A New Standard: A Review of the Christian Standard Bible

If you're like me, you already have a handful of Bibles with different translations on your desk or shelf or at the office. We've all got a KJV laying around somewhere, but we also have our ESV's, NIV's, NASB's, and not to mention the dozens more translations available on our Bible apps. So, why another translation? Haven't we… Continue reading A New Standard: A Review of the Christian Standard Bible

12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You (Book Review)

Just over ten years before this writing, the iPhone was announced to the world. No one knew at the time what such technology meant. It all seemed a little silly to me. I remember some of the reviews of the original iPhone. “It doesn’t show much promise.” “I don’t understand why tapping on a screen… Continue reading 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You (Book Review)

10 Magnificent Quotes From “When Breath Becomes Air”

Last year, a book called When Breath Becomes Air was released to the world for reading. It's the kind of book that, on the surface, you wouldn't think would end up being discussed on this kind of blog. The book is the memoir and story of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon ten years in the making… Continue reading 10 Magnificent Quotes From “When Breath Becomes Air”

Obama, Faith, and Hope (Book Review)

(The following is a book review for Michael R. Wear's book, "Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America," provided by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review." "Obama." The name itself is one of the most polarizing names of all. When some hear "Obama," progress, change, and hope come to… Continue reading Obama, Faith, and Hope (Book Review)

12 Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2017

A new year is upon us, and if you know me, that means new books are coming (It's like every month is Christmas!). Some people look forward to the Hollywood blockbusters, but I find myself at the year looking at future catalogs and anticipating what's to come for my shelves. This year, my "major reading"… Continue reading 12 Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2017

Top 12 Books from 2016

I am a big reader. Reading is a valuable part of my daily desire to grow in knowledge and grow in grace. You've probably seen a book review here or there on my page or at Servantsofgrace. I have the privilege of reading a lot, and I recently outlined some of my principles for doing so… Continue reading Top 12 Books from 2016

Book Review: ESV Reader’s Bible, 6 Volume Set (Crossway)

Every time I attempt to sit down and read God’s Word, there is one enemy that I always find myself battling: his name is Noise. You have probably met him. Noise is one of the most powerful opponents to healthy, worshipful Bible reading. Some days on my commute I listen to my audio Bible, but… Continue reading Book Review: ESV Reader’s Bible, 6 Volume Set (Crossway)

Book Review: Good & Angry (David Powlison)

Which angry person are you? The Domestic Gunslinger? The Volcano? The Iceberg? Maybe you don’t think you’re an angry person at all, like I did before reading this book. Or maybe, you think your anger is always and on every occasion sinful. This book is for you. All of you, in fact, as Chapter 2… Continue reading Book Review: Good & Angry (David Powlison)

My Mid-Year “Top Books of 2016” List

At the end of the year I will be posting a "Top Books of 2016" list, similar to the one I posted this past year. It is only a narrow reflection on my year in reading, but hopefully gives you some suggestions for books to take a look at (you're welcome for doing the dirty… Continue reading My Mid-Year “Top Books of 2016” List