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Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
4.39
Key point of the book (from my perspective): A pastor's "ministry will never be shaped by his knowledge (of Scripture) and (ministry) skill alone but ...more
Oct 29, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
 
Future Men
4.23
If you are a man, are raising a man, or know a man, I cannot imagine better help to make a godly man than this book.

That said, this is not for faint-h
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Mar 15, 2009
 
A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix
4.28
One of the most compelling and clarifying books I've read in a long time. Though I wouldn't use the Friedman's vocabulary, agree with his evolutionary ...more
Sep 17, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
 
The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts
4.50
I wish I had read this book twenty years ago. That would have been impossible, though, because the copyright is 2015. So I wish I had read another boo ...more
Mar 02, 2015
Feb 25, 2015
 
Why Johnny Can't Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers
3.91
Why Johnny Can't Preach is a brief (only 108 pages) and compelling rant against shallow thinking, unorganized and empty messages, and unclear sermons. ...more
Dec 21, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
3.92
I absolutely loved this book. It wasn't because of Puddleglum.

This is still my first time through Narnia and, though three books in the series remain,
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Mar 30, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
 
For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage
4.37
Typical Wilson read, whereby I mean it was thoroughly thought-provoking and helpfully motivating, even if I didn't agree with every sentence.

I really
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Mar 08, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
 
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
4.10
I opened this book (in the Kindle app) with great expectations. His identification of resistance as the enemy made for dramatic battle scenes, but it ...more
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
The Seven Laws of Teaching
4.16
A brief, mostly common sensical, yet clear and convicting manual for teachers. Originally written for a Sunday school setting, Gregory's "laws" apply ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
 
The Westminster Confession Of Faith And Catechisms (with Proofs Texts)
4.56
I can't believe that I was never assigned to read these Westminster goods before, not in any church theology class or systematic theology class at fou ...more
Sep 11, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
 
The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" (The Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
4.07
This was my first time on the Dawn Treader, and it was as fair a journey that I imagine I would like from fiction. I do mean that to sound positive.

I
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Aug 10, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
 
Classical and Christian Education: Recapturing the Educational Approach of the Past
3.57
Brief and beneficial booklet. Basic point:

The classical and Christian approach to education is about equipping children for the future with what has b
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Feb 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
 
Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
4.28
Admitedly, I haven't read a plethora of books on missions, but this is my favorite (so far). I see two special emphasis from Piper that I didn't hear ...more
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Mar 15, 2009
 
Rediscovering Expository Preaching
4.00
Reread (most of) this with Jonathan. It's a good reference book on preaching, though reading it still doesn't guarantee someone will uncover, or commu ...more
May 2009
Mar 12, 2009
 
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches
4.26
This is the best book on parenting I've ever read. I'll admit that I haven't read as many books on parenting as I probably should have and I'm sure I' ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
On Secular Education
4.22
Fantastic little booklet on the inevitable self-defeating or self-deifying nature of godless education.

Without a god, the State has no authority thoug
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Mar 06, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
Well-Driven Nails: The Power of Finding Your Own Voice
4.09
Great book about the regular failures of expository preaching, summarized under the criticism of preachers preaching and not caring about what/Who the ...more
Mar 21, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
3.85
If you can get past the existentialism, pantheism, feng shui, and other pluralistic insanity, and if you can recast the message in terms of contentmen ...more
Mar 07, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
 
That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
3.86
A sexy romp over the self-destructive progress of neo-gnostics set in the context of a science-fiction spy thriller. A perfect, earthly climax to the ...more
Feb 24, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
 
How to Be Free from Bitterness: And Other Essays on Christian Relationships
4.44
This book is simple, like a punch in the face. It addresses things that are as Important as breathing for living with other people. Recommended if you ...more
Jan 07, 2015
Dec 17, 2012
 
The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
4.33
I loved the main message (included in the title): leadership requires conviction.

I didn't love how many words garnished the main point. Some chapters
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Jun 03, 2013
May 18, 2013
 
Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat
3.92
Impressive work about one of the most industrious workers in history.

Bratt's final sentence: "There is much we can all learn from a person who asked
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Jun 21, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
 
Wisdom and Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art
4.16
More deep and wide application of Christ's lordship over every thumb's width in the universe.

It convicts me even more concerning my narrow, dualistic
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May 12, 2013
May 16, 2013
 
Reflections on the Revolution in France
3.69
Burke wanders a lot but when he does swing he hits hard.

His Reflections do not strike softly even though he wrote only three years into the Revolutio
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Feb 04, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
 
The Case for Classical Christian Education
4.01
Alright, I didn't actually read this book. I listened to it. It is, by far, the best audio book I've heard. The reading is excellent, not too dry or t ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 08, 2011
 
The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented
4.18
For stepping into study of the sovereignty of God in salvation, this is a must read. Part 1 provides succinct historical definitions for Arminianism a ...more
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Mar 19, 2009
 
Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport: Making Connections in Today's World
3.37
The first three chapters made me think I was going to love the book.

I thought his explanation of the usefulness of labels was great (19-22), as was hi
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Apr 27, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
 
Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)
3.97
Maybe it's because I like critical/satirical books, but I didn't want to put this one down once I started.

As the authors noted in their introduction,
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Mar 16, 2009
Mar 10, 2009
 
Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship
4.16
Glad I read this. Glad to be done reading it.

As usual, Dr. MacArthur is strong on clear Bible teaching. He explains what the Holy Spirit actually doe
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Jun 24, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
 
What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
4.34
The title itself asks a great GTD question along with the early observation that getting a lot of things done doesn't matter if those things are not t ...more
Oct 2014
Aug 09, 2014
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