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Swipe Right

Swipe Right

On 7/1 Anthony Stephens wrote: The issue of sex/romance is a powerful one in our world today. Contrary to some popular thoughts, this has been an important issue for the human race for some time. Surprisingly, the modern church has shied away from this topic with many thinking that it is not proper to talk about such things. I couldn't ... Book Review: Swipe Right

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4 Stars

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Do Your Children Believe?

Do Your Children Believe?

On 6/7 Anthony Stephens wrote: Terence Chatmon shares insights and experiences from his journey as a husband, father, and businessman to help other parents become more successful at building a spiritual legacy in Do Your Children Believe? I found Chatmon’s book to be a good resource in trying to lead my family in the manner that ... Book Review: Do Your Children Believe?

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4 Stars

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You Are Free

You Are Free

On 4/19 Anthony Stephens wrote: You Are Free is a book about experiencing the freedom that Christ died to provide each and every person that puts their trust in Him. Lyons shares a story of how she came to experience freedom in various areas of her life. She reminds readers often throughout the book, "Christ doesn’t say you can be ... Book Review: You Are Free

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4 Stars

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Practicing the Power

Practicing the Power

On 4/10 Anthony Stephens wrote: Spiritual gifts is a topic that has intrigued many throughout the ages. There are various thoughts on how they work, are they still around, when a Christian gets them, and more. As the jacket of the books states, “pastor and author Sam Storms offers practical steps to understanding and exercising spiritual ... Book Review: Practicing the Power

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4 Stars

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 6/20 Anthony Stephens wrote: I was recently given a copy of Jesus Called: He Wants His Church Back by Ray Johnston to review. I enjoy reading books. I really enjoy reading books about the Christian church. This post will be my thoughts from reading this book. Anyone who has spent a decent amount of time in a North American Christian ... Good Reminder...

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3 Stars

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VIP

VIP

On 4/5 Anthony Stephens wrote: Influence. There are those who have it, and there are those who want more of it. It is a powerful commodity in our day and time. There seems to be so many jockeying for position in the arena of influence. As followers of Jesus Christ, Christians are to be influential people. We are to use the gifts ... Book Review: "VIP"

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3 Stars

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The Dude's Guide to Marriage

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

On 1/8 Anthony Stephens wrote: It is no secret that as you look around our society, the marriage relationship is coming under fire from many different directions.  This sacred institution is the heart of a society, and it is definitely worth the risk, effort, and whatever else to protect and make as healthy as possible.  If ... Book Review: "The Dude's Guide to Marriage"

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5 Stars

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 12/8 Anthony Stephens wrote: The world in which we find ourselves living is one that does not resemble what it was just a couple of decades ago at all. Some might be inclined to think that if you were to hold up a picture of our 21st century world to a picture of what it was in the 20th century, one might be inclined to think that ... Book Review: "We Cannot Be Silent"

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5 Stars

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Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

On 11/3 Anthony Stephens wrote: I recently read a work from John MacArthur called Twelve Unlikely Heroes: How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You. This is the latest work in what seems to be a series that MacArthur has put out over recent years like Twelve Ordinary Men and Twelve Extraordinary ... Book Review: Twelve Unlikely Heroes

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3 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 1/26 Anthony Stephens wrote: Through the years, I have enjoyed Graham’s work as he has tackled many subjects of the Christian faith by writing in terms that anyone can understand. I love how he always backs his thoughts up with Scripture. Nearing Home tackles a subject that is on many people’s mind: the latter of life. He writes ... Good Work From Good Man

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4 Stars

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 2/4 Anthony Stephens wrote: As the back cover states, “imagine a church where 84% of Christians are completely unfamiliar tenets of their faith, with a crippling misunderstanding of the word righteousness and, in turn, the gospel of Jesus.” In this work, Pastor Chris Seay tries to lay out a misunderstanding that he sees too ... Book Review: "The Gospel of Jesus"

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4 Stars

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Searching for God Knows What

