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Attention: The Priceless Commodity of Marketing

Attention Marketing

I won a book, Attention! This Book Will Make You Money!. It's a book about how to use attention-getting online marketing to increase your revenue, by Jim Kukral. I read it in a couple of hours and it held my attention throughout, which is a really good start for a book on this topic! Jim tells a pretty neat …

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When Love Comes to Town – Paul Louis Metzger on John's Gospel

Paul Louis Metzger on the Gospel of John

I've preached through the gospel of John a couple of times in my ministry, and each time, I bought more commentaries. The Book of John is pure profundity wrapped in simplicity. It's deeply complex and linguistically simple at the same time. Very few commentaries dive deeper than the simplicity of the text …

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Costly Grace: One of My New Favorite Books on Discipleship

Costly Grace

I have well over 1,000 books in my library, but just a handful come to mind when I think of books that are able to define discipleship well. They would include Jim Berg's Changed Into His Image, Clyde Cranford's Because We Love Him, and of course, Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life. Now, I'm adding another …

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Life Is a Sacred Journey with God

The Sacred Journey by Charles Foster

Recently, our small group talked about the subject of spiritual disciplines and we based our discussion on the book The Sacred Journey: The Ancient Practices by Charles Foster. Foster particularly addresses prayer and meditation, but avoids nailing life down to a few prescribed rituals. I must admit that I …

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7 Ways to Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

I've just finished reading Max Lucado'snewest book, Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference, and I feel... challenged! The premise of the book is that we have a choice to do things that will make an impact that outlasts us. Life is a temporary assignment, but the effects of our lives are …

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Jesus Manifesto, by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola (Book Review)

Jesus Manifesto

About Jesus Manifesto Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2010 Video Review Jesus Manifesto (Book Review) from Brandon Cox on Vimeo. Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola have written an excellent treatise on returning to Jesus as the core of …

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Sun Stand Still, by Steven Furtick (Book Review)

Sun Stand Still

About Sun Stand Still Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible Multnomah Books (September 21, 2010) About Steven Furtick Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, named by Outreach magazine as one of the top 10 …

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Book Review (and Giveaway): Transforming Church in Rural America

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I grew up in a small, rural community in a small, rural church. I've served as Pastor of small, rural churches as well. So to see that Pastor Shannon O'Dell had written a book on "breaking all the rurals," he had my attention. Upon reading his work, I've been left uncomfortable and disturbed! In Transforming …

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Book Review: Why Is God Ignoring Me by Gary Habermas

Why Is God Ignoring Me?

As a Pastor, I'm often asked the tough questions. One of the biggest is the title and subject of an excellent book, Why Is God Ignoring Me?: What to Do When It Feels Like He's Giving You the Silent Treatment. Having read Gary Habermas' answers, I'm slightly more confident about the next time this question comes …

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Book Review: Living Life in the Zone

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I've just finished reading through a "40-day spiritual game plan for men" called Life in the Zone (aff link) written by Kyle Rote and Joe Pettigrew. I thoroughly enjoyed moving through the content and believe we need more books written like this one for men in a world where books seem to be overwhelmingly …

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