Category Theology

Jesus Now

Jesus Now
By Frank Viola
David C. Cook
Retail Price $14.99
Amazon Price: $10.28

Book Description: 

During His ministry on earth, Jesus of Nazareth spent most of His time healing the sick, casting out demons, training disciples, teaching the people, and preaching the kingdom of God. But what is Jesus Christ doing today? What is His present-day ministry?

In Jesus Now, bestselling author Frank Viola gives us the first comprehensive treatment of what Jesus has been doing since His ascension until His second coming. In an easy-to-read format, Viola explores the seven aspects of Christ’s ministry today and shows how each one benefits the saved and the unsaved.

Open these pages and discover what the Lord Jesus Christ is doing now and how it will impact your life.

Review

The purpose of the book is to show how Jesus is alive and actively participating in our lives today.  This is something that I don’t believe many of us think about.  We often focus on history…on what Jesus did for us in the past.  The author helps us to look at the present and the future as he describes Christ’s ministry to us in the here and now.   The book is well organized and written simply for all to understand.  It is well worth the read.

~Reviewed by John C.

    Theology of Ministry

    Product DetailsTheology of Ministry
    By Edward Hahnenberg
    The Liturgical Press
    Retail Price $26.00
    Amazon Price: $19.60

    Book Description:

    Theology for Ministry is for beginning ministry students, seasoned lay leaders, and anyone in between who wants to learn more about the faith that feeds their call to serve. Six easy-to-read chapters introduce the main areas of theology that every lay minister ought to know: the notion of vocation, the doctrine of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, church, and ministry. By sharing personal stories and simple examples, Edward Hahnenberg brings the Bible to life and dusts off ancient church doctrines–revealing the many ways our tradition can inspire the work of lay ministers today.

    Review

    This book is clear, concise, distinct, well organized, and very readable.  If you are interested in furthering your knowledge of theology and to know why you hold your beliefs, you will find it interesting and a real page-turner. This is an excellent introduction to theology that is interesting and exciting, and would make a wonderful group discussion text.

    ~Reviewed by Dave H.

     

      Revival

      Revival
      By Adam Hamilton
      Abingdon Press
      Retail Price $14.99
      Amazon Price: $11.29

      Book Description: 

      Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to 21st-century Christians—calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Join Adam Hamilton for a six-week journey as he travels to England, following the life of John Wesley and exploring his defining characteristics of a Wesleyan Christian. Wesley’s story is our story. It defines our faith and it challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion.

      Review

       

      If you want to get a clear idea of what the Methodist Church is all about this little book starts you on your way with a good look into the mind of John Wesley. The author share’s Wesley’s life and theology by weaving stories of faith throughout the historical details. This book is written in language that can be understood by laity making it a fantastic resource for  group study on Wesley’s theology. It helps put Wesley’s theology into 21st century terms.

      ~Reviewed by Todd D.

       

        The Power of God’s Names

        The Power of God’s Names
        By Tony Evans
        Harvest House Publishing
        Retail Price $14.99
        Amazon Price: $11.98

        Book Description: 

        In his exciting new book, bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans shows that it’s through the names of God that the nature of God is revealed to us. Who is God in His fullness? How has He expressed His riches and righteousness? How can you trust His goodness? As you get to know the names of God and understand their meaning, God’s character will become real to you in life-changing ways.You will explore the depths of God as

        • Elohim: The All-Powerful Creator
        • Jehovah: The Self-Revealing One
        • Adonai: The Owner of All
        • Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord Who Provides
        • El Shaddai: The Almighty Sufficient One
        • El Elion: The Most High Ruler
        • Jehovah Nissi: The Lord’s Banner of Victory
        • Jehovah Shalom: The Lord Our Peace
        • Jehovah Mekadesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies
        • Jehovah Rophe: The Lord Who Heals
        • Jehovah Tsikenu: The Lord My Righteousness
        • Jehovah Robi: The Lord My Shepherd
        • Immanuel: God With Us

        By studying and understanding the characteristics of God as revealed through His names, you will be better equipped to face hardship and victory, loss and provision, and all of the challenges life throws at you.

        Review

        This is a thought provoking book about the importance of knowing the names of God, especially when you are trying deepen your relationship with Him.  So much of our confusion results because we don’t know  who God really is, how He works in our lives.  By studying and learning the names of God you will gain power to stand strong. You’ll find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, provision for your soul’s deepest needs. And your walk with God will be transformed.  Evans writes in an easy, understandable style that will help you to grasp God’s names and His greatness.

        ~Reviewed by John C.

          The Power of God’s Names

          The Power of God’s Names
          By Tony Evans
          Harvest House Publishing
          Retail Price $14.99
          Amazon Price: $11.98

          Book Description: 

          In his exciting new book, bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans shows that it’s through the names of God that the nature of God is revealed to us. Who is God in His fullness? How has He expressed His riches and righteousness? How can you trust His goodness? As you get to know the names of God and understand their meaning, God’s character will become real to you in life-changing ways.You will explore the depths of God as

          • Elohim: The All-Powerful Creator
          • Jehovah: The Self-Revealing One
          • Adonai: The Owner of All
          • Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord Who Provides
          • El Shaddai: The Almighty Sufficient One
          • El Elion: The Most High Ruler
          • Jehovah Nissi: The Lord’s Banner of Victory
          • Jehovah Shalom: The Lord Our Peace
          • Jehovah Mekadesh: The Lord Who Sanctifies
          • Jehovah Rophe: The Lord Who Heals
          • Jehovah Tsikenu: The Lord My Righteousness
          • Jehovah Robi: The Lord My Shepherd
          • Immanuel: God With Us

          By studying and understanding the characteristics of God as revealed through His names, you will be better equipped to face hardship and victory, loss and provision, and all of the challenges life throws at you.

          Review

          This is a thought provoking book about the importance of knowing the names of God, especially when you are trying deepen your relationship with Him.  So much of our confusion results because we don’t know  who God really is, how He works in our lives.  By studying and learning the names of God you will gain power to stand strong. You’ll find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, provision for your soul’s deepest needs. And your walk with God will be transformed.  Evans writes in an easy, understandable style that will help you to grasp God’s names and His greatness.

          ~Reviewed by John C.