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Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife

On 8/22 Chris Hennessey wrote: Wow. I'm so thankful that I took the time to review this fantastic book. I am appreciative of Dr. Ruth Tucker's openness in her experience, and as someone who was complementarian but is now theologically egalitarian, this book hit me hard. For the most part, I think that Tucker makes her point well. ... Black and White Bible. Black and Blue Wife.

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4 Stars

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For the Love

For the Love

On 12/8 Chris Hennessey wrote: I’m only a few pages into Jen Hatmaker’s new book, For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards, and I’ve already highlighted and starred the majority of the Introduction. This is always a good sign for the next 200 some pages to come in a book! So I wanted to share of few ... For the Love

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5 Stars

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A Fellowship of Differents

A Fellowship of Differents

On 9/8 Chris Hennessey wrote: By far the best book I will read in 2015 is Scot McKnight's "A Fellowship of Differents."In this book, McKnight shines a light on how people are getting excluded in the church (body of Messiah) because they are different. He digs into some Bible passages about the early churches and how they were set ... A Fellowship of Differents Review

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5 Stars

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The Happy Christian

The Happy Christian

On 5/26 Chris Hennessey wrote: People tend to lean towards being negative. And often Christians are viewed as the gloomiest of all. So David Murray has taken his knowledge of theology and pulled from psychology and modern science to write a book about how Christians can be happy despite the negativity that surrounds us. The book ... The Happy Christian Review

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4 Stars

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Vanishing Grace

Vanishing Grace

On 1/20 Chris Hennessey wrote: I love to read. I also love to go back and look over my notes and highlights on specific books that really hit me in a given year. I try to read a variety of books throughout a year, but mainly read a large amount of books that can grow me as a disciple of Jesus. 9780310339328 Hands down the best book ... Vanishing Grace Review

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5 Stars

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Know the Heretics

Know the Heretics

On 7/21 Chris Hennessey wrote: Heretic. It’s a word used often today to describe someone that does not believe in what we believe, does not agree with what we agree with or simply as an insult/joke. More often than not when the term heretic is used today it is not used in a way that is true to what the term really means or how it ... Know the Heretics by Justin Holcomb

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4 Stars

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Risky Gospel

Risky Gospel

On 5/18 Chris Hennessey wrote: So this isn’t your best life now, or your greater life, or any of the other trite recommendations found in pop psychology “Christian” theology. This is your life in Christ lived out in faith. Chapter three discusses our identity and union with Christ. He ends this chapter by building on the foundation ... Risky Gospel Review

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4 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 10/28 Chris Hennessey wrote: This work is a collection of writings that Mr. Wilson has amassed over a several years, as well as a celebration of the lives of his grandparents and all those who have come before him. There is a thread that runs through, a common underlying thumping that makes the reader shift in their seat, itching ... Death by Living Review

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4 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 6/30 Chris Hennessey wrote: Today's idols consist of items: what we own is our public way of projecting our desired image. Duties: if you find your identity in the achievement of your duties, you'll always search for something to excel in so as to outperform others and demonstrate your authority. Others: obtaining an identity from ... Who Do You Think You Are Review

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3 Stars

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Wisdom Meets Passion

Wisdom Meets Passion

On 12/27 Chris Hennessey wrote: "Wisdom Meets Passion" by Dan Miller is a great read that combines the passion of youth with the wisdom of adulthood to help provide direction and clarity for your life's vision. The author writes most most of the book and co-authors with one of his sons. The author also includes viewpoints from people ... Wisdom Meets Passion Review

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3 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 9/9 Chris Hennessey wrote: There are so many way in which this plays out in my own life (embarrassingly many!). I can relate with the Israelites in a story Pete shares in the book. He shares the story where Moses is leading the Israelites out of Egypt where they have been captive for over 400 years. Moses left for a bit to go ... Empty Promises Review

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3 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 3/27 Chris Hennessey wrote: Want to know why men have no interest in going to church on a weekend? For the simple reason that there is far more interesting things that could bore them on a Sunday morning. Most churches have made no attempt in the last 20-50 years to be relevant to a male audience in many ways. In this book, it ... Why Men Hate Going to Church Review

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3 Stars

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The Final Summit

The Final Summit

On 11/4 Chris Hennessey wrote: I don’t normally read fiction, but I stumbled across Andy Andrews about 10 years ago and he has become my favorite writer (and speaker). As I was reading Andy’s new book, THE FINAL SUMMIT, I kept thinking about another fiction writer, Jeff Shaara. This book reminded me a lot of Shaara’s work in ... The Final Summit Review

