Author: Zach Kendrick

Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’ House and Back Again by Ryan J. Pemberton

I love it when the Lord uses a book to speak straight to my heart the exact words I need to hear at a particular time. Some time back I was in a used bookstore here in Birmingham when a book caught my eye. The title was Called: My Journey to C.S. Lewis’ House and Back Again by Ryan J. Pemberton. I was intrigued! As I thumbed through, I realized that the book was a spiritual memoir about the author’s call to ministry, which involved him studying theology at Oxford in England. I knew that I had to buy it...

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Living in the Light Money, Sex, and Power

What is supreme in our life? What takes first place in the priorities of our life? The answer to that question will reveal where we place our hope and determine what or who we worship. In truth, the place of preeminence is reserved for Christ alone, yet because of the Fall, many other things take His place in our life. Three specific places that all people look for fulfillment are money, sex, and power. Put in priority, these there can bring immense joy. It is when they are put in the place of Christ, that they can become a...

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Zeal Without Burnout by Christopher Ash

Ministry is hard! It is tiresome, demanding, never-ending work that requires a great deal of sacrifice. If you are in ministry or have been in ministry you know exactly what I am talking about. But all too often the journey in ministry brings an unexpected detour due to burnout. For folks in ministry, the passion (or zeal) that brought them to ministry is what drives them towards burnout. In his new book Zeal Without Burnout, Christopher Ash sheds light on the reasons why ministers burnout and ways to remedy the problem before it occurs. Summary Throughout the book, Ash...

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Family Worship by Dr. Donald Whitney

The practice of family worship is a concept that has become more popular among American Christians in recent years. However, the formal practice of family worship is rooted in ancient Christian History. Which means, that the practice was lost, at least in part, for a few generations of modern Christians. This begs the question, “What is family worship, why is it important, and how do we restore the practice in the modern church?” That is what Dr. Donald Whitney discusses in his new book Family Worship, published by Crossway. What is family worship? According to Dr. Whitney, it is...

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Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race–and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us

Racism. This is a word that conjures up deep emotions from everyone in this nation. Whether you are black or white, Asian or Hispanic, we all deal with this issue on a daily basis. Truthfully, racism has been an issue in the world since human beings fell into sin. However, in America racism finds its roots with the institution of slavery, which was established during the infancy of the nation. This “mighty scourge” of slavery continued to haunt America into the nineteenth century, which culminated in the Civil War and the abolition of slavery under the leadership of President Abraham Lincoln....

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