Yearly Archives: 2005


The Six Habits of Spiritually Happy Men

These six habits are no litmus test that you can use to judge a man’s walk with Christ. That would be extremely dangerous. These habits create no special merit with Christ. They do nothing to improve a man’s record with Jesus. They are, however, indicators or “clues” of a deeper commitment to live by faith and make a difference in the world.

Men’s Ministry: An Indispensable Focus for the Church

By Pete Alwinson. “Men: You can’t live with them and you can’t shoot them.” This bumper sticker glared back at me, as I pulled up to a stop light in Orlando one day. “Now that’s one ticked off lady” was my first thought. My second thought was: “I wonder what her story is. What did she experience from men? Neglect? Abuse? Anger? Who hurt her? Dad, brother, neighbor boy, boyfriend, husband, grandfather?” Could have been one or two, or all.

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Women’s Ministry in the 21st Century

This truly is an encyclopedia of practical ideas for women’s ministry leaders. Contributors to this book were from Vineyard churches, a Christian church, an Evangelical Free church, and a Lutheran church.

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The Kingdom of Christ, the New Evangelical Perspective

This is a good book to help us understand where both liberalism and dispensationalism went awry and how the reformed covenantalists stand in the gap and keep the balance while respecting the role of the church today.

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God, Marriage and Family, Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation

If you are a pastor or a counselor, or a Christian wanting to understand what the Bible says about family and marriage, you will want to read this book and keep it as a reference. I recommend it as the best single source on the topic.

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God is the Issue: Recapturing the Cultural Initiative

This book will appeal to church leaders, family leaders, and individuals, especially the rising generation. He echoes the idea that our focus should be on a behavior that grows out of knowing God because that is the issue. Our impact on the world around us will only come as we focus on the real issue–God.

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Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry

This ismore into the “how-to” aspects of starting right and continuing strong in youth ministry for many years. Fields does a fine job stressing the importance of a solid spiritual life in Christ. This book will truly help either a novice or veteran in the high calling of ministry to youth and their families.