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2 Stars

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Unleashed

Unleashed

On 11/4 Chris Hennessey wrote: “Unleashed” takes a much different look at Christianity and faith than other books I’ve seen. Within these pages, the author discusses the concept of the “barbarian way”. Effectively, he makes the argument that Christians have been “domesticated” and have lost the point that such biblical ... Unleashed Book Review

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3 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 2/9 Chris Hennessey wrote: Spiritual practices are very important in helping guide any Christ follower along their walk with God. There are many books published that talk about the ancient spiritual practices, their importance to someone’s spiritual journey, and practical application ideas. With that being said, Finding Our ... Finding Our Way Again Review

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2 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 12/27 Chris Hennessey wrote: In his newest book, Slave, John MacArthur takes a look at what he calls one of biggest cover ups in the Bible. MacArthur brings to light that authors and interpreters of different Bible translations have changed and left out a term that hits at the heart of what it means to follow Christ. The early church ... Slave - John MacArthur

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5 Stars

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Heaven is for Real

Heaven is for Real

On 11/20 Chris Hennessey wrote: As I read through Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo, I could see myself becoming attached to the Burpo family and wanting to know more and more details about them. The book describes a story of a family, specifically their son Colton, who is a pretty typical Midwestern family. Living in Imperial, Nebraska the family seemed ... Heaven is for Real Review

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4 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 11/11 Chris Hennessey wrote: Andy Stanley's newest book, The Grace of God, goes through examples from the Bible that show how people have sinned against God, and through their depravity, God extends His hand of grace to them, and us for the sins that we commit against him. Using examples from the Old and New Testament, Stanley shows ... The Grace of God - Andy Stanley

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3 Stars

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A Leader's Heart

A Leader's Heart

On 9/29 Chris Hennessey wrote: I have never been one that has been consistent in daily devotionals simply because I have never found a book or resource that I consistently wanted to go to every morning. Honestly, most that I have used are full of corny stories from people that don’t apply to my life at all. John Maxwell’s A ... A Leader’s Heart Review

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3 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Chris Hennessey wrote: This world has many problems & issues, with the majority of the world’s people dealing with these problems and issues every single day. This world is full of problems like: diseases, poverty, hunger, slavery, amongst many others. Near and far from us, there are plenty of people that need help. In Max Lucado’s most recent ... Outlive Your Life Book Review

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4 Stars

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Permission to Speak Freely

Permission to Speak Freely

On 9/8 Chris Hennessey wrote: Falling somewhere between a memoir and PostSecret.com, Anne Jackson’s book Permission to Speak Freely responds to the question: What can’t you say in church? Jackson includes her personal stories and poetry of struggling with fear, temptation, and regret. Interspersed between these short stories ... Permission to Speak Freely

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3 Stars

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

On 6/27 Chris Hennessey wrote: Whether in a business, ministry or personal sense, connecting with people is of the utmost importance. "Connecting is vital for any person who wants to achieve success. It is essential for anyone who wants to build great relationships. You will only be able to reach your potential--regardless of your ... Everyone Communications Review

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4 Stars

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Change Your Church for Good, Revised

Change Your Church for Good, Revised

On 6/8 Chris Hennessey wrote: Churches have become too focused on their programs or their styles or the book club that havs met for 27 years now. Most churches have become too focused on inside their walls and become to inward looking. What churches haven't remembered is "the church isn't a building, a program, a board, a committee, ... Change Your Church Book Review

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4 Stars

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Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

Wild at Heart (Revised and Expanded)

On 5/4 Chris Hennessey wrote: This is a great book for any man that seems to be stuck in a rut and just going through the motions of life. This is also a great book for women to know exactly why men are the way they are in their desire for the “wild”. Why do boys fight? Why do men have that passion in their hearts for the outdoors? ... Wild at Heart Book Review

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3 Stars

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66 Love Letters

66 Love Letters

On 4/7 Chris Hennessey wrote: I recently finished 66 Love Letters by Dr. Larry Crabb. After reading through the Bible in 90 days to start the year out, this was a great book to compliment that experience. 66 Love Letters is a fantastic devotional style book that is easy to guide through. Going through all 66 books of the Bible, Dr. ... 66 Love Letters Review

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4 Stars

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