Posts Categorized: Books

Book One Read

First Book I just finished my first book of the New Year: Power and Empire. It is a Jack Ryan Jr. novel. It is an offshoot of the Tom Clancy novels I read in the 80’s and 90’s and loved. I have read several of these novels, a new take on the son’s exploits at […]

Teaching Isn’t For Wimps

Thanks all of you who have bought my new book.  I really appreciate it!  Over the past year I blogged about my year as a teacher.  I collected all of those and put them in a downloadable book.  I have made it available for $.99 and would love for you to download it and leave […]

Interested in a Book Club?

I love to read, do you? If so maybe we can start a book club this summer. I think a great place to start would be with how our churches are doing in God’s eyes, a big topic to be sure. Here is a book I would like to begin with: Leaving Ruin. Click the […]

Golf’s Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia

Every once in a while you find a book that speaks to your soul. That seems to hit you right between the eyes with the truth of your life. If we are lucky, we are already living out our lives with the perspective of the eternal, but I suspect most of us are not. We […]

Bill O’Reilly’s Latest Book

Pinheads and Patriots by Bill O’Reilly My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting read from Bill O’Reilly. He writes the way he talks, I can hear his voice in each and every word. I say this as a compliment. He is not an Obama hater, but not a fan either. It was good for […]

Good Reads

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge A must read for all men and women. This book changed my life and how I look at it!! View all my reviews

Open Secrets

Just finished an intersting book on the pastorate in a small Illinois town. The book was recommended to me by my father-in-law, Dan Schiel, and as usual, his recommendation was a good one. A Lutheran pastor shares all in this kiss and tell book. He had permission to tell the story of how this pastor […]

Read This Book!

If you read one “Christian” book this year do yourself a favor and read this book!  Maybe you are confused by the way you are supposed to “act” and “feel” as you are attending church, or maybe you are searching for authenticity and honesty.  If so this book will be a refreshing look at the […]

A Great Book

I just read this book and I commend it to you.  The author describes how he grew up in a fundamental Christian home and lived to tell about it.  He does an excellent job of weaving together his life with what the church was doing in his life, or maybe to his life, and how […]

Religion – Illusion? Or Something Else?

I’m reading an interesting book entitled, Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson. It is a book about a preacher during the 1950’s who is in his 70’s and been diagnosed with a heart ailment and his time is short. He married late in life and had a son who is seven years old. He decides to write […]