Sunday, September 28, 2014


As a "preacher's kid" myself, I can totally relate to the expectations that people have of you to duplicate the faith of your parents, church, denomination, etc. While the Church must make disciples, we must make sure that the people we are trying to lead in Christ have their own relationship with Jesus, and that they are not merely "playing the part" of a believer - i.e., mimicking or copying behaviors, cliches, etc.

In this book, "Firsthand," authors Josh and Ryan Shook have struck a nerve that needs to be stricken! Your faith cannot be what someone else tells you it must be. First-hand faith is a personal possession. We don't need second-hand religion; we need a first-hand relationship!

I cannot recommend this book enough. It is relevant and real, and I believe it will serve greatly in the Body of Christ to help people develop their personal, firsthand relationship with God!

I was given a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Blessed Church

Rev. Robert Morris is an amazing pastor and author. He is doing great things for God and His Kingdom. In his book, "The Blessed Church," he unloads principle after principle regarding the progress of the local church - his local church - but he makes the principles transferable to any pastor in any local church. 

In short, if you want a How-To Manual on how to lead and grow a Healthy Church, you have truly found a resource that will fulfill that desire. Whether you are a pastor, leader, or layperson, you can gain incredible insight into what it takes to grow a healthy congregation that advances the agenda of the Kingdom of God.

I received this book for free for an honest review from Multnomah Publishers' "Blogging For Books" program.