Book Review: Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches us to Live in Light of the End

Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the EndLiving Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End by David Gibson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a commentary and study of Ecclesiastes. The author takes a practical approach to the book’s message of living life with the end of life in view. He focuses on that main theme and gives us a helpful and accessible look at the book of Ecclesiastes that Christians probably don’t pay enough attention to.

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Book Review: Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher

Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and TeacherWriting Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher by William Zinsser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Zinsser wrote about a lifetime of writing, a lifetime of jobs, and a lifetime of places where those were joined. It was informative and enjoyable to read some of the background for his book “On Writing Well.” He was a product of a different era. I chuckled thinking about his comment on not trusting a business man who wasn’t wearing a coat and tie. He updated his book throughout life and strengthened it in many ways. His primary aim of clarifying writing through decluttered language is timeless.

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Book Review: Save the Cat Writes a Novel: The Last Book on Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need

Save the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You'll Ever NeedSave the Cat! Writes a Novel: The Last Book On Novel Writing You’ll Ever Need by Jessica Brody
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book takes the Blake Snyder method for screenwriting known as Save the Cat and applies it to novel writing. The author works through the ten genres and explains the fifteen beat beat sheet for each genre. Helpful book.

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Book Review: Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature

Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World LiteraturePastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature by Leland Ryken
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting survey of English literature which features ministers in the stories.

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Book Review: Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship

Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as WorshipExpository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship by John Piper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a fantastic treatment of the task of preaching. Piper aims to bring together the rigors of exposition with the beauty of Christ’s Gospel from Genesis to Revelation. He gives careful attention to various texts throughout the Bible to show how every good promised to believers in Scripture is bought by Christ’s work on the cross, so the preaching of Christ from all Scripture is not some tacked on mask or afterthought. This book is helpful on a number of levels and will help you think about the aim of preaching and how that aim is accomplished through faithful exposition.

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