Book Reviews Category

Learning from Leaders: Reviewing The Way of the Shepherd

Leman, Kevin and William Pentak. The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Managing Productive People. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. Leman and Pentak offered an incredibly helpful work in the realm of leadership.  I think of all the leadership books I’ve read this is in the top 5.  It was simply communicated but had […]

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A Review of “Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide”

I’ve had a book on my desk and I’ve been working through it for quite a while.  I have to admit that I abhor gimmicky books and with this one’s orange cover, glossy pages and intermittent graphics I was prepared to extend my opinion of the gimmicks of the book to the book itself but I […]

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A Review of “Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will”

Being on staff at a larger church sometimes puts me in the crosshairs of buzz words and cliché church words for discovering God’s specific plans for everything from where you should go to school all the way to what color shirt you should wear today. DeYoung is a really smart and wise Pastor, he’s to […]

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Not a Fan of “Not a Fan”

This book has been on my reading list for quite some time because of strong responses on both sides from others to it.  Kyle Idleman presents a pretty agreeable central premise that there are many people who call themselves followers of Jesus who are really just fans looking to join the crowd without the cost.  […]

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A Review of “The Meaning of Marriage”

I have to admit that heading into this book I had my doubts as to the overall impact it could have given the wealth of books with similar titles and aspirations.  In particular I was concerned that the subject matter was so wide that it would require several volumes to accomplish something significant.  I was […]

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A Review of: “Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus”

Recently I finished one of the best books I’ve ever read on parenting with Gospel power and impact.  At the center of Give Them Grace is the question of how our well-meaning parenting as Christians varies from what you would see in the home of a Mormon, Jew or any other monotheistic moralist. At first […]

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A Review of “You Lost Me.”

Due to my schedule in recent days I’ve had to push off writing a review and response to David Kinnaman’s book, You Lost Me.  It’s a follow up to his earlier, well-known book, UnChristian and a worthy sequel to say the least. This work challenges the reader to consider the overwhelming data that points to […]

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God’s Complete Character Wins…Praying for Rob Bell

For starters, Let me begin with a couple clarifying points around my position on Rob Bell and the ministry of Mars Hill.  People have been asking me about Rob Bell for a number of years and it recently reached a fever pitch around the release of his newest book, “Love Wins.”  I have been very […]

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