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Maximize!


Utilizing the unique and considerable strengths of the small church, rather than trying to emulate/keep up with the big boys. . . . Ron Klassen. Maximize!: Leveraging the Strengths of Your Small Church. 128p., $15.99, Deep River Books. Blending rich … Continue reading

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A Wonder-Filled Life


Looking back on a lifetime of service to God. . . . Joshua A. McClure. A Wonder-Filled Life: Galatians 2:20. 330p., $17.99, Deep River Books. Because we are created in God’s image, we have a spiritual thirst. God has “planted … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Quran


Dialoguing with Islam (and a few dozen imams from around the world), while confronting Islam with Islam. . . Edward J. Hoskins. In the Shadow of the Quran: Prophets, Messengers, Truth, and Lies. 304p., $16.99, Deep River Books. The Qur’an is … Continue reading

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Five Views on the New Testament Canon


Was the selection of books in the New Testament inspired by God or shaped by the decisions of men? Five theological variations on the spectrum of “yes.” . . . Stanley E. Porter and Benjamin Laird, eds. Five Views on the … Continue reading

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Kerux: 1–2 Kings


An in-depth look at the checkered history of the kingdom of Israel, and tips on how to preach through it. . . . David B. Schreiner and Lee Compson. 1–2 Kings: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching. Kerux Commentaries. 272p., … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry as Mission


Making the obvious connections we tend to overlook (or treat superficially) between two types of ministry . . . . Brian Hull and Patrick Mays. Youth Ministry as Mission: A Conversation About Theology and Culture. 272p., $20.99, Kregel Ministry. The … Continue reading

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Associate Pastors


Words from the trenches about how to be the nexus between the senior pastor and the congregation. . . . Michael Matthew Mauriello. Associate Pastors: Ministry from the Middle. 240p., $19.99, Kregel Ministry. Associate pastors of all kinds–whether assigned to … Continue reading

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40 Questions about Prayer


A book about both the simplicity and complexity of prayer. . . . Joseph C. Harrod. 40 Questions about Prayer. 40 Questions Series. 272p., $19.99, Kregel Academic. Praying is often the most common yet least understood practice of Christian spirituality. … Continue reading

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Kerux: Jeremiah/Lamentations


Some light reading for y’all. . . . 🙂 . . . Duane Garrett and Calvin F. Pearson. Jeremiah and Lamentations: A Commentary for Biblical Preaching and Teaching. Kerux Commentaries. 416p., $38.99, Kregel Academic. Jeremiah and Lamentations approaches two historically related yet … Continue reading

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Junkyard Wisdom Rebuilt


Using our wealth for good. . . . Roy Goble. Junkyard Wisdom Rebuilt: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts. 224p., $17.99, Deep River Books. In Junkyard Wisdom, Roy Goble explored the tension between wealth and poverty, between … Continue reading

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