Book Reviews

Below are links to books that I have read and reviewed. I hope to add more to the list as I am able.

Famine In The Land (Stephen Lawson)

Between Two Worlds (John Stott)

David and Goliath (Malcolm Gladwell)

Christ Centered Preaching (Bryan Chapell)

I Am A Church Member (Thom Rainer)

The Hole In Our Holiness (Kevin DeYoung)

Dangerous Calling (Paul Tripp)

From The Hood To The Hill (Barry Black)

The Measure Of Our Success (Shawn Lovejoy)

Gospel (J. D. Greear)

Beyond Tallulah (Dennis Hamilton)

Through My Eyes (Tim Tebow)

Speaking to Teenagers (Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins)

 

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Monday Musings (2-5-18)

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  • Did you have the January blues?
  • For some reason I struggled through the month of January.
  • Usually, I hit the ground running during the first month of the year but this year was different.
  • We have walked through quite a bit, as a family, since early November.
  • Life has not been normal.
  • We have felt a bit off-kilter over the past 3 months.
  • I’m ready for a bit of normalcy to take hold.
  • It is a joy to know God uses us in spite of being out of sorts.
  • He is good.
  • His grace is sufficient.
  • He is the calm in the storm.
  • Just this past week I took some time to get back to woodworking.
  • Since much of what I do, as a pastor, is to work with my head I find a lot of joy working with my hands.
  • I call it “channeling my inner Jesus.”
  • He was a carpenter after all!
  • I recently purchased a Delta thickness planer off Craigslist.
  • I ran quite a bit of 100+ year old heart pine through it Saturday afternoon.
  • My plan is to use it to build a desk for our home office.
  • I have been wanting to do this for quite a while so I’m pumped to get started.
  • Be sure to check my Instagram feed for pics of the build.
  • At North River Church, we have been working through the book of Philippians.
  • It is one of my favorite books of the Bible and I have loved preaching through this letter.
  • I’m challenged by Paul’s pastoral heart for that group of believers in Philippi.
  • As I read, I have often prayed, “God, help me love the people at NRC like that!”
  • I started a podcast with 2 other pastor friends.
  • If you are up for listening you can follow this link.
  • Well, I need to get back after it…
  • Happy Monday friends!
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