Category: Book Reviews

What’s Wrong with Religion?

Skye Jethani starts his book by telling us everyone is religious.  He says that whatever way we seek to gain control over the world, is in fact our religion.  He goes on to suggest that your ultimate concern, which could be wealth, power, relationships,…

Letters to the Church

Francis Chan started his church in Simi Valley, CA in his home.  Over time, it grew into a megachurch of 5,000.  While this was precisely what Francis perceived to be success in ministry, as the church grew he began to feel disconnected from God’s…

To Heaven and Back

Stories of people dying and returning back to life after a visit to heaven are not all that uncommon.  Many of these stories have similarities and often seem like a retelling of someone else’s story.  Frankly, I have a hard time believing some of…

Hope in the Dark

“Believing God is Good When Life is Not” is the sub title of Craig Groeschel’s book “Hope in the Dark.”  When tragedy strikes and life gets hard, it can be a struggle to find God.  Sometimes difficult times have a way of compounding and…

The Lost Art of Disciple Making

All too often it seems, after people come to trust Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, there is no structured next step.  Most simply start attending church, maybe getting involved in a Bible study group, and the most ambitious perhaps serve in church…

Urban Disciples

“Urban Disciples,” written by Janell Paris and Margot Eyring, is a wonderfully thoughtful workbook designed to build urban mission teams.  Janell and Margot have years of experience in serving the inner city and share their knowledge and insights in this step-by-step guide to developing,…

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Our study of the Word of God is without question our greatest source of intimacy with God.  It is through that experience we hear God begin a conversation that we call prayer.  In his book, “Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God,”  Timothy Keller…

Audio Bibles

There honestly is nothing better than reading through the Bible from cover-to-cover in a relatively short period of time.  In so doing, you will be able to connect the miraculous prophecies of the Old Testament with the New Testament and come to a deeper…

Jesus: The Greatest Life of All

If you grew up in a Christian church you’ve probably studied the life of Jesus your whole life.  Even if you’re an unbeliever you’ve heard the name Jesus and you have some understanding of his story as presented in the Bible.  Most people have…

Ryrie Study Bible

There are many study Bibles available, but for my money, the Ryrie Study Bible is by far the best.  Developed by Charles Caldwell Ryrie who served as professor of systematic theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, the Ryrie Study Bible…

Revelation Unveiled

Written by Dr.  Tim LaHaye, the coauthor of the best-selling Left Behind series, “Revelation Unveiled” is a thoroughly accessible account of what is certainly the most mysterious book in the Bible, the book of Revelation.  For most of us, reading Revelation only provides a…

The Case for Miracles

Since the ground breaking “The Case for Christ,” Lee Strobel has been writing books about faith in his unique investigative style.  These books are comfortable reassurance to believers and often real head-scratchers for unbelievers.  Lee truly does make the case and his meticulous research…