Book/DVD Reviews


Book Reviews

 
 

Rendezvous with God (a novel)

Author: Bill Myers
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Fidelis Publishing
ISBN:  9781735428581
Retail Price:  $16.00
From the Publisher:
A reclusive college professor’s life is turned upside down by his impulsive, runaway niece who decides she’s going to live with him. To make matters worse, he begins slipping back in time to watch various Gospel narratives unfold that include off-the-record discussions with Jesus Christ. Soon he realizes his conversations tie directly into the drama, pain, and bitter-sweet comedy of his own life.

 

Placed For A Purpose

Author: Chris and Elizabeth McKinney
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    GCD Books
ISBN:  9780578736488
Retail Price:  $11.99
From the Publisher

If we do know them, we aren’t sure how to grow the relationship or talk about our faith with them. Placed for a Purpose provides a theologically rich framework for neighboring that helps people live missionally where God has placed them. Authors Chris and Elizabeth McKinney seek to provide a sustainable vision for the “low and slow” lifestyle of neighboring and supply practical tools that help people invest in their communities, value each step in the process, and build meaningful, gospel-motivated relationships with their fellow image-bearers right next door.

Fully Known:  An Invitation to True Intimacy with God

Author: Mo Aiken
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Baker Books
ISBN:  9781540900258
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
Do you feel spiritually burned out? Are you caught in a broken relationship? Do you yearn for true intimacy---both divine and human? Unpacking often confusing terms such as submission, repentance, sanctification, holiness, and discipline, Aiken reveals how every layer of relational human closeness parallels God's invitation to pure-hearted, transformational communion with him. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.

10 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Parents

Author: Dr. Magdalena Battles
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Whitaker House
ISBN:  9781641235921
Retail Price:  $9.00
From the Publisher:
Manage Your Time to Maximize Your Joy


Searching for some practical steps to a smoother, simpler, more organized life? Look no further than this practical guide from author and parenting expert Dr. Magdalena Battles. Packed with personal examples of tried-and-true methods of saving time and maximizing your potential, 10 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Parents will inspire and equip you to take charge of your schedule and transform your life, your home, and your family for the better.

Who of us hasn’t wasted time searching for lost items, scrolling social media, nagging our children to do their chores, or wandering the grocery store in search of items we should have put on a list? The regret and stress caused by squandered time is a burden for many families, but it doesn’t have to plague yours any longer. With the advice and wisdom of Dr. Battles, you can streamline your schedule, stop wasting precious time, and start seizing every moment with energy and joy.

No matter your age or the age of your children, it isn’t too late to take charge of your schedule and set up routines that will save you time—and preserve your sanity!

Rooms of a Mother’s Heart:  A Sacred Call and an Eternal Purpose

Author: Carol McLeod
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Whitaker House
ISBN:  9781641236560
Retail Price:  $9.00
From the Publisher:
Find identity, unconditional love, and vast purpose in your calling as a mother! With characteristic joy, McLeod explores the meaning of motherhood by looking at the lives of Eve, Sarah, Ruth, Mary, and many other biblical women who were given the divine assignment of raising the next generation for God's purposes.

And Then the End Will Come:  The Completion of the Great Commission and Nine Other Clues that Jesus is Coming Soon

Author: Douglas Cobb
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Deep Water Books
ISBN:  978099467145
Retail Price:  $14.95
From the Publisher:
And Then the End Will Come provides a front-line account of the effort to finish Jesus' Great Commission; explains Jesus' prophecy linking the completion of that task to his return; and explores nine other Biblical clues that reveal his return is imminent.

The global church is on the final lap of its 2000-year marathon to fulfill Jesus' command to "make disciples of every nation." In just the next few years, the task will be complete.

In And Then the End Will Come, Doug Cobb, founder of The Finishing Fund, provides a front-line account of the effort to finish Jesus' Great Commission. Doug shows how Jesus explicitly linked his return to the completion of that task. He also explores nine other Biblical clues that point to the soon return of Christ, including the regathering of Israel, the presence of an "abomination that causes desolation" on the Temple Mount, the approaching 2000-year anniversary of the resurrection of Christ, and the declining condition of our culture.

Doug makes the case that the return of Christ is at hand-perhaps in the next year or two, perhaps a little later, but by likely very soon. And he offers practical instruction about what it means to "live holy and godly" lives as we look for the coming of our Lord and King.

If you're feeling disheartened and discouraged about the wickedness and craziness you see in the word today, And Then the End Will Come will offer you hope for better things to come. This book declares things so great that the Bible says no one can even imagine how awesome they will be.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save