Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Celebrating Brokenness by Jennifer Coffman

Celebrating Brokenness

Imagine what could happen if you stopped trying to hide your brokenness and started inviting God into the middle of it. In a series of 30 letters, from one friend to another, the author explores the wide and deep and vast impact of extraordinary love on ordinary lives. Perfect for both personal reflection or group dynamics, Celebrating Brokenness helps us to see that nothing is out of reach when it comes to God - He longs to use all of us in His Kingdom building work.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Grow in Grace

It cannot be that the people should grow in grace unless they give themselves to reading. A reading people will always be a knowing people. ~ John Wesley

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Letters to the Church by Francis Chan

I just saw this review for a book that is now on my list of books to read. 

If God had it His way, what would our churches look like?

In his most powerful book yet, Pastor Francis Chan digs deep into biblical truths, reflections on his own failures and dreams, and stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world.
As Chan says, “We’ve strayed so far from what God calls Church. We all know it. We know that what we’re experiencing is radically different from the Church in Scripture. For decades, church leaders like myself have lost sight of the inherent mystery of the Church. We have trained people sitting in the pews to become addicted to lesser things. It’s time for that to change.”
When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride—even more than for our own lives? Letters to the Church reminds us of how powerful, how glorious the Church once was … and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Reading List

The Progeny by Tosca Lee ~ September 2016
Firstborn by Tosca Lee

If I Run by Terri Blackstock ~ September 2016
If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock ~ 2017
If I Live by Terri Blackstock ~ May 2018

Moonlighters Series by Terri Blackstock
Truth Stained Lies ~ September 2016
Distortion ~ September 2016
Twisted Innocence ~ September 2016

By Ted Dekker
The Sanctuary ~ September 2016
A.D. 30
A.D. 33
Water Walker
Eyes Wide Open

Deadly Devotion by Sandra Orchard

The Valley of Dry Bones by Jerry B. Jenkins

The Bradleyville Series by Brandillyn Collins
Cast a Road Before Me
Color the Sidewalk for Me
Capture the Wind for Me

Chelsea Adams Series by Brandilyn Collins
Eyes of Elisha
Dread Champion

Hidden Faces Series by Brandilyn Collins
Brink of Death
Stain of Guilt
Dead of Night
Web of Lies

Deceit by Brandilyn Collins
Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins
Dark Pursuit by Brandilyn Collins
Deceit by Brandilyn Collins
Exposure by Brandilyn Collins

Angels Walking Series by Karen Kingsbury ~ April 2017
Angels Walking
Chasing Sunsets
Brush of Wings

The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn

Harbingers Series 
Invitation (Cycle One) by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hung, Alton Gansky
The Assault (Cycle Two) by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hung, Alton Gansky

Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason

A Seer Novel Series by Rachelle Dekker
The Choosing (2016)
The Calling
The Returning

Looking Into You by Chris Fabry

High Treason (FBI Task Force) by DiAnn Mills

Counter Culture by David Platt

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Secondhand Glory

"Then Moses had one more request,'Please let me see Your glory,' he said." Exodus 33:18......"Much of our looking at Jesus is secondhand, 'as in a  mirror,' reflected through the church, through books, through nature, through people. Hence much of our Christianity wears a secondhand look. It is moonlight (reflected) instead of sunlight (firsthand). One young minister said to another, 'You speak with authority. I quote authorities.' One was firsthand. The other secondhand." E.Stanley Jones...." I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified." The Apostle Paul..."No attraction was ever allowed to hold the mind and soul of Paul save the face of Jesus Christ." Oswald Chambers

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Heart Tracks: Heart Tracks - Is There Room?

Heart Tracks: Heart Tracks - Is There Room?: "As the priests came out of the inner sanctuary, a cloud filled the Temple of the Lord. The priests could not minister because the glor...

Monday, November 23, 2015

Heart Tracks: Walking in the Heart of the Father

"I believe that the greatest tragedy in the western church today is that we know many truths about the Father, but so little of Him. To know Him we must walk in His heart. This book is my humble attempt to point the way to real intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It was for me, a walk through the heart of the Father. I hope it will be for you as well." ~ Gary O'Shell

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt

The moral of a children's book that I check out of the library from time to time to teach my kids about flattery...

"Be warned, little dears, and know that spiders are not the only hunters and bugs are not the only victims. Take what has transpired within these pages to heart, or you might find yourself trapped in some schemer's web." ~ Bon app├ętit, Spider

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton

What we really hunger for will not be found under the tree on Christmas morning. We hunger for meaning, for joy, for hope in the face of despair. We hunger to know that we can be forgiven and start anew after things we regret. We hunger for a love that will not let us go and for a life and triumph in the face of death. These come through a baby born in a stable, laid to sleep in a feeding trough, visited by night-shift shepherds. He is for us the bread of life. And we must come to the stable to satisfy the deepest desires of our hearts. ~ Adam Hamilton (The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Managing God's Money by Randy Alcorn

"As God’s child and his money manager, what personal, spiritual, moral, and financial changes do you need to make to get ready to give him a face-to-face account of your job performance?" ~ Randy Alcorn (Managing God’s Money)

“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.” ~ Romans 14:12

Friday, November 23, 2012

Find the Truth

“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” ~ Anne Lamott

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Character Test

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"The grateful heart that springs forth in joy is not acquired in a moment; it is the fruit of a thousand choices." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss (from Choosing Gratitude)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Managing God's Money by Randy Alcorn

"We’re not to feel guilty that God has entrusted us with abundance. But we are to feel responsible to compassionately and wisely use that abundance to help the less fortunate." ~ Randy Alcorn (Managing God's Money)

“Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail” ~ Luke 12:33

Friday, November 2, 2012

Think ~ Read ~ Think

“Anyway -- because we are readers, we don't have to wait for some communications executive to decide what we should think about next -- and how we should think about it. We can fill our heads with anything from aardvarks to zucchinis -- at any time of night or day.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut