Simple Gospel, Simply Grace: How Your Christian Life Is Really Supposed to Work

Aug 12

Simple Gospel, Simply Grace: How Your Christian Life Is Really Supposed to Work

Simple Gospel, Simply Grace, a recent book by Bob Christopher, outlines the basic message of Good News while stripping away the distortions of the Gospel we’ve come to believe. We let ourselves develop formulas for living the Christian life instead of living in the freedom of God’s grace.   Apart from Jesus, we make God out to look like a Picasso painting. It’s...

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Radically Normal by Josh Kelley (@joshkelley)

Aug 03

Radically Normal by Josh Kelley (@joshkelley)

Radically Normal was a normal book. (Hey, what did you expect?) In a culture where we are constantly urged to be “radical” Christians, author Josh Kelley provides a more balanced perspective by suggesting that it’s okay to be normal for Jesus. Rather than feeling guilty for not being radical enough, maybe we should strive to be radically normal. It’s a refreshing...

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Unoffendable by Brant Hansen (@branthansen)

Jul 15

Unoffendable by Brant Hansen (@branthansen)

People often call me a pacifist and maybe I am to some degree, but when Jesus says to turn the other cheek, love your enemies, and pray for those who hurt you, I believe He means for us to do those things. I also believe in seeing the “divine spark” in each person because whether we follow Jesus or not, we were each made in the image of God. As such, I believe we...

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Grace Intervention by Bill Giovannetti

Jul 06

Grace Intervention by Bill Giovannetti

Bill Giovannetti offers another powerful affirmation of the doctrine of grace. (See also my review for his book, Grace Rehab.) Legalism sneaks into our hearts and lives so easily that we do well to saturate our hearts and minds with the doctrine of grace, keeping it front and center every day of our lives.   “Every good thing that happens in and through you...

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Grace Rehab: The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You by Bill Giovannetti

Jun 18

Grace Rehab: The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You by Bill Giovannetti

Grace Rehab The Power of Labeling Yourself the Way God Labels You Bill Giovannetti 2015 214 pages   For years I have been struggling to earn God’s blessings. I have poor health and cannot work outside the home, but Christians always told me I just needed to “have more faith” or “pray more” or things like that. I interpreted that to mean I had to do more to earn...

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Embracing Obscurity by Anonymous

Jun 06

Embracing Obscurity by Anonymous

Embracing Obscurity Becoming Nothing in Light of God’s Everything Anonymous 2013 195 pages   Embracing Obscurity, by an anonymous author, tackles the dilemmas and dangers of our self-obsession. According to the author, “Embracing obscurity is not about wiping ourselves from existence but rather, voluntarily, becoming nothing in light of everything God is...

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