The Way They Learn

Learning styles expert Cynthia Tobias gives parents a better understanding of the types of learning approaches that will help their children do better in school. Once these approaches are understood, any parent or teacher can become more effective in helping any child grasp confusing concepts, stay interested in lessons and utilize his or her greatest strengths. Focus on the Family Recommendation.

Pastor Dave Stone on Raising 'Selfless Kids': Honor Others Above Yourself

Pastor Dave Stone is the best-selling author of "How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World." Stone is a father of three as well as the pastor of a 20,000-member congregation. He spoke with The Christian Post about the challenges of raising selfless kids and the influence of today's society.

When I Don't Desire God

I long to be of help to believers and unbelievers who are seeing some of the radical heart- changes demanded by the Bible in the Christian life—especially that we must desire God more than anything. I am not interested in superficial, external behavior changes, which the Pharisees were so good at” (p. 15).

Saving Eutychus (Book Review)

Poor Eutychus. He had an opportunity and privilege we’ve all wished for at one time or another: an evening with the world’s foremost theologian.

God Puts People in Our Lives for a Reason (Book Review)

Brooke Holloway is focused on raising two young kids on her own after the death of her husband, the only man she’s ever loved. Although broken-hearted, she clings to God in her sorrow, believing He is ultimately in control.

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story (Book Review)

Many years ago my grandmother succumbed to cancer and went to be with Jesus. Among the things she left behind, buried among other personal effects, was a long, handwritten letter from Joni Eareckson Tada.

Little Princes (Book Review)

Recently I read the New York Times bestseller Little Princes in whichConor Grennan writes about his promise to bring home the lost children of Nepal, and the journey he set on to fulfill that promise.

Why Kids Misbehave

Here are three ways parents encourage their kids to misbehave. 1. No parenting game plan 2. Inconsistency 3. Power struggles

A Review of "Life Unworthy of Life" by Derek Elkins

Derek Elkins' Life Unworthy of Life came before my eyes, from his perspective, at the most opportune time. I was immersed in studying the philosophies and ideologies that had led to the Holocaust, and the T4 Project (which the book is about) was explicit foreshadowing of that later horror


We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. [2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV]

Two Reviews of the Book "Science and Human Origins"

Science and Human Origins is probably the best and most up-to-date summary (for the general audience) of the evidence related to human evolution. Despite the fact that it is reasonably comprehensive in its coverage of the subject, it is rather short.

A Day with a Perfect Stranger-By David Gregory

“Sometimes the simplest books can have the most profound influence, and David Gregory has done such a wonderful job capturing my imagination. Over and over as I read A Day with a Perfect Stranger I kept asking myself, what would I say if I ever sipped lattes with Jesus? And at the end of the book, I realized I have that opportunity every day. He’s not only listening, but He’s speaking, too. Anyone who enjoyed Dinner with a Perfect Stranger will love the sequel.” –Rene Gutteridge, best-selling a

Follow Me by David Platt (Book Review)

Follow Me is essentially a brief theology of Christian living and mission, extending from the response to the gospel’s call to being the one to then extend that call to others. So many books of this kind come from outside of our theological stream, and it is almost as if we need to translate or contextualize them.

Suburbianity (Book Review)

Suburbianity is the general conviction among professing evangelicals that the primary aim of Christ’s death was to provide us with a fulfilled life. We came to this perspective by persistently reading the mindset and aspirations of the suburbs into the biblical story.

Forgiving our Parents Forgiving Ourselves -By David Stoop

If you grew up in a dysfunctional family or work with those who have, Dr. David Stoop's revision of his Forgiving our Parents Forgiving Ourselves will help you liberate yourself or others from the chains that bind. Dr. Stoop helps readers explore family patterns that perpetuate dysfunction by constructing a "psychological family tree" that uncovers habits and family secrets that have shaped your family identity. Move beyond behaviors that hurt yourself and those you love, forgive the past, and l

Why Love Matters

Why Love Matters explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, particularly to the development of our social and emotional brain systems, and presents the startling discoveries that provide the answers to how our emotional lives work.

Toxic Charity (Book Review)

Toxic Charity is a book about doing missions right. The subtitle pretty much lays it out: “How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It).”

Galatians For You by Tim Keller

Galatians For You is a new book from Tim Keller that simply opens up the epistle to the Galatians, teaching it verse-by-verse. It is the first in a new series of expository guides from The Good Book Company—a series I’m excited about.

Bound Together (Book Review)

Brauns wants Christians to understand that in God’s economy we are tied together through what he calls the “principle of the rope.” He holds that corporate solidarity is a key aspect of life as taught in the Bible. We are not meant to exist apart from fellowship and community.

Killing Calvinism

I was raised in the Reformed tradition and continue to hold fast to the tenets of Calvinism, but always try to distinguish between Calvinism as a kind of theological shorthand, a means of summarizing a lot of theology under a single word, and Calvinism as a banner to rally around.