Tag Archives: Non-fiction

(Book review) Stumbling Toward Wholeness: How the Love of God Changes Us

Stumbling Toward Wholeness takes a different approach on the story of the prodigal son and argues that everyone’s life moves through the phases of each character at one time or another. Bauman, a mental health counselor, provides his own personal journey and psychological insight to this familiar biblical story and encourages us to reread this story, paying closer attention, and applying it to our own lives.

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(Book review) Courage, Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary World

Are you tired of fluffy feel-good answers that only leave you feeling more lost and alone? Are you tired of “Christians” ignoring the world and pretending a little “Jesus” dust will fix all the brokenness?

If you’re looking for honesty and truth amid a sea of lies and empty promises, this is the book for you. Courage, Dear Heart is written for weary hearts tired of a broken world and addresses topics like abuse, rejection, fear, doubt, and much more. Unlike many Christian books, this one doesn’t try to stick a Band-Aid over the gaping wounds on our hearts. It doesn’t offer easy answers or simple solutions to the mosaic of brokenness that we find ourselves in, yet it provides the deeper nourishment with the ultimate Hope.

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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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