I just finished a book by Steve Brown (www.keylife.org). I strongly recommend you checking him out and listening to him before reading this book. Learning his personality and style will make this book even more enjoyable (and his sarcasm more hilarious)! What exactly is this book about? Well, three free sins! Steve brown has been […]Read more "Three Free Sins – Steve Brown"
I’ve posted a number of times on fear and anxiety. Since the beginning of this year I have accomplished part of my goal in dealing with this dreadful sin. I’ve memorized portions of Scripture dealing with anxiety, fear and worry like portions of Matthew 6 and Psalm 121. Yet, those texts by itself have not been […]Read more "“Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest” by Edward T. Welch"
The title of this post is in quotation marks because I do not possess the intelligence to put these words together. This concept comes from John Piper’s work Desiring God. In this particular portion of the book, he is writing about Christian contentment, and he defines the Christian’s contentment as “dissatisfied contentment.” What exactly does that […]Read more "“Dissatisfied Contentment”"
I was given this book years ago as a Christmas gift. I never could get into it, though I tried a time or two. Now, years later I read the book and find myself blown away by Tozer’s clarity, simplicity and truth. Tozer was a man who was not taught by human philosophers or theologians. Rather, […]Read more "A.W. Tozer – the “Pursuit of God” and the Sacred Life"
I finished Steven Lawson’s The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther a few days ago. I had the opportunity to grab the book while it was on a free Kindle offer. I cannot say much about the books physical elements as I read an electronic copy, but I can comment briefly on the content therein. Lawson is […]Read more "The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther – Steven Lawson"
The following quote from Henri Nouwen hangs permanently on my refrigerator. Here is what Nouwen said about the ministry of presence. “More and more, the desire grows in me simply to walk around, greet people, enter their homes, sit on their doorsteps, play ball, throw water, and be known as someone who wants to live […]Read more "Henri Nouwen and the Ministry of Presence"