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by David Helm
“There is something to be said for evangelism strategies and discipleship programs. My guess is that most churches have some way to introduce unbelievers to the Christian faith and to mature those who are new to the faith. I would guess as well that most churches keep an eye on the various new offerings, looking for what is original, what is interesting, what... Read Full Review
“Few things are more inspiring to the Christian than hearing how the gospel is advancing in foreign lands. Few things are more exciting than hearing how God is making himself known to the earth’s farthest reaches. For many years now Tim Keesee, founder of Frontline Missions International, has been going to places few of us will venture in order to see how the Lord... Read Full Review
by Catherine Parks
“I guess we’ve all been to good weddings and not-so-good weddings. We’ve been to gloriously God-honoring weddings and embarrassingly God-dishonoring weddings. The best weddings, at least in my assessment, are the ones where the couple is willing to step out of the spotlight to ensure that attention is focused squarely on God. The best weddings are the ones where the... Read Full Review
by Drew Dyck
“I don’t know for certain, but my guess is that the early church did not need a lot of books or sermon series with titles involving words like “dangerous” or “extreme” or “radical.” If we need these books today, it is only to battle the complacency that can come when Christianity is a majority religion or an accepted religion. When Christianity is in the minority or... Read Full Review
by David McDonald
“It began with two devastating words: “tumor” and “incurable.” If they are not words you have ever heard, they are probably words heard by someone near you, someone you love or loved. They were words David McDonald heard as well. McDonald had pastored for just about twenty years and by 2011 had decided to begin a new work. He and his family would leave Canberra,... Read Full Review
by Ray Ortlund
“This is a gospel book with no hyphen. It’s not gospel-centered or gospel-powered or gospel-driven. It’s just the gospel. And it’s sweet. Ray Ortlund’s The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ is a new title from 9Marks’ excellent collection of books called “Building Healthy Churches.” The book asks and answers this question: how does the church... Read Full Review
by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
“It came like a lightning bolt. It shouldn’t have, I suppose, but somehow it still did. For years our church has struggled to build an effective women’s ministry. Men’s ministry has come quite easily and we have seen men participate in the ministry, enjoy it, and build significant relationships through it. But women’s ministry has always proven more difficult, at... Read Full Review
Satan Cast Out
by Frederick Leahy
“I have said it before: If there is any area in the Christian world that is dominated by superstition and speculation, it is spiritual warfare and the existence and activity of Satan and his demons. Far too many books on these topics are subjective and speculative rather than grounded in the firm truths of Scripture. Frederick Leahy’s Satan Cast Out began as a... Read Full Review
Four Blood Moons
by John Hagee
“I most often read Christian books that appear to offer the opportunity to grow in knowledge and obedience to the Lord, but occasionally I see one soaring up the bestseller lists or otherwise making an impact and decide to read it just to see what the fuss is all about. Such was the case with John Hagee’s Four Blood Moons. The book has lingered near the top of the... Read Full Review

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