The Names of God by Ken Hemphill

Jan 05

The Names of God by Ken Hemphill

I’m currently delving into the names of God so I picked up this eBook by Ken Hemphill, The Names of God. I’ve never given any thorough study to the Hebrew names of God in the Old Testament so I thought this book would be a good place to start. I have to admit I had a difficult time concentrating and following this text. Some parts were academic and dry, listing the...

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You Mean That Isn’t in the Bible?: 10 Popular Beliefs That Simply Aren’t True by David A. Rich

Dec 17

You Mean That Isn’t in the Bible?: 10 Popular Beliefs That Simply Aren’t True by David A. Rich

Author David A. Rich makes some great points in You Mean That Isn’t in the Bible?, but he also chases a lot of rabbits along the way. At first I found this frustrating, wondering when he would get to something related to the chapter title, but either I got used to his style or he improved as the book went on. But that’s my style preference and I know others like a...

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God Laughs & 42 More Surprising Facts About God That Will Change Your Life

Dec 05

God Laughs & 42 More Surprising Facts About God That Will Change Your Life

God Laughs contains 43 short chapters describing the traits of God. The Bible describes God in various ways, including anthropomorphisms (attributing human qualities to God, such as “the eyes of the Lord”) and other descriptions of God’s personality. The book provides a nice overview of some concepts about God that Christians easily overlook or may not have...

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The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel)

Nov 29

The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel)

I’ve never actually read anything by Lee Strobel, although I’m familiar with his work, so I picked up a Kindle copy of The Case for Christmas for a short exposure to his writing. As expected, he is very scientific in his approach to “proving” the true identity of the baby in the manger. He interviewed some scholars in his quest for answers and this book provides a...

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Epic: The Story God Is Telling by John Eldredge

Nov 28

Epic: The Story God Is Telling by John Eldredge

Epic, by John Eldredge, has an important message: We long to be part of something epic, which leads us to God. The author explains how every story has the same essential components and those are the same components originally found in the story of God—everything is beautiful, an Adversary interferes, an epic battle ensues, and good prevails. He compares it to a...

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God’s Promise of Happiness by Randy Alcorn

Nov 23

God’s Promise of Happiness by Randy Alcorn

God’s Promise of Happiness, by Randy Alcorn, is based on the author’s larger work, Happiness. Still, this little book provides some thought-provoking content revealing our common misconceptions about happiness, holiness, and God. In an easy to follow question and answer format, this booklet tackles some intriguing questions. Do happiness and joy mean the same thing?...

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