Escape by Heather Rae Hutzel (Book Review)

Jesus came to set us free.  The Bible tells us that it was for freedom that Christ has set us free.   Jesus told us that He came that we might have an abundant life.  Freedom is a very important issue to God. Yet, it seems that so many Christians are not living in the

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How To Survive a Shipwreck (review)

Ever now and then there comes along a book that speaks to the deepest levels of the human spirit.  Jonathan Martin does just that in his newest book, How to Survive a Shipwreck.  With the musings of a poet, the heart of a pastor and the insights of a prophet, Martin masterfully shares the story

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The Atonement of God: Building Your Theology on a Crucivision of God (book review)

Why did Jesus really die? Was it to defeat sin? Was it to appease atonement of godthe wrath of an angry God? Was it so that God wouldn’t have to punish us because He punished Jesus? Was it to ransom us from the devil? Is God a child abuser? All these questions are answered within various theories as to why Jesus died. In this book, Jeremy looks at the four most popular theories: penal substitutionary theory, the moral influence theory, the ransom theory, and the Christus Victor theory.

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Eve: A Novel (book review)

As I read my Bible I often have wondered what it would have been like to have been there observing the story as it unfolds — to have seen Moses part the Red Sea, to have seen Elijah on Mt. Carmel opposite the prophets of Baal, to have seen the crucifixion. For me it’s always

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Ordinary: How to turn the world upside down (book review)

Once in a while I will read a book that not only captivates my attention but also convicts my soul.  Ordinary:  How to Turn the World Upside Down by Tony Merida is a book that has done both.  It’s a small book that one can easily get through in a couple of hours but the

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A New Apostolic Reformation (book review)

In A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement authors  R. Douglass Geivett and Holly Pevic bring a very much needed and honest critique of one of the fastest growing movements within the worldwide Church today.  Their purpose is not to write with contempt of this movement.  Their goals are two-fold:  to

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You & Your Thoughts (book review)

I’ve been a Christian now for over 30 years.  I’ve been involved with full-time church work for the majority of my adult life.  If there’s one thing that really irks me about American Christians, especially those of the Pentecostal/Charismatic tribe (of which I hail from), it’s that they don’t think!  We’ve become so used to

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What To Expect from the Holy Spirit (book review)

The Holy Spirit is very misunderstood in today’s Church.  Growing up in the  Pentecostal/Charismatic stream of Christianity I heard about the Holy Spirit on a continual basis.  But mostly what I heard was about the gifts of the Spirit and the anointing of the Spirit.  During my years of pastoral ministry and study I sadly

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Why You Haven’t Committed the Unforgiveable Sin (book review)

Most Christians have heard of the unforgiveable sin, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.  So many have wondered and even believed that they have committed this sin.  Most don’t understand even what this sin is. It is of the most misunderstood scriptures in the New Testament. 31 “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy

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