Reviews by Michael Deutsch
On 4/16 Michael Deutsch wrote: In her journal A Standard of Grace, Emily Ley gives the reader and journaller some food for thought. Or better yet, some grace for thought. On the back cover she states, "I will hold myself to a standard of Grace, not perfection." That's a powerful statement since too many of us are ... A Journal of Grace
On 3/31 Michael Deutsch wrote: John Maxwell is one of my favorite authors when it comes to leadership principles, so I was interested in The Maxwell Study Bible. Throughout the Bible there are references and various leadership principles and nuggets for the reader. They are cross referenced so you can so other links which ... Maxwell Leadership Bible
On 3/20 Michael Deutsch wrote: The NKJV Bride's Bible is very elegantly done. It is small, and easily fits into someone's purse or bag. In many respects, while it is elegant, it is also a no frills Bible. I don't say that in a negative way. There are no introductions to books of the Bible, no maps, etc. ... A Bride's Bible
On 3/13 Michael Deutsch wrote: The Stop and Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families is a fun and quick devotional for families with younger children. There are 52 Devotions for a short weekly devotion to be completed as a family.This is a hardcover book with glossy pages which are well constructed. Each devotional ... Devotional for Young Kids!
On 3/5 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was really thrilled to receive THE WIERSBE STUDY BIBLE (NKJV). This is definitely a study Bible. As there are study notes on every page. They are filled with the scholarship you would expect from Warren Wiersbe, author of the "BE-commentaries."There are 2,176 pages in this Bible, ... Excellent Study Bible
On 2/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: The devotion, 365 Devotions to Love God and Love Others Well was a very nice devotional. It is a hard copy with a ribbon to mark your page. There is a devotion for each day and they are all one page in length, and take about 2-3 minutes to read.Because the devotionals are short enough, they ... Christian Devotional!
On 2/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was intrigued by this book, Better Together: Life is Best with a Friend Like You. This is a great gift book given from a friend to a friend. This book is a celebration of friendships which are different. This is a picture book, with poignant saying on each page as well.Every two pages ... Celebrate Friendships
On 1/25 Michael Deutsch wrote: Because of my background, I was really interested to read the book, Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage: How Understanding the Jewish Roots of Christianity Can Transform Your Faith by Curt Landry. My hope is that he would help lead me a little further back into my personal roots.The book is ... Reclaiming Your Heritage
On 1/16 Michael Deutsch wrote: For the past 20 years, I have been a fan of John Eldredge. I helped at one of his early conferences and appreciate the way he approaches scripture and ways for men and women to find redemption and power through Christ. In this devotional, Restoration Year, John has helped open the eyes ... Restoration Year Devotional!
On 1/13 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was looking forward to receiving "A Morning and Evening Prayerbook." I thought it would be a great way to start the year having a guided prayer to lead me. This book has prayers for the morning and evening, written by people from the early church through modern times. The prayers ... Morning and Evening Prayers
On 1/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was really excited to be able to review the NEW NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible, with D.A. Carson as the General Editor. This is a wonderful, powerful study Bible. There are many helpful additions to this.Included in this Bible are the following ~ Helpful introductions to books and ... Excellent Study Bible
On 11/27 Michael Deutsch wrote: The Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible is sure to be a hit with girls! This fabulous material is on everything from pillows to T-shirts. The "mermaid" sequins change color right before your eyes. Girls will love the design and will want to carry the Sparkle and Change Bibles with them ... Sequin Sparkle and Change Bible!
On 11/14 Michael Deutsch wrote: The NKJV - The Maxwell Leadership Bible: Lessons in Leadership from the Word of God by John Maxwell is an excellent resource tool. I have the first edition of the Leadership Bible and find this edition to be an excellent update.Features include ~ Now available in Thomas Nelson’s NKJV Comfort ... Maxwell Leadership Bible!
On 10/22 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was excited to receive the NKJV Ancient - Modern Bible. I love the idea and the way it is constructed throughout the pages of the Bible. There are so many extra writings by so many people from the past. There are so many writers, they are too numerous to mention.There are also wonderful ... Ancient Modern Bible
On 10/7 Michael Deutsch wrote: When I ordered Less Than Perfect: Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn From Them, I did not realize this was really more of a devotional book. I may not have ordered it, but I am glad I did. Author Ann Spangler looks at 38 different people from the Bible who were not quite ... Learning from Less Than Perfect!
On 9/24 Michael Deutsch wrote: I don't have the adult version, this is a Student Edition of Unshakeable Hope: The Promise Book. It is a paperback devotional / book, which is for youth around grades 8-12, ranging from 12-16 years of age.The premise of the book is to help youth learn and understand through self exploration about ... Having an Unshakeable Hope!
On 9/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: Many years ago I purchased the original Spirit Filled Life Bible in the NIV. This is the 3rd edition and there are many more enhancements which make this a Bible worth purchasing and using on a regular basis. I would add that this Bible is most likely not for those who are not familiar with ... NKJV Spirit Filled Life Bible = Excellent!
