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Transforming Loneliness

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2021

  Transforming Loneliness (BakerBooks, 2021) Ruth Graham’s most recent book carries the title Transforming Loneliness: Deepening Our Relationship with God and Others When We Feel Alone.  Ruth, the author of ten books, also founded Ruth Graham Ministries.  First, Ms. Graham defines loneliness as “an ache, a deep longing to feel connected, validated, seen, known, and […]

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Can You Still Trust God? . . . Choose to Believe

By Dave Henning / October 5, 2021

Can You Still Trust God?. . . Choose to Believe (Thomas Nelson, 2021) The full title of Dr. Charles F. Stanley’s latest book is Can You Still Trust God?  What Happens When You Choose to Believe.  Dr. Stanley founded In Touch Ministries and also serves as Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.  He […]

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Flooded: The 5 Best Decisions . . .

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2021

Flooded: The 5 Best Decisions . . . (Bethany House, 2021) Nicki Koziarz wrote Flooded: The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life is Hard and Doubt is Rising in 2021.  Currently Nicki ministers as an author and speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries.  Right off the bat, Nicki underscores what happens when hard days leave […]

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Your Blue Flame . . . Makes You Come Alive

By Dave Henning / July 28, 2020

Your Blue Flame . . . Makes You Come Alive (Zondervan, 2020) Your Blue Flame: Drop the Guilt and Do What Makes You Come Alive is the third book by Jennifer Fulwiler.  Jennifer’s blue flames include standup comic and host of a daily talk show on SiriusXM.  In addition, Jennifer and her husband Joe parent […]

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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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