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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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How’s Your Soul?

By Dave Henning / January 31, 2017

How’s Your Soul? (Thomas Nelson, 2016) Judah Smith, lead pastor of City Church in Seattle, WA, recently authored How’s Your Soul? Why Everything That Matters Starts with the Inside You.  Pastor Smith observes that we tend to avoid soul-searching questions because we’d rather be superficial than vulnerable.  Consequently, deep down we feel we’re not okay.  […]

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The Broken Way

By Dave Henning / January 5, 2017

The Broken Way (Zondervan, 2016) Ann Voskamp opens The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life with a bold assertion.  She proclaims: “Not one thing in your life is more important that figuring out how to live in the face of unspoken pain.”  Yet, we don’t know how to put all our broken […]

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Fully and Creatively Alive

By Dave Henning / November 11, 2016

Fully and Creatively Alive (Self-published, 2016) Tom Eggebrecht introduces his self-published book Fully and Creatively Alive by defining the title concept.  From Tom’s perspective, fully and creatively alive means “living out your total potential and doing it with uniqueness and flair.”  In Tom’s book, it’s the only way to live.  In addition, there’s always an […]

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Chase the Lion

By Dave Henning / October 28, 2016

Chase the Lion (Multnomah Books, 2016) Mark Batterson, head pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, recently published Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small.  Mark’s latest book serves as a sequel to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  When one encounters a five-hundred-pound lion, […]

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More to Your Story

By Dave Henning / September 17, 2016

More to Your Story (Thomas Nelson, 2016) Max Lucado originally published More to Your Story: Discover Your Place in God’s Plan in 2011 under the title God’s Story, Your Story.  In his Introduction, Pastor Lucado states that the great promise of the Bible and the hope of this book center around this statement: “Your story […]

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Waiting on God

By Dave Henning / September 8, 2016

Waiting on God (Baker Books, 2015) Waiting on God: What to do when God does nothing is written by Wayne Stiles (DMin, Dallas Theological Seminary).  Dr. Stiles currently serves as an executive vice president at Insight for Living Ministries.  The Old Testament account of Joseph provides the framework for Wayne’s discussion of the most difficult […]

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Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion

By Dave Henning / August 4, 2016

Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion( Moody Publishers, 2015) Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Dr. Gary Chapman is a revised edition of The Other Side of Love, originally published in 1999.  To effectively and positively process anger, we must understand both the origin and purpose of anger.  Bringing anger under the lordship of Jesus helps heal […]

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If: Trading Your If Only Regrets

By Dave Henning / July 7, 2016

If: Trading Your If Only Regrets (Baker Books, 2015) If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities is the most recent book by Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC.  Although there are 1,784 ifs in the Bible, most of those ifs function as “conditional conjunctions at the front end […]

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Moving Mountains

By Dave Henning / May 23, 2016

Moving Mountains (Thomas Nelson, 2016) Moving Mountains: Praying with Passion, Confidence, and Authority is the latest book by John Eldredge, director of Ransomed Heart.  Ransomed Heart is a ministry dedicated to restoring men and women in the love of God.  The foundation of this book is prayer that works.  In fact, the recurrent theme, or a suitable […]

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