Lately, I’ve been on a happiness-books-binge. That’s to say, I’ve been reading a whole number of books on the topic of happiness. Call it a fascination born from a tough personal year combined with a subtle midlife-crisis, or whatever, but I’ve been fascinated by what research says we need to do (or think) to become happier. [Read more…] about ‘The Happiness Track’ by Emma Seppälä [Saturday Morning Review]
These past few months have been for me all about simplifying. I got rid of all the clothes, books, stationary, and to-dos I didn’t really needed and just kept the essentials. This whole process has been very eye opening. You really don’t realize how much stuff you really own until you move… or simply empty out your closets.
The modernization of our world has given us an endless amount of possibilities in every aspect of our lives. We must be very thankful for that, but also very careful. We can easily end up complicating our lives and become overwhelmed about everything we “have” to have or do.
When it comes to our spiritual growth, we fall in that trap too. We have a wide selection of Bible translations and formats to choose from, books, sermons, devotionals, reading plans, podcasts, study guides, commentaries, prayer journals, lettering, Sunday morning service, Sunday night service, prayer meetings, women brunches, youth camps, Bible school… and a thousand things more.
Let me make it really easy for you in this review: read this book. Seriously, you need to read this book.
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This week on the podcast, Jeremy wasn’t able to join the podcast at the last minute, so somehow Eric and Phil stumbled into a topic – happened to record it – and they called it the 139th ChurchMag Podcast.
As haphazardly as this may have come together, the results were great.
In the end, we get some great insights and thoughts from one of ChurchMag’s most avid readers.
Every year, new Bibles are being released. Not all of them are an improvement, to put it mildly, and some of these are downright embarrassing. That’s not the case with two new NIV editions from Zondervan: The NIV Bible for Teen Guys and the NIV Bible for Girls, Journal Edition. Both of these really offer something extra that will speak to teens. [Read more…] about NIV Bible for Teen Girls and Guys [Saturday Morning Review]
James Wasem is an expert audio engineer with a knack for explaining complex concepts and a desire to help the church with one of its most persistent areas of conflict: sound.
You might remember James from a past episode of the ChurchMag Podcast in which we talked about his book and why he is just so darn awesome. It’s a good time; you should have a listen.
But for now, let’s review Great Church Sound.