Good to Great – Jim Collins

Jim Collins offers some interesting insights in his executive bestseller Good to Great — Why some Companies Make the Leap — and Others Don’t. But the principle that I would like to extract and apply to the preaching arena is known as the hedgehog concept. As I studied the presentation by Collins, I was struck with the similarity to the “Big Idea” focus of Haddon...
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Summer Reading – A Passport To Anywhere

Here is an excellent feature article by Rebecca Grace in Agape Press: She offers a wide range of reading suggestions and closes with some Reading Tips for Parents Urge your child to read consistently Get your child his own library card Subscribe to a magazine for kids Encourage your child to read for at least 15 minutes before bed Read with and to your child; Discuss what you’re reading...
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The Discipline Of Grace: God’s Role And Our Role In The Pursuit Of Holiness – Jerry Bridges

What role does grace play in our Christian growth and sanctification? It is difficult for many believers to come to grips with the tension between divine sovereignty (election, predestination, effectual calling, irresistible grace, etc.) and human responsibility (the necessity of repentance and faith) when it comes to our salvation. But the same tension exists in trying to grapple with...
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Princeton Thesis Investigates Movers And Shakers In Evangelical Movement

D. Michael Lindsay, a Princeton graduate student, interviewed more than 350 people including 2 U.S. presidents in studying the impact of evangelicalism on the realms of politics, business and culture. Of course you have to wonder at the widespread application of the designation “evangelical.” But the criteria to be characterized as an evangelical seems quite straightforward: People...
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Spiritual Disciplines Within The Church – Donald S. Whitney

This book is used at Hope Bible Church as a resource for the new members’ study group to give people a proper orientation to some of the fundamental priorities of a local church. Instead of seeking after personal fulfillment like the surrounding individualistic culture, believers must refocus on the Christian core values of community and service. The publisher summarizes: In a world...
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Oddest Book Title Award

For aspiring authors out there I thought I would perform the public service function of alerting you to a novel way to gain some notoriety. You don’t necessarily have to strive for the best written or the most insightful analysis. Why not shoot for the category award that requires no particular talent: “the oddest book title” as determined by readers of The Bookseller magazine!...
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