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Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want

By Dave Henning / January 29, 2018

Still Waiting (Tyndale, 2017) Author and speaker Ann Swindell titles her first book Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want.  In her book, Ann uncovers what the story of the Bleeding Woman reveals about Christ’s character as well as how He draws near to hurting people.  Since waiting isn’t a […]

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I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2018

I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me (Tyndale, 2017) Pastor and author John Ortberg titles his latest book I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close.  Although we crave intimacy, it remains a scary concept for a lot of people.  Therefore, intimacy cannot be coerced.  […]

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Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed

By Dave Henning / November 27, 2017

Unseen (Zondervan, 2017) Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed is the second book by critically acclaimed author Sara Hagerty.  Sara bases this book on Jesus’ encounter with Mary of Bethany (Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8).  As Ms. Hagerty summarizes, “God invites us, through Mary’s forever-retold story, […]

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The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2017

The Imperfect Disciple (Baker Books, 2017) Jared C. Wilson, currently director of content strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently published The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together.  In his Introduction, Pastor Wilson states he wrote the book to demystify discipleship.  Because all of us need tuning up in the […]

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The Joseph Calling: 6 Stages to Discover, Navigate, and Fulfill Your Purpose

By Dave Henning / September 11, 2017

The Joseph Calling (Broad Street Publishing, 2017) Os Hillman, founder and president of Marketplace Leaders, titles his latest book The Joseph Calling: 6 Stages to Discover, Navigate, and Fulfill Your Purpose.  First, Mr. Hillman notes that adversity functions as a key catalyst in how God moves people into their calling.  Thus, more often than not, […]

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The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You

By Dave Henning / July 20, 2017

The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You (Zondervan, 2010) John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, wrote The Me I Want to Be in 2010.  First, John explains that the most important task of your life is not what you do, but who you become.  In other words, […]

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Walking with God; How to Hear His Voice

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2017

Walking with God: How to Hear His Voice (Thomas Nelson- 2008, 2016) John Eldredge, director of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to restoring men and women in the love of God, originally wrote Walking with God in 2008.  He completed a revision in 2016.  In the Introduction, John defines our deepest need as human beings […]

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No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending

By Dave Henning / April 19, 2017

No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending (Zondervan, 2017) International speaker and writer Esther Fleece recently completed No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending.  In her book, Ms. Fleece uncovers the biblical language of lament.  Esther describes lament as a real-world way to deal with our raw emotions that moves us forward to healing.  Furthermore, […]

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Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2017

Detours (B & H Books, 2017) Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny is the most recent book from Dr. Evans, founding and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas.  The word detour implies there’s  a destination, or destiny.  Specifically, destiny involves bringing glory to God as “people come into contact with Him […]

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Holiness: The Heart God Purifies

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2017

Holiness: The Heart God Purifies (Moody Publishers, 2004) Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth published Holiness: The Heart God Purifies in 2004.  The author rightly states that holiness and sin both matter to God.  As a result, the message of repentance and holiness needs to transform the way we think and live.  Thus, Nancy’s goal in writing this book focuses on […]

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