On 9/13 Michael Deutsch wrote: Many years ago I purchased the original Spirit Filled Life Bible in the NIV. While I liked that one then, this one surpasses it. Partly, I appreciate the NKJV so much more than the NIV.This Bible has an amazingly soft feel to the leather. When you open it it stays open, instead of closing ... Excellent Bible!!
On 9/4 Michael Deutsch wrote: God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakeable Hope for Kids was written by Max Lucado, adapted by Tama Fortner, and illustrated by Alessia Trunfio is a wonderful Bible story book for children. This is really more of a devotional / children's bible story book. It is designed for children between ... God Keeps His Promises!
On 8/25 Michael Deutsch wrote: I really appreciated the devotional 100 Days of Thanks. This devotional covers 100 different devotions focused on our giving thanks. Each devotion ranges from 1-2 pages, and ends with a question to consider and a few lines to jot down your thoughts. There is a scripture to start each ... 100 Days of Thanks!!
On 8/6 Michael Deutsch wrote: In the book An Amish Family: Four Novellas, author Kathleen Fuller has written four short stories focused on four Amish families. Each story has it's own plot and are all well written.They are very nice shorts stories of young Amish men and women who are searching to find happiness and relationships ... 4 Amish Short Stories
On 7/9 Michael Deutsch wrote: Boundaries For Your Soul: How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies, by Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller is an excellent resource for those who seek to help others and for those who struggle with “negative feelings and thoughts.”One of our biggest problems is boundary ... Setting Healthy Boundaries
On 6/26 Michael Deutsch wrote: Gary Thomas has written a powerful devotion called - - DEVOTIONS FOR SACRED PARENTING. This is not a how to book. It is not meant to teach you how to parent, instead, Thomas seeks to help the reader gain a better understanding of God's presence in their lives and how to instill those biblical ... Devotions for Parents!
On 6/18 Michael Deutsch wrote: 10 Minutes in the Word - Proverbs, was a fun and easy to read devotional. I was not sure what to expect but was thrilled with this little devotional.The authors were willing to look deep into our lives in just a few short paragrpahs to ask important questions as we read through the book of Proverbs.The ... Devotional - Proverbs!!
On 5/14 Michael Deutsch wrote: Devotionals can be a great aid in our spiritual development, and this devotional from one of my favorite authors is an excellent resource. Ever Faithful: A 365 Day Devotional is a powerful devotional. This devotional is comprised of 1 page per day. Each page shows the date, a scripture ... Excellent Devotional
On 5/7 Michael Deutsch wrote: Always Enough - Never Too Much: 100 Devotions to Quit Comparing, Stop Hiding, and Start Living Wild and Free, is an excellent devotional. This devotional has a great design. It is a FLIP BOOK. You have to flip the book over to read it. The front side has the focus "You are Always ... Excellent Woman's Devotional
On 4/25 Michael Deutsch wrote: The devotional, God's Promises for Graduates: Class of 2018 - Navy - in imitation leather is a very nice devotional for high school graduates or college graduates.This book is in a very nice soft leather imitation. The pages are bright white with blue lettering, and reads very easily. There ... God's Promises for Grads!
On 4/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was excited to receive The Vines Expository Bible. This Bible is the NKJV. It is in a very nice hardcover with a nice dust jacket. I found the print to appear to be larger than the 10.5 point print. It was very readable as it is in 2 columns. The Vines Expository Bible offers ... Vines Expository Bible
On 4/11 Michael Deutsch wrote: When I opened BibleForce: The First Heroes Bible, I was totally impressed. The book is heavy and has a very solid cover on it. The picture on the cover is bright and engaging. This would make most kids want to pick it up and start reading. There are lots and lots of Bible stories ... Excellent for Kids!
On 4/8 Michael Deutsch wrote: God's Words of Life for Fathers is an exceptional devotional book. I really appreciate the way it is formatted. There are 42 chapters in the book. Each chapter covers a different topic of importance to men. They are alphabetically written. The book is filled with great instruction ... Dad's Devotional!
On 3/23 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was very pleased to receive this Bible, NKJV, Deluxe Reader's Bible. If you like to read the Bible in a book form, then this is the Bible for you. See the second picture below for a look at what the inside of the Bible looks like. I prefer the NKJV and found the Bible to be very ... NKJV Bible!!
On 3/4 Michael Deutsch wrote: I am a huge fan of pastor and author, Max Lucado. In his book, Trade Your Cares for Calm, he has written another wonderful book. This book is really more of an inspirational / devotional book. There are few people who don't feel anxious and overwhelmed at times in life, and this book ... Calm your Cares!!
On 2/26 Michael Deutsch wrote: The new devotional by Sarah Young has a specific purpose and totally accomplished its goal. Jesus Calling: 50 Devotions for Encouragement, is a short but very powerful devotional. There are 50 different devotions in this short book. Each devotion is easy to read, taking maybe 1-2 minutes, yet they ... An Encouraging Devotional!!
