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Here we have a book with major implications on procrastination and some will tell themselves, “I can’t wait to read this…..I will read this soon….” only to find they have yet to do just that.

This book is written by Drew Dyck and his approach in this book comes across in a witty and winsome tone as he addresses a subject most people would rather ignore.

This book at its core is transformational and spiritual. What flows from that are principles and practical suggestions for how to fight against the sin of procrastination, quitting, and laziness.

This is a book that can be read in a quick manner, not because it is easy to read, but because the author is very engaging and transparent.

You will find this book to grab you and not let go because it might be just what you’ve been looking for or not looking for, per se.

Thank you to MP Newsroom for the book, which is in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Greater Love

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Isolation is not what we were designed for. Yet, it is often, the default choice in life.

God has created us to desire and participate in community. Friends are simply extensions of the hands and feet of Jesus and we are wise to have friends by being one.

This book addresses a specific aspect of life that is usually not talked about but experienced. Therefore, Drew Hunter has zoomed–in on the beauty of friendship(s) and the blessing that they are in the midst of waiting for our living and eternal hope.

Upon reading this book, you will most likely be compelled to relish in the special bonds you share with others whom God has brought into your life. This is a good and necessary thing that we often take for granted. Just as I am typing this review, I have received a text from a very sincere friend, who has expressed his gratitude for our friendship.

These sort of relationships are life–giving and the author wants us to seek and celebrate just that as we navigate in a fallen and sometimes, isolated world.

Thank you to Crossway. I received this ebook for the purpose of an unbiased review.

Straight Talk

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One of the tougher subjects in the bible, the Holy Spirit, is a marvelous person and part of the Godhead.

A.W. Tozer gives insight to this marvelous person and His work in the lives of people. To best understand the Holy Spirit, one must have a reverent fear of the Lord and a desire that depends upon the Holy Spirit.

A.W. Tozer has just that and is a man that lived on his knees before God. His writings reflect his soulful longing for truth and intimacy with God. This is why this book comes highly recommended, along with other books Tozer.

If you are wanting to get a glimpse into a life not wasted, then this book is for you and will compel you to fear God greatly and know Him better.

Thank you to MP Newsroom, for the book, which was provided in exchange for an unbiased review. 

A Commentary on Daniel

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John Whitcomb is a seasoned professor and writes on the book of Daniel with clarity and  simple understanding from a Conservative viewpoint. This implies that some readers may disagree on some of the perspectives of Whitcomb, however, this volume is helpful from a historical standpoint of what occured during Daniel’s time and what is to come in the future.

The Everyday Bible Commentary is a helpful series for the teacher or learner who is seeking to grasp understanding and comprehension of the bible text(s). This series is not a full-blown in-depth resource but does serve as an introductory tool to learning the biblical text and history.

What one will find from Whitcomb is a concise resource that walks the reader through Daniel in a verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter instruction. This ensures the reader that they will be able to see what is taking place step-by-step rather than just a fly-by approach.

This resource is available through Moody Press and/or Amazon.

Thank you to MP Newsroom for the book, which is in exchange for an unbiased review. 

This is how you grow

The old fashion way of growing vegetables and fruit remains the standard for a harvest.

One must plant. One must water. One must let the sun be the sun. One must harvest.

What seems so ordinary produces extraordinary results. This is the point of How to Grow by Darryl Dash.

Dash does not offer a new method to curb growth. He simply states what it takes, according to the Word and according to those who grown before us. The following are necessary for spiritual growth: Bible intake, Prayer, Corporate Worship, Service. These are the ingredients to spiritual growth. But one must remember that these are a means to the end, not an end in themselves.

This is why we must reset and remind ourselves of this because it is easy to begin accomplishing tasks, rather than growing in knowing God.

I would add a 5th ingredient to the mix and it is a natural ingredient that happens whether we want it or not. That ingredient would be adversity. Adversity produces growth, when we allow adversity to teach us. If we stand firm against adversity and try to wiggle our way out of it, we may not see the growth that it brings.

This book is not saying anything new, but it is saying what we need to know! This is why I would recommend it!

Thank you to MP Newsroom for the book, which is in exchange for an unbiased review. 

