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Reading Room

Reading Room

Here’s where I share with you some outstanding books I’ve read, am reading, or want to read.  I’d love to hear from you about your favorite reads, or one that has impacted your life. Drop me a note in my email about it so I can share it with our readers!

On My Bucket List

7 WOMEN And the Secret of Their Greatness

by Eric Metaxas

 

RELENTLESS The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves

by Michele Cushatt

 

THE FOUNDING FATHERS

by Joseph J. Ellis

 

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE – What the Founders Meant

by David Barton

 

HISTORY MAKERS

by Dutch Sheets & William Ford III

 

THE FOUNDERS’ BIBLE

by Signature Historian David Barton

 

WHEN JESUS WEPT

by Bodie & Brock Thoene

 

PLANTING THE HEAVENS

by Tim Sheets

 
 

Where My Bookmark Is

40 DAYS OF DECREASE
A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast.
by Alicia Britt Chole

Do you struggle during Lent, trying to figure out what you should give up, or what special preparation would be helpful for you to use this time to become a more committed Christian? You want to learn how to be more faithful, selfless, or Christ-like, but giving up chocolate or TV for 40 days just doesn’t seem relevant to the outcome you’re hoping for.

 

If this internal dilemma is as frustrating and bewildering to you as it is to me, then let me invite you to consider a different kind of fast. In her book, 40 DAYS OF DECREASE, Alicia Chole presents a fast and spiritual walk based on John’s brief but succinct summary of our aim to become more faithful, more selfless, more Christ-like: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” (Jn. 3:30)

 

What if instead of fasting something tangible and inconsequential, we give up regrets, or religious profiling, or stinginess? How about appearances or confidence? How will giving up your voice draw you deeper into the love of Jesus? I invite you to find out. 

You can get it here or here.

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DESTINY JUNCTION

by Michael Phillips

 

A SHEPHERD LOOKS AT PSALM 23

by W. Phillip Keller

 

PSALM 23: A 30-DAY DEVOTIONAL on the Provision, Peace, Protection, Prosperity, and Presence of God

by Kyle Burkholder

 

ESTHER

by Angela Hunt

 

MARTHA

by Diana Wallis Taylor

 

THE WEDDING DRESS

by Rachel Hauck

 

TAKE THIS CUP

by Bodie Thoene

 

A MISER, A MANGER, A MIRACLE – The First Christmas Carol

by Marianne Jordan

 

MICHAL

by Jill Eileen Smith