On 2/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: In his book, The Prayer that turns the World Upside Down, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., has written an excellent, easy to read, yet powerful book on the most familiar of Christian prayers . . . The Lord's Prayer. While this book is easy to read and just under 170 pages, Mohler has filled this book with wonderful ... The Lord's Prayer
On 2/3 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have been a fan of John Maxwell for many years, and have read many of his books on leadership. I already had the first edition of Developing the Leader Within You and was curious to see what changes would be made in Developing the Leader Within You 2.0. Basically there are 2 chapters with different ... Maxwell on Leadership!
On 1/25 Michael Deutsch wrote: Charlie Daniels is one of my all time favorite performers. I've seen him in concert multiple times and appreciate his music and life. The book, Never Look at the Empty Seats: A Memoir of Charlie Daniels is a must read for his fans. His music always tells a story, each song tells you something about ... A Charlie Daniels Memoir
On 1/9 Michael Deutsch wrote: In his newest book, A Life Beyond Amazing: 9 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life Today, Dr. David Jeremiah, has written an outstanding book about how to live life according to the Fruits of the Spirit. This book has the potential to be life changing. As Jeremiah correctly points out early in the ... A Life Beyond Amazing!
On 12/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was looking forward to receiving the NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible, because it is not the typical Study Bible as we know. I appreciated the fact that there were a number of articles throughout this Bible. These articles help you to make better decisions regarding the passages you are reading. The ... NKJV Unapologetic Study Bible
On 12/2 Michael Deutsch wrote: I appreciate devotionals which are real and relevant. This devotional perfectly meets that requirement. Annie Downs has written a powerful and beautiful devotional entitled, 100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self. The subtitle is the point of this devotional which covers ... A Powerful Devotional!
On 10/30 Michael Deutsch wrote: I found this new NKJV Study Bible for Kids to be a really great looking and useful Bible. While it is paperback, the colors on the cover were inviting and exciting. The Bible is filled with so many helps, that in some ways it can be distracting, but that's not really a criticism. The Bible has short ... Excellent Teen NKJV Bible
On 10/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: In his book, Kill the Spider: Getting Rid of What’s Really Holding You Back, Carlos Whittaker takes us on a very important and significant journey as he becomes very vulnerable and open about the issues in his life and how he tackled them head on. He begins by sharing a story about a brown recluse ... Killing the Spiders!
On 10/5 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was really looking forward to receiving this Bible from Thomas Nelson. It has a great, colorful cover, it is hardcover and feels very sturdy and has a nice feel to it. This Bible has color coding on every page. There are different colors to represent different themes in the Bible. The code is on ... NIV Color Code Bible
On 9/24 Michael Deutsch wrote: The Red Letter Words of Jesus by Jack Countryman is a very nice devotional which focuses on the words which Jesus spoke. When you receive this book, you will note that it is a very well put together book. The hard cover feels sturdy and the pages are not thin. The book starts in Matthew and moves ... Very Good Devotional
On 9/7 Michael Deutsch wrote: The 5 Minute Bible: 100 Stories and Songs is a fantastic idea! The colors and the pictures are great. There are stories which are well known and some which are lesser known. I like that! I think it is great to associate stories and songs. What better way to rock your child to sleep, or sit and snuggle ... Wonderful Idea
On 8/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was not sure what to expect in the book, Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache and Heartache, by Emerson Eggerichs, author of "Love and Respect." I was pleasantly surprised at the content and the suggestions he gives so that we will not have to deal with the headaches and heartaches after we hit ... A Great Communication Reminder
On 8/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: The Comeback by Louie Giglio was an excellent book. This book is a reminder that we call make mistakes, we all miss opportunities and we all sin. But that does not need to leave us behind when it comes to our dreams and God's plans for us. If you doubt you could ever do anything useful for God, this ... Need a Comeback?
On 6/26 Michael Deutsch wrote: I had heard of Peter Scazzero's Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, but for some reason never thought about reading it. When I saw the book was available for review in an updated, revised version, I thought this was the time. I really appreciate the opportunity to read this book. It is ... Excellent for Discipleship!
On 6/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: I had the opportunity to review the NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible. The Bible is designed for children ages 8-12, and attempts to bring the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, ... Excellent Kids Study Bible
On 5/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: Since my children are grown, I wanted to see what I could recommend for parents with younger children, and The Beginner's Bible for Little Ones is a great addition.This Bible is extremely sturdy and rugged and would be great for a child who is learning how to hold a book without destroying it. There ... Excellent Beginner's Bible
On 5/8 Michael Deutsch wrote: The NKJV Woman’s Study Bible: Receiving God’s Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation is not only using an excellent translation, but has a well put together Bible. This Bible includes many features which a Bible needs. And as the cover and title indicate it is for women. The ... Beautiful Women's Bible
On 4/11 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was not familiar with this author, Karen Ehman, nor her prior book, called Keep It Shut! Her new book, aptly named ZIP IT! The KEEP IT SHUT 40 Day Challenge is definitely a winner.This is a short devotional broken into 40 - 4 page readings. It was great for Lent, but works for any time ... Great Reminders to ... ZIP IT!
