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

On the bookshelf: The Grace Effect: How the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief

When a book about grace begins by describing a dinner with Christopher Hitchens, you know you're in for a treat. Larry Alex Taunton's The Grace Effect absolutely does not disappoint. Taunton presents the idea that society needs "Christianity's gentling, inspiring, and culturally transforming power." Using the story of the adoption of his daughter from a… Continue reading On the bookshelf: The Grace Effect: How the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief

On the Bookshelf: Primal by Mark Batterson

Can Christianity be stripped of centuries of traditions to reveal its primal elements — those very characteristics that drew thousands on the day of Pentecost? In his book, Primal: The Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity, Mark Batterson contends that it can, but he doesn't go to the church of Acts 2. He steps… Continue reading On the Bookshelf: Primal by Mark Batterson

On the bookshelf: You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth

If you've spent any time in the "Christian Living" section of the local bookstore, you've seen dozens of books bearing the message that you are special as a daughter of God. If you're like me, they've left you yearning for a little more than an injection of self-esteem with some Biblical references tossed in. Enter… Continue reading On the bookshelf: You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth