The Bookshelf: Sing! How Worship Transforms the Church

Put aside for a moment the arguments over the style of music in churches. Why do we sing in the first place? Hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty guide the reader in an exploration of this question in Sing! How Worship Transforms the Church, a short book that incorporates Scripture with personal experience and the… Continue reading The Bookshelf: Sing! How Worship Transforms the Church

On the bookshelf: Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma

It’s been difficult to write a review of Pursuing Justice. It’s not that I don’t want to write a review. It’s just that I don’t know where to start. So let’s start with this. There’s a very real chance that this book will turn your ideas about justice upside down by setting things right. Ken… Continue reading On the bookshelf: Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma

On the bookshelf: Mondays with My Old Pastor by José Luis Navajo

I wanted to read this book - I wanted to love this book - from the moment I read the description on the Booksneeze web site: In lyrical prose, Navajo shares the personal anecdotes, fables, and deep spiritual insights offered by the old pastor and his wife. By turns funny, heartbreaking, and thought provoking, Mondays… Continue reading On the bookshelf: Mondays with My Old Pastor by José Luis Navajo

On the bookshelf: Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale

I wanted to love this book. After all, the book description promised stories of changes taking place in Muslim communities where imams, sheikhs and entire mosques are turning to Christ. In that, Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims are Falling in Love with Jesus, met with moderate success. Of course, there weren't hundreds… Continue reading On the bookshelf: Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale

On the bookshelf: Choose Joy by Kay Warren

Joy doesn't come naturally to most people. If left to our own devices, we whine, complain and deem it necessary to share our misery with others. Joy, then, is a choice. This is the theme Kay Warren explores in Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough. Weaving Biblical examples with personal stories, Kay reminds us that… Continue reading On the bookshelf: Choose Joy by Kay Warren