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Book Review: In new book, pastor challenges Islamophobia

Ben Daniel, a Presbyterian pastor from California, recently set out to investigate the stereotypes of Islam that lead to fear-mongering and hate. In The Search for Truth about Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates Fact From Fiction, Mr. Daniel ventures across the Atlantic for a genuine and sincere understanding of Islam, and provides a charming and heartwarming look at the religion that is now puzzling millions of Americans.

Book collects sermons by UM pastor Stephen F. Dill

The Poetry of Faith: Sermons Preached in a Southern Church, by the Rev. Stephen F. Dill, has been published by NewSouth Books in Montgomery, Ala. The collection’s publication is timed to the 100th anniversary of Dauphin Way UMC, where Dr. Dill was senior minister from 1972 to 1990, and remains pastor emeritus. Frye Gaillard, a […]

Book Review: Lead like Jesus, not a corporate CEO, says author

Our church leadership culture has failed. It is past time that we set aside the idolatry of corporate leadership structures and rediscover the vastly different way of leading modeled by Jesus.

Book Review: Lead like Jesus, not a corporate CEO, says author

Our church leadership culture has failed. It is past time that we set aside the idolatry of corporate leadership structures and rediscover the vastly different way of leading modeled by Jesus.

Book Review: Richard Rohr’s latest offers true Christian wisdom

As a pastor himself, Richard draws abiding wisdom and warning from his years of dealing with others, himself and God. He provides first aid to folks who are recovering from religion, and he offers it with an openness one doesn’t often see in church leadership.

Book Review: Author guides us from finances to faithfulness

By Mark Norman, Special Contributor… Rich Church, Poor Church: Keys to Effective Financial Ministry J. Clif Christopher Abingdon Press, 2012 Paperback, 120 pages We are living in a shift. With cultural changes in the United States and our global financial situation in turmoil, it is important that the work of the church expands to talk […]

Book Review: Writer’s journey in faith enlightens and entertains

Despite his distinguished career as a writer and United Methodist leader, the Rev. James C. Howell recognizes the awkwardness of writing a memoir. The genre, he notes in his introduction, easily slides into self-obsession and personal analysis

Book Review: ‘Torn’ offers balanced talk on church & homosexuality

I have never met the author, but after reading Torn I feel as though I know him, and can’t help but like him. He’s funny, for starters. How he manages to keep a sense of humor in the midst of such difficult and painful struggles is pretty amazing. He also obviously has a strong desire to live his life as a faithful Christian and to take the Bible very seriously

Book Reviews: From theology to thrillers – a bishop’s reading list

By Bishop Larry Goodpaster, Special Contributor… Editor’s note: Bishop Goodpaster shares brief reflections on the books he read in the second half of 2012. The Faith of Leap by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch (Baker Books, 2011) My first read of this book was done quickly because I could not put it down. My second […]

Book Review: Pets in devotional book demonstrate God’s love

My life would be much less full without the love of my dogs. They pull me out of my introverted self and often serve as a catalyst for me to talk to perfect strangers. Animals can break down the barriers that we put up between ourselves.

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