Category Archives: Recommended reading

Restoring Vital Optimism

According to historian John Keegan, in a particular battle during World War I, the British lost 70,000 troops and suffered an unthinkable number of wounded. With this loss, the British also lost a general mood of vital optimism that had … Continue reading

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Three books for summer reading

1. “A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers,” by D. A. Carson Carson has been one of my favorite New Testament teachers for many years.  His book on the prayers of the apostle Paul will encourage and strengthen … Continue reading

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Lion chasers needed

“Spiritual maturity is seeing and seizing God-ordained opportunities. Think of every opportunity as God’s gift to you.” Continue reading

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