Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron

I like the concept of this book, introduce a saint to modern Christians through story and not just biography.  Saint Francis, was a transitional Christian and is very relevant to today’s Christians, maybe especially to evangelicals. The weakness is that it isn’t great literature.  At one point it talks about the purpose of great art … Read more

Together in Prayer by Andrew Wheeler

Takeaway: Best book I have read on leading prayer in a small group setting Purchase Links: Paperback, Kindle Edition Small groups have become a standard among the evangelical church. Especially in large churches, they are the way that you build community, disciple one another, and give and receive care from the church. Many small groups … Read more

The Host by Stephanie Mayer

Very different feel from the twilight books.  This is a faintly science fiction book.  It is an invation of the body snatchers story (or at least as much as the Twilight books were vampire books). There is a light romance going on.  It is sort of like the Robert A. Heinlein book “I Will Fear … Read more

Lowell Snow’s Prayer Guide

Frustration is probably the first thing I think about when I think of church prayer meetings.  Maybe you have had much better experiences than I have.  But when I think about my own church prayer meetings from the variety of churches that I have attended over my adult life, frustration is an accurate word.  This … Read more

Two books on prayer by Daniel Henderson

I have read a lot on prayer.  I am interested for a number of reasons but most of them come back to my participation in Pastor’s Prayer Summits.  These 3 or 4 day gatherings, usually with a facilitator from International Renewal Ministries, work to try to not only gather pastors and para-church leaders together from … Read more

Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples

Takeaway: Simple churches are more focused on the mission of the church. Purchase Links: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, Kindle Edition (You can also borrow this book on kindle, leave a comment or go to the lending page for more info) This is a summary review for a group blogging project that I participated in.  I wrote my post … Read more

Thoughts on Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

I picked up the audiobook version of Atlas Shrugged for $5 when it was on sale at It is 63 hours long.  This will be my longest audiobook yet, beating our David McCollough’s Truman and Roy Jenkin’s Churchhill.  Interrestingly, neither seem to be offered any more at Audible in their unabridged versions. I am not going … Read more

Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder

This is another free book from  I am not linking because it has been removed from the site.  I have never heard of the author before.  It is a great example of Free being used to introduce people to authors.  Evidently Schroeder isn’t a new author.  He has 12 books (including three in this … Read more

Eye of the Storm by John Ringo

As I have said before, I am a big fan of Baen publishers.  They have been working with ebooks long before the Kindle.  I have been reading Baen ebooks since around 2000.  I started reading on my Dell Axim pda.  I have now read well over 100 Baen books.  Many of them are miliary based … Read more