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Faith Among the Faithless

Faith Among the Faithless

On 6/21 Chris Land wrote: The book of Esther is one of my favorite books of the Bible. I love the story of how God used a girl who did not want to be queen to rescue his people from the impending danger that was coming their way. Granted, Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not mention God's name, we can see His sovereignty ... Book Review: Faith Among The Faithless by Mike Cosper

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How the Nations Rage

How the Nations Rage

On 5/1 Chris Land wrote: When it comes to politics and the church, you usually see one of two extremes. You see one church that is engaging to politics where the pastor addresses voting for a certain candidate and making sure the right policies get voted one. The other extreme is one church that just withdraws from the political ... Book Review: How The Nations Rage by Jonathan Leeman

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When Is It Right to Die?

When Is It Right to Die?

On 3/28 Chris Land wrote: We see it on the news about people who willing to die through the assistance of a doctor than live with the suffering of whatever ailment or handicap they are dealing with. Some rather die with "dignity" than let their loved ones see them suffer. We also see people willing to let their loved ones die ... Book Review: When Is It Right to Die? by Joni Eareckson Tada

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The Human Right

The Human Right

On 3/14 Chris Land wrote: The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important message that mankind needs to hear. The gospel tells us why we are considered sinners before a holy God and why we need a Savior. The gospel tells us that we are enslaved by sin and can be set free from sin by Christ.Some would even calls this a human ... Book Review: The Human Right by Rice Broocks

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2 Stars

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Not God Enough

Not God Enough

On 2/26 Chris Land wrote: Most Christians in the U.S. have an image that God is a great big grandpa that lives in the sky. Grandfathers are normally pictured as a nice old man who his grandkids come to who will not discipline them if they misbehave. Many American Christians think God is this way too. He is safe, He is gentle, ... Book Review: Not God Enough by J.D. Greear

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Supernatural Power for Everyday People

Supernatural Power for Everyday People

On 2/8 Chris Land wrote: The Apostle Paul exhorts the Ephesian church to be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). To many in the church today, this is looked on as if one had to be charismatic to be filled with the Spirit. Every believer is sealed with the Spirit yet many do not want to be filled with Him. Many don't want ... Book Review: Supernatural Power for Everyday People by Jared C Wilson

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5 Stars

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The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

On 2/1 Chris Land wrote: The Lord's Prayer is perhaps one of the most quoted passages in the Bible. I know it is quoted in many worship services as a benediction. It is also one of the most used passages set to music outside of the Psalms. The Lord's Prayer was sung during my wedding back in 2000. The prayer is found in Matthew ... Book Review: The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down by Albert Mohler

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5 Stars

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Bearded Gospel Men

Bearded Gospel Men

On 12/7 Chris Land wrote: For the past few years, there has been a growing trend (no pun intended) of men growing beards. I am not sure if Duck Dynasty started that craze or what. The point is men are growing beards. Many Christian leaders have also taken on this task while others have not for some reason. Maybe some of them ... Book Review: Bearded Gospel Men by By Jared Brock and Aaron Alford

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2 Stars

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Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Evidence That Demands a Verdict

On 11/15 Chris Land wrote: When I became a Christian, one book that I heard referred to a lot, outside the Bible, was Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell. In the book, McDowell looks at the claims of Christianity and defends it. He also takes a look at the archeological evidence that supports the Christian faith in ... Book Review: Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell

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3 Stars

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KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

KJV, Know the Word Study Bible

On 10/11 Chris Land wrote: The KJV Know The Word Study Bible seeks to aid its readers in breaking the books of the Bible down in easy to understand study notes and articles. What the publishers want to do is take those who just read the Bible to becomes better students of the Word. They seek to assist the reader in three areas. ... Book Review: The KJV Know The Word Study Bible

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2 Stars

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Goliath Must Fall

Goliath Must Fall

On 7/5 Chris Land wrote: In the summer of 1992, I attended my first youth camp, where the camp pastor was Louie Giglio. This was before he founded the Passion conferences which are now a worldwide phenomenon. I loved his preaching and had the privilege of listening to Louie many times whether in person or through an audio cassette ... Book Review: Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio

