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Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
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
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
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
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
The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
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,
Mar 30, 2010
Feb 04, 2010
Why Johnny Can't Preach: The Media Have Shaped the Messengers
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
For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage
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
Mar 08, 2010
Mar 08, 2010
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
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
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
Bad, but in a good way, at least if it keeps men alive to despise lies and State slavery. It also could provoke (as it did for me) much thankfulness t ...more
May 18, 2015
May 08, 2015
The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" (The Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
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.

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

The classical and Christian approach to education is about equipping children for the future with what has b
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches
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
Rediscovering Expository Preaching
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
Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
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
The Westminster Confession Of Faith And Catechisms (with Proofs Texts)
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
On Secular Education
Fantastic little booklet on the inevitable self-defeating or self-deifying nature of godless education.

Without a god, the State has no authority thoug
Mar 06, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
Well-Driven Nails: The Power of Finding Your Own Voice
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
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)
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
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
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
Jun 03, 2013
May 18, 2013
Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat
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
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Wisdom and Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art
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
May 12, 2013
May 16, 2013
Reflections on the Revolution in France
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
Feb 04, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
The Case for Classical Christian Education
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
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
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
Apr 27, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
Following their older brother, Josh, the Harris twins love to share stories. I'm not sure a page is turned that doesn't include lines from letters/ema ...more
Apr 03, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 Vols
Calvin is one of my theological/pastoral heroes. His Institutes still resonate 500 years after his birth, and I cannot think of many 1500 page systema ...more
Apr 02, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
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