Book: Average Joe by Troy Meeder

I really tried to like Average Joe by Troy Meeder, but I could never quite get there. There are certainly parts of the book I enjoyed and found helpful. I actually loved his story about Jim “The Gardener” and how we are part of God’s tapestry of life. I enjoyed reading about Troy’s varied adventures.…

Book: Radical Together by David Platt

Every now and then, I come across a book that really makes me stop to examine how I live out my faith. So it was recently with David Platt’s Radical Together. This is not a book for the faint of heart. This book will challenge you in many ways. I understood that fact going in.…

Video: Taking Responsibility for Your Life by Andy Stanley

Our family recently took several weeks to watch a DVD series by Andy Stanley called Taking Responsibility for Your Life.  It was good for my wife and I as parents as well as for our kids as young people who are still learning about responsibility.  Andy, in his usual common-sense way, walked us through how people respond…

Book: Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley

I admit I am a big Andy Stanley fan.  So when I got a copy of Enemies of the Heart to review, I had high expectations.  For the most part, I was not disappointed. The book is divided into four primary sections.  The first section explains that our unwanted or embarrassing behaviors stem from issues of…

Book: To Be Perfectly Honest by Phil Callaway

I had higher hopes for Phil Callaway‘s book To Be Perfectly Honest. Callaway is a Christian humorist and speaker who has authored more than 20 books. I began reading his book To Be Perfectly Honest with a little trepidation and a healthy dose of optimism. Unfortunately, the trepidation proved to be the more warranted of…

Book: When Work & Family Collide by Andy Stanley

I was excited to see this book available for review recently.  Andy has a way of conveying Biblical truth in a way that connects to the struggles of day-to-day life.  This particular struggle, balancing family and career, is one I believe to be of great importance in our success-driven society – and in my own…