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Be the Man God Created You to Be

Mark Batterson in “Going All In” says, “I call it the inverted gospel. We say we are following Jesus, but in reality we have invited Jesus to follow us. Newsflash: You are not the center of the universe!” He goes on to say, “I stopped trying to find myself and decided to seek God.” More than a hundred years ago a British revivalist issued a holy dare that has echoed across generations: “The world has yet to see what God will...

The Life You’ve Always Wanted

John Ortberg is one of my all-time favorite authors. In his book The Life You’ve Always Wanted he takes Jesus’ call to abundant living seriously, joyfully and realistically. He believes human transformation is genuinely possible and he delivers a blueprint for making it happen in your life. It was this book that got me started in developing the spiritual disciplines of solitude and silence. These spiritual disciplines are not just for pastors and priests, but they are for ordinary people...

Be a Kingdom Man

Tony Evans in his book Kingdom Man says, “The Kingdom Man is the kind of man that when his feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, “Oh crap, he’s up.” I know a lot of men across Hampton Roads that the devil can say the same thing about them. They are Pastors and Men’s Ministry Leaders that are making a difference. They know that the men of their church should not only set the pace for the church,...