The Truth of the Cross by R. C. Sproul


Was the death of Jesus on the cross necessary? Was it the only way for people to return to God? The answer is “yes,” and R. C. Sproul explains why. Using scripture from both the Old and New Testaments, Sproul shows how our fallen human condition leaves us separated from God, what happened to Jesus on […]

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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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Easter Reading


In the past, I’ve read a book about the Cross during the Lenten season. While Lent more traditionally is a time people give things up as a means of self-sacrifice, I try to keep my mind focused more on Christ and His work on the Cross during this time leading up to Easter. Reading a Cross-themed […]

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A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days by Jonathan Bernis


     While most books about the last days focus on the Rapture of the church and the Tribulation period, Rabbi Jonathan Bernis focuses his attention on signs we can see now that point to the last days, as well as things that need to happen for Jesus to return. Bernis suggests that Israel lay at the […]

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No Longer a Slumdog by K. P. Yohannan


     The nation of India is full of children who will never know anything other than poverty. They were born into the Hindu caste system, beneath the lowest caste. They are less than human, untouchable, unwanted. They are forced to work in fields and factories so they might be able to eat one meal each […]

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The Cross of Christ by John R. W. Stott


     Simply read the title… that’s exactly what this book is about. In “The Cross of Christ” Stott discusses the purpose of the Cross, its effects, and how it should affect our lives today. He explains how the Cross worked to satisfy both God’s love and justice. The depth of this book is amazing. Stott discusses theological […]

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More New Books


Considering that one of my goals for 2012 was to read more of the unread books already on my shelf, I think I may be lacking in the self-control department when it comes to books. Within the last couple of weeks I’ve purchased:                I also won a giveaway hosted by Zondervan! Yay! […]

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The Jesus Lens: A Free Online Event


The Calvin Theological Seminary and Zondervan Publishers are hosting a free online event. I’ve already registered for the event and ordered the book from CBD (just got it today!) so I can start reading it after the discussion. I’m really looking forward to this, and I wanted to share it for others who may be interested. […]

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Charlie Brown gets Christmas right…


or… Linus does. A Charlie Brown Christmas is still my favorite Christmas special, and this is why. When Linus explains what the true meaning of Christmas is, I still get goosebumps. It’s not watered down, it’s not changed to be “politically correct.” It’s the Christmas story, pure and simple. If there’s a chance you’ve never […]

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The Grace of God by Andy Stanley


     In his book “The Grace of God,” Andy Stanley relies on scripture from both the Old and New Testaments to help illustrate the truth of Grace. Most people don’t see the God of the Old Testament as a God of Grace, but a God of wrath and judgement. Stanley provides several examples from the […]

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Sisters in Faith


Earlier this  month I reviewed a book called Half the Church by Carolyn Custis James. In her book, James reaches out to the women of the west to take their rightful places in the Church of God, not inferior or superior to men, but as equals; a different gender with different things to offer as we all […]

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Friday Finds 4/29/11


Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just share the new-to-you books you found during the week — books you either want to add to your TBR (to be read) list, or that you just heard about that sounded interesting. If you’ve discovered them this week, share them with […]

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