Category: Books

Book Review: How to Heal Our Divides

There is no secret that there is a great divide in our society. It is a divide which has been present for decades if not centuries. It is a divide that has been made more apparent in the past administration which took residence in… Continue Reading “Book Review: How to Heal Our Divides”

Book Review: climate Church, Climate World

Where does the church fit into the discussion of climate change? How should the church approach climate change? Jim Antal calls the church out to proclaim the Good News and the responsibility it has to care for creation. No matter what denomination you fins… Continue Reading “Book Review: climate Church, Climate World”

Review: How Not to Be Afraid by Gareth Higgins

The vision of life has changed for many people over the past year as the world is encompassed by a mass pandemic. This is a good point in time for Higgins book to take center stage. Taking precautions this past year by making sure… Continue Reading “Review: How Not to Be Afraid by Gareth Higgins”

Review: The Tea Shop by Karl Forehand

An unexpected surprise from a tea shop in Taiwain. Deep down, aren’t we all looking for something that is much greater than us? Karl Forehand may have been searching for something, but did not expect to find it in a tea shop in Taiwan.… Continue Reading “Review: The Tea Shop by Karl Forehand”

A Weary World: Reflections For a Blue Christmas by Kathy Escobar

This year is nothing like we anticipated. Who would have guessed back in January at the turn of the calendar, we would be distancing from one another and learning to live our lives in new ways? Kathy Escobar’s newest book, A Weary World: Reflections for… Continue Reading “A Weary World: Reflections For a Blue Christmas by Kathy Escobar”

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”