Searching for God Knows What

On 6/25 Anthony Stephens wrote: Searching For God Knows What is the first work that I’ve read by Donald Miller.  I’ve seen some of his stuff before but never taken the time to sit down and read it all the way through.  This book seeks to show that “relationship is God’s way of leading us to redemption.” Miller seeks to ... Book Review: “Searching For God Knows What”

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4 Stars

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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self

On 4/8 Anthony Stephens wrote: “The Vertical Self” by Mark Sayers was a very interesting and refreshing read. Sayers is the Senior Leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He uses his experiences and wisdom to show that in an age of social networking that our identity can and often does get built by unqualified sources. ... Book Review: “The Vertical Self”

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4 Stars

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 2/3 Anthony Stephens wrote: The latest book that I have been reading from the Thomas Nelson book reviewer deal has been Dr. John Townsend’s “Where Is God?” It has been a pretty good read. It was pretty much what I thought it would be: a Christian psychologist talking about how people ask this question during rough times. I thought that ... Book Review: “Where Is God?”

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4 Stars

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Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World

On 11/24 Anthony Stephens wrote: The latest book that I have read through Thomas Nelson’s book review program was Dr. David Jeremiah’s “Living With Confidence In A Chaotic World: What On Earth Should We Do Now?” I have been a big fan of Dr. Jeremiah and the work that the Lord is doing through him.  Dr. Jeremiah uses some of ... Book Review

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4 Stars

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Take Your Best Shot

Take Your Best Shot

On 10/14 Anthony Stephens wrote: Last night, I finished this book from Austin Gutwein about his journey to making a difference in this world.  I was intrigued about this book when I found out that Austin was a young boy who really believed that God could use him to make a difference in the world.  This book was a very ... Book Review: “Take Your Best Shot”

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5 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 9/26 Anthony Stephens wrote: This was the latest book that I got from Thomas Nelson Publishers to review.  I had heard about this book from different people that it was a good work on the different needs of men and women in relationships.  My wife had mentioned it to me also, so I decided to check it out.  Here’s ... Book Review: “Love and Respect”

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4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel

The Hole in Our Gospel

On 8/11 Anthony Stephens wrote: Recently, I read a book from Richard Stearns called “The Hole in Our Gospel.”  Stearns is the President of World Vision US since 1998.  The book is both the story of how he came to the position of President of World Vision US and a call to look at the “gospel” that we believe in. I ... Book Review: “The Hole in Our Gospel”

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4 Stars

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Between Wyomings

Between Wyomings

On 6/26 Anthony Stephens wrote: I have developed this urge to read more since I got out of school.  Why I didn’t have this urge in school is beyond me.  Normally, I will read books that deal with ministry or student culture since I am a student pastor.   I chose this last time to break the mold and try a ... Book Review: “Between Wyomings”

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2 Stars

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The Principle of the Path (Hardcover)

The Principle of the Path (Hardcover)

On 5/4 Anthony Stephens wrote: The latest book that I have read is Andy Stanley’s “The Principle of the Path.”  Once again, Andy Stanley has put together a wonderful work.  I love to read his material because it is more like sitting down at the local coffee shop and discussing rather than reading a book.  “The Principle of the Path” ... Book Review: “The Principle of the Path” by Andy Stanley

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5 Stars

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Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

Christianity in Crisis: The 21st Century

On 3/4 Anthony Stephens wrote: I recently read the book “Christianity In Crisis: 21st Century” by Hank Hanegraaff.  I have read some of Hank Hanegraaff’s work before and found it to be very good.  He does a great job of using the Bible in context.  That is why he has a radio program called Bible Answer Man that can be ... Book Review: Christianity In Crisis 21st Century

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3 Stars

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For The Tough Times

For The Tough Times

On 12/15 Anthony Stephens wrote: I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers not long ago. I was interested in seeing what Max Lucado had to say again. I have been a fan of a lot of his work in the past because his writing is very easy to read. For These Tough Times was no different. The 80-page book ... Book Review: “For These Tough Times”

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3 Stars

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