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The Gift of Limitations

By Dave Henning / June 18, 2024

The Gift of Limitations (Zondervan, 2024) Sara Hagerty, a lifetime love of words, titles her latest book The Gift of Limitations: Finding Beauty in Your Boundaries.  Until we find ourselves face-to-face with them, limitations function as often invisible but unyielding forces in our lives.  As a result, we live in the tension of too much […]


Untangle Your Emotions

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2024

Untangle Your Emotions Waterbrook/Multnomah recently published Jennifer Allen’s latest book.  Jennifer titled it Untangle Your Emotions: Naming What Your Feel and Knowing What to Do About It (2024).  Jennifer, the founder and visionary for IF:Gathering, earned her master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.  First, the author underscores, you can’t beat back, ignore, […]


Seeing as Jesus Sees

By Dave Henning / April 6, 2024

Seeing as Jesus Sees (Baker Books) Alan Wright published his latest book, Seeing as Jesus Sees: How a New Perspective Can Defeat the Darkness and Awaken Joy in 2023.  Alan currently serves as lead pastor of Reynolda Church in North Carolina, a 110-year-old congregation.  Pastor Wright believes the little prayer — Jesus, how do you […]


Making Sense of God

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2024

Making Sense of God The late Timothy Keller wrote Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical (Viking) in 2016.  First, Pastor Keller observes, both believers and nonbelievers arrive at their positions in the same manner.  Through a combination of experience, faith, reasoning, and intuition.  However, Timothy stresses, Christianity explains life issues in the […]


Closer Than Your Next Breath

By Dave Henning / January 3, 2024

Closer Than Your Next Breath Susie Larson titles her most recent book Closer Than Your Next Breath: Where is God When You Need Him Most?  (Thomas Nelson, 2023).  Today, Susie ministers as an author, speaker, and radio show host.  Most significantly, in God’s presence we receive correction, direction, comfort, and assurance.  In addition, God’s powerful, […]


God Never Gives Up on You

By Dave Henning / December 9, 2023

God Never Gives Up on You Max Lucado titles his latest book God Never Gives Up on You: What Jacob’s Story Teaches Us About Grace, Mercy, and God’s Relentless Love (Thomas Nelson, 2023).  Currently, Max serves as Teaching Pastor at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio.  Pastor Lucado sees this book as a refresher course […]


The Night is Normal: A Guide . . .

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2023

The Night is Normal: A Guide . . . Speaker, award-winning author, and mentor Dr. Alicia Britt Chole recently penned The Night is Normal: A Guide Through Spiritual Pain (Tyndale, 2023).  Dr. Chole poignantly observes that holy invitations to grow our love for God fill the night.  Most significantly, the priceless treasures within the night […]


When Your Way Isn’t Working

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2023

When Your Way Isn’t Working Zondervan published Kyle Idleman’s latest book, When Your Way Isn’t Working: Finding Purpose through Deep Connection with Jesus, in 2023.  Currently, Kyle serves as senior pastor of Southwest Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  First, Pastor Idleman stresses, when you struggle with the fact that you’re struggling, that makes your struggle […]


The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah . . .

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2023

The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah . . . The late Timothy Keller (1950-2023) wrote The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy (Viking) in 2018.  The founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Tim Keller first notes that Jonah wanted a God of his own making.  So when the real God […]


Please Sorry Thanks

By Dave Henning / August 6, 2023

Please Sorry Thanks Mark Batterson titles his latest book Please Sorry Thanks: The Three Words That Change Everything (Multnomah, 2023).  Mark ministers as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C.  One church with multiple locations.  Pastor Batterson stresses that your words serve as both diagnosis and a prognosis.  Therefore, to change your […]


Strong Like Water: Finding . . .

By Dave Henning / June 30, 2023

Strong Like Water: Finding . . . Aundi Kolber titles her second book Strong Like Water: Finding the Freedom, Safety, and Compassion to Move Through Hard Times and Experience True Flourishing.  The author of Try Softer, Aundi is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) as well as a trauma survivor.  First, Aundi describes our truest strength as […]


How to Stay Standing

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2023

How to Stay Standing Alli Patterson published How to Stay Standing: 3 Essential Practices for Building a Faith That Lasts in 2023.  Alli holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.  In addition, she serves as a teaching pastor at Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, OH.  When everything is fine, Alli observes, no […]

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