A Conversation with Alistair Begg & Bob Lepine

Last week I participated in a launch event for Seasons of Sorrow that took place just prior to the Getty Music Sing! Conference. I was blessed to have Alistair Begg and Bob Lepine participate in a discussion, then to have CityAlight and Sandra McCracken debut the song inspired by the book, “In the Valley (Bless the Lord).” Overall I though the entire event went very well and I appreciated receiving quite a lot of kind feedback afterward. The good people at …

A New Song: In the Valley (Bless the Lord)

My book Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God is now available. And so, too, is the song that was inspired by it. “In the Valley (Bless the Lord)” was written by CityAlight and features Sandra McCracken. It is (or soon will be) available wherever good music is sold or streamed. You can listen to it on YouTube right here and right now: Song Story Some time ago, the songwriters for CityAlight reached out to …

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New and Notable Christian Books for July 2022

It is surprisingly difficult to find a list of Christian books that have been released in any given month—especially if you want that list to be filtered by books released through particular publishers. That’s one of the reasons why I close each month by coming up with my list of New and Notable books. I comb through what I’ve received in the past month (and scour all the publishers’ websites) to come up with a list of titles that are …

How We Worshipped On One Summer Sunday

Every now and again I like to share an example of one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I hope that by doing this others will begin to share their services as well so we can learn and benefit from one another. If there is something you see here that would bless your church, you have permission to pilfer freely! This service’s cast of characters included Paul as our service leader and preacher and Steve as the elder …

New and Notable Christian Books for June 2022

As another month draws to its close, I want to make sure you’re up-to-date on some of the noteworthy new Christian books that released in June. In each case I have provided the editorial description so you can learn a little bit about it. He Is Not Ashamed: The Staggering Love of Christ for His People by Erik Raymond. “Christians belong to God’s own family. This promise is difficult for some people to believe, and even for some believers to …

Seasons of Sorrow: The Release Event (You’re Invited!)

I recently announced that I have a new book on the way. Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God will release on September 13 and is now available for pre-order. This is a book I wrote in the year following the sudden death of my son and it tracks through the seasons as I reflect on the deep loss my family experienced and the precious comfort God provided. Today I would like to let you know …

What Is A Woman?

Who would have thought it? Who would have thought that a question so straightforward would prove so controversial? Who would have thought that providing the age-old answer to the simplest of questions would be enough to cast you out of polite society? Yet here we are. The question, of course, is this: What is a woman? This question is at the core of a new documentary by Matt Walsh—a documentary that is meant to expose the danger and contradictory nature …

Summer Reading Suggestions for Students

With summer already upon a good number of students, and summer in the not-too-distant future for others, I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of books that would make for worthy summer reading. I chose to focus on books that have been released in the past year or so and which are aimed at the Christian market. Whether you are a student or not, I hope there’s something here that will catch your eye and bless …

New and Notable Christian Books for May 2022

May has been another good month for Christian book releases. I sorted through the many options and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case I’ve provided the editorial description to give you a sense of what it’s all about. I hope there’s something here that’s of interest to you! A Concise Guide to the Life of Muhammad: Answering Thirty Key Questions Ayman Ibrahim. “What is so unique about Muhammad? What are the reasons for the strong …

Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God

I have often said that I don’t know what I think or what I believe until I write about it. Writing is how I reflect, how I meditate, how I chart life’s every journey. In the waning weeks of 2020 my dear son Nick passed away very suddenly and very unexpectedly. And when that sorrow was still new in my heart, when the tears were still fresh in my eyes, when I barely knew up from down and here from …