All posts in " Annotated Bibliography "

    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 […]


      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 […]


        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 […]


          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 […]


            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 […]


              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 […]


                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.”  […]


                  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 […]


                    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 […]



                      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 […]


                        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 […]


                          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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