Worth Reading

What I recommend, sometimes what has been recommended to me, for the lifelong pursuit of wisdom

About Church and The Younger Generations . . .

Sustainable Youth Ministry by Mark DeVries Growing Young by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin For insights into youth ministry, Sustainable Youth Ministry is hard to beat. I reread it while reading for the first time, Growing...

Life Together

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer “I recommend this work without reservation” is the cliché that begins or ends many book reviews. When it comes to Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, it is an endorsement that, though postive and true...

The Practice of The Presence of God

"We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.” It's gems like this that have put The Practice of The Presence of God on the A-List...

Lament For A Son

In LAMENT FOR A SON we meet a preeminent philosopher not as a thinker, but as a father. I first met Nicholas Wolterstorff four decades ago as an undergraduate in the classroom, then then saw him again in a small seminar of graduate...

Celebration: A Story of Suffering and Joy

Celebration? Surely not the first word for the heavy topics of genetically caused illnesses and suffering. But the author, with excruciating honesty, tries to do justice to the truth that in life joy and suffering run together. Maragret...

Patience: How We Wait Upon The World by David Bailey Harned

"This is among the two or three best books that I have read in the last ten years." That's what I said five years ago about this elegant and very practical essay about the indispensable virtue of patience. And I think that, still. For...