On 2/22 Michael Deutsch wrote: What do we do when we want and hope to experience the power of the Holy Spirit, yet, find ourselves and churches void of the Spirit of God? That’s part of the purpose of this book by Sam Storms, Practicing the Power: Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in your Life. I was taken back ... Experiencing the Spirit
On 2/12 Michael Deutsch wrote: In their new book, The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb, Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel have written an excellent and timely book. The purpose of this book is a call to the church to return to the type and methodology of acquiring power. Jesus' way of power is the counter-intuitive ... Power Through Weakness!
On 1/26 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have been skeptical for awhile about faith issues in the White House and thought this would be an excellent book to help me. In his book, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America, Michael Wear has written an excellent book which is very helpful ... Hope Reclaimed!
On 1/14 Michael Deutsch wrote: Devotions for Easter is a wonderful devotional book designed for women for the Lenten season. The book is comprised of 40 short devotionals with great pictures (photographs) throughout the book. The goal of the book is to help prepare the heart and mind of the reader to celebrate the risen Savior. ... A Lenten Journey
On 12/30 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was looking forward to reading the devotional, Jesus Today: Experience Hope in His Presence, by Sarah Young, after hearing about her previous devotional, Jesus Calling. This devotional contains 150 one page devotionals, which are supported by scripture on the second page. There is also ... Excellent Devotional!
On 12/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: I read with interest the book, After the Cheering Stops, by Cyndy Feasel. I love football, I coach football, and I have a son who plays high school football. This was definitely a very powerful, at times, very scary book about the nature of football and the brutality of football. We ... Powerful Book about CTE
On 12/2 Michael Deutsch wrote: I had not read anything from O.S. Hawkins and I have now become a fan. The book, The Daniel Code: Living Out Truth in a Culture that is Losing its Way, was an exceptional book. It is 25 chapters long, but each chapter is only about 8 pages. This book would make a great Christmas present, ... Excellent Reading!
On 11/2 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have read many of John Maxwell's books on leadership. So, I was happy to be able to receive this devotional, Leadership Promises for Every Day. Each day there is about a 2 - 3 paragraph devotional, along with a scripture passage. At the end of each day's reading is the original source ... Excellent Devotional
On 10/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: This new devotional by Zondervan, Devotions for Christmas: A Celebration to Bring You Joy and Peace would be a great addition or gift.The devotion is a no nonsense devotion, as it starts out right on December 1 and ends on December 31. Each devotion should only take a few minutes to read. ... Wonderful Christmas Devotional
On 10/12 Michael Deutsch wrote: I do not often get to review Children's Devotionals, so I thought it would be great to review this one, Jesus: A 365 Day Devotional. This hardcover devotional is built around a quick walk through the Bible in 365 days, starting with Genesis and ending in Revelation. The devotional works its ... Nice Devotional for 8-12 Year Olds!
On 9/26 Michael Deutsch wrote: I am always on the lookout for new Bibles which will help me grow as a Christ-follower. So, I was excited to see this new Bible, the NKJV Word Study Bible: 1,700 key words that will unlock the meaning of the Bible. On virtually every page there are references to key words in the Bible which ... Very Good NKJV Bible
On 9/20 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was looking forward to this little devotional by Sheila Walsh, with Sherri Gragg. The title is 5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy. It's pretty obvious what the premise of the book is seeking to accomplish. It seems that we live in a world which is devoid of joy. We ... A Great 5 Minutes!
On 9/2 Michael Deutsch wrote: A Month of Sundays: Striding Towards Spiritual Refreshment One Sunday at a Time by Paula Hartman is a wonderful book which was written to help the reader learn, practice and make spiritual refreshment a reality. Hartman is a wonderful writer who shares her journey with the reader in a variety of ... Engaging Book to Read!
On 8/31 Michael Deutsch wrote: As someone who enjoys the Olympics, I thought this would be a good book, and I was not disappointed. The story of David Boudia, in Great Than Gold: From Olympic Heartbreak to Ultimate Redemption is an excellent book, recounting David's story and his journey to faith.I kept watch on how David did in the ... Great than Gold is Excellent!
On 8/5 Michael Deutsch wrote: I had never heard of Chad Veach prior to reading this book, Unreasonable Hope: Finding Faith in the God Who Brings Purpose to Your Pain, but I will be sure to follow him in the future. This was an amazingly honest and raw book as he discussed how his daughter’s diagnosis of an incurable brain ... Powerful Book of Hope
On 7/22 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have appreciated the writings of Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg, so I was looking forward to receiving this devotional book entitled, Today's Moment of Truth: Devotions to Deepen Your Faith in Christ. I really liked the cover, it would look great on a coffee table, as it has a soft somewhat ... A Devotion with Meat
On 7/9 Michael Deutsch wrote: In her book, Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, Kathe Wunnenberg has written an outstanding devotional on loss. This book captured my attention from the beginning and she never let up. The stories and illustrations are powerful. They are practical, relevant and true to life.She shares ... EXCELLENT DEVOTION on Grieving!!
