All posts in "Annotated Bibliography"

Dream Big, Think Small . . . One Day at a Time

By Dave Henning / December 10, 2019

Dream Big, Think Small (Zondervan, 2017) Jeff Manion wrote his third book – Dream Big, Think Small: Living an Extraordinary Life One Day at a Time – in 2017.  Jeff’s served as senior pastor of the multi-campus Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI, for over thirty years.  From the start, Pastor Manion stresses that […]


Done With That: Escaping the Struggle . . .

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2019

Done With That (David C. Cook, 2019) Done With That: Escaping the Struggle of Your Old Life, is the third book written by Bob Merritt, senior pastor of Eagle Brook Church in the Twin Cities area.  Above all, Pastor Merritt believes there’s power in saying I’m done with that!  And saying that really involves the […]


Outlive Your Life: . . . Made to Make a Difference

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2019

Outlive Your Life (Thomas Nelson, 2010) Max Lucado, who serves as Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, wrote Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference in 2010.  As some point, Pastor Lucado contends, you come to realize that you’re neck deep in life.  And, even though you didn’t request […]


Given: The Forgotten . . . Practice of Blessing

By Dave Henning / August 26, 2019

Given (NavPress, 2019) Tina Boesch, author of Given: The Forgotten meaning and Practice of Blessing, works as a writer, editor, and designer.  In addition, Tina serves as an advocate for Baptist Global Response and earned an MA in Theology from Regent College.  First, Tina stresses the need to recognize the generative power of the spoken […]


The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice . . .

By Dave Henning / July 22, 2019

The Next Right Thing (Revell, 2019) Wall Street Journal bestselling author Emily P. Freeman’s latest book is The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions.  Emily’s also enrolled at Friends University to pursue a Masters in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership.  First, the author observes that we all handle the pressure […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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