Kids Bible Review: The Beginners Gospel Story Bible

There appears an endless choice when it comes to children’s Bibles. If only there were an objective ‘best’ one. But each family and each child has different needs. Accuracy? Number of stories? Length? Illustrations? So how should you choose one that’s right for you? We’re going to work our way through and review a number […]

Kids Bible Review: The Illustrated Bible for Little Ones

There appears an endless choice when it comes to children’s Bibles. If only there were an objective ‘best’ one. But each family and each child has different needs. Accuracy? Number of stories? Length? Illustrations? So how should you choose one that’s right for you? Here, we attempt the first of many reviews of Kids Bibles, […]

Review: The Opposite of Spoiled

Should you give your kids a regular allowance? At what age? How much? Should they work for it? How should you respond when they inquire about your own spending habits? These are just some of the questions considered in Ron Lieber’s recent new book, The Opposite of Spoiled. Ron is a financial columnist for the New […]

The Bible Project: Great videos on Biblical Theology

[youtube id=”KOUV7mWDI34″] The Bible Project is working to create free summary videos on every book of the Bible, as well as some of the major themes of Scripture. They seek to show how the story of the Bible unfolds through a series of 5-6 minute animated videos. They are visually appealing, and look like excellent resources for training, small […]

Book Review: The Truest Thing About You

What is the truest thing about you? Many things may be true of you. But what is the truest? Our problem is this: “You’re clinging to true things about yourself that simply aren’t that true. You’re elevating things that are merely true – or half-true, or true some days but not others – to the […]

Review: Shepherding a Childs Heart

One of the implications of being on the verge of parenthood is that suddenly parenting books are suddenly speaking to you, rather than parents in your ministry. And there is nothing like entering parenthood to help you realise how little you know. And so a search for books that speak to parents has added personal benefits, […]

Review: Revolutionary Parenting

Does the world need another book on parenting? That was the question George Barna asked before deciding to write Revolutionary Parenting. As he notes, much of the written material on the subject of parenting is little more than people sharing their own personal experiences. Exhortations for parents are based on a limited scope of experience. And that […]

Original Jesus: an excellent book to give away!

If someone wanted to find out a bit more about Jesus, what book would you recommend? What if they had some misconceptions about Jesus or Christianity, and you wanted to give them something as a springboard to engage with them in conversation? No doubt, you have one – if not several – ideas in your […]

Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church

I’m currently reading Creature of the Word. It’s a great practical book for ministry leaders to think about how to shape ministry and churches to be Jesus-centered in all that they do, and well worth a read. Here are couple of great quotes from the chapter entitled ‘Pulpit to preschool (and puberty too)’: “Morality, or […]