotte Marie Tucker (A.L.O.E.) – Book Review
I always enjoy spending time in Port William, but this time was a bit more tragic. Wendell Berry has a way of taking what appears to be an ordinary, well-lived, life of a man in Kentucky and showing you the hidden tensions and pressures that are at work. Sometimes the seemingly trivial choices we make … Continue reading The Memory Of Old Jack by Wendell Berry – Book Review
Top talent looks for different qualities in a place of employment than average talent. The problem is, most employers run their businesses, and market their open positions, in a way that is only attractive to typical talent. This book sets out to answer the questions, what do top talent look for in a job, and … Continue reading Talent Magnet by Mark Miller – Book Review