• A Place Called Blessing

    A Place Called Blessing Where Hurting Ends and Love Begins By John Trent with Annette Smith Published by Thomas Nelson In 1986 authors Gary Smalley and John Trent first published their best-selling book entitled The Blessing.  More than two decades later, Dr. John Trent has published a companion book to The Blessing in A Place Called Blessing. Great as either a stand alone read or in conjunction with studying The Blessing, A Place Called Blessing succinctly illustrates in story format how to live out the concepts presented in The Blessing. Though the story related in A Place Called Blessing is fictional, Trent explains that he developed the story through a…

  • The Little Red Book of Wisdom

    The Little Red Book of Wisdom By Mark DeMoss Published by Thomas Nelson Extremely enjoyable read! From the title, I expected this to be another devotional book full of short bits of imparted wisdom from the author.  It is refreshingly so much more! Author Mark DeMoss is founder and president of the DeMoss Group, a public relations firm serving Christian organizations.  In The Little Red book Of Wisdom, DeMoss basically relates his life story and lessons learned in order to to help others in their life journey.  His purpose in writing this book can be summed up in a statement he makes in the Preface: “If only one copy existed,…

  • It’s Not About Me

    It’s Not About Me Rescue From the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy By Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson Loved it. Quick reading book.  Easy to comprehend style.  Witty and entertaining while conveying basic Biblical truths with common sense. In It’s Not About Me Lucado discusses how our current culture is saturated with, and caters to, a self-centered, “it’s all about me” mentality. Shifting this mentality to a God-centered one is necessary in approaching life with a Biblical worldview. Lucado uses Biblical examples to illustrate how God intended us to function God-centered.  He explains how this idea is not just a self-centered attitude on God’s part, but that…

  • The Book That Made Your World

    The Book That Made Your World How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization By Vishal Mangalwadi Pub by Thomas Nelson Exhaustive evaluation of the Bible’s contribution to societies political and cultural development throughout history. Mangalwadi’s cultural Indian background sheds a unique light on this topic.  Though The Book That Made Your World is a long read, it is comprehensive in nature, dealing with the Bible’s influence in specific cultural areas such as technology, languages, literature, education, science,morality, family, liberty and missions. Mangalwadi begins with an analysis of the reasons behind the suicidal death of legendary rock star Kurt Cobain. He sites Cobain’s lyrics, pointing to a nihilism which in…

  • Unleashed

    Unleashed Release the Untamed Faith Within By Erwin McManus Pub by Thomas Nelson Great read …  not only motivating to move to God’s call, but stirring encouragement for the called. In Unleashed, Erwin McManus presents the idea that believers in Christ are called to live a life of unbridled passion for the cause of Christ.  That cause manifests itself uniquely different in the life of every believer.  But one common theme is that we are to follow Christ with abandonment to our comfortable lives.  Through the dialogue of real life examples, McManus illustrates what this “barbarian way”, as he has become known to call this life of passion, can look…