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Reading Together: New Book!

7 Summits

Starting Monday April 18th we will be reading through Seven Summits In Church History by Jason G. Duesing.

Here is the description from Amazon:

The history of Christianity is like that of a great mountain range, with immense length comprised of peaks and valleys, enduring both stormy and prosperous weather. Certain figures in this history have risen to high peaks and represent significant moments in theological development. These figures are the hinge for major swings in the expansion of Christian thought. Duesing offers a quick, yet insightful introduction to seven of the highest peaks worth climbing in church history. His biographical summaries include Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Hubmaier, Edwards, Carey, and Henry. By examining the peaks of Christian history in these seven figures, this book engages several key issues without overwhelming the reader. It is brief but packed with pertinent information any student of history should know.

This book is NOT an in depth look at any of the men, but gives us a high level view at their impact. I fully expect it to give me an appetite to dig deeper into each person. I expect the same for you.

You can buy the paperback -or- Kindle version HERE.

Here is how “Reading Together” works:

  • We will read one chapter a week.
  • I will post observations on this blog each Friday.
  • You will be asked to share your observations and engage with others through the “Comments” section to my Friday post.
  • Together we will allow Dr. Duesing to take us on a brief journey!

Will you join us? This is open to ANYONE that wants to join so please share this post and get others to subscribe. Please post here in the comments field of this post to say that you are “In.”

Obedience is Mine. Results are His.





Reading Together: Don’t Waste Your Life

Lately, our church has been discussing the topic of “living in the context of eternity.” This is not a concept that we have invented or crafted in order to market a sermon series. Rather, it is something that we have seen together as we study through the books of Joshua and Acts.

To build on this it is my desire to read a book together that builds on this concept. If life on this earth is just a tiny blip on the radar of eternity then what is it meant for? How should we live today so as to somehow impact tomorrow?

Will you read with me?


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Don’t Waste Your Life was written by John Piper. It is a book focused on making our life on earth have eternal significance.

In it you will find great messages like this one:

“You don’t have to know a lot of things for your life to make a lasting difference in the world. But you do have to know the few great things that matter, perhaps just one, and then be willing to live for them and die for them. The people that make a durable difference in the world are not the people who have mastered many things, but who have been mastered by one great thing.”

Here is how we can do this:

  • Each week starting this coming Wednesday (11/18/2015) we will read two chapters.
  • On this site I will post my thoughts the following Monday on the reading.
  • In the “Comments” section we can all have discussion on what we have read.

I hope that you will join me!

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