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Long ago I wrote a story that probably occurs a million times a year–a young man falling in love with a married woman.
Here’s the tl:dr version of that story … [Read more...]
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We all have one: a silent hero.
The person who led us to the Lord. Who prayed without ceasing for our conversion. Who said or did something that changed our life–but who, for one reason or another, is no longer part of our lives.
It could’ve been somebody we met in another part of the country or world. And it could be their impact on you might not have been immediate.
I have such a silent hero. [Read more...]
Introducing the 9/60 best books on the gospel. A 62-week long series.
Let me give you the lowdown on the asterisk up there next to the word “Gospel.”
When I first stumbled across this list of the best books on the gospel I found many titles that I would expect to be on that list. Then I found a few that I didn’t expect. Mere Christianity was one of them.
Before last week I think I’ve read the book twice. Once back in 1998. And then sometime shortly after August 2005 (that was the year that my father died and I inherited his library. Mere Christianity was one of the books in his library.)
Last week makes three.
I have to be honest. I wasn’t looking forward to reading this book. Nor was I looking forward to reviewing it. I’m not really sure why. Here are some hypothesis: [Read more...]
Introducing the 8/60 best books on the gospel. A 62-week long series.
And if the blurb on the front cover is true there over one million copies in print.
That’s substantial testament to the popularity of the book. A popularity that is bred by the books pragmatism–it’s simple and useful. Full of relevant illustrations.
No surprise the books original audience was college students, a skeptical bunch indeed. [Read more...]
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We’ve all been there. Rapid-fire rejection. Unrelenting criticism.
We find ourselves with our backs to the wall. Our nights spent staring at the ceiling. Curled into a ball on the couch. Our hearts wanting to jump out of our chest.
Introducing the 7/60 best books on the gospel. A 62-week long series.
Dear Mr. Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
You, my friend, can write! I also hear you can preach, too, but alas, I’ll never hear it this side of heaven. I will look you up when I arrive, though. Until then I must be content with your books.
Speaking of books, I just finished your “little” volume All of Grace.
What a “little” book! [Read more...]
I’ve taken to reading all the books that my father has left behind. The ones we kept. He had a small library of Westerns I would never stomach. So I gave them away.
I kept his books on philosophy, economics, the Civil War, Theodore Roosevelt, the Founding Fathers and George Patton.
About fifty in all.
It’s seven years today since he died. And I’ve only read one of the books he inherited. [Read more...]
Introducing the 6/60 best books on the gospel. A 62-week long series.
Gimmick isn’t deragatory. It’s marketing jargon for something that makes a product stand out from competitors.
Think toy in cereal box. Easy-grip handles on toothbrushes.
J. D. Greear has his own gimmick. More on that in a minute. [Read more...]