Horsman's Book Club
Plantinga, Cornelius. (2010) Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.
It is a book that speaks to the biblical concept of Shalom, and what sin does to disrupt this concept. Thanks, Dr. Mike Matthews, for this recommendation!
Putman, Jim & Harrington, Bobby. (2013.) DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples.
Steve has been reading this book with some of the other leadership team and has really enjoyed some of the perspectives and insights shared. Give it a try- you may enjoy it!
Resource recommendation this month:
Lelek, Jeremy. 2018. Biblical Counseling Basics; Roots, Beliefs & Future. New Growth Press. Greensboro, NC.
This is a great book that gives a careful and respectful (historical) perspective of differing approaches to counseling. The author then follows up with an overview (airplane view) of counseling methods using Scripture as the primary source for change. It is less a dissertation defending a preferred method, and more a call inviting Christians to grow in the ways we handle Scripture and help others on the emotional level.
We have enjoyed reading the book of Cam Arensen, our speaker this year at conference. If you are looking for an easy ready that portrays their transparent and encouraging journey through one of the deepest challenges of life, then you will enjoy as Cam shares his thoughts and points the ready toward Scripture.
Arensen, Cam. When Comes the Storm. ISBN #978-9966-757-45-6
We have been enjoying re-reading Dr. David Hesselgrave, and also reviewing a manuscript he provided us- praying it will soon be in publication. We can recommend Robert Culver, "A Greater Commission: A Theology for World Missions."
"The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good?" by R. C. Sproul.
We have been working through, and enjoying, the following book:
Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols.
Books we love this month? “Can You Hear Me Now?” by Dallas &
Nancy Demmitt. A good, quick read about effective communication.
January 2018:- The Bible
This month we are encouraging everyone to read through some of the Epistles. As you enjoy this reading, we encourage you to make two lists: First, list all you learn about what God has done for you, or things you learn about God. Second, list all the commands or appropriate responses (action items) we should make in light of what He has done for us. We are pretty sure it will be as encouraging to you as it is to us!
Jul 13, 2017 by Michael Matthews
(Available at Amazon)
About the stories of our lives, which form the framework to the big story of our lives, influencing and shaping how we make sense of life and interpret and apply Scripture. The approach is applicable to ourselves if we want to go deeper in our spiritual walk, and essential when trying to help others make sense of God's Story.
We just enjoyed a Training Day, helping to clarify and streamline our ministry focus in Alaska. This is a great, short read.
4-Chair Discipling: Growing a Movement of Disciple-Makers
By: Dann Spader
MOODY PUBLISHERS / 2014 / HARDCOVER
Our February read:
The Universe Next Door; A Basic Worldview Catalog.
James W. Sire
Another great perspective on change and worldview, thanks to Dr. Mike Matthew and his worldview course at Alaska Bible College- this was one of the books used in the course taken by LEaD Alaska students in January.
This is the book we referenced in our newsletter, and one of the two books our LEaD Alaska students will be reviewing prior to their January class at Alaska Bible College. It’s a great read that is incredibly relevant to our times. HOW did we get to where we are today culturally, and WHAT do we do about it?
Assumptions that Affect Our LivesApr 30, 2006
Our November book is a little more unusual, but oh-so wonderful!. Don't be too surprised, but this is a children's book. It is well worth the read as it has a good lesson for all and multiple analogies. The book is about the need to rest, relax, and take time away from work/ministry so that you can fully engage IN your work/ministry. Have a look at your local library. You will love it.
The King's Stilts