Ikigai

Ikigai

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles (2017) ISBN: 9780143130727 Reviewed by Douglas Balzer Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years. – Japanese Proverb The timeless questions – What is the...
Reappearing Church

Reappearing Church

Reappearing Church: The Hope for Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Christian Culture Mark Sayers   –Review by Landrum P. Leavell III, Th.D.             Full disclosure: I love Mark Sayers. I’ve read most of his books: The Vertical Self, Disappearing Church,...
Best Summer Books of 2019

Best Summer Books of 2019

Best Summer Books of 2019 By Teri HyrkasNot long ago I received a request for book recommendations. As the list of books came together, I thought there might an interest among PreachTheStory readers for a book list, as well. So, here is a collection of five books that...
Lost Connections

Lost Connections

Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Help by Johann HariPublished 2019 ISBN: 9781408878682–Review by Douglas Balzer Johann Hari is a New York Times bestselling author. In his book Lost Connections, he looks to explain why depression affects so...
The Faithful Preacher

The Faithful Preacher

The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American PastorsBy Thabiti M. Anyabwile –Review by Landrum P. Leavell III, Th.D. I chose to read this book for at least a couple of reasons: First, I know the author. He has served as...
Leaving Your Mark

Leaving Your Mark

Leaving Your Mark Without Losing Your Mind:Overcoming 7 Obstacles to the Important Work of Your Lifeby Mark Brouwer –Review by Teri Hyrkas Good answers often begin with good questions. Here, from author Mark Brouwer, are some good questions that were the basis...