Book Review(s): Stuff Christians Like AND Transforming Discipleship


Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff I have wanted to get this book for months and several times was a click away from purchasing the book but I hesitated and put it off. So instead of buying it I met Jon Acuff at the Denver Airport and he signed it and gave it to me … Continue reading Book Review(s): Stuff Christians Like AND Transforming Discipleship

Book Review: Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley


I have rarely read a book that has probed my heart as much this one did. There are two groups who need to read this book: Elders and Ministers. This has to be read if a church wants to move from irrelevancy to relevancy. Yet, he challenges us because typically when we hear the word … Continue reading Book Review: Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley

Book Review: The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller


This was a great read. I read this in preparation for some per-marital counseling I am doing and I was trying to find a book that would help them look at marriage through a God-honoring lens. Little did I know that this book would help me in my own marriage to understand what a covenant … Continue reading Book Review: The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller

Book Review: Missional Youth Ministry


I absolutely loved Missional Youth Ministry by Brian Kirk and Jacob Thorne. Brian and Jacob are mega-bloggers for the amazing blog, Rethinking Youth Ministry. The book was well-needed for my ministry context and I gained a lot of principles to think, chew and meditate on as I continue ministry here in Springfield. I must say, … Continue reading Book Review: Missional Youth Ministry

Book Review: Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski


I have read a few books that have changed the way I perceive Christianity, culture and the world but few have changed my life like this book.  Under the Overpass is about a journey of two guys named Mike and Sam who decided to take the words of a sermon seriously and go and live … Continue reading Book Review: Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski

Book Review: The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons


This book took longer than it should to finish but with each passing page I felt my life and vocation was under permanent construction.  Books that say the same thing about Christianity bore me as those are a dime a dozen.  Books that afford all of the answers and develop a formula for the world's … Continue reading Book Review: The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons