Reviews by Bobby Shirley
On 2/1 Bobby Shirley wrote: I've loved Brian Welch's story since I used to listen to Korn. His journey has fascinated me. I appreciate the honesty of this book. He doesn't pull any punches not try to sugarcoat the story. This a great read. This book follows the ups and downs of a celebrity, father, and new believer. But it is ... With Eyes Wide Open - Book Review
On 6/17 Bobby Shirley wrote: This is not an easy read. This is a phenomenal read. This is real life. This is honesty. This is a gut punch to the candy coated lie of "it will get better." Christa wrote with her insides out on full display. "I had learned from years of dealing with heart-pain incorrectly—through trying to hide ... Gut Wrenching Honesty with Grace
On 6/16 Bobby Shirley wrote: I love Tim Hawkins live, I didn't think he was as funny in written form. This book was funny, just not as funny as I thought it would be. This book had the randomness that I would expect from Tim, but seemed thrown together. The book is a good addendum to the Tim we know on stage, but not a first introduction. I ... On a scale of Carry the TV to Touchdown, I'd give this a Hold the Baby.
On 6/16 Bobby Shirley wrote: I enjoyed this book. I've been very interested in the lyrics of the carols for years and this led me on a journey of diving into the stories behind them. The author manages to take the stories and present them in an engaging and practical way. The author, Andrew Gant, takes the well known carols as ... Engaging History of the Carols
On 9/1 Bobby Shirley wrote: God has a pace for you. Not a general pace, but a specified pace tailor made for you. Rhythms of Grace will begin to inform you of this pace. Though this book is written to women, I found it highly insightful and thought provoking. Kerri Weems is able to paint the picture of God's desire for us, wholeness. Are ... Dancing with Grace Into Wholeness
On 8/31 Bobby Shirley wrote: This book challenged me in a few ways. Similar to Jesus Is, Judah takes on the issues that make you think. The chapter on "Life Is to Be at Peace with God and Yourself" was probably the most impacting chapter. Judah promoting the book with this quote from the book: “God wants our lives to be awesome ... Life Is To Be Lived
On 4/3 Bobby Shirley wrote: Jesus Prom by Jon Weece is a primer in not just talking about loving people but actually loving people. “Jesus loved verbs like love, come, rest, learn, hear, die, give and go. So wouldn’t it make sense that the people who claim to follow Jesus would love the same verbs Jesus loved?” Weece uses ... Love Actually Does, Love loves.
On 10/7 Bobby Shirley wrote: “The Spirit-filled life is not a formula; it is a relationship, a relationship with a person – the Holy Spirit.” The Spirit-Filled Life by Dr. Charles F. Stanley provides an introduction, and invites you into his study as he patiently peels back the layers of misinformation, misunderstanding, and ... The Spirit-Filled Life - Book Review
On 10/7 Bobby Shirley wrote: Beyond Discipleship to Relationship by Barbara A. F. Brehon is a devotional book going through all the points of how to grow in your relationship with Jesus from an admirer to a follower and a follower to a Christ-like life. The books goal is to inspire deeper intimacy with God, nurture the desire to ... Beyond Discipleship to Relationship - Book Review
On 7/22 Bobby Shirley wrote: What we have found over and over is that by doing a simple act of kindness, which may not meet any obvious need, we often end up connecting with people on a much deeper level. The authors, Todd and Erin, challenge the reader to think about how their acts of kindness can make a difference for the Kingdom ... Pick up this book and get out of your comfort zone
On 7/14 Bobby Shirley wrote: One of the things I liked about this book was the connections he made between his experiences and different biblical passages. “Quite simply, Created Moments must be created. These are the moments where you put your head down and do the work. Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions are all fun to plan ... Take a moment for this book
On 5/22 Bobby Shirley wrote: This book will not make you feel good and it will not comfort you. But it will challenge you. The subject matter is challenging & thought-producing. If you want to shake up your normal reading list, than this book is for you. This book is not an “encouraging” book in the typical Christian mass ... Stop Yawning and Start Awe-ing
On 5/5 Bobby Shirley wrote: In his book, The One Jesus Loves, Robert Crosby has come up with a helpful way of understanding how we can develop a closer relationship with God. He suggests that there are six rings of relationships that gravitated around Jesus: The crowds The 5000 The 70 The 12 The 3 The 1 Each ... The One Jesus Loves