Made for His Pleasure

It’s easy to sink into a Christian walk that looks more like floating down a stream than having a direction and goal. We tend to gravitate towards whichever way is least difficult. Alistair Begg presents ten benchmarks that are evidence of a faith that is active and serving God in Made for His Pleasure. We […]

The Pure in Heart

Josh is the pastor of a small church, and tries to do God’s will to the best of his ability. Dave wants to get revenge on all the pastors he can because of what a few have done to him. Their paths cross in Mark Miller’s The Pure in Heart. The book is interesting, and […]

The Driver

After waking from a horrifying dream-like state, a truck driver starts to find out about several heroic acts he has done on his route. He also remembers a girl that has been killed and others that were taken against their will. Now he must decide what he is going to do about everything that has […]

Mere Hope

There is an opinion that the bad side must be true, that people always have an ulterior motive. We are suspicious of people who help others for no apparent reason. Jason G. Duesing writes that we need to refocus on hope, hope that comes from Jesus. In Mere Hope, the word mere is used in […]

Silent Days, Holy Night

As Julia Russell prepares for the Christmas gala at Emerald Crest, she recalls the events that led to her meeting Henry Lafferty the second, and the friendship that came from the meeting. Through everything that happened that year, she learned valuable lessons and helped one man and the rest of the town come together. Phyllis […]

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts are mentioned several times in the New Testament. Once someone accepts Christ as their Savior, they are given a spiritual gift. Though that belief is accepted, many wonder about what the gifts are, and are all of them still given today. Thomas R. Schreiner addresses these questions in Spiritual Gifts: What They Are […]

Everyday Glory

Is it possible that Christians have become so focused on the glory of God coming in the end, that we miss His glory all around us now? There have been arguments for both sides of this topic, but Gerald R. McDermott writes that, while we wait for Jesus to return in glory, we shouldn’t ignore […]

Your Outlook

There are plenty of police shows on, and they vary in location, audience, and other details, but there is one thing that several of them share. The police on these shows have a condescending disdain for suspects. Even the ones that prove to be innocent are thought of as guilty scum. I don’t condone the […]

The Ultimate Bible Knowledge Challenge

The Bible holds a lot of history, and the best news anyone could hear. While it is important to read and study the Bible, having other resources can be helpful. The Ultimate Bible Knowledge Challenge, by Stan Toler, is one such resource to use. Arranged in four parts, the book covers a vast array of […]


The story of the Romanov family, and their execution, has intrigued people for a long time. We don’t know all of the details of the events that surround the abdication of Tsar Nicolas and the subsequent deaths of he and his family, so speculation has run rampant. Nadine Brandes has told what is known, and […]