The Disciplines of a Godly Man

Awesome book! I first read this book in early to mid 1990's. Fell in love with it right from the start. He doesn't pull any punches. It is something that just talks about things that I didn't think about, or may notice, or thought were a big enough of a deal to address. I read the book every few years just to keep reminding myself of what he spoke of. Later when audio books came out I bought that version on tape also and started to make it a bi-annual event to listen to it on the way to and... Continue Reading →

Lectures in Systematic Theology

Lectures in Systematic Theology
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Published: 1/30/1989
Page Count: 450
ISBN: 0802835295
In this comprehensive introduction to systematic theology, Thiessen addresses a wide range of substantive issues in sections on theism, bibliology, theology, angelology, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

Very good introduction to Systematic Theology. Well written and easy to understand. I used some of it for my Doctrinal Outline settings.

Was the text book for one of my wife's college courses.
read mid 1990's

The Applause of Heaven

The Applause Of Heaven
Published: 3/19/1996
Page Count: 224
ISBN: 9780849913242
It comes from God and it is within your reach ... The applause of heaven.A joy that can't be quenched? A peace that can't be broken? A happiness that can't be threatened?There is such a joy. It is a sacred delight, a holy gladness. You can't open your Bible without reading about it. You can't live a truly satisfying life without it. And it's nearer than you think.Jesus describes that sacred delight in the astonishing…

Nice book for a causal reading to get you to think about Heaven. Mr. Lucado's early work I liked, but was guarded about. His thinking is in no way aligned with mine. Knowing that I don't suggest this author for new born Christians due to the ability to be drawn away from the truth. For mature Christians I think his early works is a nice way of getting you to visualize different aspects of things the Bible teaches about.

read early 1990's

The Acts of the Apostles

Acts of the Apostles
Published: 2/8/2012
Page Count: 547
ISBN: 1608992985
About the Contributor(s): G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945) was a leading Bible expositor in England and the United States. Despite a lack of substantial formal training, Morgan was a prolific writer and teacher. Ordained into the Congregational ministry, he was the pastor of Westminster Chapel, London (1904-17 and 1933-45). Morgan also conducted two very successful teaching tours in the United States, including work with D. L. Moody's ministry.

Nice book on a subject taught a lot. Nice easy read. A nice amount of doctrinal information. Not as light a read as Wiersbe's "Be" books but not super hard to understand. I would say good for a 3 or 4 year old in Christ. Mr. Morgan has a lot of his stuff in writing and this is one of his best.

From Amazon:
About the Author
G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945) was a leading Bible expositor in England and the United States. Despite a lack of substantial formal training, Morgan was a prolific writer and teacher. Ordained into the Congregational ministry, he was the pastor of Westminster Chapel, London (1904-17 and 1933-45). Morgan also conducted two very successful teaching tours in the United States, including work with D. L. Moody's ministry.

The Bible Exposition Commentary

Bible Exposition Commentary Set (Volumes 1 & 2)
Published: 7/7/1989
Page Count: 2
ISBN: 0896936597
All the New Testament "BE" books compiled in a handy, two-volume set. Study Matthew through Revelation in digestible sections that emphasize personal application and biblical content.

You might be wondering why a commentary is in a book review. Because you should read this set of books as though it is a book. It can be used as a commentary but it really is set as a reading book. It is very enjoyable to just read through his thoughts on the whole New Testament. Definitely a good read for someone around a year or two old in Christ. Good general foundational layout of the whole Bible. Nothing real deep but a lot of info.

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past
Series Number: 1
Published: 2/4/2014
Page Count: 347
ISBN: 0800722604
Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve--the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she is stalking the truth about the past, someone is stalking her.Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery…

Great Book, possible the best I have read this year so far.


At 43% I think it is the lawyer who killed Dad. Abby somehow found out and was killed, and it might be because of a crush on Mom. Taylor is looking into her dad. Jonathan could be it but doesn't fit as well. Zeke is a distraction.
At 64% it is mentioned that Pete has a great memory and been to places Taylor has been. Would have been too young to kill Dad. Are we looking at 2 different criminals.

I say this because she did an awesome job giving little tid-bits here and there on the case. You couldn't see everything too early but enough to keep going along with it. There are some other story lines that are hinted at in the book and I hope they are carried over into the next books if not the actual story.

digital loan from library read 03 2019

The Fundamentals

The Fundamentals
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Published: 2/23/1990
Page Count: 716
ISBN: 0825426332
One of the greatest defenses of the faith that covers all the central teachings of Christianity, including the deity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, the Second Coming, and salvation by grace.

Great book. Hard reading, because it is really intense and full of great info. Not a book to just read lightly. Not for a new believer either, no sense in wasting your time with this till you have a good grasp on general doctrinal beliefs. It isn't that you wouldn't understand it, but you wouldn't get much out of it. Not having a good foundation of understanding would have you stopping and trying to catch up on what is being discussed. This is for someone that has been saved for 5 or more years and been serious about studying the Bible in that time. This book will help you go to that next level in your studies.

From Amazon page about the book.
Editorial Reviews
About the Author
Reuben Archer Torrey (1856-1928) was at one time early in his Christian life a higher critic. Yet, during a year of study in Germany, he rejected that philosophy, and he later became one of the leading thinkers among the early Fundamentalists. A powerful preacher, Torrey made his mark on world evangelism. Among his other achievements were being the first superintendent of Moody Bible Institute, pastor of the Moody Memorial Church, the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, and dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University). Torrey wrote many books, including The Real Christ (1920), Is the Bible the Inerrant Word of God? (1922), and The Power of Prayer.

Link to Wikipedia's page on the book

Still Life

Still Life
Series Number: 2
Published: 1/31/2017
Page Count: 348
ISBN: 0764212958
Work hits too close to home for crime scene photographer Avery Tate when her best friend disappears. The only lead is a chilling photo of her--apparently dead. As Avery, her boss Parker, and his friends dig into the case, she's forced to confront her feelings for Parker when they come face-to-face with a dangerous criminal.

Nice 2nd book. Nice carry over from book 1 in series, but I don't think reading book 1 is a necessity. Again I liked the interaction between the main characters. Little spoiler - I still am not too sure on my feelings about a novice criminal being able to tail a seasoned investigator without being noticed. If it was a full P.I. or ex-police officer it would be a turn off, but this guy is in a sense a nerd, not a field officer, even though she makes him out to be back up for FBI agent and ex-sniper guy. That's why I don't know how I feel about it. The story around the photographer was nice and real sounding. The reason they broke up was understandable and expected. Nice how the story wasn't only about them, the other people in the agency are evolved, and since we now have this book we have insights into the next books relationship.

read 03 2019

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