The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron

Desperate for a distraction after being jilted at the alter, gallery owner Sera James becomes obsessed with finding a painting she once saw as a child. She is determined to track down the original painting. Her search brings her to William Hanover, a wealthy man whose grandfather’s estate could hold the answers she seeks. Together, they try to unravel […]

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Core Christianity by Michael Horton

Many people turn away from words like “doctrine” or “theology.” They seem like things only pastors and scholars should care about, but theology is simply the study of God and His word. In Core Christianity, Michael Horton discusses the central beliefs that all Christians share, why we believe them, and why it is important for us to understand […]

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Four Views on Hell: Second Edition

This second edition of Four Views on Hell is part of the Zondervan Counterpoints series. As with the other books of the series, we find a presentation of the current views on just what hell is. This updated edition features all new contributors. Each contributor presents his view of the doctrine of hell in an essay. […]

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Habits of Grace by David Mathis

     We don’t like the word “discipline.” Spiritual disciplines have a way of sounding time consuming, strict, and boring. David Mathis, in an attempt to simplify and help us find joy in Christ through spiritual discipline, has given us this short book. In it, he explains that daily “habits of grace” such as Bible reading are disciplines that will draw […]

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When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper

    We often look at other Christians and wonder where they get their joy. How can they be so calm and thankful in situations that make us want to get angry or scared, and lose hope? In this book, John Piper explains what true joy is. Joy in God. He explains that while joy is […]

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One Word 365 (2016)

     The purpose of One Word 365 is to put aside the usual New Year’s resolutions that we never seem to keep. Instead, you pick one word. Just one word that you want to spend the year focusing on and living out… whatever that may mean for you, personally. For 2016 my word is JOY. Not […]

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Praying the Bible by Donald S. Whitney

     Do you have trouble praying? Does your mind wander? Do you say the same prayers in the same way over and over to the point where you have become bored with prayer? Do you think this means something is wrong with you or that you must not be a good-enough Christian? You are not […]

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Knowing God by J. I. Packer

     The aim of Knowing God is precisely that, for the reader to come to know God as He is presented in the Bible, and by God Himself. Each chapter focuses on a different attribute of God, and quite often extends into how that attribute relates to us and His plan of salvation. As a […]

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Half Done – Knowing God

Half Done is a way to celebrate reaching the middle of a book. When starting a new book, find the exact page at the middle of the book. Once you’ve read that page, share a sentence or two from it. That’s all there is to it. Today I reached the middle of J. I. Packer’s Knowing […]

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Rise of the Fallen by Chuck Black

      The second book in Chuck Black’s “Wars of the Realm” series, Rise of the Fallen follows the angel, Validus. The last angel created by God, Validus often finds himself on the sidelines of major events, until he is chosen by the archangel Michael for a special task. The novel starts with Validus in the present […]

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The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther by Steven J. Lawson

     One of several books in Reformation Trust’s “Long Line of Godly Men” series, The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther details what made Luther such a powerful preacher. Most people are familiar with Luther’s Ninety-five Theses, nailed to the door of Castle Church, against the practice of the selling of indulgences by the church. Many will […]

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Evangelical Theology by Michael F. Bird

     “The gospel is an expression of the truth of God and the love of God, so it is the best platform on which to integrate a Christian love ethic and Christian creedal convictions.” In his new “Evangelical Theology,” Michael Bird has built his discussions on the foundation of the Gospel. While the book covers several […]

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