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Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring

Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring

On 5/24 Ben House wrote: One of my recent reads, in order to post a review, was Building a Ministry of Spiritual Mentoring by Jim Grassi. This is a good second or third book to read on mentoring. I have been increasingly convinced for several years now that spiritual mentoring is vital to the health of individual Christians ... Mentoring for the Growth of the Kingdom

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5 Stars

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Strange Fire

Strange Fire

On 2/23 Ben House wrote: I think the book as a whole would have been better if the focus, if the bulk of the book, had been expositions on the work of the Holy Spirit. MacArthur could have addressed his concerns toward charismatics and continuationists after setting forth sound, agreed-upon truths. I conclude with giving thanks ... Inconclusive thoughts About Strange Fire

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3 Stars

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Humility

Humility

On 12/27 Ben House wrote: There is a big difference between having humility and being humbled. We are more likely to see or experience the latter than to acquire the former. Part of the problem of humility is that when one realizes even hints of it in themselves, it disappears. Being “proud of our humility” is a contradiction, ... Humility: America's Greatest Virtue?

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4 Stars

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American Phoenix

American Phoenix

On 10/18 Ben House wrote: A good many years ago, Robert Massie wrote one of the best accounts ever of a part of Russian history. The book, Nicholas and Alexandra, covered the fateful years of Russia when the country was struggling with efforts to modernize, while seeking to maintain its old order and suppress revolution. The ... http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A2LB8I089V1Q76/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_1?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R12NKHYFIQFJHS

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4 Stars

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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 1/23 Ben House wrote: I discovered Chesterton too late. It has been over the past ten years that I started reading seriously from G. K. Chesterton’s works and I will never get to where I should be. Education, as my friend George Grant often says, begins with repentance. I am truly sorry that I did not start reading Chesterton ... How Big was G. K. Chesterton

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5 Stars

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Jackson

Jackson

On 10/17 Ben House wrote: For the serious students of American history, particularly pre-Civil War or military history or Presidential history, the biggest name associated with studies of Andrew Jackson is Robert Remini. He has written around 10 volumes on Andrew Jackson and several other books on Jackson's contemporaries. Another ... Andrew Jackson: Fightin' Gen'ral

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4 Stars

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The Founders' Key

The Founders' Key

On 7/2 Ben House wrote: A scholarly and conservative discussion of the Founding DocumentsI must confess that I generally learn history through reading biographies.  And if not a biography, I prefer the kind of narrative history that David McCullough writes.  I want to read the kind of book whose back cover blurb's ... In Time for the Fourth

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4 Stars

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