Book Review — The Devil in Pew Number Seven

I interrupt this hiatus for a book review. Since I asked for books to review, I feel I need to get them reviewed in some sort of a timely fashion, even if I tried to give myself a hiatus from blogging. The Devil in Pew Number Seven is a true story. The book was sentContinue reading “Book Review — The Devil in Pew Number Seven”

Book Review — Exploring Ecclesiology

When Society for Pentecostal Studies was at North Central University earlier this year, I purchased Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction by Brad Harper and Robert Louis Metzger. Over the past couple of years I have been stirred to learn more on the subject of ecclesiology. This book has become a primer for me.Continue reading “Book Review — Exploring Ecclesiology”

Book Review — The Hole in Our Gospel

I am grateful to Thomas Nelson for the review copy of The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Part autobiography, part biblical challenge, Stearns wants to raise our awareness to the needs of the poor in the world. More than that, he wants us to realize the amazing resources we already have at ourContinue reading “Book Review — The Hole in Our Gospel”

Book Review — Present Perfect by Greg Boyd

I live and pastor in the Twin Cities, so I get somewhat of a front row seat to two very opposite biblical scholars/pastors: Greg Boyd and John Piper. The big Open Theism debate of several years features these two heavy weights. Ironically, I love both of them for their ability to communicate the Scriptures. GregContinue reading “Book Review — Present Perfect by Greg Boyd”

Book Review: “The Voice” New Testament

“The Voice” is a New Testament translation coming from Thomas Nelson. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <; book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing thisContinue reading “Book Review: “The Voice” New Testament”

New Book for Review Just Arrived

It’s actually a new translation called “The Voice” from Thomas Nelson. They sent me a complimentary copy for review. I admit, seeing one of the contributors (not one of the translators) had me skeptical. But I took it to my son’s swim meet tonight and read through some passages. I am pleasantly surprised! I lookContinue reading “New Book for Review Just Arrived”

Book Review: Enjoying Prayer

One of my heroes in the faith is Calvin Olson. Calvin was a missionary to southern Asia for many years. When I knew him he was retired as a missionary and traveled throughout our state with our district superintendent to conduct monthly prayer and fasting days. Every fall prayer retreat before he passed away, youContinue reading “Book Review: Enjoying Prayer”

Book Review: “Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives”

This review is on Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives by Dr. Lois Malcolm. Dr. Lois Malcolm has written a slim, accessible volume for anyone who is Trinitarian in their doctrine. I am a Pentecostal. Dr. Malcolm is a Lutheran professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Her work is something that informs myContinue reading “Book Review: “Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives””