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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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All the Places to Go

By Dave Henning / September 28, 2015

All the Places to Go (Tyndale, 2015) The full title of John Ortberg’s latest book is All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?  God Has Placed before You an Open Door.  What Will You Do?  Pastor Ortberg describes an open door as the great adventure of life, because it signifies […]

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The Grave Robber

By Dave Henning / July 27, 2015

The Grave Robber (Baker Books, 2014) Mark Batterson’s most recent book is titled The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible.  The book is based on seven miracles of Jesus reported in the gospel of John.  Each miracle represents a different dimension of Jesus’ power.  The prerequisite for a miracle is a problem, […]

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Waiting on God

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2015

Waiting on God (Howard Books, 2015) Waiting on God: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow is the latest book from Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA since 1971.  He opens his book with the assertion that the word never can stir the deepest fear in the human heart.  Thus, […]

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How Can I Possibly Forgive?

By Dave Henning / April 29, 2015

How Can I Possibly Forgive? (Harvest House, 2014) How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret is that latest book by Sara Horn.  Sara begins by stating that in order for us to appreciate the unconditional love God gives us and in turn asks us o give others, we need a […]

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Soul Keeping

By Dave Henning / March 23, 2015

Soul Keeping (Zondervan, 2014) Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg was published in April, 2014.  Based on John’s conversations with Dallas Willard, Soul Keeping expands our understanding of the human soul by discussing what the soul is, what the soul needs, and the soul restored. The search for […]

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Prayer: Experiencing Awe . . .

By Dave Henning / January 29, 2015

Prayer (Dutton, 2014) Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God is the latest book by Timothy Keller, founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.  Pastor Keller introduces the book by emphasizing that any book on the essentials of prayer must treat all three aspects: theological, experiential (devotional), and methodological.  Prayer is […]

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AHA: Awakening. Honesty. Action.

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2014

AHA (David C. Cook, 2014) AHA: Awakening.  Honesty.  Action. is the latest book by Kyle Idleman, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.  Kyle bases this book on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15).  Pastor Idleman emphasizes that AHA is the antithesis of a self-help book.  While we are aware that […]

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All In

By Dave Henning / September 26, 2014

All In (Zondervan, 2013) Prior to the September, 2014 publication of The Grave Robber, All In was Pastor Mark Batterson’s most recent book.  From the start, the author boldly asserts that “Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe.  He died to make us dangerous.”  In other words, we cannot live as if the purpose of […]

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