Archive for the 'Books' Category

So Sneaky…

October 23rd, 2007

I have become convinced our church is under the most subtle and dangerous of spiritual attacks and it is coming at the most sneaky of times. It comes at a time when we are growing, things seem to be thriving, people are excited, and the services are going well. On the one hand […]


September 17th, 2007

One of the oddities of Re:Hope is the high amount of men who regularly attend, especially single men. It may be the only church in Glasgow with obviously more men than women on any given Sunday. It is not uncommon to hear people joke about our church being “Man Church.” I love […]

Mountain Rain

August 17th, 2007

In Northern Ireland I met an old Baptist pastor named Alistair (we were seated next to each other during a wedding reception.) During our conversation it surfaced that we had a common passion for missionary biographies, specifically on ‘men of prayer.’ His personal favourite is called “Mountain Rain: A biography of James. O. […]

July 11th, 2007

Combining my favourite two types of books to read, leadership, and biography, I find “the Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham” by Harold Myra and Marshall Shelley quite enjoyable. This paragraph made me chuckle…

“Billy listened to those close to him, including, perhaps first of all, his intelligent and perceptive wife, Ruth. Interviewees often told […]

7 Essentials

January 16th, 2007

I am a huge fan of biographies of godly people over the ages. I am currently reading “George Muller: All Things Are Possible,” (First published in 1901) given to me by Scotty. I am usually not so concerned about what they eventually accomplish, but I am incredibly interested in what pieces God put in them […]

John Knox

November 13th, 2006

My In-laws sent me Iain Murry’s new book, “A Scottish Christian Heritage.” Although I was anticipating quazi-interesting, highly informative read; I have found the book to be shockingly enthralling, gripping, and encouraging.
The first chapter was a brief look at the highly controversial figure of John Knox, the most prominent figure in championing the protestant […]

The Revival of Evil…

October 7th, 2006

Last Sunday a man I had never met before approached me at church. Apparently he was doing some research for the Church of Scotland about reaching the emerging generation. When he looked around our church he was struck at how many young people there were and he said, “Most ministers say that the […]

Apostolic Passion

August 5th, 2006

In Floyd McClung’s article entitled Apostolic Passion he defines apostolic passion as:
“A deliberate, intentional choice to live for the worship of Jesus in the nations. It has to do with committed to the point of death to spreading His glory. It’s the quality of those who are on fire for Jesus, who dream […]

Chain of Inspiration

July 16th, 2006

People who know me know that I am a huge fan of missionary biographies. There is something both inspiring and practical about reading the lives of real people attempting to live real faith in their generation.
While reading Rees Howells Intercessor (a book I highly recommend and a book I was highly impacted by especially […]

Will you be remembered?

June 13th, 2006


"One of the outstanding ironies of history is the utter disregard of ranks and titles in the final judgment men pass on each other….The final estimate of men shows that history cares not an iota for the rank or title a man has borne, or the office he has held, but only the quality of his […]