On 6/27 Michael Deutsch wrote: I really like this new NKJV TEEN STUDY BIBLE. It has a number of unique features - -We Believe: Unpacks the Apostles Creed to reveal the biblical foundation of faithPanorama: Keeps the big picture of each book of the Bible in viewKey Indexes: Help with in-depth Bible studyTo the Point: Reveals ... Very Good Teen Study Bible
On 6/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was very interested to read this book by O.S. Hawkins, entitled, VIP: How to Influence with Vision, Integrity, and Purpose.This book really intrigued me because I believe the 3 areas Hawkins talks about are vital to effective leadership. If a leader, or anyone wishes to influence others they ... Becoming a VIP
On 5/9 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have had this book on my shelf for a long time and finally finished the book. Don’t let the title, Bug Swamps Gold, fool you, this is a wonderful book retelling the story of a young girl growing up during the depression years in the 1930s and 1940s. The story takes place in South Carolina ... A Golden Story!
On 5/9 Michael Deutsch wrote: I appreciated reading Michael Horton’s new book, Core Christianity: Finding Yourself In God's Story. The purpose of the book is the fact that many times we really do not know the reason for the faith we have. Horton is hoping we can better understand our story in the midst of God’s Story. ... God's Story and Yours!
On 3/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have always believed as a pastor, I need to review and study theological positions I do not always agree with. That will help me to better formulate and state what I do believe. This is the reason I wanted to read this book, Four Views on Hell. This is not necessarily a fun topic ... Excellent Discussion of a HOT topic!
On 3/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: I greatly appreciated Jenni Catron's book, The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. For quite awhile I have believed that we work through the 4 different components of who we are; that is; our heart, spirit, mind and body.With that in mind, Catron seeks to explain how to be an extraordinary ... Leading from heart, soul, mind and body!
On 2/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die, by Jefferson Bethke, was a very interesting book. The premise of the book is to help the reader understand that Christianity is not just about getting our ticket punch and having a free ride to heaven. ... It's Not What you Think!
On 11/17 Michael Deutsch wrote: Excellent Book!Sometimes I get tired and really skeptical about reading another book on leadership. I feel like I’ve read them all . . . but I needed to read this book. In his book, H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle, Brad Lomenick has written a very open and vulnerable ... Excellent for Leaders!
On 9/11 Michael Deutsch wrote: We live in a society that is so quick to condemn and judge others. In his new book, Slow to Judge: Sometimes It’s OK to Listen, David Capes seeks to remind us to be slow to judge. He wants us to hold firm to what we believe, yet at the same time have that difficult balancing act so we don’t ... Very Insightful!
On 7/3 Michael Deutsch wrote: While Father’s Day is past, there is no time like now to get the dad in your life a Bible he will read. The NIV Dad’s Devotional Bible (2nd Edition) is filled with 260 devotionals written for dads. These devotionals, written by Robert Wolgemuth, author of She Calls Me Daddy, The Most Important ... Bible for Dad's
On 6/18 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have never read a John Maxwell book on leadership I didn't like. This book is no different. The Complete 101 Collection: What Every Leader Needs to Know, is a compilation of Maxwell's short books from the 101 series. This book weighs in at just over 600 pages, so it may be intimidating, ... The Excellent 101 Collection
On 5/30 Michael Deutsch wrote: I heard of Judah Smith's book Jesus Is ___________ but had not read it, and thought this would be an interesting book to read. So I was excited to receive this book. Judah is an engaging author, telling stories, using humor and tugging at your heart. This book is broken into 4 sections ... Inspiring Book!
On 5/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: In the book, Transcending Mysteries: Who is God and What Does He Want From Us? Andrew Greer and Ginny Owens have written a book in which they attempt to find Jesus’ message from the Old Testament.In this book they offer more of a dialogue to answer the questions about Jesus in the Old Testament. ... Some Insights of Jesus in the Old Testament
On 4/10 Michael Deutsch wrote: As a pastor who is trying to meet the needs of all people, yet understand why we are the way we are, this book was very helpful to me. In Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church, Rachel Evans has written a book which describes her journey from the church to leaving the church ... Thought Provoking!!
On 3/6 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was excited to receive the new NIV Proclamation Bible. While I am not a proponent of the new and revised NIV, I still wanted to review this Bible. Especially because Timothy Keller, whom I respect was quoted on the cover stating, “There are many Study Bibles, but none better.” ... Good, But Not Great!
On 2/18 Michael Deutsch wrote: I am a fan of John Maxwell. I think he has so much to say which is practical as it pertains to leadership. However, I was somewhat disappointed in this book, The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs. It is mostly a reprint of a leadership book which was previously ... Very Good, But a Reprint
On 2/3 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have read other books by Donald Miller and have found him to be authentic and a writer who is willing to be bold and challenge the reader. In his newest book, Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy, Miller has written a very transparent book about his journey in relationships; ... Vulnerable and Transparent!
