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Loving God with all Your Mind

I have always enjoyed reading Gene Veith.  He was the first to introduce me to postmodernism back in the early 90s.  Somewhere along the line I missed this 1987, 2003 book.  The sub-title is:  Thinking as a Christian in the Postmodern World.  Veith uses Daniel as his primary example of someone who was forced to […]


John Charles (J.C.) Ryle (1816-1900) was the Anglican bishop of Liverpool, England in the last twenty years of his life.  In the early 1880s he became concerned with the holiness teaching of a deeper life in the Keswick revivals.  This book was his reponse to that teaching and has found kinship in the orthodox doctrines […]

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

In 2011, Tullian Tchividjian (cha-vi-jin) wrote this book titled, Jesus + Nothing = Everything.  As I read the book it was like many before it, a man who grew up in conservative circles and then, because of deep struggles in his life, threw off what he considered legalism and went after a progressive and liberated […]

The Pursuit of Holiness

Jerry Bridges had been with the Navigators and involved in campus ministries a number of years.  This book was first written in 1978 and my copy is an 1996 edition.  I had read this some years ago but had not written a review.  Since I am in a current study on walking with God, I […]

Quiet Talks on Power

Samuel Dickey Gordon (1859-1936) was a Christian layman who worked extensively with the YMCA and became a well-known speaker and writer.  He is best known for his “Quiet Talks” books.  This is the first I’ve read and it is an enjoyable read.  It is very much like having an evening talk with him over the […]

Song in the Night

I have grown to love the writings of Warren Wiersbe.  Wiersbe pastored Calvary Baptist Church in Covington, KY, and then Moody Memorial Church in Chicago from 1971 to 1978.  He is well known as a speaker and writer.  I find it interesting that Wiersbe speaks in a way similar to Moody himself and previous pastors […]

Awakening the Quieter Virtues

Gregory Spencer, professor of communications at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, is a writer I wasn’t familiar with but the title of his book intrigued me.  When I glanced at the contents, I knew I wanted to read the book;  discernment, innocence, authenticity, modesty, reverence, contentment, and generosity.  I thought that Spencer was fairly […]

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

William Law (1686-1761) was an English churchman and juror who followed the era of Richard Baxter and lived in the days and knew personally the Wesleys, William Wilberforce and Samuel Johnson.  Law was a supporter of the Stuarts, especially James II, believing in their divine right to the throne.  When their reign ended during the […]

Cultivation of Christian Character

J. Oswald Sanders (1902-1992) was born and died in New Zealand.  He became the director of the China Inland Mission and in his lifetime wrote over forty books.  To pastoral students his best known work is Spiritual Leadership.  This book falls into the same category but the emphasis is on personal spirituality.  I have always […]

Absolute Surrender

Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was the son of a Scottish minister and a Dutch Reformed pastor.  Murray was born in S. Africa and educated in Scotland.  He returned to S. Africa and became a noted writer and pastor in Cape Town and Wellington.  Murray was vitally connected to the Keswick meetings that espoused the Higher Life […]