Providing weekly Christian resources for spiritual depth and intellectual vigor.
There is so much joy in reading and learning through the insights of others. This blog has been created as a service to the Christian Community worldwide. The books reviewed here are current Christian books published in the West. The primary areas of focus are books on global, cross-cultural issues, spiritual growth, discipleship, and mission. Each review is only a paragraph or two and then the highlights of the book are summarized in 3-4 pages (There are a few exceptions for books which are harder to access like Frontline Women by M. Kraft).
Purpose of these Reviews
The purpose of each review is to give readers a chance to think about some of the key concepts in that book, recognizing that few people have a chance to read a book a week anymore. Therefore I don't expect people to buy all these books but to find food for thought in the highlights I include for each review. There is also a critical analysis of the book itself. These reviews were originally written for TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) missionaries worldwide but their issues mirror Christians' issues for growth and service worldwide. Hence this blog was created to get the reviews out to a wider audience.
Happy Reading! Dr. Mary Lou
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
- Reviewed by M.L. Codman-Wilson, Ph.D. 6/4/12
Rule 10 – Don’t forget to praise Him. [“Our tough situations give us the opportunity to sound forth His praises. God expects our gratitude for His deliverance…Develop the perspective of praise…It’s our typical expression of joyful confidence and triumphant thanksgiving at what God has done, is doing, and is going to do” pp.107,110, 112.]