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Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

Many in Christian leadership positions feel they are missing something. Ruth Haley Barton writes that she is “convinced that the More that we are looking for is the transformation of our souls in the presence of God” (14).

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(Book review) Happily: 8 Commitments of Couples Who Laugh, Love and Last

“We use lucky to describe a successful marriage,” Kevin A. Thompson writes, “because we often can’t see the skills and abilities required to make marriage work.” The truth, he explains, is there really are common techniques that successful couples use to keep their relationships healthy. Using research and his experience as a pastor and marriage counselor, Thompson outlines eight of those techniques.

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(Book review) Fake or Follower: Refusing to Settle for a Shallow Faith

What does it looks like when we choose to go beyond just doing Christianity as a duty to pursuing growth, community and love? Andi Andrew examines that idea here, describing the challenges of pursuing a mature faith and the many benefits it creates along the way.

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(Book review) God Over Good: Saving Your Faith by Losing Your Expectations of God

Even as a pastor, Norsworthy doubted. Having an idealized expectation of what good looked like, he wondered why the world didn’t match up. Was God deistic at best, just watching the world as it soaked in agony? Compiled on top of this, he wrestled with faith in other ways: in seemingly contradictory texts, difficult Old Testament passages, and so on. With a Euthyphro dilemma and the problem of evil all rolled up into one, Norsworthy tackles our skewed perspectives when it comes to God’s goodness.

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