Crazy Love

Who hasn't dreamt about being "crazy in love"? The feeling of euphoria, where you're floating on top of a cloud and am consumed by that all powerful feeling. Movies, especially of the chick flick variety, often follow the same formula where two unlikely people fall in love, and it's the journey towards that final fall that's both crazy and exciting.

For someone who is a fan of Jane Austen and all of her modern-day spin offs, I feel like the narrative of people from two different worlds finding each other continues to speak to an inner yearning we all have. And yet, for a very long time as Christian, I never understood that a life in Christ is actually the ultimate narrative of the unlikeliest love - until I read Francis Chan's book, Crazy Love. read more →

22 Mar 2013

The Jesus Storybook Bible

Children’s Bibles are usually no fun. Most are too simplistic, good for only the youngest children, and doctrinally bland. They turn the stories of Scripture into a spiritualized collection of Aesop’s Fables.

The Jesus Storybook Bible is the exception within this mess. Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and influenced heavily by the ministry of Timothy Keller, the JSB presents the Bible as one story with one hero. Redemption is followed from Genesis through to Revelation, and Jesus is presented as the true King and true Hero of every story. read more →

08 Mar 2013
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A Place of Quiet Rest

A friend gave me this book as a gift a few years before getting married. She knew that I had always struggled with a consistent devotional life. I was still reluctant to read the Bible, to pray, to do anything beyond serve in church doing the things I was comfortable with. I feared God but didn't feel any affection from Him or for Him. At that time, the last thing I wanted to do was read a book about devotions - boring! I shelved it until about 5 years into my marriage when I was growing discontent and resentful about home life and church life. read more →

25 Feb 2013
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