Friday, May 8, 2015

book review: Life is_____ by Judah Smith

I loved this book.  I watch Judah's sermons from his church in Kirkland wa.  and I read what he writes.  This book is awesome along with the small group videos you can watch online.
This book breaks down our life into 4 categories or purposes.  1)Life is to be loved and to love.  2)Life is to trust God in every moment.  3) Life is to be at peace with God and yourself. and 4) Life is to enjoy God.

I totally enjoyed this book.  He uses humor, stories, and backs everything up with the Bible.  I challenge and encourage you to pick up this book if you struggle to know life's purpose.  this book will help point you to God and to help you get along in your journey of life.
I recieved this book for free in exchange with an honest review from

book review: The bible in pop culture by Kevin Harvey

I just don't get this book.  I see what the author is trying to do.  He let's us peek into tv shows, movies, internet, just so we can see how the bible, God, etc are in pop culture.  I think i get it...but what's the point.
Yes, i believe God should impact culture but is this book trying to say that...I dont know.  Should we start watching those shows...I don't know.
Now to be fair, this was a relaxing, fun, entertaining read...but i didnt learn anything...which is fine.  Sometimes i like to read just for pleasure and this book fell into that category.
If you want to lear about the bible in pop culture...this is your book.
I recieved this book for free in exchange with an honest review from

Book Review: Flipped By Doug Pagitt

I just finished a book written by a pastor named Doug Pagitt.  His aim for this book is to try to flip our beliefs about God.  I read this with an open mind and I must admit, he said some very interesting things.
Now to be honest one of my goals is to read books that i don't necessarily agree with.  Why would I read books that always agree with my view, what's the point.  Saying that, I dont agree with everything the author claims here.  For one: i get the feeling that he believes in evolution and an old earth: fine, i won't freak out with that!
My favorite chapter was the chapter that talked about being the light of the world.  I love the fact that this book reminds us that both Jesus and the church are called the light of the world.  This reminder was worth the price of the book.  That idea that I am the light of the world has reignited my passion to be evangelistic.
I would recommend this "fresh approach" to the scriptures but I caution you that you won't agree or even like all of what you read.  read the meat and throw away the bones is what I always say.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from  thanks to them for the free book.