Last week I chatted with John Eldredge about his newest book Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus. This was my second time talking with John. A few years ago he visited CBD to promote Walking with God, and we met and talked then. Both times I’ve interviewed him he’s been friendly and gracious. I hope you’ll take a minute to listen to the interview, and check out Beautiful Outlaw for yourself.
Last week I conducted a phone interview with Kyle Idleman, pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, and author of Not a Fan.Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus. We talked about what it means to be a follower of Jesus, and how that demands all of who we are, and what we have to offer. I hope you’ll give it a listen.
A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Max Lucado about his newest book Outlive Your Life. Outlive Your Life is different from many of Max’s other books. It’s a call to action. Max issues a challenge to the church to help feed and clothe the world’s poor. He follows the Book of Acts to show how the early church made an impact on the 1st century world, and wonders if it might happen again.
I think the most compelling thing about Outlive Your Life is the message that we ordinary folk, can make an impact on our world. I know I’m no Moses, or to give a female equivalent, no Esther. I probably won’t save my nation from extinction by an evil tyrant or deliver a new commandment, but I can help a few people.
When Jesus gave the disciples their mission as recorded in Acts 1:8, he says, “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Similarly, in Outlive Your Life Max wants to know “Who is your Jerusalem, Samaria, and ends of the earth?”
I have some ideas about who these people are in my life, how about you?
Clear here to listen to my interview with Max Lucado.
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) recently announced the 2010 Christian Book Award winners. Richard Stearn’s The Hole in Our Gospel won both the Christian Life Category Award and 2010 Christian Book of the Year.
Below you’ll find an interview with Richard Stearns and Bill Hybels at Willowcreek Community Church. Hear the story behind this life-changing book.
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Fear is like an invisible prison. It holds you captive, influencing your choices and perceptions about life, God, and other people. Can you imagine what your life would be like without fear? With so much going wrong in the world it can seem hard to picture. In Fearless, Max Lucado author of 3:16: The Numbers of Hope, and pastor of Oak Hills Church, shows you how life can be lived with confidence and joy, when you replace your fear with faith. Let this inspiring and timely message encourage your heart today!
December 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm Comments (2)