“Spirit Bridge,” James L Rubart

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Fiction, My Library, Reviews, Supernatural suspense, Thriller | 0 comments

Spirit Bridge is the third and final episode in the Well Spring series. And wow, it sure finishes in a mighty way, so much so I’m very sad that it has now ended. I’d suggest all readers read the first two in the series: Soul’s Gate and Memory’s Door, not just because they are fabulous novels but they provide a valuable introduction to this final episode. This one starts where the last one ended, the Warriors Riding hoping to take some time out to rest and convalesce after the battle with Zennon and his demonic warlords. However, the...

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“Extreme Prayer,” Greg Pruett

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in My Library, Non-Fiction, Prayer, Reviews | 0 comments

This short book took a different approach to a lot of prayer books I’ve read. It focuses on the “whatever you ask” passages in the Bible that Jesus promises to answer. By providing specific examples from his own ministry Pruett was able to demonstrate how his prayer life developed over the years where increasingly he was able to relate answers to specific prayers he and his team had prayed. Pruett introduced me to a new prayer acronym: ACTIVE, that is an extension to one many of us know: ACTS. It stands for: A doration C...

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“Can you Drink the Cup?” Henri Nouwen

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Bible Commentary, My Library, Non-Fiction, Reviews | 0 comments

There’s something very soothing about Nouwen’s writing. His humility, wisdom and love for God are always reflected in his words. This small book is no exception. Even though it’s easy to read, it’s important to allow his words and the messages he brings to percolate in your heart, so don’t rush this one. The book reflects on the question Jesus asked James and John who perhaps answered a little too quickly in the affirmative. They were grappling for prominent positions within the disciples ranks and wanted to...

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“The Book of Acts, A Commentary,” C.Peter Wagner

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 in Bible Commentary, My Library, Reviews | 0 comments

At the time Wagner wrote this commentary by his records there were already 1,398 commentaries on this magnificent book of the Bible. So he approached his version by way of emphasising two key elements of the book: 1. Power ministries, that is, supernatural acts of healing, prophecy, etc, and 2. Missiological issues involved in the cross-cultural expansion of Christianity. Therefore, it’s not a verse-by-verse commentary and in fact skips through some major sections of Acts particularly the final third. However, Wagner has clearly studied...

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“Living in Christ’s Presence,” Dallas Willard

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in My Library, Non-Fiction, Reviews | 0 comments

I find it difficult to fully express my appreciation for this wonderful book. It’s a summary of a series of talks that Willard gave in his final conference before his death in 2013 and features a number of conversations with John Ortberg who participated in that particular conference. Willard (and Ortberg) always leave the reader with much to stew on. Ortberg describes Willard’s way of communicating the Gospel so aptly when he writes: “… every word is used with a precision that most of us don’t have.” The...

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