Separation and Service – J Hudson Taylor

Read this book because I was so inspired/impressed by Taylor after reading his biography last month.  This is a devotional on Numbers 6 and 7 – not exactly common passages to write a devotional about.  Taylor wrote this as a result of coming to these chapters in his Bible reading during a particularly discouraging time […]

The Journey to Freedom – Dan Johnson

This is a book about breaking free from addiction.  The subtitle is “Walking Away from Your Past.”  The addictions he discusses most are alcohol, drugs, and pornography, but what he writes really applies to any addiction.  He uses as a framework the story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt.  Just as Israel had to do things […]

When People are Big and God is Small – Edward T. Welch

The subtitle to this book is “Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man.”  He does a good job of pointing out all the ways we can fear man and how it affects us.  Fear of man can show itself as sensitivity to peer pressure, the inability to say ‘no’, an obsession over self-esteem, […]

Crazy Love – Francis Chan

If you don’t like being made uncomfortable, don’t read this book.  Chan absolutely obliterates an easy-believism view of Christianity.  He takes on believers who try to simply fit God into their lives rather than making Him the center of all things.  There are great quotes from this book that will make you think long and […]

The Knowledge of the Holy – AW Tozer

Classic of the faith.  This should be in every believer’s library.  The book is NOT a quick read.  The concepts are enormously deep and you’ll be amazed at the level of insight and how one man can come up with such thoughts.  Definitely a book to re-read periodically.  His basic premise is that there is […]

The Prodigal God – Timothy Keller

Did you know that ‘prodigal’ does NOT mean ‘straying’ or ‘apostate’?  Prodigal actually means “spendthrift” or “foolishly generous.” The Prodigal Son was so-called because he blew his inheritance on partying and foolish living.  Hence the title of this book – our God is actually prodigal when it comes to us.  The neat part of this […]