Beginnings

"Beginnings" by Steve Wiens addresses the seasons of life and change using the 7 days of creation as an illustration.  The 8th day is added in to represent a new start.  The book is around 200 pages and is organized according to the following...

The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

"The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership" by Jenni Catron is an excellent title for anyone in a leadership position (or better yet, servant) at home, work, church, community, etc.  The book is around 190 pages, very readable, and covers several...

Biblical Counseling and the Church

"Biblical Counseling and the Church" is a compilation of several articles by professional counselor addressing the subject of counseling in the local church. The book is around 500 pages and covers topics such as: 1. Vision of counseling in the local...

Performing Under Pressure

"Performing Under Pressure" is a good and readable title for anyone wanting insights and suggestions on how to deal with pressure, whether on the job, home, community, etc.  The book is around 280 pages and consists of 3 main sections: 1. ...

The Entitlement Cure

"The Entitlement Cure" by John Townsend is a great title for anyone either:  1) Needing encouragement to take the road to success requiring hard work, patience, and persistence as opposed to the "easy life", or 2) Needing to be challenged to rid self...

Rediscovering Discipleship

"Rediscovering Discipleship" by Robby Gallaty is a good title for anyone desiring to either be disciple or wanting to disciple others in the Christian faith.  The book is just over 200 pages and covers several topics, including: 1.  Ideal size of a...

Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom

"Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom" by John MacArthur is a solid book that addresses certain parables taught by Jesus Christ.  The book is around 200 pages, covers 10 parables, and covers such topics as: 1.  What a parable is and how Jesus...

A Lost God in a Lost World

"A Lost God in a Lost World" by Melvin Tinker addresses the issue of seeing God for how great and powerful He really is as opposed to reducing Him to our limited comprehension.  Just under 190 pages, the book covers such topics as: 1.  How various...

The Counselor

"The Counselor" by AW Tozer is a great title for anyone wanting to know the Holy Spirit more deeply.  The title is around 180 pages and covers such topics as: 1.  Characteristics of people who thrive in a Spirit-filled church. 2.  God's people know...

God's Pursuit of Man

"God's Pursuit of Man" is yet another excellent title by A.W. Tozer.  The title is around 140 pages, focuses on what it means to be truly saved, and addresses topics such as: 1.  Encounters with God can include terror, delightsome awe, and complete...

Your Best Destiny

"Your Best Destiny" by Wintley Phipps is a good title for anyone wanting to determine his or her life's purpose and destiny by identifying 8 character traits: - Virtue - Belief - Wisdom - Self-Control - Perseverance - Sacredness - Kindness - Love...

The Key to Everything

"The Key to Everything" by Matt Keller is a great title for anyone who needs to be challenged to be teachable - the one trait the author believes is most important to success.  The book is around 200 pages and covers such topics as: 1.  4 ways...

Gospel Conversations

"Gospel Conversations" by Robert Kellermen is a good title for anyone wanting to become a better counselor.  Whether at church, home, work, or wherever, the reader will find the content helpful.  The book is around 400 pages and covers the following...

The Ragamuffin Gospel

"The Ragamuffin Gospel" by Brennan Manning is an excellent read for anyone discouraged, beat up, or weary of life. The author shares from his personal experiences and biblical examples of people who suffered the same afflictions. The book is around...

The Heart-Led Leader

"The Heart-Led Leader" by Tommy Spaulding addresses the need tor leaders in any type of organization to lead in such a way that others know they really care.  Not a wishy-washy, touchy-feely kind of way, but an approach that combines concern, empathy,...

Glory Days

"Glory Days" is yet another great title by Max Lucado.  In a wilderness experience?  Wondering if there is a light at the end of the tunnel?  Need encouragement?  Then Glory Days is the title for you!  Using the Book of Joshua as the reference point,...

Happiness

"Happiness" by Randy Alcorn is a good title for the Christian who wants to be more joyful and happy in the Lord.  Throughout the book, Alcorn reminds the reader that happiness based in the Lord (instead of circumstances, hedonistic pursuits, etc.) is...

The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis

"The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis" by Jerry Root and Mark Neal is a scholarly title on the various ways C.S. Lewis used his imagination in his many books.  As an earlier reviewer mentioned, this is more of a college textbook instead of a brief...

Curious - The Power of a Question Led Life

"Curious" by Tom Hughes is an excellent read for the person who, instead of wanting to feel like they need to know everything, is instead comfortable with leading and teaching others through questions.  As the author notes, Jesus Christ often...

H3 Leadership

"H3 Leadership" by Brad Lomenick is a good title for anyone aspiring to be a leader of some kind. While the book appears to be targeted more towards a younger audience, more seasoned readers can find some good things also. The book is around 210 pages...

The Gospel of Happiness

"The Gospel of Happiness" by Christopher Kaczor is a good title addressing the issue of Christians expressing happiness and joy in their lives.  The book is around 180 pages and addresses topics such as: 1.  Reasons why a Christian is unhappy (not...

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2016

"What Color is Your Parachute 2016?" by Richard Bolles is an excellent title for anyone needing assistance with finding out what career they are interested in and suggestions for entering a particular career and strategies for getting a job.  This...

Gaining By Losing

"Gaining By Losing" by J.D. Greer is a good title describing how churches that actually grow with a different paradigm.  Indeed, churches that grow (not just numerically) and help the Great Commission are those that actually release their members (no...

The Printer and the Preacher

"The Printer and the Preacher" by Randy Petersen is an entertaining read of arguably the two most influential men in early America - Benjamin Franklin (the printer) and George Whitfield (the preacher).  Being an student of American history, this read...

Lay It Down

"Lay It Down" by Bill Tell is a good title for anyone needing encouragement to remember that we have access to and approval by God through Jesus Christ and not our works.  Admittingly, I have been guilty in the past (until the Lord showed me the...