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When I speak to young people, and I often do, I almost always tell them about Ann Kiemel’s 1979 book “I’m Out to Change My World.”
Ann Kiemel still writes and she still speaks. I think most of her books were aimed at young women, but her writing has always stirred up my heart to spread the love of Jesus. She writes an occasional blog-post in her unique small-case free-verse. Her posts have the honest rough-edge of reality to them.
Christmas Day my daughter Hannah added a treasure to my library. Jerry Dennis has written another wonderful new book. This one is about the Great Lakes in winter. It is called “The Windward Shore.” Jerry is a skilled writer who lives in Northern Michigan. If you love good writing and nature and Michigan you will love his books.
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Not pictured is Heidi’s husband, Austin Hancock. This was taken before they were married. They are now expecting a daughter in February. More pictures to come.
Lois and I have eight children and a growing number of grandchildren. I used to read books on prayer. Now that we have eight children I don’t need to read books on prayer as much. We have so much to pray about.
Here is a helpful blog post and book recommendation (the Kindle edition is less than a dollar!)
We had a beautiful day at Evangel yesterday. Though it was almost the last Sunday of summer we had a great attendance and a spirited service. In the evening we had a large attendance for our children’s musical Go, Go Jonah. After the evening service we had an Executive Deacon meeting. After the meeting a couple men hung around outside in the cool evening air and we talked a little about how to move the church forward.
I think God is stirring something. We prayed together and went home. This …
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I want to recommend a book I have not yet read. I bought it the other day, but I promised our son Daniel he could read the book first. He is training for ministry in Grand Rapids–the home of Rob Bell (No Hell Rob Bell). Some of his classmates have been enthusiastic about Rob Bell’s heresy about Hell.
He’s been reading Francis Chan’s new book on Hell–Erasing Hell. As we drive along he keeps asking questions and reading portions of the book. He quickly read half the book even while …
David Kline is an Amish Farmer. He is from Fredricksburg, Ohio. It seems to me that he writes a book about every ten years. I went to sleep last night reading his latest book, Letters from Larksong.
About twenty years ago I found Great Possessions. It was one of my favorite books ever. Ten years ago it was Scratching the Woodchuck. If you want to read David Kline, I would suggest you start with Great Possessions. You will thank me for this recommendation. Great Possessions is a collection of essays …
People who visit my study or hear my preaching or read my stories know that I love books. They often ask for book recommendations. Sometimes I give them. This morning I thought you might like to see a section of my little brother Kevin’s website where he recommends some sound books.
My brother pastors in beautiful Higgins Lake. He and his wife Carolyn have a delightful family. When I visit them I am reminded of all the good things about a large family. They read to their children each day around …
Gary Smaley’s kidneys failed. After a search for a kidney donor, his own son volunteered to give him one of his kidneys. Gary opens his book, Your Relationship with God, telling the story of that morning. He was cold, uncomfortable and grumpy. He was in an uncomfortable hospital gown irritated and impatient that things were taking so long. What he didn’t know was why. In that very moment, in the room next door, his son was fighting for his life. When the doctors removed his son’s kidney his lungs collapsed. …
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Christ Formed in You; The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change. Brian Hedges (Review)
Christ Formed in You; The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change is a promising and compelling title. It is promising because it suggests it is the Christian gospel that empowers change. It is compelling because of the universal longing for change.
Personal change is big business in our world. People want to change. They know they need to change. To at least some degree, they desire personal change. Thousands upon thousands of books are …