A Review of Tim Chester’s “A Meal With Jesus”

  One of Tim Chester's newest books is called A Meal with Jesus (Wheaton: Crossway, 2011).  Since I've benefited from some of Chester's other works (including You Can Change and Total Church), I picked up this newer book.  FYI, the subtitle of A Meal with Jesus is "Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table."… Continue reading A Review of Tim Chester’s “A Meal With Jesus”

Church Plants – Clones?

 When an existing church does a church plant, should the plant look exactly like the planting church?  Should the plant do things exactly like the planting church - from the Bible translation to the detailed traditions and customs?  I believe we should not plant clone churches that are exactly like the planting church.  My explanation is… Continue reading Church Plants – Clones?

Total Church: Church Planting Resources

I've mentioned this book before: Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis.  I have to say up front that this is one of the best books I've read when it comes to the topic of what a solid church looks like and does.  It is a gospel centered discussion of a Christian community/church; it… Continue reading Total Church: Church Planting Resources

Fighting Sin(ful Habits)

 Tim Chester's You Can Change is a great help for the Christian battling sin and sinful habits.  For me, it was sort of like all of my favorite biblical counseling books in one.  It is theologically sound, biblical, and very practical for the daily struggle we call sanctification.  To be honest, as I think about it again,… Continue reading Fighting Sin(ful Habits)

Why Are You So Busy?

 I've blogged on this excellent book before (here), and I keep thinking about it almost every other week: Tim Chester's The Busy Christian's Guide to Busyness.  This is one of the best and most relevant books I read in 2010 - and those I passed it along to said the same.  If you are over-booked,… Continue reading Why Are You So Busy?