Books I’m Enjoying Right Now

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Here are a few excerpts from books I’m enjoying on my Kindle right now – and a link if you are interested in them for yourself!

“Down here in Georgia, we’re fond of that old saying ‘Eat like a champ.’ when we see someone really digging into food and enjoying it, we’re sure to proudly clap him on the back and congratulate him. Well, I reckon that saying certainly applies to me. Of course I know how to eat like a champ; I’ve been taught by the best, y’all, Paula Deen….But, let’s face it. I can’t eat her rich food every day of my life.”
$13.99 From Mama’s Table to Mine: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Foods at 350 Calories or Less by Bobby Deen

No doubt about it, the brokenness can become overwhelming. These days, we’re living in the presence of unthinkable societal ills and disease, corporate corruption and greed, family structures that have been blown up by affairs and domestic violence and emotional abuse, and the list goes on and on with issues that spin our heads and splinter our hearts. But for the Christ-follower, the truth of the matter is that we’re also living in the presence of God. And if ever there were a time for God’s people to take up residence in his presence fully and completely, it is now. $7.92 Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels

Religion does not define Christianity. Christianity is about a relationship. It’s all about JESUS. Whatever we share, and however we share the gospel, we must magnify Jesus. It’s so easy to get side-tracked, to focus on “what” instead of “who.” It is too easy to campaign on behalf of a church or a particular doctrine or plan, and fail to share the good news—Jesus! Just like in baseball it is called “keeping your eye on the ball.” We must be sure we present the Son of God who said, “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself” (John 12:32). Keep your eye on Jesus. After all, the essential question that really matters, when talking about salvation, is “What will you let Jesus do with you?” $3.99 HEAVEN’S STAR: CHECK THIS ANCIENT GPS by Jim Woodell

Our motivation isn’t being accepted by God or cultivating his favor. Christ has already taken care of that. It’s about wanting to run the race with intense focus, purpose, and passion. I am not as skilled a writer as I wish I could be; for your sake, I would wish for more — more insight and clarity, and perhaps a little more wit. But if I am successful at all in this endeavor, this teaching won’t be burdensome but liberating. What God asks us to give up are the very things that Scripture and the Christian classics testify make war against us — things that not only make us miserable but also keep us from more profound and deeper joys than we could ever have imagined — a place of “true abundance.” $8.99 Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul by Gary Thomas

A few other books of interest…
$1.99 Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N. T. Wright

Free! Courageous: A Novel by Randy Alcorn

Free! The Soul-Winner : or How to Lead Sinners to the Saviour by Charles H. Spurgeon

Thanks for reading!
John