Reviews by William Hancock
On 8/29 William Hancock wrote: “We need the wild-eyed wonder of a child to see the beauty. We need the innocence. When we open our eyes again, when we return to a state of discovery like a child, we see that God’s brilliance cannot be overcome. No matter how dark our world, no matter how many shadows cast their despair on us, ... Connecting With God In His Brilliance
On 6/18 William Hancock wrote: “Our spiritual lives are devoid of passion. Yes, we believe, but often our knowledge of God is dry and cerebral. We give mere mental assent to truths that should leave us shaking. We mumble perfunctory prayers. We ask God to keep us safe, not realizing that it is from Him we most need protecting. Even ... Yawning At Tigers
On 5/2 William Hancock wrote: “I was attending a movie with my son recently and, during several of the previews, Nathan leaned over to me and said, “We have got to see that!” It got me thinking about the art of the movie trailer. There are so many films, and we have such little time, that those two-minute clips have to reach ... Sacred Roots - A start to correcting the view/perception of the Church
On 4/1 William Hancock wrote: From the first time I met Carlos Whittaker after a concert in Charlotte, I knew that this dude lived on purpose. Everything from the way he worshipped through his songs to the interaction with everyone who made it to his table he was intentional. Knowing this about him firsthand I had to read his first ... Moment Maker by Carlos Whittaker
On 3/13 William Hancock wrote: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. For most of us growing up in the church these four words were seldom spoken in the same context with the honesty that they required. In Loveology, John Mark Comer approaches these topics and so much more with a true and biblical perspective that I personally wish I had been ... Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex
On 1/28 William Hancock wrote: From the opening lines of The Ragamuffin Gospel I knew that Brennan Manning had a way of delivering the truth about the grace of God that I had never experienced before. In his last work The Prodigal co-written by Greg Garrett I was not disappointed either. From the opening pages Manning invites the ... A beautiful ending to a true prodigal..
On 11/14 William Hancock wrote: Samson: A Savior Will Rise by Shawn Hoffman is by far one of the hardest books I have ever read. From the opening pages the reader is invited on a journey with the main character Samson Abrams and his family. Samson makes a decision that ends up putting himself as well as his family in the Nazi concentration ... A book that needs to be read....
On 11/1 William Hancock wrote: For as long as I can remember, I have been in church and my parents have been involved in some capacity or another. From being in middle school to my mid twenties my father was a pastor of a small Pentecostal Holiness church and so I had many encounters with “God’s People”. I can honestly say that ... Review of Wounded By God's People
On 10/1 William Hancock wrote: “What am I missing when I breeze through the gospel and gloss through pictures of the Christian life in the life of Christ? Is there something bigger, something I can’t even imagine right now, waiting to be born in I simply determined to look?” That’s what this book is about; the determination ... Slow Down, don't miss out on one of best books of this year!
On 8/5 William Hancock wrote: In Runaway Emotions, Pastor Jeff Schreve’s focus in on the emotions of our daily lives and how God is using them. He states that, “God wants to show you exactly what is wrong so you can effectively deal with the source of the problem, and not waste time masking the symptoms.” The book deals with ... Review of Runaway Emotions....
On 6/25 William Hancock wrote: ….”What if, now and then, we put the drums and guitars away, turned off the projectors, shut down the sound system, and waited quietly for God to emerge from the woods? Do we have enough faith to believe he’d appear to us as a community?”…. The above quote is made by the main character Chase ... Review of Chasing Francis
On 5/9 William Hancock wrote: Everything about me, everything I do, every relationship I have, everything I hope or dream or wish to become, depends upon what god wins that war. ~ Kyle Idleman Food. Sex. Entertainment. Success. Money. Achievement. Romance. Family. Self…. these things each and every day battle for not only our ... gods at war.... who has your heart?
On 3/7 William Hancock wrote: “Justice is rooted in the character of God, established in the creation of God, mandated by the commands of God, present in the kingdom of God, motivated by the love of God, affirmed in the teaching of Jesus, reflected in the example of Jesus, and carried on today by all who are moved and led by the ... A book to capture our hearts for things of God's...
On 1/16 William Hancock wrote: In Eugene Peterson’s The Message, he states in John 1:14, “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” From the moment I opened this book, I was able to see that Tony took this verse so literal that it became the verse of his life. From his travels to Albania to his time ... Book Review of "Neighbors and Wise Men" by Tony Kriz
On 12/6 William Hancock wrote: First off, let me be completely honest. I first chose this book because of both the cool title and awesome graphic on the front of the book. The title drew me in because honestly don’t all Christians want just a tad bid of extra faith to depend on? The author, Mitch Stokes’ purpose of righting this ... Both "A Shot of Faith to the Head" as well as the heart...
On 3/21 William Hancock wrote: In the words of Andy Stanley, “Grace is the offer of exactly what we do not deserve. Thus, it cannot be recognized or received until we are aware of precisely how undeserving we truly are.” In his book, Andy does an amazing job at recognizing grace for what it really is. Having been in and around ... The Grace of God
On 8/23 William Hancock wrote: In the beginning of their book, the authors (Whitehead and Tyson) state that they have a desire to see the church reach her God-given potential. They say that they are convinced we are living in a pivotal time in history and they want to see God do something truly historic in our day, time and our generation. ... Refreshing book for the church!!
On 7/16 William Hancock wrote: So for almost a month I have been forcing myself to read this book. I have not figured out if I just didn’t connect with the author or the book altogether or it maybe I just wasn’t in the place to read it but I am glad I am through with this book. From the first day I started reading this book, it ... The Waiting Place.....(still waiting for this to be good)
On 5/31 William Hancock wrote: I just recently read The Final Summit by Andy Andrews. I have never read anything by him but I must say that he is an amazing author. His writing creates a picture for the reader and allows you to go inside of the story or book you are reading. In the book The Final Summit the main character is a man ... The Final Summit - A GREAT read!!