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Don’t Give Up

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2019

Don’t Give Up (Baker Books 2019) Kyle Idleman, senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, recently penned Don’t Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going.  Pastor Idleman bases the message of his book on Hebrews 10-12.  Regardless of your life story, you need […]

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Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2019

Primal (Multnomah, 2009) Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church (Washington, D. C.) wrote Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity in 2009.  Just like prime numbers possess an indivisible quality, certain truths qualify as primal truths.  And chief among these truths is the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30).  It’s Christianity […]

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It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2019

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way (Thomas Nelson, 2018) Lysa TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, recently penned It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered.  As Ms. TerKeurst begins, she calcualtes the formula for what we see as a normal life: hard time + healing time […]

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Enemies of the Heart

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2019

Enemies of the Heart (Multnomah-  2006, 2011) Andy Stanley, pastor and founder at North Point Ministries (Atlanta, GA), published Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You in 2011.  Pastor Stanley first published the book in 2006 under the title It Came From Within.  Early on, the author observes, that […]

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Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life . . .

By Dave Henning / January 24, 2019

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life . . . (Crossway, 2018) Paul David Tripp (DMin – Westminster Theological Seminary) wrote Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense in 2018.  His previous books include Dangerous Calling and New Morning Mercies.   Pastor Tripp’s stated purpose in writing Suffering reflects his desire to help those suddenly blindsided […]

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Didn’t See It Coming

By Dave Henning / December 3, 2018

Didn’t See It Coming (WaterBrook, 2018) Carey Nieuwhof, a former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario, wrote Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the 7 Greatest Challenges That No One Experiences in 2018.  First, Pastor Nieuwhof observes that the seven greatest challenges happens every day to people we know – and that […]

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Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God

By Dave Henning / October 29, 2018

Unshakable Hope (Thomas Nelson, 2018) In August of 2018, Max Lucado published his fortieth book.  He titled the book Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God.  Max, senior pastor at Oak Hills Church (San Antonio, TX), notes that one common denominator united the heroes of the Bible.  They all built their lives […]

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Boundaries for Your Soul

By Dave Henning / October 8, 2018

Boundaries for Your Soul (Thomas Nelson, 2018) Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller recently co-authored Boundaries for Your Soul: How to Turn Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies.  Alison earned an MA in counseling from Denver Seminary and a PhD in religion/psychology from the University of Denver.  Kimberly Miller earned master’s degrees from Regent […]

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When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box

By Dave Henning / August 23, 2018

When the Game is Over (Zondervan, 2007) John Ortberg, senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, wrote When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box in 2007.  In this book, John’s competitive Monopoly games with his grandmother serve as an analogy to the game of life.  As Pastor Ortberg learned, the […]

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Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain Into Your Greatest Strength

By Dave Henning / July 11, 2018

Heart Made Whole (Zondervan, 2016) Christa Black Gifford — worldwide speaker, worship leader, and songwriter — penned her second book, Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain Into Your Greatest Strength, in 2016.  Since pain never goes away on its own, you must feel, embrace, and bring that pain to the Healer.  For as long […]

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Finding Favor: God’s Blessings Beyond Health,Wealth, and Happiness

By Dave Henning / June 25, 2018

Finding Favor (IVP Books, 2018) Brian Jones, founding senior pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley, titles his latest book Finding Favor: God’s Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness.  In his Introduction, Pastor Jones asserts his belief that “God in his favor wants to do something in every area of your life.”  But the question […]

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Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You

By Dave Henning / May 31, 2018

Rooted (WaterBrook, 2017) Banning Liebscher, lead pastor of Jesus Culture Sacramento, recently penned Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You.  Pastor Liebscher first asserts that every follower of Jesus carries a deep desire for visible, lasting impact on the world.  Yet, that desire originates not in us, but in God.  As a follower of […]

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