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...

The Navy SEAL Art of War

"The Navy SEAL Art of War" by Rob Roy and Chris Lawson is a good title for anyone wanting to learn more about the Navy Seals and incorporating their discipline and other traits to the business world. The book is around 200 pages and covers topics such...

Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness

"Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness" by Jeremy Walker the tension a Christian faces between living life here on earth and remembering that we are but pilgrims who will go to an eternal home far better than what the present life offers. ...

What Keeps You Up at Night

"What Keeps You Up at Night" by Pete Wilson is a great title for anyone needing encouragement to continue towards the dream/vision that God has in store for you.  The book is around 200 pages, contains 12 chapters, and addresses such issues as: 1. ...

Your Blueprint For Life

"Your Blueprint For Life" by Michael Kendrick is a good title for anyone wanting clarity for God's desire for their lives, particularly in the following areas:  spiritual, relational, physical, financial, and career.  The book is around 220 pages and...

Take My Hand Again

"Take My Hand Again" is a good title for anyone wanting to assist an aging loved one.  My mother in law belongs in that category and my wife and I read through the book and offer the following comments: 1.  Very practical guide for helping aging...

How To Enjoy Reading Your Bible

"How To Enjoy Reading Your Bible" by Keith Ferrin is a good title for anyone wanting insights on how to get more out of your Bible reading time.  The book is around 150 pages, contains 10 tips for your reading, and contains such points as: 1. ...

Kingdom Come

"Kingdom Come" by Reggie McNeal is a pretty good title concerning the role of the church and God's kingdom in the world. I can certainly agree, based on past experiences, that churches have the tendency to have programs focusing on church members...

Seven Men: And The Secret of Their Greatness

"Seven Men" by Eric Metaxas is a great title for anyone looking for an introduction to 7 men who made a positive impact on the world in their time.  The book is around 240 pages and covers the following men and their challenge: 1.  George...

Ulrich Zwingli

"Ulrich Zwingli" by William Borkenstein is a good read for anyone wanting to learn more about Zwingli, who was, along with Martin Luther, an important figure in the Protestant Reformation.  The book is around 160 pages and covers such topics as: ...

Praying Over God's Promises

"Praying Over God's Promises" by Thomas Yeakley is a good title for anyone needing encouragement to hang in there and cling to God's promises for your life.  The book is around 110 pages, is an easy read, and covers topics such as: 1.  While God...

The Complete 101 Collection - What Every Leader Needs to Know

"The Complete 101 Collection" by John Maxwell is a comprehensive treatment on the subject of several leadership topics:  attitude, self-improvement, relationships, success, teamwork, equipping, and mentoring.  The book is just over 600 pages and...

Living Without Worry

"Living Without Worry" by Timothy Lane is a good title for anyone wanting to learn how to live without worry from a decidedly Christian perspective.  The book is around 140 pages and covers such topics as:   1.  Worrying during certain phases of...