Leading, Reading, Marking

Last spring a friend and I read through parts of Albert Mohler’s The Conviction to Lead.  It’s a basic sort of introduction to leadership from a Christian perspective.  We thought the book was OK, but not outstanding.  The 25 principles were not explained with much detail, and what was explained were basic leadership virtues that… Continue reading Leading, Reading, Marking

On Reading the Bible Out Loud

Here’s a good book that gives practical lessons on how to read the Bible aloud: Unleashing the Word by Max McLean and Warren Bird.  One section I appreciated was the list on how to prepare for reading the Bible aloud (I’ve edited to keep it brief): 1) Pray.  …When I pray, I usually close with… Continue reading On Reading the Bible Out Loud

How to Read the Puritan Paperbacks

This is a slightly edited repost from June, 2010. If you’ve followed this blog for the past few years, you know that we enjoy the little Banner of Truth series of books called "Puritan Paperbacks."  To be honest, the first time I (Shane) read one of these Paperbacks (I forget which one), I didn't really… Continue reading How to Read the Puritan Paperbacks

The Yearling

Most of the books we blog about here are biblical and/or theological in nature.  But since we’ve dabbled in other areas a few times, I thought it would be good to mention one of my favorite novels of all time: The Yearling by Marjorie Rawlings.  I read this book after hearing Andrew Peterson’s imaginative song,… Continue reading The Yearling

A Call for Excellence in Editing and Publishing

 As one who enjoys reading books, I’m sometimes frustrated by certain “bookish” things.  For example, I can’t stand it when a theological or biblical book does not have a Scripture reference in an appendix.  I’m annoyed by endnotes and I appreciate footnotes.  I’ve also quit reading the endorsements publishers use as they try to sell… Continue reading A Call for Excellence in Editing and Publishing