All posts in "Annotated Bibliography"

    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, […]


      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 […]


        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, […]


          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 […]


            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 […]


              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.  […]


                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 […]


                  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 […]


                    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, […]


                      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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