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Seeds of Turmoil

Seeds of Turmoil

On 6/8 Matthew Perry wrote: Bryant Wright has written a helpful book tracing back the origins of the turmoil taking place in the Middle East, showing how it all goes back to Abraham “the father of three very influential faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam” (xv). Abraham’s mistrust in short circuiting God’s promise ... Admirable Primer for Issues in Middle East

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4 Stars

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Saint Francis

Saint Francis

On 11/19 Matthew Perry wrote: Growing up and living the life of an out-of-control wild child, Saint Francis became one of the great church leaders in history. Robert West’s book gives a good introduction to this interesting leader. West does a good job as a storyteller, yet this book seems more of a perspective on Francis’ ... Book Review: "Saint Francis" by Robert West

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 7/30 Matthew Perry wrote: Max Lucado’s recent book “Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear” will speak to so many in our culture who are struggling and dieting “on the bread of anxious toil” (Psalm 127:2). With so much insecurity within and instability without, Lucado’s book addresses this topic in such a creative ... Book Review: "Fearless" by Max Lucado

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3 Stars

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Lead Like Ike

Lead Like Ike

On 7/8 Matthew Perry wrote: Geoff Loftus has contributed a helpful and insightful book into the leadership style of General (and future president) Dwight D. Eisenhower, the mastermind behind the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Eisenhower was about focus and action, taking responsibility for himself and those under his charge. In ... Lead Like Ike Good Not Great

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3 Stars

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Change Your Church for Good, Revised

Change Your Church for Good, Revised

On 5/21 Matthew Perry wrote: Brad Powell, pastor of NorthRidge Church in Plymouth, Michigan, loves the church, seeing it as the “hope  of the world . . . when it’s working right.”  He aims to have a vibrant, dynamic, relevant church which does not seek to compromise the message of the gospel.  Powell tells the story of how a traditional, ... Book Review: “Change Your Church for Good” by Brad Powell

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3 Stars

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