Book Review: Why Church Matters

Why Church Matters:
Discovering Your Place in the Family of God

Joshua Harris

(Note: This book was provided free for review by the publisher. This did not affect the review in any way.)

I’ve had the conversation so many times. “Why should I join the church? I attend. I give. I help out when I can. The Bible doesn’t say anything about church membership, so it must not really matter.”

And, honestly, sometimes that seems to make a lot of sense. The only problem?

It’s not true.

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Book Review: Couples Who Pray

Couples Who Pray:
The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman

Squire Rushnell, Louise DuArt

(Note: This book was provided free for review by the publisher. This did not affect the review in any way.)

As a part of Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze book review program, I get to choose books that the publisher will send me to read and review here on my blog. I thought that Couples Who Pray¬†would be good for both my wife and me and as a resource to offer to other couples.

I was wrong.

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Favorite books of 2010

I love to read. I don’t know if it has always been that way, but it’s true now. In fact, it’s common for me to be in the middle of several books at once.

In addition to reading textbooks for my graduate degree and leadership books as a pastor and church leader, I also read and review books for BookSneeze (a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers). (You can check out my past book reviews here.)

I recently looked back at the list of books I read over the past year, and there were a couple that stood out far above the rest that I thought I would bring to your attention. So here are the top four favorite books from my 2010 reading list.

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