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1 Stars

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Dawn of Christianity

Dawn of Christianity

On 6/5 Chris Land wrote: About a year ago, our men's group read up on a book that dealt with church history. One of the things we discussed was the importance of church history and why we should be studying it. Church history has been a topic for some time among evangelicals considering the climate of our current culture. We ... Book Review: The Dawn of Christianity by Robert J Hutchinson

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3 Stars

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Jesus Journey

Jesus Journey

On 5/1 Chris Land wrote: As Christians we believe that Jesus was not only God in the flesh, but that he was also fully human. He was 100% God and 100% man as He walked this earth. There have been many books are articles defending the divinity of Christ but there are not that many on the humanity of Christ.Trent Sheppard attempts ... Book Review: Jesus Journey by Trent Sheppard

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Practicing the Power

Practicing the Power

On 2/27 Chris Land wrote: There is a great debate in the church today over spiritual gifts. Some have said that gifts such as speaking in tongues, and healing have ceased. Others proclaim they are still active in the church today. There are a few who believe the spiritual gifts, as shown in the early church, are still here but ... Book Review: Practicing The Power by Sam Storms

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3 Stars

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The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

On 2/16 Chris Land wrote: James 1:27 says, "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel believe that the church has been polluted by the world. If you think about, they are, in some ... Book Review: The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel

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3 Stars

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Reclaiming Hope

Reclaiming Hope

On 2/1 Chris Land wrote: Politics is nasty business at times. Politics is also confusing as well. There are men and women claiming to be believers in Jesus who say all the right words yet their actions and policies don't reflect that. When the 2008 presidential election came, many were wondering about the views of Barack Obama ... Book Review: Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear

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The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

The Jesus Bible, NIV Edition

On 1/4 Chris Land wrote: The Bible is a collection of books that tell one story about God sending His Son to redeem His children from their sin. All of the Bible points to Jesus from the beginning to the end. Many look at the books of the Bible as separated books from one another, but that is not the case.Zondervan in partnership ... Book Review: The Jesus Bible

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4 Stars

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When God Isn't There

When God Isn't There

On 11/28 Chris Land wrote: There are times in the Christian life where we wish we can see God or feel God's presence especially when we suffer. When we suffer, we wonder where is God in all of this. We know that God is Omnipresent but we just don't sense His presence. God in His word says He is with us and will never leave us. ... Book Review: When God Isn't There by David Bowden

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Saving the Saved

Saving the Saved

On 10/28 Chris Land wrote: Many Christians feel they have to perform in order for them to keep God from not loving them or take their salvation away. I have always been amazed at how some Christians believe they are saved by grace which not based on their works yet they can lose their salvation by what they do. Christians need ... Book Review: Saving The Saved by Bryan Loritts

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NKJV Word Study Bible

NKJV Word Study Bible

On 10/13 Chris Land wrote: Studying the Bible is hard work. Studying the Bible with the help of its original language can be a little harder. Thankfully, the body of Christ has been given tools to use to help in studying the Bible. Thomas Nelson has produced a study Bible that is perfect for studying the Bible in its original ... Book Review: NKJV Word Study Bible

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4 Stars

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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

On 8/29 Chris Land wrote: When it comes the Bible, most people try to read it through a 21st Century mindset. It surprises them when they realize the Bible was not written within the context of the modern world. Sure, if you hear a sermon today, a pastor will use some element from the modern day culture to communicate the gospel ... Book Review: The NIV Cultural Background Study Bible

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Today's Moment of Truth

Today's Moment of Truth

On 8/4 Chris Land wrote: As a Christian, it is important to know what you believe as well as why you believe. Many Christians don't what they believe because they either don't read the Bible or they are not part of Biblically faithful church to equip them. There are many resources outside the Bible that can equip believers in ... Book Review: Today's Moment of Truth by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg

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What Christians Ought to Believe

What Christians Ought to Believe

On 7/7 Chris Land wrote: In this time of history, it is more important for the church to know what they believe. When a person becomes a Christian, the first thing the church should do is equip him/her with the basic beliefs of the faith. What is sad many believers don't know what they believe expect what comes out of the pastor's ... Book Review: What Christians Ought to Believe by Michael F. Bird

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4 Stars

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NIV, Lifehacks Bible, Hardcover

NIV, Lifehacks Bible, Hardcover

On 6/14 Chris Land wrote: One of the most important elements of the Christian life is spiritual formation. Spiritual formation takes place when discipline ourselves in walking with Christ. Spiritual formations come in various ways such as journaling, memorizing verses in the Bible, and prayer. Many books have been written on ... Book Review: NIV Lifehacks Bible

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Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back

On 5/19 Chris Land wrote: Many people have some funny ideas about the church. Some look at it as just a nice building where Christians meet. Other look at it where dull and boring people come together to sing songs. There are still those who think the church is where a good show is put where you get a motivational speech to make ... Book Review: Jesus Called – He Wants His Church Back by Ray Johnston

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2 Stars

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Visual Theology

Visual Theology

On 4/25 Chris Land wrote: If you are a regular visitor to Tim Challies' website, you have seen a few entries from time to time called Visual Theology. These are posters that address various topics such as The Trinity, The Order of Salvation, and Reformed Theology. Many have downloaded these images to put on their computer background ... Book Review: Visual Theology by Tim Challies with Josh Byers

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5 Stars

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Core Christianity

Core Christianity

On 4/7 Chris Land wrote: The first thing that the church should do when a person comes to faith in Christ is to disciple that person. We read the Bible with them and teach them what the Bible says about God, salvation, the church, etc. We also begin to teach them the doctrines of the church, which is based on Scripture, that ... Book Review: Core Christianity by Michael Horton

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Man, Myth, Messiah

Man, Myth, Messiah

On 3/15 Chris Land wrote: It was about this time three years ago, I got to review the book, God's Not Dead by Rice Broocks, which dealt with proving the existence of God. This book became very popular, not because I reviewed it, that they made a movie based on it, even though it was not a fiction book, called "God's Not Dead." ... Book Review: Man, Myth, Messiah by Rice Broocks

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4 Stars

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The James Code

The James Code

On 2/25 Chris Land wrote: The book of James is the most practical book of the entire Bible. It simply puts faith into action. Martin Luther confessed that James should not be in the Bible because he thought James 2:14-26 taught works brings faith. Thankfully, he did change his mind about the book years later.James has also been ... Book Review: The James Code by O.S. Hawkins

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1 Stars

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NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

NKJV Prophecy Study Bible, 2015 Edition

On 1/28 Chris Land wrote: Prophecy is one of those topics in Scripture that one must approach with caution. Reason why is because you can take a verse and make it say anything you want especially if you try to interpret it based on what you see in the newspaper or CNN. There have been many books written on prophecy but not very ... Book Review: NKJV Prophecy Study Bible

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2 Stars

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Parables

Parables

On 12/29 Chris Land wrote: One of the ways Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God while on earth was through the use of parables. Parables are stories that teach something. There has been debate from scholars whether these stories are just teachings Jesus came up to make a point or were they based on real life circumstances.John ... Book Review: Parables by John MacArthur

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4 Stars

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We Cannot Be Silent

We Cannot Be Silent

On 11/12 Chris Land wrote: In our culture, we have seen the increasing support for same-sex marriage. This past year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on all 50 states to make gay marriage legal. Two years prior to that, the Supreme Court proclaimed the Defense of Marriage Act's definition of marriage between one man and ... Book Review: We Cannot Be Silent by Albert Mohler

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The Dude's Guide to Marriage

