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Awakening Faith

Awakening Faith

On 11/22 Martin Justice wrote: James Stuart Bell’s Awakening Faith is a welcomed resource for one looking for daily encouragement. The book weaves scripture with insight from early church writers. There are too many early church writers to list here, but a few include: Augustine, Boniface, Hippolytus, Justin Martyr, Origen, Tertullian ... Proverbs from the Early Church

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4 Stars

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Risky Gospel

Risky Gospel

On 11/22 Martin Justice wrote: Owen Strachan, in his new book Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome, challenges the Christian to live a risky life. At first glance I feared that this is another call for the average follower of Christ to live a radical life. Strachan's thesis is "God's awesomeness should proper our ... Opportunity of Risk

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5 Stars

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NIV Ragamuffin Bible

NIV Ragamuffin Bible

On 11/13 Martin Justice wrote: Brennan Manning was clear in his call to grace, what he often called the gospel of grace. Having heard Manning preach in undergrad, his Ragamuffin Gospel became an influential book helping me to more clearly see what it is to be a child of the Father. Manning understood the call to childlike faith. ... Gospel of Grace

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5 Stars

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Humility

Humility

On 11/8 Martin Justice wrote: Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue by David Bobb is a quest to understand how key figures from history were humble in their leadership and in general in their lives. Bobb outlines the following people: Benjamin Franklin Socrates Augustine George Washington James Madison Abigail ... Humility

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5 Stars

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The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition

On 9/25 Martin Justice wrote: Having participated in FPU, I was glad to get this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It often seemed the FPU could have addressed one issue head on: that of the heart. Why do I long for more stuff? Why am I willing to take on more and more debt? Why do I want to spend money ... You are the Problem

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4 Stars

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Finally Free

Finally Free

On 9/17 Martin Justice wrote: Heath Lambert, in his Finally Free has provided a resource that is gospel focused for a subject that is a silent destroyer of the soul, families, churches and ultimately communities. Lambert begins with grace and ends with the hope of grace. Few have hope as they face the battle of pornography and few ... Gospel Focused Porn Resource

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5 Stars

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Jesus on Every Page

Jesus on Every Page

On 9/7 Martin Justice wrote: God was a gangster in the Old Testament and loving in the New Testament. Comments like this are common, in the midst of confusion about the role of the Old Testament for the New Testament Church. David Murray in his book Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament ... Da Vinci portrait of Christ in the Old Testament

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5 Stars

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Death By Living

Death By Living

On 8/23 Martin Justice wrote: Life is a story, a story meant to be read, meant to be spent. N.D. Wilson in his book Death by Living is a master of words and an artist who clearly portrays the gospel. Wilson is in his own league in many regards. Many may not prefer his style of writing. At times I must read again a section just ... Life is a Story

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5 Stars

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Reclaiming Love

Reclaiming Love

On 7/11 Martin Justice wrote: Why are relationships so difficult? How should you love in the midst of complicated relationships? What will motivate you when you have no motivation to love? Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ wrote answers to these questions in the Bible in 1 Corinthians 13. Modern psychology often encourages one to ... Radical Love

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5 Stars

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Bound Together

Bound Together

On 5/3 Martin Justice wrote: I had the opportunity to review Bound Together: How We Are Tried to Others in Good and Bad Choices by Chris Brauns. Brauns weaves an idea called The Principle of the Rope throughout the book. What is the principle? Simply: we are bound to other people, who represent and determine identity. The principle ... Roped In to Bound Together

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5 Stars

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Seven Men

Seven Men

On 4/20 Martin Justice wrote: Metaxas has done it again. Eric Metaxas, in his new book 7 Men provides a portrait of seven men who have shaped history. These seven men and Metaxas make eight men for whom we should be very grateful. In the introduction Metaxas encourages one to have heroes? Who are your heroes? At the time of ... 8 Lionhearted Men

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5 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 4/3 Martin Justice wrote: The Battle’s Won April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized (Edit) In Ken Idleman’s God’s at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart, write’s of the battle of the heart. Idleman starts with an intriguing statement: “Idoltary isn’t an issue; it is the issue.” Biblical counseling will often ... The Battle's Won

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3 Stars

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

On 3/26 Martin Justice wrote: Doctrine of Image March 26, 2013 in Uncategorized (Edit) We are a society of images – obsessed with what we look like, what we think we look like and what we feel like we look like. We pick a mate based more on looks that on character. We spend money, time and significant energy to maintain image. ... Doctrine of Image

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5 Stars

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Tyndale

Tyndale

On 12/15 Martin Justice wrote: I was interested in this book given a recent interest in different periods of Christian history. If you are looking for detailed information about the man William Tyndale, this book may prove to be less than helpful. However, a lot of information about Tyndale is not available, evidently. The authoer ... A Man of Conviction

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/2 Martin Justice wrote: If you are looking for an honest view of marriage from a solid, respected, grounded couple, Mark and Grace Driscoll’s Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship & Life Together is the place to go. The first part of the book cover topics ranging from friendship in marriage and the roles of each ... An Honest Look at Marriage

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5 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 12/6 Martin Justice wrote: My take away from this book is twofold: 1) Finish well. Dr. Graham gives us an inside look at his experience of growing old. I especially appreciate his honest reflections of depression and loneliness experienced by many in later years. It is a timely message for a culture with an increasingly old ... Respect

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5 Stars

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 11/18 Martin Justice wrote: Healing is a choice. God’s choice. Statements like these fill the pages of this book and one must acknowledge that one's emotional healing is within the sovereign work of God. The beauty of the sovereignty of God is that we are also given true freedom and Arterburn points us to true freedom. Yet, ... An Ounce of Gospel

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2 Stars

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The Band that Played On

The Band that Played On

On 11/11 Martin Justice wrote: The story of the Titanic is one that has engaged every generation since its occurrence. It’s a story that all can relate to in some way: dreams of a new land, hopes of a relaxing holiday on the sea. What is most compelling about this story is it defies the instincts of most. The challenge with the ... The Band that Played

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4 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 2/16 Martin Justice wrote: I have often thought about getting Love and Respect, and was glad for the opportunity to read it, especially have a respected pastor recommended it. I will admit that I went into the book somewhat skeptical and was ready to put the book on the shelf after the first half. My greatest challenge for the ... Our Greatest Need

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3 Stars

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Slave

Slave

On 1/8 Martin Justice wrote: To what or to whom are you enslaved? The reality is that everyone lives for something and in pursuit of something. Much of our decisions and our emotional responses to situations in life are directly related to what you live for. John MacArthur seeks to redeem language of being a slave and challenges ... Enslaved

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5 Stars

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The King's Christmas List

The King's Christmas List

On 9/21 Martin Justice wrote: Emma and her dog, Shu Shu begin a Christmas adventure as Emma contemplates the true meaning of Christmas. What can she give a King? The adventure leads her to several needy families and individuals and Emma is moved with compassion and gives some of her most prized possessions. The plot was somewhat ... Complicated plot, good message

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4 Stars

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