Book and Music Reviews
Is it time to write a book?
I’ve been working on an idea for a book for a few months. Most books and conferences are focused on larger churches in large cities. What about small churches in small towns? They feel left out and alone, forgotten and misunderstood. True success for a church should be based on its faithfulness, not its size. One of the most rewarding aspects
10,000 Fathers – A Great New Worship Album
Review: Invitation, Volume 1 by 10,000 Fathers I’ve been listening to this album all week and it has quickly become one of my favorite worship albums. 10,000 Fathers is a small group of worship leaders organized and taught by Aaron Keyes and his team. This school is focused on discipling worship leaders, and Invitation, Volume 1 is their first combined album
Helpful Commentaries for the Gospel of Mark
At Cornerstone, I’m doing a series going through the Gospel of Mark. I’ve got several commentaries and study books that I’ve found helpful in preparing each week. I tend to gravitate toward study books that are more practical and application based. Here is a quick description of what I like. Christ Centered Exposition – Exalting Jesus in Mark: This series is quickly becoming
Pre-order the new CD for Splitting Cedars
From the beginning, Cornerstone has been blessed with a number of talented young musicians. Earlier this year, several of our youth won a local competition and were blessed with 30 hours of recording studio time with the Audio Lab run by Brett Sexton here in Galax. They have just finished up their first CD, with 6 tracks, and it is incredible.
Moth and Rust by Dogwood & Holly
Today is the release day for the new album by Dogwood & Holly. If you have been following my blog for a while, you have seen several videos of their performances. This group consists of four students (and former students) from Liberty, including two of our young adults from Cornerstone, and their newest album is simply amazing. I had the privilege of
Book Review: Overwhelmed by Perry Noble
I finished reading a pre-release copy of Perry Noble’s new book Overwhelmed a few weeks ago. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Noble preach, and I have been able to visit NewSpring on several occasions for conferences. This book really caught my interest because of where I’m at in ministry and life. I really liked that Perry is open and honest
Book Review: What They Didn’t Teach You in Seminary
I finished this book a few weeks ago and wanted to share my thoughts. This is the type of book I really enjoy. I love learning from other experienced pastors, and this book is full of practical wisdom and advice. I was especially interested in this book since I recently finished up my seminary degree. The author, James Emery
Book Review: Leading on Empty
I finished reading through the book Leading on Empty last night. It’s been on my reading list for a while, and I’m glad I finally read through it. Wayne Cordeiro, Pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Hawaii, wrote this book based on his personal journey through burnout and depression while leading a growing church. While I’m not to the point
Amazon launched their new Kindle Matchbook service today. I’ve already picked up a couple of kindle books. Check it out, you can find some great deals on books you have previously purchased in hardback or paperback.
Free eBooks Each Week
Each week, the Christian book publisher David C. Cook makes available at least one of their eBooks for free. So if you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other eReader, this is a great opportunity to pick up some great free books. You can go to www.dccebooks.com and signup for the weekly email reminder. They also share the weekly deals on their Facebook
Help Support Dogwood and Holly
I’ve shared before about Dogwood & Holly. They are a great acoustic folk band comprised of students from Liberty University. Two of the students are from Cornerstone and they have been involved with our praise team since the beginning. The band has even led worship for us twice (watch here and here) They currently have a kickstarter campaign to raise