United States of Grace

United States of Grace – A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration and Hope by Lenny Duncan. This is a must-read book for anyone who claims to be a disciple of Jesus and a lover of God. I was waiting for this book ever since I read Dear Church. I was ready when this book arrivedContinue reading “United States of Grace”

Plundering the Strong man

21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables,Continue reading “Plundering the Strong man”

Freedom from Sin

What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we have been buried withContinue reading “Freedom from Sin”

Inked: Choosing God’s Mark to Transform Your Life by Kim Goad and Janet E. Kusiak

All of us are marked in some fashion. Goad and Kusiak use stories to help us understand ow we should be marked. You see we have a choice. If we are tattooed we have a choice of what we have inked on our bodies, and who will be the one to tattoo us. We alsoContinue reading “Inked: Choosing God’s Mark to Transform Your Life by Kim Goad and Janet E. Kusiak”

the dip by Seth Godin

A little book that teaches you when to quit! What a wonderful concept because we are told over and over again that we should not quit. I mean really we have all seen the picture of the frog in the birds mouth with it’s hands on the birds neck with the line “Never Quit!” IsContinue reading “the dip by Seth Godin”

The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner

“Spiritual transformation does not result from fixing our problems. It results from turning to God in the midst of them and meeting God just as we are.” (page 67) David G. Benner opens up a topic most Christian think is taboo to show us it is the one thing we truly need to embrace toContinue reading “The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner”

If the Church Were Christian By Philip Gulley

What if the church took following the example Christ gave us to be in the world was actually the way the church was? If we would take seriously the way Jesus lived and follow the example He gave us would we be able to contain the people seeking after God in the confines of theContinue reading “If the Church Were Christian By Philip Gulley”

A Good Neighbor: Benedict’s Guide to Community by Robert Benson

‘”Honor everyone, and never do to another what you would not want done to yourself,” we read in the Rule. “Love your neighbor as yourself,” we read in the Gospel.’ This quote from page 84 of A Good Neighbor is a summery of what it is to live in community. To be a neighbor, toContinue reading “A Good Neighbor: Benedict’s Guide to Community by Robert Benson”

God in the Alley by Greg Paul

“However, these stories of my friends reveal a peculiar paradox: I am more likely to find Jesus revealed to me and through me in weakness than in strength, sinfulness than in purity, or doubt than in perfect faithfulness.” Greg Paul takes you on a ride through the streets of Toronto to meet and see Jesus.Continue reading “God in the Alley by Greg Paul”

Book Review: Leadership by Example by Dr. Sanjiv Chopra

Leadership is something we think a few people do. There are leaders in the country, leaders in business, leaders in church, you name the place and there are leaders there. And we look to these people to show us the way to do things. Sometimes these people are leaders in only one aspect of their lives, and followers elseContinue reading “Book Review: Leadership by Example by Dr. Sanjiv Chopra”