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Good Call

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It is time. You may be able to sense it. There is a growing generation of men who do care, who do love, who do serve, and who will step up to replicate it all.

This book by Kenny Luck is a call, or an alarm that is awakening the drive and determination that men both have and need.

This book is not a gameplan or a playbook. It is a clearly-defined call to be what God designed you to be and therefore do what God has equipped you to do.

But just because this isn’t a popular message does not mean this book won’t rise above the norm and fall on eager ears of men of all ages who are ready for what is expected of them!

Broken Under Redemptive Repair

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Make no mistake about it; Paul Tripp is an engaging writer. This resource on a “hot topic” by Tripp is masterful as he brings the truth about sex to the surface of the culture. Tripp is very redemptive in all of his writing and this resource is no different.

What readers will find here is that sex is the standard that God set for His creation but since sex has become the “god” of culture, it has lost its preciousness and ultimately it’s purpose.

Tripp is a very repetitive writer; and if you’ve read his books before, you know this already. However, if you are new to Tripp; be prepared to hear things repeated similarly and for the introduction to resemble peeling layers of an onion. It will take a while for Tripp to set the stage and open the story. But if you can hang in there, you will find he knows what he is writing about.

What you may not know and will find out about this book is that it is as much about theology as it is sex. Maybe more so about theology than sex….and that is a good thing! We need to know God and His idea behind it all and Tripp is sure to cover the bases, so readers will experience God’s truth.

Thank you to Crossway. I received this ebook for the purpose of an unbiased review.

Acts of the Apostles

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Commentaries can be intimidating for some people. They stray away in fear that they will not be able to read it all or understand it all, therefore, they’ll rather leave it for the “professionals.”

But all of the above is just a myth. Commentaries are helpful for all bible students, vocationally or not. Charles Ryrie has provided a brief commentary on the book of Acts that serves as a great introductory commentary to even the most unseasoned beginner of bible study.

This commentary is not extensive but brief. Some may find it lacking detail, while others may consider this to be just what they need to get started in bible study.

As you consider adding this to your library or starting a library with this being your first purchase/addition – know up front that this is a simple reference guide and devotional commentary. This is not an expository preaching commentary that digs and digs through the text.

The Everyday Bible Commentary is being reprinted in an updated version and this classic is a great addition to any library.

Thank you to MP Newsroom. I received this resource in exchange for an unbiased review.

Passion in the Pulpit

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You might be thinking; “another preaching book?” You are correct, but don’t judge a book by its cover, just yet!

Passion in the Pulpit is another classic resource for preachers who want to understand how to say what they feel compelled to say. This book is similar to those that have come before it, especially from Jerry Vines, but the book addresses the emotions of a preacher and how those should be founded upon and guided by the text, rather than the other way around.

This book is going to be helpful for preachers that need sharpening and refining, which really does include all preachers.

What a preachers feels is important and becomes evident through a sermon. But often, feeling comes first, rather than the passage and perspective from God, according to a given text. This book is a great aid in guiding preachers to the scripture and allowing the scripture to marinate the mind of the preacher first, so that people feel what the text feels, instead of vice-versa.

It’s good to see Jerry Vines, and Adam Dooley collaborating together to provide a resource that is necessary for preachers of all seasons and contexts.

Thank you to MP Newsroom. I received this book from MP Newsroom for the purpose of an unbiased review. 

Essential Edwards

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The legacy and faithfulness of Jonathan Edwards lives on for today’s generation to learn from. Billy Graham was affectionately known as America’s Pastor, but before there was Graham, Edwards was.

If one was to read just one volume on the life of Jonathan Edwards, this new volume must be it. The authors have edited 5 categories from the history of Jonathan Edwards and each category is applicable and relevant to learn, listen to, and apply to our lives today.

The due-diligence done by the authors allow readers to see who Jonathan Edwards was, where he came from, and what he came to believe. This resource is not one to be read lightly or candidly. This is something that will take time to digest as the curtain is pulled back on the person and practice of Jonathan Edwards.

Thank you to MP Newsroom. I received this book from MP Newsroom for the purpose of an unbiased review.