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A Year with G. K. Chesterton

A Year with G. K. Chesterton

On 10/31 churchpunk wrote: I have read many devotional books, but this one is unique. I have experienced everything from laughter to deep thinking along the way. This is a yearly devotional and I have not completed it yet, but have enjoyed my experience so far. The tagline reads, ’365 Days of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder’ and it ... A different kind of devotional.

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 5/8 churchpunk wrote: Pete Wilson has done a great job of shedding light on the lies that we don’t realize we are believing. These lies are the empty promises that this world offers us that can never fulfill our every desire the way God can. He touches on the promises of approval, power, money, religion, beauty, and dream ... Empty Promises by Pete Wilson [Book Review]

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 1/4 churchpunk wrote: Heaven Is For Real is a book about a little boy who visits heaven during a life saving surgery and recounts great details about what he witnessed. I was not sure what to think about this book before I started reading it. I am naturally a skeptic. But I find the detail that the boy gives about heaven ... Book Review – Heaven Is For Real – Todd Burpo

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 5/12 churchpunk wrote: I recently finished reading ‘Unleashed’ by Erwin McManus. If you are familiar with his work then you may know this book as ‘The Barbarian Way.’ He released it under the new title because the old title suggested that the book was very masculine. In reality, the book is very much about his daughter ... The Barbarian Way Unleashed

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/18 churchpunk wrote: This book is subtitled ‘Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions.’ It is written a little different from the regular book format. It is actually a book full of questions that Max does his best to answer in 1-2 pages each. My first thought as I began reading this book was that if Max ... Max On Life Book Review

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Pujols

Pujols

On 4/4 churchpunk wrote: I wanted to read this book because I like Baseball. I respect Pujols for what he has done on and off of the field, but I am a Cincinnati Reds fan, so I didn’t celebrate some of his accomplishments while reading this book. In reading this book, I was hoping to get a deeper understanding of the faith ... Book Review – Pujols – More Than The Game

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3 Stars

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The Power-Based Life

The Power-Based Life

On 2/1 churchpunk wrote: I was expecting something different when I selected this book. I have never read Mike Flynt before and was expecting to learn more from his fitness expertise. The more that I read, the more it felt like a motivational seminar. Phrases like “have a winning attitude” make me want to start skimming. ... The Power Based Life - Mike Flynt

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 12/21 churchpunk wrote: I just finished reading ‘The Gospel According To Jesus’ by Chris Seay. It was not quite what I initially expected and it had a lot of theological talk that was a little over my head, but there are some great truths in this book. I dug right into the first chapter about righteousness. Seay addressed ... The Gospel According To Jesus by Chris Seay

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 churchpunk wrote: The best way that I can describe 'The Grace of God' is refreshing. I find it is very easy for me to fall back into living a performance based faith even though that I know that it is really about grace. This book was a great reminder to me that God just flat out loves me because I am His. The book ... The Grace of God - Andy Stanley

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/11 churchpunk wrote: I have almost completed reading Shannon O’Dell’s book, ‘Transforming Church in Rural America.’ I wasn’t sure what to expect from reading this book, but I quickly made a connection. A few years back, I worked at a small church as a Youth Director. I wouldn’t consider this church rural by ... Transforming Church In Rural America – Shannon O’Dell

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 9/30 churchpunk wrote: I read the original several years ago and really enjoyed it. I learned a lot in my first reading, but in my second I realized that I was in need of reading it again. I don’t typically re-read books, but this has encouraged me to consider multiple readings of other books as well. When I first read ... John Eldredge - Wild At Heart

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Plan B

Plan B

On 5/3 churchpunk wrote: In "Plan B", Pete Wilson tackles an issue that followers of Jesus deal with on a regular basis. "What do you do when God doesn't show up the way you thought he would?" We have all had a dream at one time or another. Or we have had some kind of plan that we intended to see through to completion granting ... Plan B by Pete Wilson

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 2/24 churchpunk wrote: I wanted to read ‘Where Is God’ by Dr. John Townsend because I have asked that question on more than one occasion in my life. This book addresses that question from many different perspectives. I often find myself asking that question when tragedies happen personally or even around the world. I am ... Book Review – Where Is God – Dr. John Townsend

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Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

Read and Share: The Story of Christmas

On 12/27 churchpunk wrote: 'The Story of Christmas' is a book from the Read and Share Bible that I thought would be a lot of fun for my kids to read during Christmas. We try very hard every Christmas to teach our kids why we really celebrate each year. I thought that the included DVD would also be helpful to teaching my kids about ... Book Review - The Story of Christmas

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

On 10/23 churchpunk wrote: My most recent book is called ‘Fresh Start’ by Doug Fields. I picked Doug’s book because he has been doing Youth Ministry for over 20 years and I have benefited from many resources that he has created including ‘Purpose Driven Youth Ministry’. It was fun to read something that is aimed at ... Fresh Start - Doug Fields

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

On 9/29 churchpunk wrote: Million Miles in a thousand years awakened something in me. I am still figuring out exactly what that is, but the journey is kind of what the book is all about. To say the book is inspiring would be an understatement. It more than inspired me. It was more like the book was digging beyond the surface ... Book Review - Donald Miller - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 churchpunk wrote: It only took me a few days to finish reading Fearless by Max Lucado. I have always found Lucado to be a quick and easy read because of the way that he simplifies the topic and makes it personal. One thing that Lucado is able to do with his writing is to take the Gospel stories of Jesus and bring them ... Book Review: Fearless – Max Lucado

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