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Book Reviews: Unbroken

Book Reviews: Unbroken

Book reviews in this issue include Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Raw Spirituality by Tom Smith and Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in our Families, Organizations & Communities by Rick Love.

Book Reviews: The Merciful Scar

Book Reviews: The Merciful Scar

Books reviewed in this issue are The Merciful Scar by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue and Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-year Journey from Prison to Peace by Michael Morton.

Book Reviews: A Secret Star

Book Reviews: A Secret Star

Books reviewed in this issue are A Secret Star by Krystyne F. Aleksandr and The Jesus Answer Book by John MacArthur.

Book Reviews: Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

Book Reviews: Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

Books reviewed in this issue are Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart by Kenneth C. Haugk and How to Talk to a Skeptic by Donald J. Johnson.

Book Reviews: Who is this man?

Book Reviews: Who is this man?

Books reviewed in this issue are Who is This Man? by John Ortberg and Living in Christ’s Presence: Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God by Dallas Willard.

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Book Reviews: Wisdom is a Woman

Books reviewed in this issue are Wisdom is a Woman: Exploring the Wisdom of God by Heidi Lee and Grandma Thoughts by Boots Brizendine.

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Book Review: Jesus is Better than You Imagined

Jesus is Better than You Imagined by Jonathan Merritt (FaithWords)

book merritt200Some readers will recognize Jonathan Merritt as the creation stewardship advocate who wrote Green Like God. Some will remember him as the stereotype-defying voice of young evangelicals who wrote A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars. Others may know him as a perceptive analyst of faith and culture for Religion News Service and numerous national media outlets.

In Jesus is Better than You Imagined, Merritt takes a much more personal approach. He honestly describes the emptiness of legalistic religion and how it left him longing for something more. He transparently allows readers access into the hidden places of his life—his childhood sexual abuse by an older boy, the trauma of losing a dear friend to a rare disease, the betrayal of confidence he experienced when his struggle with same-sex attraction became public, the questions that plagued him when he saw Third World suffering up close and the dark nights of the soul when God seemed absent.

But in the process, Merritt experiences Jesus in unexpected places in the company of unlikely people. He finds joy in a vital and vibrant relationship with Jesus—the One who welcomes wandering sinners but confounds and confronts the self-righteous.

Read this book and discover anew why you fell in love with Jesus in the first place.

Ken Camp, managing editor

Baptist Standard

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Book Reviews: Visions of Vocation

Books reviewed in this issue are Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good by Steven Garber and Celibate Sex: Musings on Being Loved, Single, Twisted, and Holy by Abbie Smith.

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Book Reviews: 24 Hours that Changed the World

Books reviewed for this issue are 24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton and The Turning by Davis Bunn.

Book Reviews: Pastor, Staff and Congregational Relationships

Books reviewed in this issue are Pastor, Staff and Congregational Relationships Through Servant Leadership and Quality Administration edited by Bernie Spooner and Bound to a Promise by Bonnie Floyd.

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Book Reviews: Ministering to Problem People in Your Church

Books reviewed in this issue are Ministering to Problem People in Your Church by Marshall Shelley and Life Change by Jordan Easley.

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Book Reviews: Quiet Faith

Books reviewed in this iss ue are Quiet Faith: An Introvert’s Guide to Spiritual Survival by Judson Edwards and The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate.

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Book Reviews: The Insanity of God

Books reviewed in his issue are The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripken and Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch.

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Book Reviews: Twirl: A Fresh Spin at Life

Books reviewed in this issue are Twirl: A Fresh Spin at Life by Patsy Clairmont and The 40 Most Influential Christians Who Shaped What We Believe Today by Daryl Aaron.

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Book Reviews: Birmingham Revolution

Books reviewed in this issue are Birmingham Revolution by Edward Gilbreath and Our Hardcore Battle Plan for Wives: Winning in the War Against Pornography by Jay Dennis and Cathy Dyer.

 
 
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