Book Review: Make Your Own Application (Volume One) by Michael R. Newnham

What started out as a weekly blog post called “TGIF” has turned into a brand new book, Make Your Own Application Volume 1. In a world where authors tend to force ideas upon their readers Pastor and Author Michael R. Newnham actually wants his readers to make their own application.

A writer who wants his readers to think for themselves?

Yep, that’s right sports fans. Newnham wants you to read each of his real life experiences and then make your own application. And that’s just what makes this book so appealing.

Newnham easily and fluidly takes the reader through his daily grind on a search to see if God still speaks to his people and you’ll find his stories about skateboard parks and cats as well as his online encounters both enlightening as well as refreshing.

There’s plenty more I could add to this review but rather then read my high praise I invite you to listen to an interview I conducted with Mr. Newnham that aired on my secular sports radio show. You can access that interview here.

Make Your Own Application can be purchased here.

Disclaimer: Michael R. Newnham gave me this book for free for review purposes and in no way was that free gift given in order to get a favorable review.


Review of Bible Software and Online Seminaries

Tonight Pastor Michael Newnham and I review various Bible Software packages and Online Seminaries.

To listen to the program from the site please click the link provided below. To save this program to your portable listening device please right click the link below and select “save as”.

Links to the various online Seminaries

Fuller Theological Seminary
Reformed Theological Seminary
Covenant Theological Seminary
The Gospel Coalition
Dallas Theological Seminary

You can access the various Bible Software packages at the link below;



Two Free E-Books From!

I have great news for you all. Thanks to Mr. Jerry Johnson there are two free e-books available on topics near and dear to my heart.

For those of you who are following our series of podcasts on Calvinism, the following book Calvinism, Hyper-Calvinism & Arminianism by Dr. Kenneth Talbot and Dr. Gary Crampton is a great easy to read resource designed to be a primer on this very important topic. You can download the free e-book here.

The Greatness of the Great Commission by Dr. Kenneth Gentry is another outstanding book that will help you to win souls and not to save cultures. The free e-book is available for download here.

Thanks Jerry!

Book Review: The Final Summit by Andy Andrews

As a member of the BookSneeze Blogger Review program I was recently sent a free copy of The Final Summit by Andy Andrews. I was not asked to give a favorable review in exchange for the free book.

I received this book for free but I would gladly pay for it because Andy Andrews is a writer worth listening to!


David Ponder is a “Traveler” who has been asked to head up a summit made up of other “Travelers” in order to solve the following question;

“What does humanity need to do, individually and collectively, to restore itself to the pathway toward successful civilization?”

What follows is a masterful tale of how to solve the question at hand. Ponder’s fellow “travelers” are actually recognizable names throughout history who offer their opinions on how to solve this question. That made the book that much more enjoyable.

Andy Andrews has done it once again dear readers. He has used every literary tool at his disposal in order to tell a fascinating story that actually teaches something practical and more importantly biblical. There isn’t a single part of this book that I would change. It’s that good!

The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is a great read and I give it 5 Stars and so will you!! You can purchase this book here.


Book Review: The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher, Phyllis Tickle

I received the book The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher and Phyllis Tickle as part of the BookSneeze blogger review program. I was not asked to give a favorable review in exchange for this book.

I won’t be giving this book a favorable review. Continue reading

Book Review: The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the Resurrection of the Christ by Charles Foster

I just finished reading The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against The Resurrection of Christ by Charles Foster and published by Thomas Nelson as part of the BookSneeze blogger review program. I was given this book as a gift and was not asked to give a positive review in exchange for said gift. Continue reading

Software Review: BibleWorks 8

“You don’t really appreciate what you have until it’s gone”. Sounds like a true sort of statement. I could say this about BibleWorks 8. I didn’t really appreciate it until I wasn’t able to use it any longer.

For the better part of the last 6 months the laptop that housed my BibleWorks 8 has been in and out of the shop. When I first installed BibleWorks 8 I was thrilled but it wasn’t until I had to go back to working with books, lexicons and concordances that I realized what an amazing program the great folks at BibleWorks 8 had come up with and how much I missed it.

Today I have the great honor of reviewing this software that was graciously given to me by Mr. Jim Barr, Seminary and Pastor Relations Manager for BibleWorks who in no way asked me to give a positive review in exchange for a free program. Continue reading