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    How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy . . .

    By Dave Henning / March 23, 2020

    How Happiness Happens (Thomas Nelson, 2019) Thomas Nelson published Max Lucado’s latest book, How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Expectations in the fall of 2019.  Currently, Max serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX.  For many, perhaps most people, life takes its toll […]

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      Double Blessing: How to Get . . .Give It

      By Dave Henning / February 24, 2020

      Double Blessing (Multnomah, 2019) Double Blessing: How to Get It.  How to Give It. is the latest book by Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Academically, Pastor Batterson holds a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University.  In his Introduction, Mark notes that God’s original blessing to Adam and […]

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        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 […]

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          When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box

          By Dave Henning / August 23, 2018

          When the Game is Over (Zondervan, 2007) John Ortberg, senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, wrote When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box in 2007.  In this book, John’s competitive Monopoly games with his grandmother serve as an analogy to the game of life.  As Pastor Ortberg learned, the […]

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            Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain Into Your Greatest Strength

            By Dave Henning / July 11, 2018

            Heart Made Whole (Zondervan, 2016) Christa Black Gifford — worldwide speaker, worship leader, and songwriter — penned her second book, Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain Into Your Greatest Strength, in 2016.  Since pain never goes away on its own, you must feel, embrace, and bring that pain to the Healer.  For as long […]

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              Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You

              By Dave Henning / May 31, 2018

              Rooted (WaterBrook, 2017) Banning Liebscher, lead pastor of Jesus Culture Sacramento, recently penned Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You.  Pastor Liebscher first asserts that every follower of Jesus carries a deep desire for visible, lasting impact on the world.  Yet, that desire originates not in us, but in God.  As a follower of […]

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                Anxious for Nothing

                By Dave Henning / April 9, 2018

                Anxious for Nothing (Thomas Nelson, 2017) Max Lucado titles his latest book, based on Philippians 4:4-8, Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World .  Pastor Lucado opens with this chilling description of anxiety: “It’s a low-grade fear.  An edginess.  A dread.  A cold wind that won’t stop howling.”  In contrast, the apostle Paul […]

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                  Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want

                  By Dave Henning / January 29, 2018

                  Still Waiting (Tyndale, 2017) Author and speaker Ann Swindell titles her first book Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want.  In her book, Ann uncovers what the story of the Bleeding Woman reveals about Christ’s character as well as how He draws near to hurting people.  Since waiting isn’t a […]

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                    I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

                    By Dave Henning / January 8, 2018

                    I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me (Tyndale, 2017) Pastor and author John Ortberg titles his latest book I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close.  Although we crave intimacy, it remains a scary concept for a lot of people.  Therefore, intimacy cannot be coerced.  […]

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                      Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed

                      By Dave Henning / November 27, 2017

                      Unseen (Zondervan, 2017) Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed is the second book by critically acclaimed author Sara Hagerty.  Sara bases this book on Jesus’ encounter with Mary of Bethany (Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8).  As Ms. Hagerty summarizes, “God invites us, through Mary’s forever-retold story, […]

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                        The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together

                        By Dave Henning / October 19, 2017

                        The Imperfect Disciple (Baker Books, 2017) Jared C. Wilson, currently director of content strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently published The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together.  In his Introduction, Pastor Wilson states he wrote the book to demystify discipleship.  Because all of us need tuning up in the […]

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                          How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy . . .

                          By Dave Henning / March 23, 2020

                          How Happiness Happens (Thomas Nelson, 2019) Thomas Nelson published Max Lucado’s latest book, How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Expectations in the fall of 2019.  Currently, Max serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX.  For many, perhaps most people, life takes its toll […]

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                            Double Blessing: How to Get . . .Give It

                            By Dave Henning / February 24, 2020

                            Double Blessing (Multnomah, 2019) Double Blessing: How to Get It.  How to Give It. is the latest book by Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Academically, Pastor Batterson holds a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University.  In his Introduction, Mark notes that God’s original blessing to Adam and […]

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                              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 […]

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                                When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box

                                By Dave Henning / August 23, 2018

                                When the Game is Over (Zondervan, 2007) John Ortberg, senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, wrote When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box in 2007.  In this book, John’s competitive Monopoly games with his grandmother serve as an analogy to the game of life.  As Pastor Ortberg learned, the […]

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                                  Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain Into Your Greatest Strength

                                  By Dave Henning / July 11, 2018

                                  Heart Made Whole (Zondervan, 2016) Christa Black Gifford — worldwide speaker, worship leader, and songwriter — penned her second book, Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain Into Your Greatest Strength, in 2016.  Since pain never goes away on its own, you must feel, embrace, and bring that pain to the Healer.  For as long […]

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                                    Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You

                                    By Dave Henning / May 31, 2018

                                    Rooted (WaterBrook, 2017) Banning Liebscher, lead pastor of Jesus Culture Sacramento, recently penned Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You.  Pastor Liebscher first asserts that every follower of Jesus carries a deep desire for visible, lasting impact on the world.  Yet, that desire originates not in us, but in God.  As a follower of […]

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                                      Anxious for Nothing

                                      By Dave Henning / April 9, 2018

                                      Anxious for Nothing (Thomas Nelson, 2017) Max Lucado titles his latest book, based on Philippians 4:4-8, Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World .  Pastor Lucado opens with this chilling description of anxiety: “It’s a low-grade fear.  An edginess.  A dread.  A cold wind that won’t stop howling.”  In contrast, the apostle Paul […]

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                                        Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want

                                        By Dave Henning / January 29, 2018

                                        Still Waiting (Tyndale, 2017) Author and speaker Ann Swindell titles her first book Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You Want.  In her book, Ann uncovers what the story of the Bleeding Woman reveals about Christ’s character as well as how He draws near to hurting people.  Since waiting isn’t a […]

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                                          I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

                                          By Dave Henning / January 8, 2018

                                          I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me (Tyndale, 2017) Pastor and author John Ortberg titles his latest book I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close.  Although we crave intimacy, it remains a scary concept for a lot of people.  Therefore, intimacy cannot be coerced.  […]

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                                            Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed

                                            By Dave Henning / November 27, 2017

                                            Unseen (Zondervan, 2017) Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to be Noticed is the second book by critically acclaimed author Sara Hagerty.  Sara bases this book on Jesus’ encounter with Mary of Bethany (Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8).  As Ms. Hagerty summarizes, “God invites us, through Mary’s forever-retold story, […]

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                                              The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together

                                              By Dave Henning / October 19, 2017

                                              The Imperfect Disciple (Baker Books, 2017) Jared C. Wilson, currently director of content strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently published The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together.  In his Introduction, Pastor Wilson states he wrote the book to demystify discipleship.  Because all of us need tuning up in the […]

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