On 1/21 Michael Deutsch wrote: In their book, Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery, authors David Watson and Paul Watson have written an excellent book. This book is not geared for the professional only. It is for all people who are invested in making a difference for Christ. This book ... Be Contagious!
On 1/8 Michael Deutsch wrote: I wondered how Stan Guthrie was going to pull this off? How can you choose one verse from each of the 66 books of the Bible? In his newest book, God's Story in 66 Verses: Understanding the Entire Bible by Focusing on Just One Verse in Each Book, Guthrie tackles a big challenge.Guthrie chooses ... The Bible in 66 Verses!
On 12/24 Michael Deutsch wrote: Sometimes we move through life at such break-neck speed that we never take time to reflect on the conversations and day to day events which surround our lives. In her book, Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most, Amy Julia Becker recounts stories from her day to day ... Big Talk form Small Talk
On 12/9 Michael Deutsch wrote: This was such a powerful story! In his book, My Best Friends Funeral: A Memoir, Roger Thompson has a deeply moving story about his friendship with his best friend Tim. He writes about the time they spent together and the meaning of their relationship. The were best friends as they grew ... Powerful and Moving Story
On 11/17 Michael Deutsch wrote: In his book, What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?: God's Will Demystified, Johnnie Moore has written a very practical book. The premise behind this book were Moore’s years as the Campus Pastor at Liberty University. The question he seeks to address is one so many Christians struggle with. ... Practical and Timely!
On 10/22 Michael Deutsch wrote: The NKJV Study Bible Full-Color Edition is an excellent choice of Bibles. I use either the NKJV or ESV. I found this Bible to be very easy to use and greatly appreciate the study notes on the bottom of each page. Each chapter includes a color introduction, which is slightly shorter ... Excellent NKJV Study Bible
On 10/10 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was really intrigued by the title of this book and was very glad to have read it. The Skeletons In God's Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy Way, by Joshua Ryan Butler kept me interested throughout as he sought to help readers look at issues which we generally ... Skeleton's in God's Closet? Nope!
On 9/29 Michael Deutsch wrote: It's been awhile since I have seen Les Miserables. So, I wondered if this book would be good or not, and I was not at all disappointed. Bob Welch has written an excellent book in 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables. Welch identifies a number of different spiritual issues which are dealt with ... Excellent Little Book!!
On 9/18 Michael Deutsch wrote: I have always enjoyed reading books and listening to John Eldredge. John and his son, Sam, have cowritten a book entitled, Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face. Once again, John does not disappoint me in what he has to say in this book.This book is a conversation between ... Excellent and Easy Read!
On 9/12 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was really torn about how to rate this Bible, the NIV First Century Study Bible. As one who loves history, I relished the opportunity to gain additional nuggets of information that helps form the entire picture of the Bible. This adds to the richness of God's Word. I believe this ... Good Bible, But . . .
On 9/3 Michael Deutsch wrote: I really enjoyed reading Kirk Cousins book, Game Changer: Faith, Football and Finding Your Way. This was an enjoyable book about a young man with a great deal of class and character. It's a book I will have my sons read so they can understand the journey some take in life to make it where ... Excellent Book about Faith and Football
On 8/22 Michael Deutsch wrote: This is a wonderful devotional and Bible in one. The NIV Streams in the Desert Bible is packed with powerful words from God and from author L.B. Cowman. I have read through the deovtional Streams in the Desert many years ago, and will do so again as I read through the Bible.About the author ... Excellent BIble with Devotion
On 8/16 Michael Deutsch wrote: This was a very easy to read book, with great nuggets of spiritual truth to guide the reader along their journey. Laurie Short’s book, Finding Faith in the Dark: When the Story of Your Life Takes a Turn You Didn't Plan weaves stories about her life and those around her; along with stories from ... Inspiring Story
On 8/6 Michael Deutsch wrote: The Jesus Code ~ 52 Scripture Questions Every Believer Should Answer, by O.S. Hawkins has an interesting premise to it. Hawkins began to wonder about all of the questions Jesus asked, and then went on a search throughout the Bible to examine the questions he felt we need to answer.This book, which ... Very Good Devotional
On 7/28 Michael Deutsch wrote: In her newest Sticky Faith book, The title is The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Kids, Kara Powell has hit another home run. This is an excellent book, with great practical suggestions. The author has realized we are losing ... Excellent and Practical Book!
On 7/21 Michael Deutsch wrote: This book was very refreshing! So many times we pray with the expectation that God will hear our prayers and God will be the one who has been moved to action. In his book, Wasted Prayer: Know When God Wants You to Stop Praying and Start Doing, Greg Darley reminds us that often times the opposite ... A New Understanding to Prayer
On 7/11 Michael Deutsch wrote: In his book, Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things, Ken Wytsma has written a very important book. So many of us are living our lives with one thought in mind, our personal pleasure. We do that at the expense of those who are desperately in need of justice. Not ... Pursuing Justice? Yes!
