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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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Finding God in the Ruins

By Dave Henning / April 21, 2016

Finding God in the Ruins (David C. Cook, 2016) Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain is the first book by Matt Bays.  Matt Bays is a writer, speaker, and a musician “with a passion for calling people out of their hiding places.”  Pastor Bays believes suffering and doubt are necessary components- even […]

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How to Forgive

By Dave Henning / April 2, 2016

How to Forgive (Harvest House, 2007) June Hunt, founder and CEO of Hope For The Heart- a worldwide biblical counseling ministry- wrote How to Forgive . . . When You Don’t Feel Like It in 2007.  When June first became a Christian while in her teens, she discovered God had one standard or commandment: love […]

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The Circle Maker

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2016

The Circle Maker (Zondervan, 2011) Mark Batterson, lead pastor at National Community Church in Washington, DC, wrote The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears in 2011.  Mark’s stated purpose in writing The Circle Maker is to “show you how to claim God-given promises, pursue God-ordained dreams, and seize God-ordained opportunities.”  […]

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Glory Days

By Dave Henning / January 15, 2016

Glory Days (Thomas Nelson, 2015) Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now is the latest book by Max Lucado, teaching pastor at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas.  Max’s book is based on the Glory Days of Israel- seven glistening years sandwiched between the difficult days of Exodus and the dark days of […]

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The End of Me

By Dave Henning / December 21, 2015

The End of Me (David C. Cook, 2015) The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins is the most recent book by Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.  In the first section, Kyle focuses on four specific beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount […]

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Simplify

By Dave Henning / November 11, 2015

Simplify (Tyndale House, 2014) Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul is the latest book by Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois.  Simplified living requires uncluttering your soul, and there are no shortcuts.  Total honesty is necessary in crafting a custom replenishment plan to counter the […]

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