Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (1993)

Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It, Why People Demand It discusses how leaders earn the trust and confidence of their constituents.  The authors engaged in extensive research which included the surveying of over fifteen thousand people and more than four hundred written case studies.  The stunning results yield a treasure chest of information.  SomeContinue reading “Credibility: How Leaders Gain And Lose It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner (1993)”

THE SEVEN SAYINGS OF THE SAVIOR ON THE CROSS – A.W. Pink

The Seven Sayings of the Savior on the Cross by A.W. Pink is a devotional look at the final words uttered by Jesus on Calvary’s tree.  But these meditations are more than mere musings.  To the contrary, Pink’s insight is theologically charged, mind altering, and heart transforming. Pink turns the heart of the reader toContinue reading “THE SEVEN SAYINGS OF THE SAVIOR ON THE CROSS – A.W. Pink”

TIGER NEEDS THE LION

Thousands of golf fans around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief this morning as Tiger Woods stood before family and friends and apologized for his infidelity.  I was personally relieved and encouraged to see Tiger humble himself by doing the right thing.  His act of humility is a step in the right directionContinue reading “TIGER NEEDS THE LION”

HE IS NOT SILENT: PREACHING IN A POSTMODERN WORLD – Al Mohler (2009)

Dr. Al Mohler has written a clear book that describes the mandate to preach God’s Word faithfully and authoritatively.  He Is Not Silent is not to be confused with preaching methodology.  Rather, Mohler’s concern is to develop a biblical theology of preaching. Specifically, Mohler presses the need for men of God to preach expository sermons. Continue reading “HE IS NOT SILENT: PREACHING IN A POSTMODERN WORLD – Al Mohler (2009)”

THE ENCHIRIDION – Aurelius Augustine (420 A.D.)

The Enchiridion (a book that contains key information on a particular subject), by Aurelius Augustine is a handbook of Christian doctrine that provides brief answers to Laurentius, one of Augustine’s friends.  The book is divided into three sections, the first of which is a brief exposition of the Apostles’ Creed.  The second part contains aContinue reading “THE ENCHIRIDION – Aurelius Augustine (420 A.D.)”

THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM – George Eldon Ladd (1959)

The Gospel of the Kingdom is a solid biblical theology that stresses the importance of God’s kingdom.    The thesis is that the Gospel of God in the New Testament is the redemptive work of God active in history for the defeat of his enemies, bringing men the blessings of the divine reign. Ladd presents theContinue reading “THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM – George Eldon Ladd (1959)”

THE GAGGING OF GOD – D.A. Carson (1996)

The Gagging of God seeks  to equip Christians to be intelligent, culturally sensitive, and to remain faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  In general the book argues that philosophical pluralism (also coined religious pluralism) may be the most dangerous threat to the gospel since the rise of the Gnostic heresy.  Thus, the central purposeContinue reading “THE GAGGING OF GOD – D.A. Carson (1996)”

MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN MY LIFE

Today I got to thinking about the most influential books in my life outside the most important book, the Bible … The theme that keeps coming back is Romans 11:36 – “For from him and to him and through him are all things.  To him be glory forever and ever.  Amen.” The Doctrine of GodContinue reading “MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN MY LIFE”

HEAVEN – Peter Kreeft (1989)

Heaven, by Peter Kreeft seeks to recapture the longing of every human heart.  “Heaven is not in your heart but a picture of heaven, a silhouette of heaven, a heaven shaped shadow, a longing unsatisfied by anything on earth.”  The purpose of the book is to raise that picture to consciousness.  The author contends thatContinue reading “HEAVEN – Peter Kreeft (1989)”

THE VERITAS CREDO

Cultivate the Christian mind and worldview (Matt. 22:37) Understand a unified view of truth and a biblical epistemology (John 14:6) Lead prisoners out of the darkness and into the light (John 8:34; Eph. 2:1-10) Tell the truth by engaging people with love and boldness (Acts 17:30-31) Undermine worldly ideologies (2 Cor. 10:5) Recognize cultural trendsContinue reading “THE VERITAS CREDO”