The Dude's Guide to Marriage

On 11/5 Chris Land wrote: Most men think they have marriage down by the time they get married then reality hits. Sometimes men are a little slow (knowing this because I am a man) at understanding what makes our wives tick. Sometimes, us men (I know this is probably not grammatically correct) need help in the area of marriage.Darrin ... Book Review: The Dude's Guide to Marriage by Darrin & Amie Patrick

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5 Stars

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It's Not What You Think

It's Not What You Think

On 10/6 Chris Land wrote: Have you ever grown up hearing about something that you believed until you heard that maybe you heard it wrong? We all have in some way or another. Growing up watching the old Three Stooges films, someone told me that Curly Howard died when an elevator cable broke and he fell to his death in the elevator. ... Book Review: It's Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke

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4 Stars

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H3 Leadership

H3 Leadership

On 9/29 Chris Land wrote: It seems that leadership is one thing that is constantly talked about on our culture. Sometimes it is very negatively when we look at an organization and blame the ones in charge for the poor shape it is in. In the United States, we have a poll to determine if you approve or disapprove the job the President ... Book Review: H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick

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NIV Zondervan Study Bible

NIV Zondervan Study Bible

On 8/26 Chris Land wrote: The New International Version (NIV) turns 50 this year. The NIV is considered the most popular Bible translation and the most read for the last couple of decades. Many study and specialty Bible have been made in the NIV which I have a few of them myself. My first NIV Bible was a student Bible which my ... Book Review: The NIV Zondervan Study Bible

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4 Stars

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The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World

On 8/12 Chris Land wrote: In this hostile culture, there is the temptation to sound retreat. After the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage in the United States, many Christians were panicking. Many posts on social media were written saying that we are no longer a Christian nation. Yet, the Bible does tell us that ... Book Review: The Colson Way by Owen Strachan

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5 Stars

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The Reason for My Hope - Paperback

The Reason for My Hope - Paperback

On 7/9 Chris Land wrote: Billy Graham is most obviously one of the most influential Christians in the United States. His crusade filled football stadiums with people wanting to hear what he has to say which is mostly from the Bible. Thousands come forward every year to receive Jesus by faith and possibly millions more while ... Book Review: The Reason for My Hope by Billy Graham

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4 Stars

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A Fellowship of Differents

A Fellowship of Differents

On 6/19 Chris Land wrote: The church is made up of people who are not like you. It is hard for some to admit that but it is true. Many look for a church made up of people who are like them. I am not talking about beliefs, I am talking about preferences. When we look for a church that has people like us, we miss out on the fellowship ... Book Review: A Fellowship of Differents by Scot McKnight

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3 Stars

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The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection

On 5/20 Chris Land wrote: When it comes to leadership books, one of the authors that comes to mind is John Maxwell. He has been called the leadership guru. I have known many church leaders who have read his books and have benefited from them in leadership development. Maxwell has been in several leadership conferences whether ... Book Review: The Complete 101 Collection by John C Maxwell

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3 Stars

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Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

On 3/27 Chris Land wrote: When a person becomes a new believe one of the first things Christians must do is to give him/her resources to help them to begin in their walk with Jesus. Think, Act, Be Like Jesus by Randy Frazee, which is a companion to the Believe Bible, which is also edited by Frazee, is set to be a book for new ... Book Review: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus by Randy Frazee

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1 Stars

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Rise

Rise

On 1/31 Chris Land wrote: When I was a teenager, I must have heard hundreds of messages on this verse in 1 Timothy:Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12, NIV)The messages were about being a young person ... Book Review: Rise by Trip Lee

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4 Stars

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From This Day Forward

From This Day Forward

On 1/13 Chris Land wrote: Hollywood loves to make great love stories. Whether it is on television or a movie theater, people will watch a love story. Some people will read about a good love story and then go the midnight showing of the movie adaptation. The problem with Hollywood is they give us a fairy tale ending to these love ... Book Review: From This Day Forward by Craig & Amy Groeschel

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3 Stars

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Jesus, Continued…

Jesus, Continued…

On 1/5 Chris Land wrote: There are many Christians who wish that they can either wish they can go back in time, see Jesus face-to-face, and learn from Him, or have Jesus physically next to them as they live out the Christian life. People always pray that God be with them wherever they go and/or whatever they do. I have been ... Book Review: Jesus Continued by J.D. Greear

