There’s no way around it. This book is fantastic.Read More
One of the best things to come out of my decision to attend the Convergence Conference was being introduced to Andrew Wilson. His fifth session of the conference was simply the best message on the (oft controversial) topic of healing that I have ever heard. I look forward to writing more on it later.
After hearing the message, I picked up the only book of his available at the conference bookstore, and here we are. The book was obviously written for a very different purpose than the topics of his talks at the conference, but there were still undertones that I appreciated that were present in both places.Read More
The ideas posited in John Eldredge’s Beautiful Outlaw represent a pair of glasses. Glasses that, when worn, will inevitably color your reading of Scripture–certainly, the gospels. The argument for these glasses is mostly made from context. That is, it’s more “reading between the lines” of Scripture than reading the lines themselves, but the suppositions are rarely out of line. It aims to change your perspective, and is persuasive not only because I found myself wanting the sections describing Jesus’s personality to be accurate. Plenty of good stuff to chew on here.Read More
Don’t be put off by the title. If you are, you’ll miss out on a surprisingly thoughtful narrative of how a small church in Denver–often with nontraditional methods–serves as the hands and feet of Christ. If you’re a Five Iron Frenzy fan, there’s also some illuminating material about how the church’s growth coincided with the ska band’s growth. This is a challenging and illuminating look at gritty, in-the-trenches ministry right here in the States.Read More
Great introduction to Tozer’s writing. A prime example that spiritual books written by “old dead guys” can be anything but stodgy and dull. A call to action and a call to a vibrant personal relationship with Christ.Read More