Category: Books

Book Review: Everything is Spiritual by Rob Bell

“My Grandma kept cash in her bra.” What a way to start out a book on spirituality! Rob Bell is at it again with another soul searching book that encourages the reader to look inside themselves and see the spirit within them. He writes… Continue Reading “Book Review: Everything is Spiritual by Rob Bell”

Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers

Are you looking for a resource to introduce your children to some wonderful people that have made a difference in humanity? Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints is an incredible collection of saints that are familiar and not so familiar. I was astounded by the… Continue Reading “Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers”

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Shopping at an independent book store about a month ago, this book was placed in a pile of recommendations they had for me based on previous purchases. Now, I know about the Caste system in India, but to relate it to how our society… Continue Reading “Caste by Isabel Wilkerson”

Nomad by Brandan Robertson

Brandan Robertson is a quick rising voice within the church today. One of his opening sentences can reflect what many of us feel in our hearts: “My life has been filled with wandering through the vast expanse of reality, searching for a place I… Continue Reading “Nomad by Brandan Robertson”

Be Good Soil

July 12, 2020 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 You could say that Sam did not know any different when he was growing up. It was not unusual for him to come home from school and see at least one person passed out in the house from… Continue Reading “Be Good Soil”

The Green Good News by T. Wilson Dickinson

How do we connect God’s creation with with the thought of empire that seems to take the front seat more often than not in the world? This is nothing new, as Jesus came preaching about the exact same thing. Dickinson takes an in-depth look… Continue Reading “The Green Good News by T. Wilson Dickinson”

Whole Identity by Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe

Just when you are wondering how many more books about the Enneagram can be written, Dr. Lubbe presents Whole Identity: A Brain-Based Enneagam Model for (W)holistic Human Thriving. While the Enneagram is centuries old, the recent rediscovery of it in the past century has… Continue Reading “Whole Identity by Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe”

a riff of love by greg jarrell

Jarrell’s book, A Riff of Love, reads like a melodic tune that touches your heart and empowers you to reach out to others with love. He speaks to what it means to be in a loving and caring community that has the best interest… Continue Reading “a riff of love by greg jarrell”

The universal christ by richard rohr

“How might the notion of Christ change the whole equation? Is Christ simply Jesus’s last name? Or is it a revealing title that deserves our full attention? How is Christ’s function or role different from Jesus’s? What does Scripture mean when Peter says in… Continue Reading “The universal christ by richard rohr”

Review: The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God

As a pastor, it is probably one of the most received questions that I hear, “Why to bad things happen to good people?” This age old question is known as theodicy. Laytner goes to the depths of this theology through his own personal experiences.… Continue Reading “Review: The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God”