Topic: Book Reviews

Praying in the Spirit

Romans 8:26-27 might be the most comforting passage in Scripture. It reads, Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts […]

the wright brothers

The Wright Brothers

History well told is better than fiction. This is because, quite simply, it is history and not fiction. The reader can see himself as a player in unfolding events. As in previous efforts, David McCullough’s recent The Wright Brothers (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2015) captures not only the story […]

identity in Christ

Be Yourself: Discovering Your New Identity in Christ

Before entering vocational ministry, I was a classically trained dancer. In dance, especially ballet, perfection is the goal. The way I was expected to look and move was precisely defined, from how high I jumped to the position of my index finger while jumping. Along with correctly executing technique, I […]

summer reading suggestions

60 Summer Reading Suggestions from Our Team

C.S. Lewis once said, “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” In other words, good books stand the test of time, and really good books are the […]

prayer: experiencing awe and intimacy with god

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

What is prayer? In my work as a youth ministries pastor, our team of leaders recently took our students through some of the core spiritual disciplines of the Christian life. When it came time for our group of groggy middle schoolers to define prayer on a Sunday morning, it didn’t […]

10 Keys for Effective Parenting

I devoured a bunch of parenting books back in my child-rearing days, and they all left me feeling somewhat inadequate. They influenced me positively, I’m sure, but when reading chapter after chapter of solid techniques and creative ideas, I couldn’t escape the feeling that I had missed the perfect parenting train. I was running behind trying […]