On 6/27 Michael Deutsch wrote: I literally could not stop reading this book. I have never been to war, but gained a greater appreciation of a different aspect of war. Dr. W. Lee Warren has written an amazing book, with an equally revealing title, No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon's Long Journey Home from the Iraq War.The ... RIVETING!!
On 6/17 Michael Deutsch wrote: Below the Surface is the third book in the Code of Silence series, created by author, Tim Shoemaker. While this is the third in the series, and I had not read the previous books, this was easy to read and follow without thinking I was missing something. This series fits into an important ... An Exciting Book for Teen Boys
On 5/28 Michael Deutsch wrote: It’s amazing to see where our journeys take us in life. In his book, No More Dragons, Jim Burgen tells the very honest story about his life growing up in the church. His joy in attending worship and being part of the that culture . . . that is, until one day the people of the church complained ... Removing the Dragon from our Lives
On 5/13 Michael Deutsch wrote: I jumped at the chance to review this Bible, the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, because I had thought about buying it about 10 years ago. I appreciate the ministry of Jack Hayford and he is the Executive Editor. So, it was a great opportunity to review this Bible. While I prefer the ... Excellent Choice ~ New Spirit Filled Life Bible
On 5/6 Michael Deutsch wrote: Solomon was supposed to be the wisest man in the world. Really? Maybe for a moment he was, but he ended with hundreds of wives and hundreds more concubines. Now, that’s not a comment on women, it’s a comment on all the enticements this brings and the slow dissolving of our own beliefs. ... Solomon Style: Seduction and Temptation
On 4/18 Michael Deutsch wrote: Sometimes it’s difficult to read long academic books. One of the reasons I liked this book is that it was an easy read, filled with little nuggets I can easily apply in my life. In his book, How High Will You Climb? Determine Your Success by Cultivating the Right Attitude, John Maxwell leads ... Climbing High with your Attitude
On 2/28 Michael Deutsch wrote: It's not often you want to read a book about Heaven and Hell, but I actually enjoyed reading this book by Christopher Hudson, aptly entitled, Heaven & Hell: Are they Real?The book is broken down into two sections, Part 1 - Heaven; Part 2 - Hell. Within each part are sections. As such ... Heaven or Hell? Fact or Fiction?
On 2/18 Michael Deutsch wrote: I am always on the lookout for devotionals to read for myself, or to read as a family endeavor. I want something that will engage my teenage sons and this book has a great deal of potential to do that. In her book, No Cape Required: 52 Ways to Unleash your Inner Hero, Kristen Parrish provides ... No Cape Required Devotion!
On 1/25 Michael Deutsch wrote: I am a huge fan of Max Lucado. I really enjoy his ability to tell stories and get his point across in books and in his messages. In this book, which is really more of a devotional by Max Lucado is called "One God, One Plan, One Life." It’s specifically written for teens and adapted ... Excellent Teen Devotion by Max Lucado
On 1/7 Michael Deutsch wrote: This book reminds me of a Children's Bible, with pictures and scripture, yet this is much more than a Children's Bible. This is for adults and children to see the Bible in pictures, as well as reading the Word.This is the first book in a series of books which seek to illustrate through pictures ... MESSIAH: ORIGIN
On 12/16 Michael Deutsch wrote: I really enjoy reading books about history, as the books are great tools to learn more about our leaders, their successes and failures. In his book, "Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue," David Bobb has written a book helping us to see the great character in many of our ... HUMILITY - A DEFINITE NEED!
On 12/13 Michael Deutsch wrote: I never read Brennan Manning's most popular book, "The Ragamuffin Gospel." Now, after reading this book, I think I'll have to go back and read his earlier work. Manning died in April of this year, so this is his last work.The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story centers on a pastor named Jack Chisholm. ... Great Story of Grace and Forgiveness
On 10/29 Michael Deutsch wrote: Tenacious: How God Used a Terminal Diagnosis to Turn a Family and a Football Team into Champions was written by Jeremy and Jennifer Williams. This is a very personal book, as they are the main characters in this book about their lives.Jeremy and Jennifer were high school sweethearts living in ... Tenacious: A Powerful and Touching True Story
On 9/19 Michael Deutsch wrote: Pastor David Jeremiah has written a very practical book in 31 Days to Happiness: How to Find What Really Matters in Life. This is an easy to read book which is based on the book of Ecclesiastes. This is not a commentary, yet can be referred to as a practical commentary. Jeremiah seeks ... 31 Days to Happiness
On 8/27 Michael Deutsch wrote: I’ve read a lot of books for men. How to be the spiritual leader of the home, how to be the man of the family, how to be a better father, etc. In his book, Fight: Winning the Battles that Matter Most, Craig Groeschel has written a book about how men were called to be warriors. He’s ... Fight: Winning our Battles
On 7/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: Intentional Walk; An Inside Look at the Faith That Drives the St. Louis Cardinals by Rob Rains is a powerful collection of stories about a number of players on the St. Louis Cardinals players and coaches. Admittedly, I’m not a Cardinals fan, but I grew in appreciation for the players on the Cardinals. ... Be Intentional and read Intentional Walk
On 5/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: So many of the weddings I perform use the scripture from 1 Corinthians 13. People love to hear the section that “love is patient, love is kind . . .,” but I will not read that scripture without starting at the beginning of the chapter. It brings the passage to life.Ajith Fernando, the ... Reclaiming Love ~ An Excellent Read!