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4 Stars

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Storm

Storm

On 11/11 Chris Land wrote: Jesus told us in this world, we would have tribulation (John 16:33). Many Christians are surprised when times of hardship and testing come our way yet James tells us that they will (see James 1:2-4). Trials can come in many ways. Whether it is physical illness, oppression from the government, or a rebellious ... Book Review: Storm by Jim Cymbala

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3 Stars

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The Spirit-Filled Life

The Spirit-Filled Life

On 9/30 Chris Land wrote: If you say the name Charles Stanley in the south you will get a variety of responses such who is he or yeah I heard of him. In the South, especially in the church, his name is well known. Stanley is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA and the featured speaker of InTouch Ministries. He is ... Book Review: The Spirit-Filled Life by Charles Stanley

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NIV Essentials Study Bible

NIV Essentials Study Bible

On 8/13 Chris Land wrote: The New International Version (NIV) has been one of the best selling translations of the Bible for over 30 years. Many pastors, scholars, and lay people embraced it as their main translation for preaching, teaching, reading, and memorization. There has also been a great number of study Bibles that has ... Book Review: NIV Essentials Study Bible

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3 Stars

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Yawning at Tigers

Yawning at Tigers

On 7/8 Chris Land wrote: Let's be honest, how many of you ever heard a sermon on the greatness of God? Some will say "yes" others will say "no". My question for those have never heard a sermon on the greatness of God, what kind of God do you worship? The problem with a lot of modern Christianity is we make God like a genie who ... Book Review: Yawning At Tigers by Drew Dyck

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5 Stars

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What's Best Next

What's Best Next

On 6/13 Chris Land wrote: I have to be honest, books on productivity are not ones I would just pick up for the fun of it. They are boring and sometimes would make you do stupid stuff. Not to mention some of them are written by people who could be doing something more productive than writing about how to be more productive. When ... Book Review: What's Best Next by Matt Perman

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Know the Creeds and Councils

Know the Creeds and Councils

On 5/30 Chris Land wrote: The first time I ever heard a creed of any kind was not during a church service. It was on a Petra CD. It was the album "Beyond Belief," which is one of my favorite albums by them, that I heard a song called "Creed," which was based on The Apostle's Creed. I am not the only Christian who attended church ... Book Review: Know the Creeds and Councils by Justin Holcomb

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4 Stars

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Soul Keeping

Soul Keeping

On 5/6 Chris Land wrote: Did you ever pray this prayer when you were a child:Now I lay me down to sleep,I pray the Lord my soul to keep.Have you thought about having a soul? Some Baptist churches address asking Jesus to come into your heart but hardly any would say, "Jesus, save my soul." John Ortberg, in his latest book, Soul ... Book Review: Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

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Passion

Passion

On 4/8 Chris Land wrote: In Christmas of 1997, my parents gave me an incredible Christmas gift. It was a ticket (no, not a speeding ticket) with a receipt showing they paid my way to attend Passion in Austin, Tx. It was an incredible gift because I have heard of this conference from my friends at Sagemont Church and the fact ... Book Review: Passion: The Bright Light of Glory by Louie Giglio

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Raised?

Raised?

On 3/24 Chris Land wrote: As Easter approaches, there will be many books on the death of Christ yet there will not be many on the Resurrection. Yes, we are to praise God for the death of Christ because we have the forgiveness of the sins through it. What makes it hard for some Christians is to accept that Jesus did not stay dead ... Book Review: Raised? by Jonathan Dodson & Brad Watson

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The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away

On 2/11 Chris Land wrote: Suffering is not an easy subject to write about nor preach. As American Christians, we think suffering should not happen because God is a god of comfort. The reason I lower cased "god" is to point out that people have turned God into a false god which means a god of their own minds. Yes, God is good ... Book Review: The Question That Never Goes Away by Philip Yancey

