Book Reviews

“Handle with Care: How Jesus Redeems the Power of Touch in Life & Ministry” by Lore Ferguson Wilbert

Content Handle with Care: How Jesus Redeems the Power of Touch in Life & Ministry by Lore Ferguson Wilbert, is a rare book about the role of appropriate touch in the Christian ministry. Wilbert’s premise is based on Matthew 8:3, “Jesus stretched out his hand and touched…” showing Jesus Himself used touch in His ministry....

“Fight for Love,” by Rosie Makinney

Fight for Love, by Rosie Makinney, is a profound book about the effects of pornography addiction in marriage. Content As a wife of a porn-addict herself, her experience and research combined, is a “life-changing resource” for wives of porn addicts (Josh McDowell, author). Makinney focuses on how porn affects men, their wives, and kids –...

“For All Who Wander: Why Knowing God is Better than Knowing it All” by Robin Dance

For All Who Wander: Why Knowing God is Better than Knowing it All, is written by Robin Dance, who is also an (in)courage author. Content Dance has a corresponding journey guide/journal that corresponds with the book. Dance’s goal is to “help others find hope and healing in their own story” while reading hers. Her book...

“Modern Parents Vintage Values: Instilling Character in Today’s Kids” (Revised & Updated) by Sissy Goff & Melissa Trevathan

Content Modern Parents Vintage Values: Instilling Character in Today’s Kids (Revised & Updated) by Sissy Goff & Melissa Trevathan, and both are certified counselors. Goff and Trevathan’s purpose in writing this book to address the issues parents struggle with the most when it comes to raising children. Examples of these issues are technology, disrespect, entitlement,...

“Resuscitating Evangelism” by Jordan Easley & Ernest Easley

Content Resuscitating Evangelism by father-son duo, Jordan Easley & Ernest Easley, who are both pastors and evangelists. Their shared goal is to “share a biblical strategy for obeying Jesus and bringing new life to evangelism.” The authors debunk excuses of Christians and churches as to why they don’t evangelize regularly. This book includes eight chapters...

“You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies About Life & Love” by Daniel Im

Content You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies About Life & Love by Daniel Im, is quite the fascinating read. Im focuses on the seven lies of identity, describing the context in which these lies flourish, through personal stories, research and pastoral insight. Im’s purpose is to reveal the truth that leads to...

“Younique” by Will Mancini with Dave Rhodes & Cory Hartman

Content Younique by Will Mancini with Dave Rhodes & Cory Hartman, is a great resource for anyone in ministry. The focus of this book is to find your specific calling and divine design for your life, vocation and ministry. According to the authors, “God created you with unique potential and place you on planet Earth...

“From and Before God” by Sugel Michelén

Content From & Before God: A Practical Introduction to Expository Preaching by Sugel Michelén is a great resource for any pastor. Michelén focus is based on the verse 2 Cor. 2:17, where ministers are called to preach “as from and before God.” Pastors are commissioned by God, for God alone. Michelén asks pastors, “How would...

“Find More Money: Increase Your Income to Tackle Debt, Save Wisely, and Live Generously,” by Art Rainer

Find More Money: Increase Your Income to Tackle Debt, Save Wisely, and Live Generously, by Art Rainer, is a helpful tool for improving finances. The main focus of this book is to help people provide beyond their full-time jobs, especially when that isn’t enough to provide. Rainer calls it find a “gig”: “stewarding your talents,...

“Journey to the Cross: 40 Days to Prepare Your Heart for Easter,” by Mary Carver and the (in)courage community

Journey to the Cross: 40 Days to Prepare Your Heart for Easter, by Mary Carver and the (in)courage community, is an encouraging devotional. Content Focused on the 40 days of Lent, this devotional features Scriptures, short essays, encouraging stories, quotes, reflective questions and prayers. It even has room to write your reflections, etc. In addition,...