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Neighbors and Wise Men

Neighbors and Wise Men

On 2/27 Thekinner wrote: To the astonishment of many, the cure for Tony's spiritual woes are not found in the likely spots. My favorite part of this 24 chapter 226 page book of wonderful stories and personal wrestling appears at the halfway point. At the onset of chapter twelve Tony states "I was finally starting to get it: ... When the usual cure doesn't work

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5 Stars

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Jesus

Jesus

On 12/11 Thekinner wrote: In a world filled with quick reads and self-help titles, a book named "Jesus" should be at least 300 pages and contain tons of scripture and solid theological insight. This book does. "Jesus a Theography" went beyond my expectations. I had previously read Dr. Sweet's "I am a follower" and "what matters ... Like to read, think and seek Jesus?

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5 Stars

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Mondays with My Old Pastor

Mondays with My Old Pastor

On 9/20 Thekinner wrote: When I picked up this unassuming 200 page paperback I thought it would be your average book on mentoring or pastoral encouragement. I've read many of those over the years and I have kept only a couple of them. I wasn't sure the world, or my shelves, needed any more. I was wrong, this book is different. ... A very different kind of encouragement

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5 Stars

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Empty Promises

Empty Promises

On 6/26 Thekinner wrote: In the midst of contemplative times I pick up classic books and reread them. Books have always been an encouragement to me. When I received Pete Wilson's book Empty Promises for review, I thought this 205 page paperback would provide some light reading. After all it was written by some southern guy with ... This book is not empty!

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4 Stars

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1,000 Days

1,000 Days

On 4/11 Thekinner wrote: As I read 1000 Days by Jonathan Falwell, a familiar Charlotte Bronte (Jayne Eyre) quote came to mind. "Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation." This was my reaction to this book from a family known for founding a college and championing social and political ... Unexpected content, from a familiar name...

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4 Stars

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The Jesus We Missed

The Jesus We Missed

On 3/19 Thekinner wrote: As we approach Easter I highly recommend this book to every believer. We are often quick to soften the tough mission of Jesus by focusing on His 'God side'. To fully experience the power of His life, ministry, death and resurrection we should invest time considering His humanity as well. It is a powerful ... Invest time considering His humanity

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4 Stars

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Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

Close Enough to Hear God Breathe

On 2/4 Thekinner wrote: From a family living to honor loved ones passed to the joy of building a home with your son. Greg holds little in reserve. I felt as if I was watching a passion play unfold as I turned each page. This book was "not merely an academic exercise or a dogmatic wrangle." but rather the outpouring of a man's ... Listen to Him, He listens to you.

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4 Stars

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Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter

On 1/17 Thekinner wrote: I have heard it said, one should write what they know. In this work a reader will see firsthand the connection of C.S to his Father, his faith, his influences, favorite time periods, sense of adventure, disdain for psychotherapy, use of animals, fables, children and even Lewis' self-deprecating humor. ... Meeting an Old Friend!

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4 Stars

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I Am a Follower

I Am a Follower

On 1/4 Thekinner wrote: While reading this book I felt confronted with the raw humility, weakness and depth of the Christian faith. No doubt there are many great phrases to be lifted from the pages of this work which would call into question the leadership slogans of our day. But Sweet left me with this one haunting thought. ... When Jesus leads all become Followers.

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5 Stars

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