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The Dude's Guide to Manhood

The Dude's Guide to Manhood

On 1/24 Chris Land wrote: It seems as of late, there has been more emphasis on being a man or achieving manhood. Some would even consider growing a beard the sign of a true man which I am saying there nothing wrong with growing a beard. There are even commercials on television talking about smelling like a man. I remember one ... Book Review: The Dude's Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick

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5 Stars

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Risky Gospel

Risky Gospel

On 1/2 Chris Land wrote: Comfort is what people seek at times. When comes to following God, some Christians will only do what is comfortable. Take witnessing for example. Some Christians will say they witness with their life and not their words. The problem is witnessing with their life is more comfortable then using words. ... Book Review: Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan

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Strange Fire

Strange Fire

On 12/9 Chris Land wrote: One of the reason I have great respect for John MacArthur is his commitment to the truth of the Bible. In today's culture, some pastors have watered down the word of God where it becomes more of a moralistic book of right & wrong versus how God came to redeem us from our sins. MacArthur is also one never ... Book Review: Strange Fire by John MacArthur

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Finally Free

Finally Free

On 9/25 Chris Land wrote: Pornography is an ongoing struggle for many in the church today. It is an ongoing struggle for those who lead the church today. I am reading that during a Promise Keepers rally for Pastors, the question was asked, "how many of you viewed a porn site a week before coming here?" About 90% of the room, ... Book Review: Finally Free by Heath Lambert

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 8/28 Chris Land wrote: Jesus said that the scriptures testify about him (see John 5:39-40). In the context of the day, He was referring to the Old Testament. On the road to Emmaus, Jesus pointed out from the Scriptures "beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning ... Book Review: Jesus On Every Page by David Murray

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All In

All In

On 7/24 Chris Land wrote: When I think of the phrase "All In," I think of a poker game where one of the players takes a big risk in betting all of his money because he thinks his hand is the best of the other players. Sometimes it works in their favor and sometimes it does not as is demonstrated in the James Bond movie, Casino ... Book Review: All In by Mark Batterson

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2 Stars

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New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New Living Translation

New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New Living Translation

On 6/25 Chris Land wrote: One of my first jobs after I got married was working in a Christian bookstore where I was the "assistant manager" even though I did not have the job title. One thing that I really enjoyed doing was selling Bibles to people. Whether it was to an individual for their own use or a church giving them away ... Book Review: New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

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2 Stars

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Outreach and the Artist

Outreach and the Artist

On 5/15 Chris Land wrote: In most churches, when people think about the talent within the congregation they think about how musically talented the people are. This is understandable because music seems to be the “glorified” talent in a lot of churches. We use music in our worship services and even in our outreach events.easy ... Book Review: Outreach And The Artist

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5 Stars

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Reclaiming Love

Reclaiming Love

On 4/30 Chris Land wrote: 1 Corinthians 13 is quoted in almost every wedding in America. It happens to be quoted on some of those reality shows where people are trying to find love. This happens to be called "The Love Chapter" of the Bible. Ajith Fernando's book, Reclaiming Love is a book about 1 Corinthians 13 and how Christians ... Book Review: Reclaiming Love by Ajith Fernando

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4 Stars

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Altar Ego

Altar Ego

On 4/4 Chris Land wrote: Earlier this year, I reviewed Mark Driscoll's latest book, Who Do You Think You Are?, which is about finding our identity in Christ. Last year, Jerry Bridges also wrote a book on our identity in Christ called, Who Am I?. Craig Groeschel takes another crack at teaching the body of Christ on finding who ... Book Review: Alter Ego by Craig Groeschel

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3 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 3/17 Chris Land wrote: Idolatry has been defined as anything or anyone who has taken the place of God. There have not been that many books dealing with the issue of idolatry outside the Bible. Kyle Idleman's latest book, Gods At War is exactly what it deals with. However many people today think idolatry is not an issue dealt ... Book Review: Gods At War by Kyle Idleman

