Category: Secular Books

  • Book Review: Crazy Love by Francis Chan

    Crazy Love By: Francis Chan Published By: David C. Cook (2008) 205 Pages Source: Bought from Amazon for my Kindle Goodreads Description—Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E minor—loves us with a radical,…

  • Book Review: Praying the Names of Jesus

    Praying the Names of Jesus By: Ann Spangler Published by Zondervan, 2006 Rating: * * * * Content Rating: G Description via Amazon: Joy, peace, and power—these are only some of the gifts promised to those who trust in the name of the Lord. Praying the Names of Jesus will lead readers into a richer and more rewarding…

  • His Name Revealed – Priest, Prophet

    The Name  Jesus is both Priest—the One who faithfully bears us into God’s presence by virtue of His self-sacrifice—and Prophet—the One who perfectly communicates God’s Word to us. We are called to listen to Him, to trust in His work, and to take our places as part of a kingdom of priests who in Christ…

  • Promises Associated with His Name – Son of David

    What comes to mind when you think of a promise—a rainbow, a ring, a stump? A stump! That is precisely the image Isaiah used when he spoke of the promised Messiah. He was saying that God would fulfill His promise to David despite impossible odds. The New Testament reveals that God kept that promise when,…

  • Son of David (part 3)

    2 Timothy 2:8-10 – Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect,…

  • Son of David (part 2)

    Matthew 9:27-30 – When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said…

  • Son of David (part 1)

    Psalm 110:1 – The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”  Mark 12:35-37 – Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David? For David…

  • His Name Revealed – Son of David

    The Name  David was Israel’s greatest king, a man whom the Bible describes as having the very heart of God. So it may not be surprising that the New Testament both begins and ends with references to Jesus as the Son or Offspring of David. He is the One who fulfilled the promise of a…

  • Promises Associated with His Name – Husband, Bridegroom

    Think of the most troubled marriage you know of. Living in such a marriage must be miserable, nearly intolerable. Maybe that’s how God felt about His relationship with His people, who had repeatedly responded to Him like an unfaithful wife intent on pursuing affairs with other men. But rather than suing for divorce, God made…

  • Husband, Bridegroom (part 3)

    Matthew 25:1-5, 10-15 – “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in…