Book Reviews – Spiritual Living

The Greatest Thing in the World

What is the greatest thing in the world? According to 19th-century evangelist, lecturer, and writer Henry Drummond, it is love. In his sermon "The Greatest Thing in the World," he defines love, based on Paul's letter to the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 13, and shows us how to live love.

Miracles

Do miracles happen? Bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores the phenomenon of miracles - from those chronicled in the Bible to the personal stories of people he knows - and how they can change our lives in his aptly titled book "Miracles."

The Bible Tells Me So

In "The Bible Tells Me So," Bible scholar Peter Enns is on a mission to remove Scripture from its lofty literary pedestal, loosen it from elevated expectations, and reacquaint readers with the word of God.

The Legacy Journey

Finances are personal, but there's nothing more intimate than consulting the Scriptures and talking finances with God. Dave Ramsey's "The Legacy Journey" outlines practical ways to save and explores the biblical view of wealth.

Love Does by Bob Goff

"Love Does" is a love story – a book of many love stories. Through Bob Goff's explosively funny autobiographical adventures, witness the power of love and the unstoppable good that comes from it.

The Weigh Down Diet by Gwen Shamblin

What if you could '"lose weight, stay slim, and find a new you"? Would you do it? Get ready to be "filled and fulfilled" with The Weigh Down Diet. Gwen Shamblin's approach accentuates "God's power – not will-power."' When it comes to dieting, she says, "Man-made rules will not work."

The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs

The book of Ruth may be short, but its message is far from small. Get to know Ruth and, with the help of author Liz Curtis Higgs, walk in Ruth's shoes. Her journey of enduring, of trusting God, is not far off from that of our own.

What Size Are God's Shoes?: Kids, Chaos, and the Spiritual Life by Tim Schenck

Need a good laugh? Read this clergy dad's witty tales of domestic chaos and faith-based parenting. Short on time? These bite-sized stories are perfect for busy moms and dads. But they're equally enjoyable for non-parents, too.

The Feminine Spirit by Lynne Bundesen

The Feminine Spirit is a welcome companion to Bible study. Lynne Bundesen debunks the male-dominated views of the Bible and rolls away the stone from the stories voiced by women, shedding light on spirituality and gender roles.

The Gentle Art of Blessing by Pierre Pradervand

Blessing is universal; it is simply the law of the attraction of good. Read testimonials of blessing in Pierre Pradervand's "The Gentle Art of Blessing" and witness how an outpouring of good returns in a floodtide of love.

Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado

In 'Facing Your Giants,' Max Lucado relates David battling Goliath to today's weary worriers battling their own giants. The inspired sermon turns David into a friend we all can relate to, sympathize with, and truly turn to for advice.

Facing Your Giants: Teen Edition by Max Lucado, adapted by Monica Hall

Teens, get reacquainted with David and see how heroes come in all sizes. Author Max Lucado hits at handling the challenges that bully the younger generation, which require the same unwavering faith that allowed David to defeat Goliath.

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young

Step into the backwoods of Oregon with Mack, desperately looking for answers to the disappearance of his daughter. A letter from God tells him to take a trip to an abandoned shack – the last place he thought he'd find those answers.

Fearless by Max Lucado

Are you fearful or fearless, faithless or faithful? Author Max Lucado teaches how to replace reactions of fear with actions of faith, delivering a fresh, lively pick-me-up for even the most me-focused. Don't be afraid. See what Lucado has to say.

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