Back for the 3rd year. If you're looking for something to read, here are some of my favorites from the year. I read more books than this, but these are some that rose to the top.
Running Scared - Ed Welch. If you have ever done battle with anxiety (or fear, worry, or any other of anxiety's cousins), Welch's fresh treatment will be of real usefulness to you. It certainly was to me!
The Gospel at Work - Sebastian Traeger and Greg D. Gilbert. Helpful to me in preparing a sermon series on work. If you work (in any way) I think it will be helpful to you too.
Escape from North Korea - Melanie Kirkpatrick. Unbelievable atrocities take place in this closed country; this book will open your eyes to them. It will also give you hope as it profiles the efforts being made to help North Koreans escape the darkness, hunger, and hopelessness of their oppressive land.
The Path Between the Seas - David McCullough. The story spans multiple continents and decades to tell the story of financing, engineering, and building the Panama Canal. Lots of very interesting history here.
Jesus on Every Page - David Murray. I've written about this before. But once more. Really, really good. If you've ever heard a preacher say "Jesus is in the Old Testament" but you're not sure where or how to go about finding him, read this book.
Cold-Case Christianity - J. Warner Wallace. A fresh, enjoyable, and profitable take on apologetics. A cold-case homicide detective applies his evidence gathering and examination skills to the "cold-case" of Christianity.
And a couple from the Middle East:
The Lion's Gate - Steven Pressfield. The story of Israel's 6 day war in 1967 told by the author through the retrospective perspective of participants in that war. Don't know much about the history of the modern nation of Israel? This book will help.
Son of Hamas - Mosab Hassan Yousef. The autobiographical story of the son of one of the founding members of Hamas. Besides being a captivating story, you can grow your understanding of the unrest in the Middle East, learn about Islam, and have your faith in the power of the gospel to reach the darkest corners of the earth refreshed.
Some miscellaneous musings from Pastor Aaron.
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