Out of the Depths by John Newton


Amazing Grace is probably the best known hymn. It was written by John Newton. Out of the Depths is his autobiography, though the focus is on his spiritual journey. Once a man who railed against faith, Newton became a devout Christian and lover of Jesus Christ. His story is one of adventure on the high […]

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2016 Book Recommendations


I may not have met my goal to read 52 books this year, but I only fell short by 9. I read twice as many books this year than I did the last two years combined, so I consider that a success. With that in mind, here are the books that I absolutely loved reading […]

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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman


Walt Whitman is hailed as one of the greatest American poets. I’ve wanted to read Leaves of Grass for many years, and finally got around to it, only to be disappointed. I don’t know what to say other than this isn’t my style of poetry. It feels like one long stream-of-conscious thought without any kind […]

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The Dawning of Indestructible Joy by John Piper


This small book has a great goal: to keep you focused on Christ during Advent. Those days leading up to Christmas have become hectic, filled with shopping, cooking, and preparations to celebrate. But what are we celebrating? Here, John Piper provides short devotional readings, from December 1 through Christmas Day, to remind us of the true […]

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


Originally posted on The Reformed Writer:
     In what is probably Charles Dickens’ best known work we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a rich old miser who loves money more than anything else. One Christmas Eve night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. Marley…

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Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle


What does it mean to be a Christian artist? What is the relationship between faith and art? These are the questions that bestselling author Madeleine L’Engle sets out to answer in Walking on Water. Through stories from her own life, and quotes from philosophers, theologians, and other writers, she addresses the concept of Christian art. […]

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Star Struck by Dr. David Bradstreet & Steve Rabey


Dr. David Bradstreet wants to know how many Christians actually see astronomy as a way to study God’s creation. As a Christian astronomer, he studies the stars in awe of God’s work. In Star Struck, he and writer Steve Rabey take us on a tour of our galaxy, and beyond, showing us that science and […]

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When Part of You Is Still a Child


I have always loved Winnie the Pooh. My very first toy was a Pooh squeak toy, and I still have it. I grew up watching the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Saturday mornings, but I never owned any of the books. Not one. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate Pooh and his […]

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