Blog entries tagged Books


1. Here’s the Cover for the New Edition of “Keep Believing”

February 9, 2019

While recovering at home from my broken ankle, I have been working on a new edition of Keep Believing. In 1997 Moody Publishers printed the first edition. Several years ago they gave the publishing rights back to me. For a long time, I’ve wanted to issue an updated edition. I’m happy to say that the […]

2. Steal Away Home

September 12, 2017

Here’s the best book I’ve read recently. Steal Away Home tells the amazing story of the friendship between Charles Spurgeon, the famous London preacher, and Thomas Johnson, a freed slave who studied at Spurgeon’s Pastor’s College. It’s an odyssey of friendship between two very unlikely men who found common ground in Jesus Christ. Highly recommended.

3. My Books of the Year

December 31, 2016

A few comments on notable books I read this year: The Faith of Christopher Hitchens by Larry Taunton A fascinating account of the unlikely friendship between an outspoken atheist and an evangelical Christian. Every part rings true to me. Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach What happens when a young man raised by gay parents becomes […]

4. He Read “Anchor for the Soul” in the Cook County Jail

May 30, 2015

Two weeks ago we started a campaign to raise $70,000 to print 100,000 copies of An Anchor for the Soul that we will donate to evangelistic ministries in the US. In the last 15 years we have given away over 700,000 copies of this little “gospel book.” Our largest partnership has been with Prison Fellowship […]

5. Will You Help Us Donate 100,000 Anchors?

May 22, 2015

Will you help us donate 100,000 copies of An Anchor for the Soul? In the last 15 years we’ve given away over 700,000 copies of this little “gospel book.” Joni Eareckson Tada said this about the first edition of An Anchor for the Soul: “This book cuts through any confusion and showcases what the Gospel […]

6. Anchor for the Soul 15th Anniversary Project

May 15, 2015

It’s hard to believe that 15 years have passed since Moody published the first edition of An Anchor for the Soul. I remember being thrilled when the book sold around 60,000 copies in the first year. But God had bigger plans. Fast forward to 2015. There are now 823,000 copies in print. That’s a stupendous […]

7. A Warrior’s Prayerbook

July 11, 2014

“The Christian life is not a playground; it is a battleground.” Warren Wiersbe We’re in a battle every day. If we take seriously Paul’s call to “Put on the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11), then we know that we need to pray. But how should we pray when we go into battle? My friend […]

8. The Final Days of Jesus

April 14, 2014

What happened during the last week of Jesus’ life?

9. Preparing Your Teens for College

March 21, 2014

Do you have a teenager?Do you know a teenager?Will your children be teenagers soon?

10. Dancing in the Dungeon

March 20, 2014

Suppose you’re a pastor and not everyone loves you.

11. ABCs of Wisdom Selling Well in China

March 19, 2014

I was surprised and glad to see that the Mandarin version of “ABCs of Wisdom” is their #10 on the ZDL bestseller list.

12. New Commentary a Dazzling Achievement

February 10, 2014

The brand-new Moody Bible Commentary is a dazzling achievement.

13. 13 Good Books

December 15, 2013

Here’s a list of some of the best books I’ve encountered in 2013.

14. Two Excellent Christmas Books

December 7, 2013

These books would make excellent Christmas gifts.

15. The Tailor’s Son

November 18, 2013

Every son needs to know his earthly father. Every son needs to know his Heavenly Father.

16. Billy Graham’s Final Message

November 12, 2013

Just in case you didn’t see it, here’s Billy Graham’s final message.

17. Five Books We’ve Talked About on the Radio

October 18, 2013

Here are brief notes on five books we have discussed lately.

18. Hear Franklin Graham on American Family Radio at 10:30 AM CDT

October 15, 2013

Franklin Graham will be our special guest on American Family Radio at 10:30 AM CDT.

19. Gossip: Feathers in the Wind

October 3, 2013

God hates gossip. We should hate it too.

20. Cooperation: Working With Others on a Common Goal

October 2, 2013

We can accomplish so much more when we work together.

21. “ABCs of Wisdom” Now Back in Print

October 1, 2013

After almost 10 years, The ABCs of Wisdom is back in print.

22. Three “New” Books Every Pastor Needs

September 16, 2013

Every pastor loves a good book.

23. Nine Great Resources on the Life of Joseph

July 12, 2013

Here are the resources I used in preparing my series on Joseph.

24. It Happens After Prayer

May 31, 2013

This book makes me want to pray.

25. Seven Books We Talked About This Week

January 25, 2013

I was on American Family Radio four times this week co-hosting Today’s Issues. During those programs we interviewed the authors of seven different books. Here are brief notes on each book:

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