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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

On 1/21 Keith Ferguson wrote: "The aim and final reason of all music should be none else but the glory of God and refreshing the soul. Where this is not observed there will be no music, but only a devilish hubbub." -J.S. Bach Rick Marshall has written a brief introduction to the life of Johann Sebastian Bach for the Christian Encounters ... Good Introduction to Bach's Work & Worldview

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3 Stars

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Pujols

Pujols

On 4/9 Keith Ferguson wrote: Albert Pujols is a phenomenal baseball player and a joy to watch on the field. In addition, as Lamb and Ellsworth make clear in their recent biography of the baseball star, Pujols is strong evidence of the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ. All of us who claim to believe in Christ hope that our ... Biography Written Too Early

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 2/10 Keith Ferguson wrote: As a preacher myself, I have always appreciated Max Lucado's ability to tell a great story and use inspiring illustrations.  In fact, I have used in the past and probably will use again in the future some of his illustrations as they can be immensely helpful in up-front communication.  Outlive ... Book Notes: Outlive Your Life (3/5)

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3 Stars

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Lee (The Generals)

Lee (The Generals)

On 11/6 Keith Ferguson wrote: Robert E. Lee is one of the most famous American historical figures, especially in the South.  Schools and roads throughout the South today still carry his name, and mythical stories abound about his greatness in war and the strength of his personal character.  John Perry's new biography of ... Book Notes: Lee: A Life of Virtue (5/5)

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5 Stars

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Patton (The Generals)

Patton (The Generals)

On 8/16 Keith Ferguson wrote: Book #1: Humility, True Greatness by CJ Mahaney.  I picked up this little read after deciding in my spiritual assessment this year that I needed to work on pride.  Pride is one of those root issues that is hard to nail down, but is apparent in everything we do.  I love Mahaney's definition ... Book Notes: What I've Read Lately

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4 Stars

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Billy Graham

Billy Graham

On 6/14 Keith Ferguson wrote: I read Billy Graham's autobiography, Just As I Am, about 10 years ago when I was first considering a life of ministry.  His autobiography is long and detailed, but extremely moving.  Graham has preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to more people in person than anyone in history and has influenced ... Book Notes: Billy Graham (5/5)

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5 Stars

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 6/1 Keith Ferguson wrote: Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola have teamed up to write a new book about Jesus Christ.  Their work is an attempt to call the Christian community back to a exalted view of Jesus as all in all and to correct the Christian community for all the other pursuits that we have made primary over the years.  ... Book Notes: Jesus Manifesto (4/5)

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4 Stars

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Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

On 3/20 Keith Ferguson wrote: Mitch Stokes new book on the life of Isaac Newton is part of a series by Thomas Nelson called Christian Encounters. Each volume is a short paperback introduction to the life of a famous Christian from history. Stokes’ book is about 160 pages of tightly written historical narrative, a great starting ... Book Notes: Isaac Newton

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4 Stars

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The Well-Behaved Child

The Well-Behaved Child

On 2/23 Keith Ferguson wrote: John Rosemond, a long-time parenting speaker and writer, has written a new book on discipline that is focused on helping parents with kids ages 3 to 13. His book is based on an approach that he calls "old-fashioned" parenting - looking to the wisdom of previous generations instead of the strategies ... Book Notes: The Well-Behaved Child (4/5)

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/9 Keith Ferguson wrote: Max Lucado writes books like I write sermons, which is to say that they keep on coming. I just finished reading his latest book, Fearless, this week, and hope my thoughts are helpful as you decide if this book is for you. Before I can review the book, however, I need to truthfully share my preconceived ... Book Notes: Fearless (4/5)

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4 Stars

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This Is Your Brain On Joy

This Is Your Brain On Joy

On 9/2 Keith Ferguson wrote: Dr. Earl Henslin is a licensed professional counselor in southern California who has written a new book on how to have a healthy brain. He has adopted many of the practices of Dr. Daniel Amen (famous for his books on the brain that have developed from his brain-imaging work) and put them to work in ... Book Notes: This is Your Brain on Joy (3/5)

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3 Stars

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Same Kind of Different As Me

Same Kind of Different As Me

On 1/15 Keith Ferguson wrote: Wow! This book is a tremendous read. Same Kind of Different As Me recounts the true story of two men whose lives become connected in a most unlikely way. One is a white, rich art-dealer from Ft. Worth (Ron) , and the other is a black homeless man who grew up in the cotton fields of Louisiana (Denver). ... Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me (5/5)

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5 Stars

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For The Tough Times

For The Tough Times

On 12/31 Keith Ferguson wrote: No one can turn a phrase like Max Lucado, which may explain why he is one of the best-selling Christian authors in the nation. In his preaching and his writing, Lucado tells a story, creates a metaphor, and multiplies his adjectives to make sure that his point comes across. I so appreciate the emotive ... Book Review: For These Tough Times

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4 Stars

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What In The World Is Going On?

What In The World Is Going On?

On 12/23 Keith Ferguson wrote: "What in the world is going on?" is a summary of Dr. David Jeremiah's teaching on biblical prophecy and current events from a dispensational perspective. From all the alliteration and parallel construction, it is obvious that Dr. Jeremiah put together 10 sermons that he preached on this topic and compiled ... Book Review: What in the world is going on?

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4 Stars

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