book review

Review: A Leader After God’s Own Heart

George, Jim. A Leader after God’s Own Heart: 15 Ways to Lead with Strength. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2012. 240 pp. $9.43. It’s personal confession time. I didn’t start this book on the right foot. In fact, I was whining after the first chapter, which, at first glance, reads like a cheerleading rally. I’m not … Continue reading


Preach to the Congregation You Have by David Dunham

Pastors, do you speak to the audience you have? That might seem like a strange question, but I am often convinced that sermons are directed towards people and issues that are not present and not relevant in a specific congregation. I fear that too many sermons fall short of their intended effect because they simply … Continue reading

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Review: Practicing Greatness

McNeal, Reggie. Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. 192pp. $18.43. J. Oswald Sanders begins his classic, Spiritual Leadership, with two clashing texts: “To aspire to leadership is an honorable ambition. (1 Timothy 3:1, NEB),” and, “Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not. (Jeremiah 45:5, [NIV])” (Chicago: Moody, … Continue reading

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Review: Side by Side

Ed Welch. Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 176 pp. $10.99. I love the way that Bob Kelleman has distinguished between two types of counselors in the church. One group is the advanced student with specialized training in crisis counseling situations. The other group is what he … Continue reading

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Review: Roman Catholic Theology and Practice

Gregg R. Allison. Roman Catholic Theology and Assessment: An Evangelical Assessment. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. 496 pp. $23.06. Living in one of those parts of the country that is highly influenced by Catholicism I often hear comparisons. Tensions between Catholics and Baptists abound, and comparisons and contrasts are often made. Often, however, those comparisons and contrasts are … Continue reading


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