Thursday
Dec152011

Jacob T. Marley: The Story of the Ghost who visited Scrooge

Book Review by
Adam Brown

During this time of year, you might see the movie “A Christmas Carol” on TV. Most of us are familiar with Ebenezer Scrooge, the grumpy old man who only cares about money and himself, depicted in Charles Dickens’ classic book “A Christmas Carol.” The journey Scrooge takes into Christmases past, present and future, can make us consider what we would have done differently and has no doubt made many consider their present and future priorities. The story is a classic, and many times classics have further tales to tell. 

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Thursday
Nov172011

From Throwing in the Towel to Staying in the Fight

Book Review by
Adam Brown

The pastor in the local church leads a life of ups and downs. Sunday can be a time of invigoration and joy, and then on Monday morning, the depression comes. The outside world may have a hard time grasping the world of the pastor. The highs and lows, ups and downs can take a toll on the pastor and his family. Many of those who enter the ministry excited and motivated to win the world for Christ may be found leaving the ministry years later. 

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Friday
Oct072011

Our Last Great Hope

Book Review by
Adam Brown

The Great Commission has been a big focus among Southern Baptists since the beginning of the denomination. In recent years, the methodology of how to best fulfill the Great Commission has dominated our collective conversation. 

Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, has been at the forefront of that conversation. Floyd was appointed by then Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Johnny Hunt, as the head of the Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) Task Force, a team tasked with examining how the SBC is using its resources in Great Commission work. 

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Monday
Sep262011

Chan counters Bell's 'Love Wins' 

Book review by
John Evans


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Francis Chan, the popular author of "Crazy Love" and "Forgotten God" who has waded into the controversy surrounding eternal punishment, says the conclusions of a book he has written make him sick.

With "Erasing Hell," co-written by Eternity Bible College associate professor Preston Sprinkle and published by David C. Cook, Chan engages the theological firestorm that has been brewing for months over the ideas of controversial pastor Rob Bell.

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Thursday
Sep222011

Christians and Muslims: From History to Healing

Book Review by

Tim Yarbrough
Arkansas Baptist News 

With the horrific images of Sept. 11, 2001, now burned into the collective American psyche, the recollection of the terrorist attacks on the United States on the recent 10th anniversary brought many once again to heartache and tears.

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