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Showcase: Summer Thoughts

  • Love Apart from God +

    (500) Days of Summer And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Read More
  • Jon Acuff-Stuff Christians Like +

    #1043. Taking church off in the summer. Wait, what? No. That can't be true. Even typing those words should have Read More
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Publications

Changed Into The Same Image: The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life, part 1

instrumentpanel2A foundational book of Christian writing. Below are chapters 1-8.

PREFACE

This is not a theological book. I frankly confess I have not been trained in theological schools, and do not understand their methods nor their terms. But the Lord has taught me experimentally and practically certain lessons out of his Word, which have greatly helped me in my Christian life, and have made it a very happy one. And I want to tell my secret, in the best way I can, in order that some others may be helped into a happy life also.

Read more: Changed Into The Same Image: The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life, part 1

Deep-Rooted in Christ

2143341This book is an oasis for my soul. The words of Josua Choonmin Kang, pastor of the Oriental Mission Church in Los Angeles, http://www.omc.org/, bathe me in the presence of Christ, enlivening my spirit and encouraging me to draw closer to Him. Deep-Rooted in Christ, The Way of Transformation, is a book that defies categories. It is the book most evangelists and Christian writers aim to create, I imagine, but fall short of. Simple, direct and penetrating, Kang gives me scriptural analysis that is soaked in Christ. Few books have moved me and drawn me to Christ as this. I encourage you to read it.

Reflections on the Psalms

C.S. Lewis' book, Reflections on the Psalms, is not an easy read, but Lewis provides a poet's insight into the works. Below are two quotes from the work, and then an extended passage from the book.

"Poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible."

"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men."

The following passage is taken from Lewis' book, Reflections on the Psalms:

"When I first began to draw near to belief in God and even for some time after it had been given to me, I found a stumbling block in the demand so clamorously made by all religious people that we should 'praise' God; still more in the suggestion that God Himself demanded it.

Read more: Reflections on the Psalms

The Shack

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The Shack (Windblown, 2007) is a fictional religious story about experiencing grace and learning forgiveness. It was written by William P. Young for his six children and not originally intended for publication.  It has been on the top sellers list at Amazon and the New York Times.

Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, had been abducted during a family vacation and evidence of her murder found at an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness.  For years Mack suffered from The Great Sadness until he received a note presumably from God to meet him at the shack. Most of the story involves his encounter with God at the shack and his reconciliation to God, his family, and himself.  Be prepared for Young’s unusual, and provocative depiction of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  This book will prompt questions and discussion.

Reflections to Consider

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Favorites

  • Canticle of the Turning by Gary Daigle, Rory Cooney & Theresa Donohoo +

    1. My soul cries out with a joyful shoutthat the God of my heart is great,And my spirit sings of Read More
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones) by Lauren Daigle +

    Through the eyes of men it seems Read More
  • First by Lauren Daigle +

    Before I bring my need Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Your Grace Is Enough by Matt Maher +

    Great is Your faithfulness, oh GodYou wrestle with the sinner's heartYou lead us by still waters and to mercyAnd nothing Read More
  • Christ is Risen by Matt Maher +

    Let no one caught in sin remain*Inside the lie of inward shameWe fix our eyes upon the crossAnd run to Read More
  • Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher +

    Lord, I come, I confessBowing here I find my restWithout You I fall apartYou're the One that guides my heart Read More
  • Hold us together by Matt Maher +

    It don't have a job, don't pay your bills Read More
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