Book Reviews

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Living on Purpose: Finding God’s Best For Your Life

Each chapter has activities that could be used by groups studying the book. The suggestions are well thought out andwill serve wellas a text for a Sunday school class. The book explores some of the implications of living with the values of God’s kingdom in view. It’s done against the backdrop of defining our purpose for living.

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Kingdom Come: How Jesus Wants To Change the World

The book has six parts containing fifteen chapters. Each chapter offers good instruction and ideas for application of the Christian life within the kingdom context. This bookhelps bridge the gap between what Jesus said and where Christians are in their understanding.

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The Future of Christianity

This is a must-read book for leaders and teachers.It helps the reader understand the tremendous change that has taken place in twentieth century relating to Christianityin the context of today’s world.

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Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

Brain Godawa helps us practice discernment and gain wisdom about our world and life. He is well equipped to write this book. He is a Christian and a screenwriter who has been influenced by at least a couple of PCA pastors. He understands that each movie contains a story and that story was good enough to result in a movie.

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Who Made God? And Answers To Over 100 Other Tough Questions of Faith

Often Christians find themselves in difficult and embarrassing situations because they are asked hard questions and do not know how to respond. We are living in a time in which the church needs to be able to respond with intelligent answers to the questions being raised. This would be a helpful book for college students to have available.

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Why I Am a Christian

This would be a good book to give to a person who may be inquiring about the Christian faith, or maybe wanting answers to the meaning and purpose of life.

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Listening to the Past, The Place of Tradition in Theology

Christians have a great legacy and we must have much respect for the past. This book reminds us of that importance of knowing, reading, and carefully studying the masters who have gone before us.Both pastors and teachers would benefit from this book.

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Three Dimensions of Leadership: Practical Insight of Management, Finance, and Boards, for Churches and Christian Organizations

Elders, deacons, Christian school boards, and other ministries will find much to glean from these154 pages. This would be a good study guide on what we call strategic faith planning. For an organization to be effective, including the church, the leaders need to have a plan with measurable goals and divisions of labor within the body.

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High-Tech Worship? Using Presentational Technology Wisely

Thinking of moving from atraditional worship style toacontemporary expression of worship? No matter where you or your church may come down on the use of technology,it would be a valuable exercise to read and discuss Schultze’s book with local leadership.

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Think Like Jesus: Make the Right Decisions Every Time

You will benefit from reading this book as you willfind value in using it as a text for adult study group and youth workers using it with their young people. What Barna deals with in this book is the bottom line of what kingdom discipleship is really all about.