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Living in the Light of Eternity by K.P. Yohannan

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Living in the Light of Eternity by K.P. Yohannan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Living in the Light of Eternity challenges us to look beyond the temporary to the eternal; to look away from ourselves to the needs of others; and to look at our present circumstances in light of the bigger picture—the eternal picture. But it doesn’t aim to create a guilt trip about how we’re living compared to the rest of the world who needs Christ. Instead, it highlights a number of biblical principles that can serve as a foundation for coming to our own conclusions about what God is calling us to do individually. There isn’t a one-size fits all answer, but there are some baselines for us to begin as we learn to seek God’s will for our lives. This is an easy, enjoyable read. In fact, I’ve read it twice now. View all my reviews Let me share this brief excerpt that I found particularly challenging for where I’m at...

Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care about Your Status, Size, or Success by Craig Gross

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Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care About Your Status, Size, or Success by Craig Gross My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I saw this book, I knew I needed to read it because I’ve wrestled with these very issues as a Christian author. There is so much pressure to “build your platform” to the largest number possible. It’s always struck me as contrary to the teachings of the Bible, which emphasize humility rather than self-promotion. The author did not disappoint. I hung on every page and when I finished I felt like I should start over to try to absorb the truth into my spirit better. He takes a candid look at his own desire to do big things for God (after all, he leads a ministry to porn stars and porn addicts) and compares it with the ordinary moments in life where life really happens. God is pleased with us in the ordinary moments. We don’t have to go big to impress God. In fact, as the...

Embracing Obscurity by Anonymous

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Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God’s Everything by Anonymous My rating: 5 of 5 stars 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 and has promised us. . . . It’s about making Him, not ourselves, look good.” The author is genuine and transparent in his struggle with this topic. When it first occurred to him, he thought, “Wait . . . embrace obscurity? Who in their right mind would want to do that? And what would that do to my life?” He details his own struggle with social media and the desire to have lots of friends and followers as a measure of worth and the desire to be affirmed for the witty things he posted. Service and obscurity go hand in hand,...

A Life of Balance by KP Yohannan

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A Life of Balance by K.P. Yohannan My rating: 5 of 5 stars In this booklet, K.P. Yohannan explores the opposites we must learn to balance in our lives as Christians: discipline and freedom, love and doctrine, zeal and wisdom, faith and common sense, or our sacrifice and God’s grace. This little booklet is worth a read. I find K. P. Yohannan’s writing to be very inspirational and uplifting, but he always challenges me to go deeper with God. View all my reviews   Tweetable quotes from the book: “Even when you are discouraged about yourself, God is not.”–K.P. Yohannan, A Life of BalancePowered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This “Love does not force people to do things a particular way.”–K.P. Yohannan, A Life of BalancePowered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   A Life of Balance K.P. Yohannan 2014 78 pages   Preview A Life of Balance  ...

Soul Tattoo: A Life and Spirit Bearing the Marks of God by Samuel Kee

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Soul Tattoo: A Life and Spirit Bearing the Marks of God by Samuel Kee My rating: 4 of 5 stars Soul Tattoo will change the way you think about yourself, your relationship with God, and your Christian experience. It’s definitely worth a read, but don’t read it if you want to go back to life as usual. Author Samuel Kee uses the imagery of tattoos and makes comparisons with God’s tattoos on our life, for we are “marked” by God. The soul tattoos described come from Isaiah 43:1-7: But now, O Jacob, listen to the LORD who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will now drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD,...