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God's Not Dead

God's Not Dead

On 3/3 Chris Land wrote: Christianity is always being attacked by skeptics. Most of them are atheists who have some sort of grudge against God that want to disprove Him and make His people look like complete idiots. Christians are putting on the offense as to know what they believe and why they believe what they believe. More ... Book Review: God's Not Dead by Rice Broocks

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 2/5 Chris Land wrote: You are not seeing a typo. The title of this book is Jesus is ________. The question with this book is, how would you complete the sentence. Judah Smith talks about Jesus in this book as a way of looking at him as our example as the subtitle of the book communicates, "Finding A New Way To Be Human."Judah ... Book Review: Jesus is _______ by Judah Smith

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2 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 1/11 Chris Land wrote: When it comes to the question of identity, we always have some basic questions. Who am I? What kind of person? Why am I short? Why am I an account? When it comes to our identity in Christ, many Christians have no clue. Christians forget that their identity in Christ is found in the Bible. In Mark Driscoll's ... Book Review: Who Do You Think You Are? by Mark Driscoll

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The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

On 11/26 Chris Land wrote: It's hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Rick Warren's classic, The Purpose Driven Life was released nationwide and caught the attention of churchgoers as well people outside the church. This book has been called, "The Nation's bestselling non-fiction hardback in history" (Publisher's Weekly). ... Book Review: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

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Grace

Grace

On 9/11 Chris Land wrote: Grace has been defined in many ways. Grace has been called the prayer you pray before a meal. Grace has been given to many people as a name whether its their first or last name. When it comes to grace, many Christians have different ideas. Some believe grace is given those who follow the rule while others ... Book Review: Grace by Max Lucado

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Father Hunger

Father Hunger

On 6/30 Chris Land wrote: It seems that more pastors are challenging the men of their churches to be the leaders of their homes. Not only that, but there a growing challenge for the men to take their role of father more seriously than ever before. How many homes do we hear about where the father is absent or won't do anything ... Book Review: Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 4/16 Chris Land wrote: There is the old saying, "Never judge a book by it's cover." Many will probably look at Pete Wilson's latest book, Empty Promises, and think this is a self-centered book. Nothing about honoring God nor living in light of the gospel.The book starts off surprisingly talking about how each human being on ... Book Review: Empty Promises by Pete Wilson

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The Jesus We Missed

The Jesus We Missed

On 2/28 Chris Land wrote: As Christians, we believe that Jesus was fully man and fully God, not part man part God which is Greek Mythology Demigod. Christ's deity is always up for debate. There have been a lot of books written on the subject as well as several conferences. While the deity of Christ has become a hot topic, the ... Book Review: The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/16 Chris Land wrote: Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll has been receiving a lot attention. It has raised the red flag on controversy among some Evangelicals because some think the Driscolls have lowered the standard of marriage. Yes, this book talks about sex, but it is not just about sex. There have been a lot of ... Book Review: Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/2 Chris Land wrote: "I never thought I would live to be this old," are the words Billy Graham chose to start what could be his last book, Nearing Home. This book is about how to cope with aging and learning how to finish well before God takes you to Heaven. This book is filled with lessons Graham has learned about aging ... Book Review: Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition

On 11/8 Chris Land wrote: Heaven Is For Real is a book that has been the talk among many Christians these days. Many Christian bloggers have reviewed this book and have given mixed reviews. Many people in the church have received this book as a genuine experience from a little boy to this is ridiculous. The book is written by ... Book Review: Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 11/2 Chris Land wrote: Where are the men? Why are more women attending church than men? Is going to church the manly thing to? These are some of the questions church leaders often think about when it comes to the attendance of men in their churches. Thankfully, this book, Why Men Hate Going To Church, addresses the issues ... Why Men Hate Going To Church by David Murrow

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The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

The Grace of God (Trade Paper)

On 10/4 Chris Land wrote: The gospel of Jesus Christ is all about how God gives grace to sinners. Many people have written about the grace of God. Some do a great job. Others do not even get the task accomplished with very little scripture. That is where Andy Stanley's The Grace of God falls into.Andy Stanley uses his smooth ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

