From the Broken Shepherd Bookshelf

    Do you find yourself pondering questions about the nature of God? Do His divine attributes sometimes make you stop and scratch your head? I’m one of those type people who can say I’m exhausted, get into bed, and then lie awake for hours thinking of how God can know the future. How does that … Continue reading From the Broken Shepherd Bookshelf

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Book Review: The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them

It seems that nothing in our country has changed quite so quickly as the way we think about gender and sexuality. Concrete terms like male and female are no longer acceptable. It’s become so muddied that Facebook now allows you to customize your particular gender identity. You can be male, female, agender, bigender, intersex, transgender, … Continue reading Book Review: The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them

8 Quotes You Need To Read From Conversion and Discipleship

  Bill Hull is a discipleship guru. If you are serious about being a disciple and making disciples, pick up any of his books here and eat it up. He also has some free ebooks over at discipleship.org. But his latest book is Conversion and Discipleship: You Can't Have One Without The Other. This book packs … Continue reading 8 Quotes You Need To Read From Conversion and Discipleship

20 Books Every “Small” Church Youth Pastor Needs

Hello. My name is Josh Watford and I'm a "small" church youth pastor. I put small in quotation marks because small is bigger than you might think. From several different sources, we have found out that the average sized church has around 75 people sitting in the pews on Sunday mornings. My church has more … Continue reading 20 Books Every “Small” Church Youth Pastor Needs

Book Review: Can These Bones Live?

Henard, Bill. Can These Bones Live?: A Practical Guide to Church Revitalization. Nashville: B&H Publishing. 2015. Ezekiel 37 is among the most well known passages of the Old Testament. God gives Ezekiel a vision of a valley of bones. These bones were particularly dry, signifying they had been there for a long time. As they are … Continue reading Book Review: Can These Bones Live?

Book Review: Ethics For A Brave New World

This month I want you to seriously consider picking up a copy of Jonathan and Paul Feinberg's Ethics For A Brave New World. Allow me a few moments to explain why. In our culture today believers are faced with a myriad of complex ethical issues. How should we respond to physician-assisted suicide? Genetic engineering? Capital punishment? Homosexuality? Abortion? … Continue reading Book Review: Ethics For A Brave New World

Book Review: Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide To A Strong and Lasting Marriage

If you’re like me you’ve found yourself utterly disappointed with most books about marriage. Some are far too academic to be used in normal church settings. Others are far too shallow and fail to provide anything meaningful and substantial. Still others are doctrinally impotent and portray marriage as the key to happiness and sustainability as … Continue reading Book Review: Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide To A Strong and Lasting Marriage

From the Broken Shepherd Bookshelf

Over the past few years my interest in the Bible and for knowing God’s word has grown by leaps and bounds. I reached a point in my life where I was no longer content with just a surface level knowledge of the Bible stories. God’s grace began to lead me to hunger for the core … Continue reading From the Broken Shepherd Bookshelf

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Want an enjoyable read on what life was like in the world of the New Testament? If so, I gladly commend to you James Jeffers book The Greco-Roman World Of The New Testament Era. In chapter 1 he masterfully pulls you into this world by inviting you to be a dinner guest in the home of … Continue reading From The Broken Shepherd Bookshelf…