The In-Between

"The In-Between" by Jeff Goins is a good title for anyone needing encouragement to live the most in the present moment and to keep from distracted from thinking too much about the future. A few of the main points in the book include: 1. Despite what...

God In Slow Motion

"God In Slow Motion" takes a look at various stories in the Gospels and shows how the story may apply to us today.  Some of the stories and characters described in the book include:   - Matthew the tax collector - Woman with an issue of blood...

God In My Everything

"God In My Everything" by Ken Shigematsu is a good read for anyone needing encouragement and challenge to slow down and discern God's activity in your life. The author, a pastor in Vancouver BC, comes from Japan and uses his life experiences on what...

How To Finish The Christian Life

"How To Finish The Christian Life" is a great read for anyone considering how to best live their remaining time on earth for God's glory.  Indeed, with our culture's emphasis on youth, the middle-aged and more more seasoned can be ignored, except when...

The Sure Cure For Worry

"The Sure Cure For Worry" by Kent Crockett is a great read for anyone who struggles with worry and giving the burden(s) over to God for Him to handle. The book is around 235 pages, contains 15 chapters, and covers such points as: 1.  Trust God...

Unveiling Grace

"Unveiling Grace" by Lynn Wilder, a former Mormon and tenured professor at Brigham Young University, is an enlightening look at why she and her family left the Mormon Church.   I have had experiences with Mormons (my Professor of Aerospace Studies...

The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

"The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good" by Peter Greer is a great title for anyone who wants to do good things for the right reasons.  The book is around 175 pages, consists of 17 chapters, and covers such topics as: 1.  The person we are becoming in...

Life After Art

"Life After Art" by Matt Appling is a good read for anyone wanting to relive or rediscover their creativity of childhood that has been relegated to the background in the process of becoming an adult.  An art teacher, the author shares from his own...

Is God anti-gay?

"Is God anti-gay?" by Sam Allberry is a good read for anyone truly wanting to know more about the Bible and homosexuality - an extremely hot button issue today in the church and society. The reader admits he struggles with same-sex attraction (not...

This Beautiful Mess

"This Beautiful Mess" by Rick McKinley (with assistance from other writers) is a good read for anyone wanting to live out the reality of God's Kingdom in their lives.  The book is around 180 pages and covers such topics and thoughts as: 1.  Relying...

Did The Devil Make Me Do It?

"Did The Devil Make Me Do It?" by Mike McKinley is a good and brief title on the subject of the devil and his demons and evil spirits.  While some people doubt the existence of a personal devil or demon, the Bible offers ample evidence of their...

The Bible Savvy Series

"The Bible Savvy Series" by James Nicodem is a great help for anyone wanting to know more about the Bible by knowing the timeline, context, and how to apply the Bible to your everyday life. The series consists of 4 books and describes the...

You Were Born For More

"You Were Born For More" by Harry Jackson is a good title for anyone needing encouragement in their difficult situation.  The pastor writes from his own personal struggles (health, ministry, financial, etc.) and suggests 6 steps we can take to...

I've Got Your Back

"I've Got Your Back" by James Galvin is a good parable of the experiences of 4 young people who are either in leadership roles or aspiring to be leaders, are running into obstacles, and need wise counsel from an experience leader.  The young people...

Why Did I Lose My Job If God Loves Me?

"Why Did I Lose My Job If God Loves Me" by Rick Pritikin is a good and encouraging read for anyone either out of work or looking to make a career change.  The book is around 130 pages and consists of 31 daily devotions around 5 pages each dealing with...

Sherlock Holmes And The Needle's Eye

"Sherlock Holmes And The Needle's Eye" by Len Bailey is a creative title that combines the team of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson with mysteries in the Bible.  Holmes and Watson obtain access to a time travel machine that can take them back to...

Secrets To A Happy Life

"Secrets to a Happy Life" by Bill Giovannetti is a great read for anyone needing to understand that happiness may be found in whatever situation we find ourselves in.  The author is an Italian, my ancestors include:  English, German, French and Swiss....

What It Means To Be A Man

"What It Means To Be A Man" by Rhett Smith is a good and brief title on the issue of God's desire for a man in terms of character, behavior, and other areas. The book is brief (just over 90 pages not including an accompanying study guide) and...

These Are The Days of Elijah

"These Are The Days of Elijah" by RT Kendall is a great read on the life of Elijah the prophet and how principles in his life can apply to our lives.  Among the points covered include: God looks for people willing to get out of their comfort...

gods at war

"gods at war" by Kyle Idleman is a great read for anyone who struggles with someone or something competing for their allegiance to Jesus Christ.  Indeed, everyone who has ever lived worships a person (other people or self) or something (career, house,...

Persecuted The Global Assault on Christians

"Persecuted The Global Assault on Christians" is an eye-opening read on the worldwide persecution of believers in Jesus Christ.  I have heard several times that more Christians were martyred in the 20th Century than all previous centuries combined.  I...

Firsthand

"Firsthand" by Ryan and Josh Shook is a very readable title on the subject on having your own personal relationship with Jesus Christ instead of relying on parents, friends, and others to tell and model the relationship with Jesus.  While important to...

Crucifying Morality

"Crucifying Morality" by RW Glenn addresses the issue of the Beatitudes as not being something to live by or commands to be followed, but a reflection of a person who has truly surrendered to Jesus Christ.  Like the 10 Commandments, we cannot follow...

The Full Armor of God

"The Full Armor of God" is an informative read by Larry Richards concerning spiritual warfare and Christian's weapons (offense and defense) used against the devil's schemes.  The Book of Ephesians is the focus of the study.  The title is around 140...

Spiritual Influence

"Spiritual Influence" by Mel Lawrenz is a great title for anyone aspiring to be a positive influence on others for God's glory.  The book is around 220 pages, contains 20 chapters, and covers such topics as: The greatest Christian leaders know...