John Piper on the power of the Word of God

I am reading John Piper’s book When I Don’t Desire God. In a transparent fashion, he admits to 50+ years of fighting the distractions that lure each one of us away from spending our appointed times reading the Word of God:

A thousand interesting things compete for our attention to the Word of God.

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Book Review: Kindle 2 for Dummies by Greg Holden

I did not anticipate this book to be a heavy read and I was correct. However, if you are a Kindle 2 (or even a first generation Kindle) owner, this book might be a good one to add to your collection. The price on Amazon was decent ($4.99 I think) and I found some new information that I was not aware of.

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Book review: The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry

Another well written historical novel by Steve Berry surrounding returning characters, Cotton Malone, Henrik Thorvaldsen, and Stephanie (Cotton’s former boss). In this story, Malone is reunited with his ex-wife on an adventure from country to country in search of the lost Library of Alexandria and the tomes located within that will unlock both the mysteries of the world as well as provoke political unrest in the Middle East.

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Book Review: Finally Alive by John Piper

Finally Alive is a newly published book written by John Piper. Pastor John is the preaching pastor of the church that my family attends in the Minneapolis area. Finally Alive is focused on the Gospel and its message both to the believer and the unbeliever. John unpacks the truths he previously delivered in a sermon series he previously preached at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

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Book Review: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

The context for the book, The Templar Legacy, is detailed enough that it takes a little while for author, Steve Berry, to develop the story’s plot. I found it a little bit of a struggle to be drawn back to the novel during the early part of the book. That was not the case for the last 3/4 of the book.
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Book Review: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

A Steady but Riveting Story by a Top Shelf Author

I ordered Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River from Amazon’s Marketplace after reading a brief review by John Piper in his blog. I wasn’t sure how I would enjoy the story which seems to follow a rather methodically pace. What keeps the reader attached is the quality of the author’s writing.

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Book Review: iPhone Fully Loaded by Andy Ihnatko

Not your ordinary iPhone “How to” iPhone book

 I read the iPhone: The Missing Manual: Covers the iPhone 3G by David Pogue and it served as a “user guide” to most things iPhone. I recently bought Andy Ihnatko’s 2nd Edition of iPhone Fully Loaded expecting it to be a tool to fill in some missing holes but mostly a repeat of the information in Pogue’s book.

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Book review: The God Who Smokes by Timothy J. Stoner

An Attention Catching Title for a Captivating Book

Timothy J. Stoner is a conundrum for me. Having a some similarity in backgrounds, I found it easy in some respects to relate to his thoughts about how we worship and follow Christ. However, I would characterize this author as anything but typical. I found myself often curious at how he would surprise me by his responses or assessments.

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Book Review: WordPress for Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

A great starter manual for the new WordPress blogger.

When I made a decision last year to get serious about blogging, I had to make two first-step decisions:

1) What platform was I going to use?
2) What training tool would I enlist to make me more effective with decision #1?

When I did a book search for WordPress, there didn’t seem to be a lot of options.

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