Hitler's Cross: How the Cross Was Used to Promote the Nazi Agenda by Erwin W. Lutzer (forward by Ravi Zacharias)

Hitler’s Cross is fascinating, enlightening, and downright terrifying.  It is a book that I was meant to read.  Erwin W. Lutzer covers an extremely dark subject matter in a clear, concise, and compassionate manner.  I believe that the state of humanity is such that burying or hiding from our history is dangerous.  Instead, truthful evaluation and personal introspection are imperative in order to avoid repetition of humankind’s greatest atrocities.  We must not forget the atrocities committed nor can we forget the unfortunate fear, lack of faith, and lack of response that was exhibited by the Christian church during WWII.  Hitler’s Cross is an excellent resource for the church to use in understanding this period in our history.

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Open: Get Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime by David Gregory

I have mentioned this before… some books are hard for me to review.  Open is one such book.  The reason that Open is difficult for me to review is the fact that God is using its message, along with John Bevere’s book The Bait of Satan (a bible study that I am currently going through), to work on a painful personal stronghold in my life.  I was hurt deeply a few years ago.  The kind of hurt that has radically changed the lives of my family.  I need to get past that offense.

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Rich in Love: When God Rescues Messy People by Irene Garcia and Lissa Halls Johnson

I was reminded of this book that I reviewed on Goodreads in 2014 today when someone "liked" my review. Due to the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 (44 years ago), many people set aside January as a month to look at the value of human life.  That of the unborn as well as that of the elderly and ill.  Abortion and euthanasia... big topics.  Adoption is a beautiful outcome for many of the children whose birth parents choose life.  While Rich in Love isn't a story about a human's right to life per se, it is a biographical account of life.  Of life altered by a salvific God.  Of a family brought together through God's pleasure.  On to the original review...

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Ask the Question: Why We Must Demand Religious Clarity from Our Presidential Candidates by Stephen Mansfield

Ask the Question is a valuable read for all American citizens and one that I recommend.  It is our civil right to vote and as believers, who to vote for isn’t always a black and white decision.  Stephen Mansfield provides clear and understandable information to help a voter know what the right questions are and how to ask them of a candidate.

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One Dress. One Year. by Bethany Winz with Susanna Foth Aughtmon

I’m thankful for the obedience to God that Winz, Alex and Brett Harris, Elaini Ous, and others have displayed and for their example to teenagers today.  I am impressed by Winz’s willingness to open her heart up to the rest of us serving as an inspiration.  She has inspired me.

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Bonhoeffer Student Edition: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Bonhoeffer Student Edition is an excellent resource for parents to read with their children. It is an easily understandable book that will introduce your child to a man who understood sacrifice and service to God.

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