Book Review – Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli


I have read a few books in the past year but none have encouraged me more than Messy Spirituality by the late Mike Yaconelli.  His sense of wit and ability to word things spoke to my soul.  This was a book for the Christian who struggles reconciling the tension between the flesh and the spirit.  … Continue reading Book Review – Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli

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Erasing Hell by Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle


I just finished Francis Chan's latest book Erasing Hell and I have to tell you, I could not put it down.  From start to finish this book is one of his most accessible books for me to read and I could see his points connecting and it was a great book.  Chan seeks to discuss what … Continue reading Erasing Hell by Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle

Wrestling with “Love Wins” 3


So I had a rare treat last night in that I had the opportunity to hear Rob Bell speak about his new book Love Wins at Belmont University.  I had every intention of taking notes but for some reason I was drawn to his speech in a way where taking notes seemed a bit superfluous.  Besides, … Continue reading Wrestling with “Love Wins” 3

Wrestling with “Love Wins” 2


This is a second post exploring chapter one of the book Love Wins by Rob Bell.  The chapter (“What about the flat tire?”) aims to set the tone for the rest of the book and Bell’s is dead-on.  In Bell-like fashion he introduces a series of probing questions asking his readership to think deeper about … Continue reading Wrestling with “Love Wins” 2

Wrestling with “Love Wins” 1


Perhaps no book has created such a firestorm in evangelical Christianity than the book Love Wins by Rob Bell.  From unabashedly scathing reviews to uneducated praise this book has certainly received plenty of publicity (much to HarperOne's approval).  I did a Google search with the query "Love Wins reviews" and 2.5 million results came up. … Continue reading Wrestling with “Love Wins” 1

Soulprint left a print on my soul…a book review


I wanted to put the book down but I couldn't.  I wanted to find a reason to dislike the book but I couldn't.  What happened instead of engrossing myself in yet another self-help book disguised in Christian verbiage I discovered a refreshing (authentic) picture of what a Christian life could/should look like.  Mark Batterson's Soulprint is a book … Continue reading Soulprint left a print on my soul…a book review

Book Review: The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister


I just finished reading The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister and thought that overall it was an excellent book.  Chittister is a s a Benedictine Sister of Erie, PA and has authored well over 40 books.  I have read Wisdom Distilled from the Daily and was highly impressed so naturally I was more than elated to … Continue reading Book Review: The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister