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Am I Dating The Wrong Guy?

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If you’re a woman, dating is tough. There’s no other way to say it — Dating is hard work. The awkwardness of being asked out. The forced conversation on the first date. The agony of waiting to be called back because the guy is trying to figure out how

Irenaeus — Christian Biographies for Young Readers

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Irenaeus is a name that, unfortunately, few Christians know. And for those who have at least heard the name in passing, even fewer know anything substantial about who he was or why he’s important for Christian history. A New Book Thankfully, Simonetta Carr has written a new book to

What Is My Identity In Christ?

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What is my identity in Christ? This is a common question than many teenagers — especially teenage girls— are wrestling through. Whether it’s insecurity brought on by social media, jealousy because of what all the other girls at school are wearing, or the feeling of not being good enough, pretty

Reformation Women

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With this year celebrating the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, there are many, many resources that are coming out about the Reformation. One of these new books takes a bit of a different approach to celebrating this monumental moment in church history by looking at 12 unknown women who were

Revitalize

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I first heard of Andrew Davis about 8 years ago when I stumbled across his guide to extended Scripture memory. I knew very little of him then, but I was greatly helped by this excellent resource. Then, a few years ago, I read Davis’ book on discipleship and sanctification — An Infinite

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life

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One of the great temptations in life is to swing the pendulum too far to one side or the other. This can happen in all manners of life, and even in ministry — from theological issues like hyper-Calvinism to practical debates between approaches to preaching, use of application, etc.

You Are What You Love

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Every so often a book comes along that takes me by surprise, a book that I was expecting to just be decent but ends up being excellent; a book that I anticipated to be one thing but ends up shattering my expectations completely; a book that I planned to work

Zeal Without Burnout

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Pastoral burnout is a real problem. The statistics are alarming. In the U.S., it is estimated that 1,500 people leave the pastoral ministry each month due to burnout, conflict or moral failure (16). 1/3 of pastors say they feel burned out within the first 5 years of starting ministry (16). Only

Bible Studies on Mark

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“It is critically important for us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. One of the best ways to do so is to spend some time in the Gospels.” So begins William Boekestein’s new book, Bible Studies on Mark. He is right indeed. As he says elsewhere in the introduction,

The Radical Book for Kids

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Parents are given an incredible task in discipling and shepherding their children — a task that I do not take lightly. Truth be told, it’s a task that brings fear and trepidation to my soul. The idea that this little boy is entrusted to my care, not only for his