Warren Wiersbe is the author and editor of many books, and he has pastored three churches including the Moody Church in Chicago.
David Wiersbe is the author of a couple books, including four that he co-authored with his father. He has been a pastor for over 30 years and is currently serving his fourth church.
In this book, the Wiersbe's break down ten principles for Christian ministry. This book provides stories of pastors they know and different struggles they have endured. Although this book is written for ministers, it has a lot to say about what it means to serve others as a Christian and breaks down the healthy way to build up a ministry of any kind. 76/100.
Describing Bob Goff is one of the hardest things I have ever tried to do. Bob Goff is a man who puts love into action.
In his book, "Love Does," Bob Goff tells many stories from his life. Now, you might be thinking this sounds boring, but while reading this book, each story he told took a dramatic twist. Once I started reading, I literally could not put this book down! I usually read a book each week, but this one I finished in four days because I was so intrigued by the way Bob Goff simply puts love into action. He doesn't make plans, he simply says yes and does it. Bob Goff is a wonderful story teller and disciple of Christ. If you read this book, I promise that you will not be disappointed. 90/100.
Brennan Manning was a Korean War veteran and former Franciscan priest who became the best-selling author of more than twenty books. He died in 2013.
Brennan Manning's book, "Abba's Child", is a special book. It is similar to "The Ragamuffin Gospel" but provides a different approach to God's grace. "Abba's Child" identifies the uniqueness we all have in our identity as children of God. Being a child of God is an identity that frees you to be anyone else. In his book, Manning reveals what it really means to be a beloved child of Abba. If you would like a very well-written book by a great author, then go pick up a copy today! 80/100.
"Keep God first in your life" is something that many people like to say to encourage others and to embrace as their own motto, but what does that mean? Keeping God first, although a good thought, is nowhere in the Bible. When most people use this saying, I believe it is generally meant to encourage others to keep God as their first priority. One of my favorite authors, Kyle Idleman, once wrote, "God doesn't want to just be your top priority, but your only priority." This couldn't be more of a true statement. God never called us to keep Him first, but to keep Him in everything. Not in a pantheistic way, but in how we glorify Him. In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul says, "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (ESV) We are not called to dedicate certain things to God and not dedicate others. We cannot separate our life from time with God; as Christians, time with God should consume our life, not just in prayer, but according to Paul in our mundane routines! Glorifying God with our thoughts, actions, and most of all our love. (I challenge you to tell someone you appreciate them and love them today!) We are created in the image of God, so everything we do should reflect His glory. Not just in the church, during our prayer time, or while we read the Bible, but in all that we do. Keeping God first shouldn't mean praying in the morning and then moving on to your second and third priorities. No! God should not just lead your priority list because He is your priority list! Don't keep God first; let Him be your all. Don't let God be the best part of your life; let Him consume every part of your life. As Brennan Manning once wrote, "Spirituality is not one compartment or sphere of life. Rather, it is a lifestyle: the process of life lived with the vision of faith."
Hunter Kallay, author of "Plug in Your Life." He is a Christian leader and speaker.