Dec 10, 2012

Book Review: Every Good Endeavor

In the introduction to Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work , Tim Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf share the story of Leaf by Niggle , a short story written by J.R.R. Tolkien during an impasse in his work on The Lord of the Rings. The story is...Read more +
Dec 3, 2012

Have You Been Booked?

I told him we shouldn't go. What could I possibly need from a bookstore when my home is already in danger of being featured on an episode of Hoarders: Book Barrage ? But it was Black Friday and we had driven 150 miles to shop in the big city and...Read more +
Nov 22, 2012

Book Review: Fruit at Work

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. ( Gal. 5:22-23) What is it about Geoff? Years ago when I first started working a new job, I couldn’t help noticing that one of my co-workers had a certain popularity. This man...Read more +
Nov 7, 2012

Book Review: How Then Should We Work?

For so many Christians, work is just a means to an end. But Hugh Whelchel is on a mission to change that. As executive director of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics , one of his goals is to help Christians recover awareness of the eternal significance of their...Read more +
Oct 25, 2012

Book Review: The Integrated Life

We used to have a saying in our house: Work to live, don’t live to work. It was our way of keeping perspective—not letting stress from work creep into our home. Maybe you’ve heard similar ideas, like imagining your work is a coat. You just take it off and hang...Read more +
Oct 8, 2012

Book Review: Hazardous

It’s a book about discipleship and it’s a thoughtful read. Hazardous: Committing to the Cost of Following Jesus asks the question: What does following Jesus look like today? Authors Ed Cyzewski and Derek Cooper take an in-depth look at this beautiful, messy, and—yes,sometimes hazardous—road. In explaining the title of the...Read more +
Sep 26, 2012

Book Review: Timothy Keller's Center Church

If I were going to plant a church in the middle of an urban area, I would want Timothy Keller to show me how to do it. Why? Because when I think “ Manhattan, ” I don’t think “ thriving church. ” But that’s exactly what Redeemer Presbyterian Church is...Read more +
Sep 13, 2012

Book Review: Fully Alive

God cares about all of me. I know this with my head. Why is it so hard to convince the rest of me? One thing we understand here at The High Calling is that there is no line between the holy and the ordinary—God is in all. And yet, I...Read more +
Aug 27, 2012

Book Review: Holy Nomad

It was in the dim light of his basement that an old watercolor caught his eye—a wash that portrayed a dusty path and a lone rugged-looking nomad ascending it. Matt Litton was down in that dark wrestling with questions—questions brought on by the realization of a joy-deficit in his life...Read more +
Aug 13, 2012

Book Review: Come, Sit, Stay by Ellen Vaughn

If I was completely honest with you I would tell you that I’m tired. I’m tired of scrambling to make deadlines, of the endless demands at work, and the treadmill of chores at home. I’m tired of ministry responsibilities and that growing list of things that only mom can do...Read more +