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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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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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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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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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