Author Archives: carlsimmonslive

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See the About Me page, if you want to know more about ME. Otherwise, hopefully you'll know more about Jesus and some of his followers by reading here. And thanks for stopping by.

A Small Book for the Hurting Heart


The title says it all. . . . Paul Tautges. A Small Book for the Hurting Heart: Meditations on Loss, Grief, and Healing. 192p., $17.99, New Growth Press. Grief may threaten to overtake us or destroy our joy. In this … Continue reading

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Two Books on Creation


For those interested in aligning the often conflicting views of science and creation . . . Carol Hill. A Worldview Approach to Science and Scripture: Making Genesis Real. 240p., $29.99, Kregel Academic. There are a number of well-known areas of … Continue reading

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Following Jesus Christ


A fresh look at discipleship, from a variety of angles . . . John K. Goodrich and Mark L. Strauss, eds. Following Jesus Christ: The New Testament Message of Discipleship for Today. 392p., $24.99, Kregel Academic. Although the concept of … Continue reading

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The Best Is Yet to Come


For you John Ortberg fans in the audience, a selection of sermons from the pastor who built up Menlo (Park Presbyterian) Church before him. . . . Walt Gerber. The Best Is Yet to Come: Sermons Reflecting the Gift of … Continue reading

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Philippians: Two Commentaries


This week, you have your choice of commentaries on Philippians, both sharing the same author but taking separate approaches to the text—also/thus, one continuing an existing series and the other launching a brand-new commentary series. So read on, and choose … Continue reading

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Every Believer Confident


To help us give an answer for the hope within us. . . . Mark J. Farnham. Every Believer Confident: Apologetics for the Ordinary Christian. 208p., $15.99, Deep River Books. For ordinary Christians who long to share their faith effectively, … Continue reading

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A Gradual Redemption


A personal story of grief turned to glory . . . Kelly Williams. A Gradual Redemption: A Story of Faith, Choice, and the Sovereignty of God. 240p., $19.99, Deep River Books. In the author’s own words: “Enmeshed in circumstances far … Continue reading

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