Book Reviews and Summaries

Book Reviews and Summaries | May 22, 2017

Book Review: The Imperfect Pastor

by Wesley Dean Martin

  “Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster.” This philosophy of Daft Punk is what many pastors have taken to heart for how they go about their pastoral work. Even if we do not pursue it in this way, all pastors are at least tempted to try and be bigger, better, and faster. But Zack Eswine in The […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | March 1, 2017

What Do You Do For A Living?

This common question often becomes an identity marker that intertwines with our self-worth. In this short book by Justin S. Holcomb, readers are challenged to think about their work in light of who they are in Christ. Below is an exerpt. The Bible portrays “calling” in a way that put these two meanings together – the […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | January 19, 2017

Fruitfulness on the Frontline: Making a Difference Where You Are

by Amy Sherman

Mark Greene, head of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, has written a highly accessible and practical book on whole-life discipleship for the average congregant. Too many of us in America are unaware of it since it was published by the English branch of IVP. But it’s available inexpensively on Amazon. And it’s the kind […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | December 22, 2016

Nurturing Whole Life Disciples: Lessons from London (Part 2)

by Amy Sherman

In yesterday’s post I looked at some of the lessons Pastor Neil Hudson recounts in his book Imagine Church: Releasing Whole-Life Disciples. They are based on the training and coaching that Hudson, a staff member at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, has done with congregations throughout England. The aim of his work is equipping […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | December 21, 2016

Nurturing Whole Life Disciples: Lessons from London (Part 1)

by Amy Sherman

Pastor Neil Hudson has been a congregational leader for close to 30 years. He currently leads the “Imagine Church” project of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC). The project seeks to equip church leaders to emphasize whole life discipleship as a fundamental part of their churches’ DNA. Hudson argues that “The ultimate test of […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | November 21, 2016

Adam and Eve Knew It

by Jennifer Woodruff Tait

Adam and Eve knew it, and you know it too. Ever since the Fall, work is no vacation. But what if work can be redeemed? What if a day on the job could be a day living out your calling? Explore these questions and others through personal stories and solid teaching in Going on Vocation, a new […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | November 8, 2016

Book Review: A Woman’s Place by Katelyn Beaty

When my pastor mentioned that he had just read and endorsed a manuscript about women and work, I naturally had to ask him to tell me more. I almost stopped listening after he told me that the title was A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | January 28, 2016

Let Justice Roll Down: The Autobiography of John Perkins

by Gabe Coyle

This post is by Gabe Coyle, the downtown campus pastor for Christ Community Church in Kansas City and our Kansas City regional coordinator. It’s been a few months now since Christ Community Church, where I am one of the pastors, did something that most pastors — and frankly, even I — thought was a bit crazy: […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | December 15, 2015

The ESV Men’s Devotional Bible: A Bible for Holistic Discipleship

by Gabe Coyle

This review is by Gabe Coyle, the downtown campus pastor for Christ Community Church in Kansas City and our Kansas City regional coordinator. It originally appeared on the Christ Community blog.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried your fair share of niche study Bibles. Whether it be The Teenage Study Bible or The Life Application Study Bible […]


Book Reviews and Summaries | August 26, 2014

Review of “The Poverty of Nations” by Wayne Grudem

by Wayne Grudem

From the Site: This book review is from in the Spring 2014 issue of the Faith and Economics Journal, a publication of the Association of Christian Economists. The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution, Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus. 2013. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. Reviewed by Winnie Fung, Wheaton College (IL) How can poor nations come out of poverty? This […]


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