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Book Reviews

“If there were a Guinness Book of World Records record for "amount of times having asked Jesus into your heart," J.D. Greear is pretty sure he would hold it. Like so many church kids he asked Jesus into his heart when he was very young, and then again when he was slightly older, and then again every time he wondered if he really loved Jesus, and then again whenever... Read Full Review
by John Piper
“The best life is a risky life. Really, I am convinced there is not much worth doing that doesn't involve at least some measure of risk. A lifetime of always making the safest choice is an unrealistically boring and plodding life. We risk when we love, we risk when we live. To love any person is to risk--it is to risk your heart, to make yourself vulnerable to... Read Full Review
by Kyle Idleman
“This review of Kyle Idleman's Not a Fan comes a little bit late. The book released almost two years ago and has sold over a half million copies. I have been meaning to read it for some time, but something else always seemed more urgent. However, with Idleman's follow-up releasing in the next month--a book that is likely to hit the list of bestsellers... Read Full Review
by Nik Ripken
“There are too many Christians who doubt that the Lord still does miracles today. He does. I've seen them. I've seen more miracles than I can count. God still does the unimaginable and the unexpected, and just as in days of old, he does it all to testify to his own glory. I found myself thinking about miracles as I read The Insanity of God, a new book by Nik Ripken... Read Full Review
by J. Warner Wallace
“The French have a phrase I love: plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. The more things change, the more they stay the same. While time marches on, and while the Christian faith marches on, the objections to it remain very much the same. Likewise, there are only so many arguments for the existence of God and the accuracy of the Bible. But even while the... Read Full Review
by Francis Chan
“Since the release of Crazy Love in 2008, Francis Chan has become one of the consistently bestselling Christian authors. Crazy Love, The Forgotten God and Erasing Hell have all made their mark, tallying millions of sales. His most recent book, Multiply, was released in November. Written with Mark Beuving, it begins with a statement that pertains to every Christian:... Read Full Review
by Mark Driscoll
“One of the great questions of life is the question of identity. Who am I? When faced with this question--a question we must all answer at one time or another--some respond with their vocation: I am a pastor or a police officer. Others respond with deep pain from the past: I am a victim of sexual assault or I am a drug addict. Others respond with their greatest... Read Full Review
by Matt Chandler
“I enjoy reading thematically--following a certain theme through a variety of books. Recently I noticed that some of today's most popular Christian mega-pastor authors had released new books and I thought I'd work my way through that list. The list includes new titles by Francis Chan, Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald and David Platt. Not surprisingly,... Read Full Review
by James MacDonald
“Harvest Bible Fellowship is a network of churches on the move. It seems as if every week brings a report of a new church plant somewhere in the world. From what I have observed locally, these are solid churches whose pastors love God’s Word and where people are being transformed by the gospel. James MacDonald is the founder of this movement and he refers to them as... Read Full Review

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