Trusting the goodness of God

Trusting the goodness of God

I read, The Holy Wild, by Mark Buchanan some years ago, and this thought has stayed with me: Faith is trusting the goodness of God. When we doubt God’s goodness or wonder about his apparent silence, we think of the cross. That Jesus would die a cruel death for...

Book Review : Your Church is Too Safe

Mark Buchanan is one of my favourite authors, however I initially struggled to connect with Your Church is too Safe until chapter eight. On reflection this was probably because I read a lot of books about churches and up until this point Buchanan was setting a scene I...

Book Review : Spiritual Rhythm

Mark Buchanan, in his book, Spiritual Rhythm : being with Jesus every season of your soul, encourages his readers to look at their spiritual lives in terms of seasons. His reason is that we often become discouraged if we are not making spiritual progress. However, God...

Book Review : Hidden in Plain Sight, partt 2

Mark Buchanan believes we often miss the obvious teaching in Scripture because we are expecting something complicated or obscure whereas the path to a more fruitful satisfying Christian life is not hidden but obvious hence the title of his latest book: Hidden in plain...

Book review : Hidden in Plain Sight, pt 1

While on holidays I read several books including, Hidden in plain sight : the secret of more by Mark Buchanan (Thomas Nelson, 2007). Here’s a quote that really confirms my own thoughts (and also, I think, explains the whole book of Job, as well as a whole lot...
Book Review : The Holy Wild

Book Review : The Holy Wild

Another Mark Buchanan book that I really enjoyed was: The Holy Wild (Multnomah, 2005). Again this book has many stories. Some of the stories are about things that have happened to him, others are about people he knows. He also uses illustrations, often from movies...

Book Review : The Rest of God

While I was on holidays I went to a Christian bookshop where Mark Buchanan’s latest book was on sale and since I am a big fan of Mark Buchanan I bought it. Its full title is: The rest of God : restoring your soul by restoring Sabbath. Remarkably this book is...