Reviews by Charlie Tinsley
On 1/12 Charlie Tinsley wrote: One of the biggest milestones in the life of a teenager or young adult is graduation. Here, they are thrust into the world trying to find their identity in a time of darkness, confusion, and uncertainty. This is where Max Lucado’s Let the Journey Begin comes in. It is a relatively small book which ... Worth The SMALL Investment
On 4/9 Charlie Tinsley wrote: Most of the book reviews I do contain tidbits that stand out above others that make a book great. As with his prior work, Tony Kriz’s Aloof is a standout from start to finish. He weaves through stories of loss, illness, and death in a way that is honest and revealing of his own life and struggles. Doubt ... A Worthy Walk with God and Kriz
On 3/4 Charlie Tinsley wrote: I admit it, I’m a Timothy Keller admirer. My bookshelf has a whole section of just his writings, so I respect what he has to say. It should be no surprise, then, that his endorsement of the NIV Proclamation Bible caught my attention quickly. When I received the Bible, I knew I was in for a worthy addition ... Good, But Lacking...
On 2/3 Charlie Tinsley wrote: The NIV Discover God’s Heart Devotional Bible is a brilliant Bible that focuses on devotions and finding one’s place within the heart of God. Chapters of books are grouped together for the various devotions present throughout the Bible in a way that themes stories, shapes understanding, and fosters ... A Necessary Devotional
On 12/22 Charlie Tinsley wrote: Context is key in any method of biblical interpretation that is employed. From various countries reading scriptures through their own lenses to two neighbors from different walks of life reading the same passage in different ways, there is no denying that context should be playing a crucial role every ... Review of the First Century Study Bible
On 11/15 Charlie Tinsley wrote: Jim Cymbala uses the backdrop of Hurricane Sandy to make a rallying cry for revival of the church and a focus on Christ above the trends of society. STORM is a book that starts a discussion on Prayer and faithfulness to God’s plan for the church. Using the story of Hannah as a backdrop, Cymbala navigates ... Book Review of “Storm” by Jim Cymbala
On 10/31 Charlie Tinsley wrote: The Leadership expert, John Maxwell, provides an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership, directly connected to the Bible. Now for the first time, the content of The Maxwell Leadership Bible is paired with the bestselling New International Version. Features include: Complete ... Bible Review of John C. Maxwell’s “The Maxwell Leadership Bible”
On 10/31 Charlie Tinsley wrote: In every generation, the Christian church must interpret and restate its bedrock beliefs, answering the challenges and concerns of the day. This accessible overview walks readers through centuries of creeds, councils, catechisms, and confessions—not with a dry focus on dates and places, but with an ... Book Review of “KNOW: The Creeds and Councils”
On 9/23 Charlie Tinsley wrote: “What’s Best Next” is a brilliant theology manifesto on productivity. The fact that John Piper wrote the forward sets the stage for a truly good read. It definitely appeals to the Christian Hedonism subset of Calvinism which Piper coined some years ago. This does not diminish the book’s value ... Book Review of "What's Best Next?"
On 5/21 Charlie Tinsley wrote: All In Student Edition by Matt and Parker Batterson is a book written by a pastor and his son about making the bold decision to follow Jesus and live boldly in one’s faith. This book is masterfully written and a “call to arms” so to speak. Worth specifically mentioning is the story of Joshua Chamberlain ... Book Review of “All In Student Edition”
On 5/11 Charlie Tinsley wrote: The book Raised?: Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection is a very quick read. In fact, it is a book that is only 100 pages. The book is a simple read that serves as a very brief introduction to apologetics. By minimal, I mean minimal. So minimal in fact, that the book contains a list of suggested ... Raised?: Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection