Book and Music Reviews
A Bluegrass Christmas
Here is a video of two of our students from Cornerstone leading a little bluegrass/worshipgrass at the Liberty University Coffeehouse. I love it!! Here’s a link to the facebook page for their band Dogwood & Holly.
The Latest eBook by Tony Morgan: Hanging Up the Leisure Suit
Tony Morgan understands churches, and he has been writing about the organizational details of church for quite some time. Lately, his focus has been on releasing shorter eBooks instead of traditionally published titles. You can download his latest eBook, Hanging Up the Leisure Suit: How to Get Unstuck, by going to http://tonymorganlive.com/hanging-up-the-leisure-suit/ This is the latest in a series of books
Move: The new book from the Reveal Study
I’m really excited about the new book from Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson titled Move. It is the latest book from the Reveal research project about Spiritual Growth. Activities and events don’t automatically make people grow in their faith, and this book takes a hard look at how we can truly help people mature in Christ. I have read the
Book Review: The Hole in Our Gospel
I just finished reading The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns and I wanted to share my thoughts. It’s a book that has been on my reading list for a while now, and I’m glad I finally got the chance to read through it while on vacation last week. This is a book that will challenge you in compassion.
Book Review: Weird by Craig Groeschel
A few weeks ago, I read the latest book by Craig Groeschel titled WEIRD: Because Normal Isn’t Working. When you look at what is considered normal in today’s society, maybe being weird isn’t so bad. Here’s a great quote about the theme of the book. Normal infects our faith as well, both what we believe and how we live it
Not a Fan
Over the next few days I want to share a few book reviews with you. I just finished the book Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman and it is a book I highly recommend. This book can be summarized by a simple question, “are you a fan of Jesus or a follower of
Are you Radical?
During my recent travels to Nicaragua, I finally was able to finish reading a great book by David Platt titled Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. The timing couldn’t have been better to read a book like this. Whenever you experience poverty and suffering in another country, you naturally question why we have been blessed with so much
Permission to Speak Freely
What is it that you feel you don’t have the freedom to say in church? Too many times we act like everybody is perfect and nobody has any problems. One of the most feared words in church is “fine” As in, everything is fine. We pretend and act like we don’t have fears or struggles, and unintentionally we create a
Transforming Church in Rural America
I’ve been to a lot of conferences and I’ve read a lot of books, but seldom do I hear much about rural churches. We are told that we must change culture through reaching the urban cities, but rural America is not as important. It seems that to be considered successful, a church must have thousands of members. But the reality
The Future of Bookstores
Recently I made an interesting observation in how my shopping habits have changed. I love to read and I love hanging out in bookstores. When you find a good book and a comfortable chair and simply relax with the smell of coffee in the air, you can spend hours reading. Most bookstores today have great children’s areas as well, so
Time for Plan B
I just finished reading a book by Pastor Pete Wilson titled Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn’t Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?. It’s a book about hope in the midst of unexpected circumstances. As a pastor, I am invited into many situations where families are looking for answers. Whether it is a family who has