I bought this book a while back after listening to them on a podcast. The practical ways they helped couples work through ordinary struggles made a lot of sense. I finally got around to reading it. I usually give a book to couples getting married. I am now going to give them this book. While […]

This book was recommended by a missionary friend. She said I don’t have to read the chapters in order. Each chapter describes how God is moving among the Muslims in different regions of the world to bring them to Jesus. I only read one chapter, not the whole book. So this does not count as […]

Elisabeth Elliot is one of my heroes. I salvaged this book from the box of church library books. Never throw away an Elisabeth Elliot book, no matter how old the cover looks! Turns out my daughter purchased a new copy! Sigh… There was so much in this book to think about as I read it. […]

When I need a break from reading heavy material, I read a Christian Hero biography series. I can read one in a few hours and fulfill my monthly book read. I have not heard of Ida Scudder. I think I will highlight her in mission sharing with the church children one day. She served as […]

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time. Finally borrowed it off of Pastor A’s shelf. JMac wrote the book in response to the issue of people who deny lordship salvation. I didn’t even know that was an issue until recently. I assume everyone knows that when you ask Jesus to be […]

I’ve been wanting to read through this book for a long time. I’ve read bits and pieces of it, now I’ve read it cover to cover. There are many excellent points on how to teach more effectively. The best part though is the Appendix on how to teach this material to other teachers. It includes […]

I borrowed this book from Aaron based on his review. It took a while for me to read through this book. I actually learned a lot, in fact, gained a few life-changing insights. But it was just too heavy to face all my failings of these impossible commands, and having to confess my sins throughout […]

I was attracted to this used book at Goodwill because our church has been focusing on disciple-making. The style of this book is from my generation, printed in 1988. It looks like a book I might’ve read a long time ago, but I don’t think I did. No matter when the book is written, the […]

I got this free book by Bill Gaultiere when I went to his free seminar. I like free. I wasn’t sure if I’d want to read this since I have a stack of books I’m working through (wish I could read faster!) But I’m glad I did. There are better books out there on this […]

I got this free book by Bill Gaultiere when I went to his free seminar. I like free. I wasn’t sure if I’d want to read this since I have a stack of books I’m working through (wish I could read faster!) But I’m glad I did. There are better books out there on this […]

I did not technically read this book. I read the beginning third of the book, and skipped to the last 2 pages to find the murderer. I didn’t want to waste time with the details in the middle. I read slow so unless the writing style is one I can follow easily, I read even […]

I read this easy children’s missionary biography to keep up with reading one book a month. (I actually read 2-3 books at one time, switching back and forth when I get bored with one.) I had not heard of Grenfell. He is a contemporary of Hudson Taylor in the early 1900′s. Those were the golden […]

This was a fast read, only 56 pages of content, and another 50+ pages of resources and outlines. I borrowed this book from AL after reading his book review. After reading this book, I am motivated to read the Bible with someone. I’ll pray that God will bring someone to me. I wish I could […]

My favorite fiction author is Agatha Christie. Josephine Tey is not going to take her place, but offers me a source of entertainment since I’ve read everything written by Christie including those under her pen name Mary Westmacott. A murder mystery is all about the ending and resolution. This one is not completely satisfying, the […]

Aaron gave me this book a while back. It’s been on the stack by my bed. Finally finished reading it. This is my August read, one book a month. I really liked the first chapter explaining what true worship means. Then when it got to the details, it was too much detail. The last chapter […]

I love reading these “Christian Heroes” biographies for children. Cameron Townsend is the founder of Wycliff Bible Translators. In the old days, missionaries get through many harsh conditions to unreached people groups. Travel was not as easy as it is now. Nowadays, missionaries can go back home fairly easily if needed. I admired the Christian […]

I’m always excited to start a new book, but the excitement wanes usually about 3/4 of the way through. I usually get enough of what the author is saying that I don’t want to read anymore. This book was no exception. I was given this book by HL for Christmas. It was really good in […]

This the first book I finished in 2019, following my new year resolution. I am counting audio books, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this on Audible, free download. I like Oscar Wilde’s writing, they are amusing, entertaining, and deep. How do you get to be a writer like that? But of course that’s what […]

This book had a big influence on me in shaping my philosophy of ministry. I read this in November, and I can’t believe I didn’t blog it here, so I can remember it. The introduction starts off with recounting the story of two nice young adults who were raised in the church, both of them […]

I read this on the recommendation of my daughter, and I would recommend it anyone. A father tells of experiencing the grace of God through the trials of caring for a mentally disabled son. But this book is not just for those with disabled children; his struggles are the same as what we all face. […]