Is spiritual persecution missing from your life? You might want to consider the implications. Check out this ongoing review of Nik Ripken’s book “The Insanity of Obedience” for challenges and insight about global discipleship.
Read it anyway. That’s my recommendation. The first part of the book is so good, so beautiful and so descriptive of Jesus as a real person that it will provoke much thought and, I believe, lead you to deeper affection of and obedience. It’s the last part, where John tries to show a person how to relate to Jesus, that needs to be read with discernment. There are some real nuggets here as well, but you’ll need a shovel to dig them out at times.
A quick look at John Eldredge’s book “Beautiful Outlaw..” Eldredge helps us rediscover Jesus as a very real person. Yes, He is fully God, and yes, He is fully man, but as a mysterious both, God the Creator did not cast off His infinite personality to become a flannel board, neutered get-well card of a deity.
I mentioned in this post that I’m beginning the new year by reading Matt Chandler’s book Explicit Gospel and invited anyone who’s interested to join me. This blog post will serve as an anchor and a conversation point. I’ll be periodically… Continue Reading →
As churches head into the holiday seasons, they’ll see a rise in visits from those who see religious service attendance as a to-do item during holidays. Is your church ready to serve, encourage and get them to come back? It may be simpler than you think. Check out this excerpt from the book “Super Center Savior.”