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Do You Need Help Reading Your Bible?

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It's mid-year, just over the six-month mark. For many of us, that could mean that our Bible reading plan we started with such gusto on January 1 has long been sitting on our bedside table collecting dust. Maybe you haven't neglected reading Scripture entirely, but when you do open your Bible, it's hard to know where to start or what to read. I've had seasons like tha...

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"Think Again" by Jared Mellinger

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Have you ever spent most of a day thinking about yourself? I'm sure that I have. Of course, the train of my thoughts circled across miles and miles of mental track. I'd think about sins I committed. I would wonder what cravings were behind them. Then I'd think about what other people thought of me. Then I'd wonder what effect their negative thoughts would have on our relat...

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Significant Books for Pastors in 2016

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As another year draws to a close, it’s worth reflecting upon moments with the potential to shape minds, lives, and ministries—in this case, the publication of books during 2016. There is no shortage of “best books” lists, and any such list by definition reflects one’s personal preferences and biases. But the goal of this list is once again to ...

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Significant Books for Pastors in 2015

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A few years ago I wrote a post that has become a habit—collecting a list of “significant books” for pastors published during the past year. A wealth of books and the crunch of time conspire to make reading choices both frustrating (how does one choose?) and critical (I must choose wisely). “Best books” lists are unavoidably idiosyncratic&mdas...

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Notable Books for Pastors in 2014

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One thing is certain: You are a different person today than you were at the beginning of the year because of something you read. If you’re a pastor, that means you think, worship, teach, and counsel differently. Much is at stake in the books we choose to read. Because of this, last year I posted a list of significant books of 2013 for pastors. As this year comes to ...

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15 Gems from Worship Matters

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Even though Bob Kauflin wrote Worship Matters primarily for worship leaders, the rest of us can certainly benefit from this book too. Current and future pastors can appreciate his care for a solid biblical theology of worship. Church members can appreciate what their leaders think and pray through in order to serve the church week in and week out. Even unbelievers can app...

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Jeff Purswell's List of Significant Pastoral Books Published In 2013

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The end of a year brings forth endless lists - “best of,” “worst of,” “most significant,” “most over-rated” - one last chance in the year for people to publish their opinions. Some lists are more useful than others, and for pastors, book lists are doubtless the most interesting.  Any such list, by definition, refle...

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