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Book Review: Pray About Everything

In Paul Tautges book, Pray About Everything: Cultivating God-Dependency, the reader is encouraged to walk away with the conviction that prayer is the life-blood of not only the individual Christian but the church, both locally and universally. Much has been written about prayer. There is a good deal of excellent material out there. But Tautges challenges us to think about …Continue reading →

Book Review: Martin Luther

Martin Luther is the tenth title in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series written by Simonetta Carr and published by Reformation Heritage Books. This hardcover book is beautifully illustrated by Troy Howell and also includes relevant historical drawings and pictures which bring the story of Martin Luther to life. This book, as with the entire biographical series, is well …Continue reading →

Book Review: Portraits of Faith

Book Review: Portraits of Faith God is gracious indeed. Through the midst of the storms of life He, being rich in grace and mercy, sends us a word of comfort, of wisdom, of strength in the most unlikely places. This past year has been particularly difficult for our family in the weight and manner of affliction. Our Lord has been …Continue reading →

Book Review: Pitchin’ A Fit

Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting It is the great duty of all Christians to put off anger. It unfits for duty…A man cannot wrestle with God and wrangle with his neighbor at the same time. Short sins often cost us long and sad sorrows. Phillip Henry Anger has become somewhat of a “respectable sin.” It is prevalent …Continue reading →

Book Review: Memoirs of the Way Home

Memoirs of the Way Home: Ezra and Nehemiah as a Call to Conversion, is a recent title from Reformation Heritage Books and written by Gerald M Bilkes. Memoirs provides both a survey of the often overlooked Old Testament accounts of Ezra and Nehemiah and a devotional tool enabling us to extract and apply Biblical principles to our ever reforming faith. …Continue reading →

Book Review: Apostate

For who so findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. Proverbs 8:35-36 R.J. Rushdoony recognized something most Christians do not: that non-Christian man and his culture are at war with God. His son, Mark Rushdoony, states in the forward …Continue reading →

Book Review: Rainforest and Antarctic Adventures

I had the pleasant opportunity to review two children’s books from Christian Focus Publications this week. The first is Rainforest Adventures by Horace Banner and the second, Antarctic Adventures by Bartha Hill. Both Rainforest and Antarctic are part of the Adventure Series which also includes such titles as African Adventures, Himalayan Adventures, and Wild West Adventures. Rainforest and Antarctic splendidly …Continue reading →

Book Review: Timothy, a Little Fish with a Big Purpose!

Timothy: A Little Fish with a Big Purpose! is a simplistic but sweet story for young children about a little fish used in a mighty way. Centered around the biblical text from Matthew 17:24-27, this adorable book follows the adventures of Timothy, a little fish, who after obediently following his grandmother’s instructions, picks up a shiny coin and finds himself …Continue reading →

I Am Ruth Review and Giveaway

“Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, …Continue reading →

Book Review: Anselm of Canterbury

Anselm of Canterbury is Simonetta Carr‘s latest Christian biography for young readers. Published by Reformation Heritage Books, this volume is the sixth addition to a series written to introduce children to historical figures whose life and influence God has used mightily in the unfolding of His-Story. Carr’s previous books (John Calvin, Augustine of Hippo, John Owen, Athanasius, & Lady Jane …Continue reading →

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My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

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