On 8/23 Chris Land wrote: I love the Lord of the Ring movies. They are my all-time favorite movies. My wife loves the last movie, Return of the King. I am excited about the release of The Hobbit, happens next year. So to get ready for the release of The Hobbit, I decided to read this biography on J.R.R.Tolkien written by Mark ... J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/9 Chris Land wrote: We have all heard about Atheism, which is the belief that there is no God. Now there is a new wave of Atheism that has arose in the last few years called New Atheism. What is New Atheism? That is what Alister McGrath talks about in his book, "Why God Won't Go Away." This book deals with what New Atheism ... Why God Won't Go Away by Alister McGrath

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The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

On 4/7 Chris Land wrote: The Story of the Bible is a book on the history of the Bible how we got the Bible and the effects it has had throughout history. This book has a timeline of Biblical history all the way today on how scripture came to be which includes modern translations. This book talks about how we got the Bible, the ... The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone

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Slave

Slave

On 1/12 Chris Land wrote: Slave is the latest book by Pastor and Theologian, John MacArthur. The subtitle for the book is "The Hidden Truth About Your Identity In Christ." What is that hidden identity? It is referring to the word doulos, which is translated as servant in most modern translations, but as slave in the King James ... Slave by John MacArthur

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The Gospel According to Jesus

The Gospel According to Jesus

On 11/5 Chris Land wrote: 84% of Christians have a misunderstanding of what the word righteousness means. That is what Chris Seay tries to clear up in his book, The Gospel According to Jesus. Chris does a good job in communicating his points in the book and even uses scripture to back up his points. However, this book was not ... The Gospel According to Jesus by Chris Seay

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Transforming Church in Rural America

Transforming Church in Rural America

On 10/12 Chris Land wrote: When I first got this book, I was not sure what to expect. What I got was an incredible story of what God is doing in Rural America. Shannon O'Dell tells his story of how he transformed his small rural church into a multi-campus church in Bergman, Arkansas. Not only does Shannon write about how he ... Transforming Church in Rural American by Shannon O'Dell

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Chris Land wrote: It seems every time you turn around, Max Lucado has written another book. He has written many books discussing the cross, becoming more like Jesus, and even how to face your giants. This time it is about making a difference. With so many things happening in our world, Max is calling out Christians to ... Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

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A Guy's Guide to Life

A Guy's Guide to Life

On 7/8 Chris Land wrote: This book by Jason Boyett is not a theology book nor a Christian living book. It is a book geared toward teenage boys on how to get through life. Not just leaning on God, but also talking with girls, how to tie a tie, and other stuff young men should know. Where was this book when I was a teenager? The ... A Guy's Guide to Life

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 6/1 Chris Land wrote: Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola presented their case for Christianity to restore the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ. They presented what many church leaders have said for the last few years, that Christians present the gospel to people that has nothing to do with Jesus, which is called, Jesus ... Jesus Manifesto

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Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer

On 5/5 Chris Land wrote: When I first got the book from BookSneeze, I thought it was going to be a simple biography on Bonhoeffer's life from the time he started his ministry up to the time the Nazis took over Germany. What I did not expect was how detailed this book truly was. This book deals with his upbringing, his education, ... Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

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The Chronological Guide to the Bible

The Chronological Guide to the Bible

On 3/16 Chris Land wrote: Ever wanted to know how to study the Bible in chronological order? The Chronological Guide to the Bible is the perfect tool to be used for that purpose. This useful resource has book introductions as well as a timeline to show what is happening during the time the book was written as well the events ... Chronological Guide to the Bible

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The Vertical Self

The Vertical Self

On 2/22 Chris Land wrote: The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers looks at what society defines us as an individual person versus what we are suppose to be created in the image of God. The books talks about how the media has painted this picture of what we should be whether it is looking at an ad in a magazine or watching a famous celebrity ... The Veritcal Self

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