Book Reviews

Meditations of the Heart: Thoughts on the Christian Life

by Donnie L. Martin Publisher: CreateSpace, May 12, 2011, Charleston, SC A short description of MEDITATIONS OF THE HEART can be found in the word M-E-D-I-T-A-T-E. It is a Motivational, Exegetical, Devotional, Inspirational, Theological, Applicational, Transformational, Educational collection of writings

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Creating Stories That Connect

by  D. Bruce Seymour Kregel Publications, 2007, Paperback Creating Stories That Connect: A Pastor’s Guide to Storytelling, is well worth the time of the preaching pastor. In the vein of Calvin Miller, author Bruce Seymour offers help to all of us who face

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A City Upon a Hill

by Larry Witham Harper Collins A City Upon a Hill, is a unique consideration of America through the lens of the sermon. Essentially, Larry Witham has given the reading public a four hundred year history of preaching in America. In

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Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times:

By Peter L. Steinke The Alban Institute, Herndon, VA: 2006 Biographical Sketch Peter L. Steinke is an internationally respected congregational systems consultant who has also served as a parish pastor, an educator, and a therapist for clergy. He is the author

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Caring Enough to Confront

by David Augsburger Publisher: Regal Books, 1986. Ventura, CA Biographical Sketch Since 1990 David Ausburger has been professor of pastoral care and counseling at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Before coming to Fuller, Augsburger taught at seminaries in Chicago, Indiana,

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Recent Sermons

Almost Worthless

Did you watch the Kentucky Derby Saturday? If you did, or didn’t, there is a great lesson to learn from the winner, Medina Spirit. You see, Medina Spirit was born to a dam that was unable to produce milk for him initially. Less than a year after he was foaled, he was sold for the minimum $1,000 (meaning he only received a single bid) at the Ocala Breeder’s Sale. He eventually ended up with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, not with

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The Three R’s of a Devotional Life

Introduction Dr. David L. Olford, Stephen Olford professor of expository preaching at Union University, shares, “Just after the Second World War, sensing a deep spiritual

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