Is The Hobbit a ‘Christian’ film? Yes and no.

FILM REVIEW: Understanding The Hobbit in the context of Tolkien's deep Christian faith can give a deeper appreciation of the tale.

Preparing the Pastors We Need

BOOK REVIEWS: Preparing the Pastors We Need: Reclaiming the Congregation’s Role in Training Clergy by George Mason, The Joshua Code & The Pastor’s Guide to Leading & Living by O.S. Hawkins and The Gift by Lila Ellexson Senter.

My Journey to Heaven

BOOK REVIEWS: My Journey to Heaven: What I Saw and How It Changed My Life by Marvin J. Besteman, Telling the Gospel Through Story by Christine Dillon and Frequency: Discovering Your Unique Connection to God by Eric Parks and Casey Bankord.

The Inspired Leader

BOOK REVIEWS: The Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of Influence by Richard Blackaby, The Forever Box by Kristin Clark Taylor and In His Very Steps: What Does the Bible Say? by Charles J. Williams Jr.

Lifelong Love Affair

booksBOOK REVIEWS: Lifelong Love Affair: How to Have a Passionate and Deeply Rewarding Marriage by Jimmy Evans with Frank Martin, Divorcing? Remember Me by John LaNoue, When You Need a Miracle: How to Ask God for the Impossible by Linda Evans Shepherd and Travelers Rest by Ann Tatlock.

Book Reviews: Weeping With Those Who Weep

Books reviewed in this issue include Weeping With Those Who Weep: A Practical Guide for Ministering in the Crisis of Death by Terry Lester, Tribal Church: Lead Small, Impact Big by Steve Stroope with Kurt Bruner and Daily in His Presence by Andrew Murray with Bruce Wilkinson.

Book Reviews: Into the Pulpit

Into the PulpitBooks reviewed in this issue include Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II by Elizabeth H. Flowers, Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline by John S. Hammett & Benjamin L. Merkle and What God Did with a Mess Like Me by Jon Lineberger.

Book Reviews

Books reviewed in this issue include Daughter of a Preacher Man: A Road Less Traveled by Anna Picard, Strangers in a Strange Land by Britt Towery and Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God by Dallas Willard

Book Reviews: Beyond the Closure Myth

Books reviewed in this issue include Beyond the Closure Myth by Glen Schmucker, The Commands of Christ: What It Really Means to Follow Jesus by Tom Blackaby and You've Got to Be Kidding by Cookie Leonardelli .

Book Reviews: Washed and Waiting

Swindoll bookBooks reviewed in this issue are Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality by Wesley Hill, Miracle for Jen by Linda Barrick and Insights on Revelation by Charles R. Swindoll.

Book Reviews: Downfall

Book reviewed in this issue include Downfall by Terri Blackstock, The Christmas Star by Ace Collins and Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge.
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