On 4/26 Michael Deutsch wrote: I can imagine the joy and excitement of welcoming your child into the world. But I can't imagine the pain of hearing that your unborn child cannot survive in this world.This is what was facing Steve and Nancy Peifer. As they painted the nursery for their son, they also planned his funeral. ... Dreams turned into Reality
On 3/24 Michael Deutsch wrote: "Intentional Parenting: Autopilot is for Planes" seeks to help parents learn more about themselves as they seek to become the best parents they can be. The authors are from the Daystar Counseling in Nashville, Tennessee. Their goal is to help parents get off of "autopilot" and begin ... Being an Intentional Parent!
On 2/18 Michael Deutsch wrote: In Stumbling on Open Ground: Love, God, Cancer and Rock 'n Roll, Ken Mansfield and his wife Connie, wrote an open, honest and very moving book about his and their battle with multiple cancers. Ken was the American producer for the Beatles, under the label of Apple Records. Ken and Connie detail ... Moving Journey through Cancer
On 12/31 Michael Deutsch wrote: Live Second:365 Ways to Make Jesus First is an excellent devotional if you are wanting to be challenged in your relationship with Jesus; or if you are wanting to ask questions as you seek to understand who God is calling you to be.The book is broken down into 12 sections, (one per month) containing either ... Live Second!!
On 12/25 Michael Deutsch wrote: What a wonderful book by Lucado. Grace: More than we deserve / Greater than we Imagine is an easy to read book which packs a powerful punch.We use the word grace to describe so much of life, we throw the word around like we really know what it means, but Lucado poignantly helps us gain a greater ... GRACE - Defintely More than we Deserve
On 9/28 Michael Deutsch wrote: I read this book, Wisdom Meets Passion, by Dan Miller and his son, Jared Angaza with a lot of interest and hope for what it would teach me. I believe we are in a great cultural shift which has been occurring, but one in which we really seek to avoid acknowledging and dealing with, at all cost. ... WIsdom Meets Passion
On 8/6 Michael Deutsch wrote: I was looking forward to reading this book by Max Lucado. Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions was an easy to read book, which frankly was frustrating. Don’t get me wrong, he has a lot of great things to say, and his viewpoints about life are great, but ... Max Lucado on Life
On 12/8 Michael Deutsch wrote: The Final Summit, by Andy Andrews, is the second in a series of books, the first being called, The Traveler. I have not read the first book. But you can still jump right into The Final Summit and not feel like you've been left behind. My attention was captured pretty quickly, as I was not sure what ... The Final Summit by Andy Andrews
On 12/8 Michael Deutsch wrote: The Final Hour is the fourth and last in a series of Christian fiction called the Homelanders series. The main character, Charlie West, is a teen who has decided to take a stand by agreeing to go undercover in a homegrown terrorist group in order to catch them and stop their plans to terrorize America. ... The Final Hour
On 3/16 Michael Deutsch wrote: There is nothing extraordinary about this movie, yet, it’s a powerful and wonderful movie to watch as a family. It’s a movie about priorities, forgiveness, family, and more. Dean Cain stars in this movie, you may remember him from his role on television in the program Louis and Clark.As you watch ... A Family Movie worth Watching
On 9/10 Michael Deutsch wrote: I always enjoy picking up Max Lucado books. There are stories after stories about people who have made a difference or who have lived through difficult times and as a result of their faith, they saw life in a more positive light. In his newest book, Out Live Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference, ... Out Live Your Life
On 8/17 Michael Deutsch wrote: Don't you love the title . . . Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would? From the start of this book, Pete Wilson had me hooked. We all have an expectation of how and when God will show up and rescue us from our difficult traumas. I could resonate with not only his ... Plan B - Book Review
On 4/7 Michael Deutsch wrote: Obstacles Welcome is a great title for this easy to read leadership book, which also packed a good punch. Ralph de la Vega recounts his life story as he migrated to Florida from Cuba. He recalls the struggles, even the issues he had to deal with as a child and how they shaped him into the leader he is ... Obstacles Welcome
On 9/21 Michael Deutsch wrote: As someone who loves to read, I had the opportunity to review this book by Rick Burgess and Bill Bussey. I was not sure what to expect, but I must add I was not disappointed. The book, Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage is a silly light hearted read. Expect to see yourself ... The Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage
On 7/1 Michael Deutsch wrote: It seems obvious to us, yet our vision becomes so blurred by the very road we are on. Andy Stanley is a great oral communicator, as well as through the written media. The premise of Stanley's book, "The Principle of the Path" can be summarized in this statement from his book,“Every path leads somewhere…and ... The Priciple of the Path by Andy Stanley