Book Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Title: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Author: Eric Metaxas Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Reprint Edition (April 18, 2010) Language: English Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle Pages: 608 (hardcover) I first heard of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in 2007 when I saw the second half or so of the movie about his life. My wife and I have some fun jabbing back and forth of the things that neither of us were exposed to in our youth, and this is one where she gets me; historical figures of the Christian faith were not a high priority in my growing years, which is a real shame (and something I’m attempting to correct for myself and encourage in my family and all of you reading this). Bonhoeffer was born in 1906 to a family of great intellectual and theological background, and much to his family’s chagrin he knew by the time he was 13 that he wanted … Keep reading!

Book Review: God’s Smuggler Young Reader’s Edition

Title: God’s Smuggler Author: Brother Andrew Publisher: Chosen Books (June 6, 2017) Language: English Formats: Paperback, Kindle Pages: 224 I read the original version of this book a few years ago and was encouraged by the work God accomplishes when His children are faithful. This edition is no less impactful despite being abridged. It is a blessing to read of men such as Brother Andrew who did not do everything correctly; this man, despite countless instances of God meeting his needs, still dealt with doubts and fears. Comparing the circumstances he operated under and those many of us face, I am ashamed of the lack of effort I put into reaching those who are daily available to me. I don’t recall this original book being especially scary, although there are events in this Young Reader’s Edition that might be intense for elementary children. Still, I would recommend all Christians read … Keep reading!

Episode 27 – So You Want to Be A Pastor?

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00027-SoYouWantToBeAPastor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAll Christians are called to serve. Some are called to official or vocational positions, such as a preaching pastor. Yet wherever you fit into the realm of service, you have a responsibility to serve faithfully before you can be expected to take on more duties. Using Matthew 25:14-30 and Acts 13:1-3 as a guide, this episode discusses continuing in the small things to prove ability to handle bigger tasks. The winner of the Rate and Review T-shirt contest is my lovely wife, Abigail, since she was the only participant. Get your rating and review into iTunes now to be able to win when we host a contest again, probably around the holidays. Get in touch: Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643844862602170/ Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail: joe@jwexperience.com Intro: “Alarming News (60 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news Sweet Brown – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That http://www.mp3ye.eu/sweet-brown-ain’t-nobody-got-time-for-that-mp3-download_255151.html … Keep reading!

Episode 26 – Be doers of the Word, not just hearers

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00026-DoersNotJustHearers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPopular megachurch pastor Francis Chan left his megachurch in 2010 and has since been involved in a home church movement. Listen as Joe shares his thoughts on this and as he touches on James 1:21-27. News article about Francis Chan: http://www.christianpost.com/news/francis-chan-goes-into-detail-with-facebook-employees-on-why-he-left-his-megachurch-190136/ Check out your local library, they are a treasure trove of information! Books I’ve read from my library (Amazon Affiliate Links) October Sky by Homer Hickham http://amzn.to/2u1wccW Martin Luther by Martin E. Marty http://amzn.to/2txL5Dk Remember to leave a rating and review for the podcast in iTunes and then contact me through one of the means below to let me know which review is yours to be eligible for a T-shirt or coffee cup of your choice from one of the following stores: https://teespring.com/stores/read-old-dead-guys https://www.facebook.com/pg/ASourceOfJoyGraphics/shop/ Get in touch: Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643844862602170/ Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail: joe@jwexperience.com Intro: “Alarming News (60 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news … Keep reading!