Book Review — The Very Good Gospel

The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lisa Sharon Harper has one of the best calls to “SHALOM” I’ve read in quite some time. She is in the vein of Walter Brueggemann, who writes the introduction for her book. Harper tacklesContinue reading “Book Review — The Very Good Gospel”

Book Review: My God and My All: The Life of St. Francis of Assisi

The Feast of St. Francis was this past Sunday in many liturgical churches. On the heels of Pope Francis’s visit to the U.S., it seemed a bit more meaningful, I am sure. I also was finishing up a reprint and updated edition of My God and My All: The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi by ElizabethContinue reading “Book Review: My God and My All: The Life of St. Francis of Assisi”

Book Review — The Art of Pastoring

The Art of Pastoring (Revised Edition) by David Hansen. I have had the first edition of The Art of Pastoring on my shelf for several years and picked at it a couple of times, but never got into it for one reason or another. The revised edition allowed me a fresh look, and it is a look IContinue reading “Book Review — The Art of Pastoring”

Book Review: The Journey of Ministry

The Journey of Ministry: Insights from a Life of Practice is a book written from a wealth of experience. Eddie Gibbs takes us on a journey through his life in ministry. His life has varied from pastoral to missions to teaching in a seminary and it is wealth of experience from which to draw. The bookContinue reading “Book Review: The Journey of Ministry”

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”

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”

Does Capitalism Do Better With an Enemy?

There is a new book, among many to come, discussing the current financial collapse. This paragraph of the review stuck out to me: Once upon a time in America and Britain, he observes, “the jet engine of capitalism was harnessed to the ox cart of social justice, to much bleating from the advocates of pureContinue reading “Does Capitalism Do Better With an Enemy?”