Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes (Book Review)

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

I learned more from the introduction to Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes than I have from many entire books.

When it comes down to it, there are really two categories of books that I enjoy—those that confirm what I am already preaching and those that teach me something new. This book definitely falls into the latter category.

I tend to think I have a pretty decent grasp of the Scriptures, include their context, but E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien very effectively showed me just how much I’m still misreading.

The Story of God in Spoken Word (Video)

Matt Papa

I just wanted to share a video with you that I came across recently. I know the whole spoken word thing is getting a little tired, but this one is really good, I promise!

The video is by Matt Papa, whom I have mentioned here before. In only ten minutes, it provides a great overview of biblical history, God’s plan of redemption, and our call to action (ironically similar to Multiply, actually).

Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan (Book Review)


What books do I think every Christian ought to read? If you had asked me that a few weeks ago, without hesitation I would have said to read Francis Chan’s Crazy Love and Forgotten God.

It’s not that Francis said anything new in his books. They just restate what is found in the Bible. The problem is that the church seems to have forgotten what it is that God has called us to do. And Francis has been doing a tremendous job of calling us back to what we should have been doing all along.

With that in mind, I was thrilled when I found out that he was writing a new book, calling the church to accountability in a hugely misunderstood and neglected area of our faith—discipleship. Having now read the book, I can say that it absolutely lives up to my expectations.