Do You Pray? by J. C. Ryle


Prayer is an important part of the Christian life, but do you pray? In this short book, Ryle asks this question, and explains why it is important that the answer is “yes.” Ryle gives warning to those who do not pray, encouragement to those who don’t know where to begin, and advice to those who […]

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Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney


Contrary to popular belief, the Christian life is not an easy life. Out of gratefulness for Christ and our love for Him, God calls us to be holy. But how do we become holy? Using both Scripture and the lives of godly believers throughout history, Donald Whitney lays out the basics for us here. His […]

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A Slight Shift


Right off the bat, let me say that the focus of this blog is not changing. Being a writer, reader, and Christ follower is still what will drive the content here. But I will be making some changes. My personal and professional goals demand it. But I still want to provide content for you guys. […]

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The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul


We tend to talk a lot about God’s love; His mercy and His grace. Have you ever considered God’s holiness? If not, why not? In this book, Dr. R. C. Sproul explains what God’s holiness is, and how we are to respond to it. The one thing we should never do is try to ignore […]

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Praying with Paul by D. A. Carson


The apostle Paul often spoke of prayer. In the openings of his letters, Paul told his readers how he prayed for them, and asked for prayers in return. Paul’s focus on prayer should draw our attention. D. A. Carson lays out several prayers from Paul’s letters. He breaks them down to reveal what Paul is […]

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2019 Reading List


I mentioned in my OneWord post that I would be focusing more on non-fiction Christian books in the new year, and I wanted to share some of the books I plan to read. Her-Story is a devotional. Each day of the year, you learn about a woman from the Bible or Christian history who had […]

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A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin


Published in 1539, the second edition of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion contained a new chapter: On the life of a Christian Man. It has since been published many times in various languages as part of the entirety of the Institutes, as well as separate books, such as this one. In this new English […]

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What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper


When we think of Jesus, we tend to think of the mild teacher, or the suffering servant who died on a cross for our salvation. We don’t usually think of him as demanding things from us. That was under the law, and Jesus frees us from the law, right? Not really. Not in that way. […]

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Chasing Contentment by Erik Raymond


We live in a time when people seem to be generally discontent; Impatient, moody, complaining and jealous. Though we have moments of happiness, we’ve lost what it means to be truly content. The good news is that we can learn this, as the Apostle Paul says. Erik Raymond lays out what true contentment is and […]

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I Am a Writer: Mission Statement


I AM A WRITER My mission is to create fiction that will entertain readers while sharing the Gospel in some form. I have always admired writers, and have dabbled in creative writing since about age nine. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve written longer stories that have caused the urge to write and publish a novel […]

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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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