If the most important ingredient is leadership is the godly character of the leader, men need tools to help them grow as Christian men. The book of Proverbs is about wisdom, but essentially it is about skillfully living your life in the light of God’s majesty. Jesus Christ is held up as the ultimate wise man and motivator to help men and boys put the Proverbs to work in their lives.
Well-taught men and women don’t often need to reread the big books detailing every aspect of the roles of husbands and wives. Well-taught men and women do, however, need to be regularly reminded of the essentials of their roles. John Crotts and Martha Peace teamed up to offer crucial biblical reminders of 19 different areas of marriage. Each chapter summarizes the Bible’s teaching and then provides 10 to 15 probing questions to help couples evaluate where they are and where they need to go. Specific resources for deeper study are pointed out at the end of each chapter.
Loving the Church reminds us how glorious God’s family really is, and the countless ways that you can flourish within it. In recent years the family has experienced a revival within Christian culture, but with this increased emphasis on the importance of the family, less value has been placed on God’s family, the church.
The people who know John Newton s name often only know one or two things about him. They recognize that he authored one of the most popular hymns of all time, Amazing Grace . The other thing they sometimes know is that he was a slaveship captain before he wrote that hymn. Those facts are true, but there is a great deal more to his story!
A fresh and insightful analysis, and somewhat provocative application of the Apostle Paul’s ministry in Greece as recorded in Acts 17.