Books

A Game Changer for the Selfishness Problem – Christian Article

By Dave & Ann Wilson One Saturday several years ago, we flew to Illinois to watch one of our sons play in a college football game. As I (Dave) drove our rental car from the Chicago airport to the stadium, I glanced over at Ann, who was napping. I thought to myself, I am so lucky to be married to this woman. I took note of the cute little lines on her beautiful face and reminisced about all the memories…

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Eleven Writers Writing – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. Every year, I set a reading goal. Twenty-eighteen was no different. I find that by doing this,…

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My Top 10 Books of 2018 – Christian Article

It’s that time again — time for me to give you the list of my favorite books of the year. Before we get to the list, however, let me give my super subjective ranking system. The books below made the list based on four questions: 1. How well was the book written? 2. How great of an immediate impact did the book have on my life? 3. How much of an impact do I think this book will have on…

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When You’re Disappointed, Disillusioned, and Wondering About the Reality of God’s Goodness: An Interview with Lysa TerKeurst

What happens when life doesn’t turn out the way you expected? What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, his lack of intervention hurtful, and his promises doubtful? [Sign up to receive 5 Days to Knowing God is Close, the free 5-day email devotional by Lysa TerKeurst that offers you hope in the midst of hardship] In this Bible Gateway Q&A, Lysa TerKeurst (@LysaTerKeurst) talks about her book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When…

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How Esther Shows God Has a Purpose for Your Life: An Interview with Dr. Tony Evans

Do you believe God has a purpose for your life, and every action or event that occurs within it has been used to make that purpose a reality? Do you read the story of Esther as a series of coincidences strung together to deliver the Jews from certain death? Or as God having a particular purpose at a particular time? In this Bible Gateway Q&A, Dr. Tony Evans (@drtonyevans) talks about his book, Pathways: From Providence to Purpose (B&H Books,…

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Book Blurbs (September-December 2018) – Christian Article

Book Blurbs is a segment on the blog where I list books I’m reading along with a brief blurb about each book. The aim is to help you identify new authors and potential books of interests. Maybe I didn’t read every word of every page, but I read enough to mention them. You can find what I read in September-December of 2018 below. You can find all the Book Blurbs posts here. Another round of Book Blurbs. I dabbled with more…

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Melding the Church Categories | Thinking Out Loud

Last year the academic books division of InterVarsity Press (IVP) released a title which intrigued me.  Gordon T. Smith is the President of Ambrose University in Calgary. Evangelical, Sacramental, Pentecostal: Why the Church Should Be All Three struck me as an ecclesiastic and doctrinal equivalent to what the late Robert Webber was trying to move us toward; the idea of blended worship. The idea is to move from a polarized, either/or approach to incorporating the best from different traditions. At…

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The Significance of Olives in the Bible

By Margaret Feinberg My body rotates around a tree until I pluck every last olive. Two hours and 57 minutes have passed since I first tried my hand at this. I relish in how my skills are improving, but then I look to my 75-year-old companion, Mama. She has cleared two-and-a-half trees in the same span of time. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, A Fresh Foodie Bible Study Adventure: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg] Leif and I have never…

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Most Interesting Reading of 2018: Part One – Christian Article

Kevin T. Bauder Every now and then I try to provide a list of the books I’ve found most interesting during the preceding year. These are not necessarily the most useful books or the books that I think everybody ought to read. They are simply the titles that I found intriguing for one reason or another. Your mileage may vary. The list is too long to cover in a single issue of “In the Nick of Time.” Here is the…

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10 Christian Books to Look Out for in 2019 – Christian Article

Which Christian books should you read in 2019? I’ve put together a list of 10 books for you to consider reading this year. I’m going to try to read a few of these myself, although time may fail me to read the whole list. You can find the list below. In no particular order: 1. Why I Love the Apostle Paul: 30 Reasons by John Piper John Piper on why he loves the Apostle Paul. I’m grateful for both men,…

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30 Days to Understanding the Bible: A Book Review – Christian Article

Tweet The book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Dr. Max Anders, will do just what the title says; help you understand the Bible better, and do it in only 30 days. Why the Book? Knowing Dr. Anders’ background, and the fact that he was originally part of the series, Walk Through the Bible Ministries, I already have more trust in reading this book. Knowing that the Bible is so deep…

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