Book Review: Soul Care in African American Practice

Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara Peacock

In the late 90s and early 2000s Renovare released some volumes on spiritual reading that were “workbook” based. One, Spiritual Classics, focused on readings for individuals and groups based on the 12 spiritual disciplines from Richard Foster’s classic, Celebration of Discipline. Another book was Devotional Classics based on Foster’s book, Streams of Living Water. They were designed to take individuals or groups through a slow process of learning from historic spiritual reading combined with Scripture and spiritual formation practices. I still have those volumes on my shelves. They are well-worn.

In that tradition and format comes Barbara Peacock’s book from Intervarsity Press, Soul Care in African American Practice.

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Book Review: The Myth of the American Dream by D.L. Mayfield

The Myth of the American Dream by D.L. Mayfield

For the past 3-4 years I have had a book on my heart to write. Not ever having done a writing project, and being deathly afraid of critiques, I took notes, blogged a bit, preached a series with the beginning ideas of the book, and generally avoided doing more.

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Book Review — "The Story Retold"

The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament

G.K. Beal and Benjamin L. Gladd

Having taught Bible classes for 15 years in a college, THIS is the book I wish I had early on. The approach in this textbook is to keep the entire story in mind. We can’t be enamored with the New Testament because it is “easier” to read. We need to understand the world of the story of Israel in our Old Testament.

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Wage peace with food

One last post (for now) on the book The End of Hunger. (Basic book review is HERE.) While we have a lot of good news over the last few decades in the cause to end hunger, the last few years have had their toll. The biggest issue: conflict.

Those in need of emergency assistance (meaning they have no other way to say alive) has risen dramatically in numbers.

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The End of Hunger: There is good news

I have reviewed The End of Hunger previously, but a brief review won’t capture the flood of thoughts hitting me.

The issue of hunger, poverty, or climate change relies on a main factor for motivation and action: panic. The fuel of any issue is the old news adage: “If it bleeds it leads.” There has to be a sense of things getting worse to keep an issue in front of people.

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