Review of “Have a Little Faith” – Mitch Albolm

havefaithMitch is widely known in the athletics arena for his professional capabilities as a sports writer. In this book, however, Mitch is not writing about something he has seen. He is taking us on a personal growth journey that he experienced himself. When asked to perform the eulogy for his childhhod Rabbi, who btw was still living, this backslidden jew feels the need to at least gain a little info for preparation. The years that follow are lifechanging for the Rabbi, Mitch, and a drug dealing pastor that we meet along the way. You’ll find nothing of deep significance in this book, but it is a quick read and well worth the time.

Review of “Crazy Love” – Francis Chan

crazyloveI am not one of Chan’s biggest fans, but I do respect his achievements, leadership and influence immensely. Still, this would not have been enuf for me to read his book bc I know how he thinks and it reminds me way too much of the dogmatic styles of religious thought that that I grew up with. But, when a book has as great a title and cover as this one, it is hard for my cookie grabbing hands to resist. While Chan did not let me down in that he stuck to his normal style that has no personal appeal to me, I still enjoyed the read somewhat. Continue reading “Review of “Crazy Love” – Francis Chan”

Thoughts @ Twilight

Twilight CoverUpon announcing that the youth was invited to come out to the movies and watch Twilight with me, I was intrigued in a new way…

History: I spent a great deal of time reading through the many reviews of this movie. I did this because I enjoy studying anything that reaches the culture of our young people. While growing up, I found that these types of things (i.e. Music, Movies, Books) were automatically viewed as suspect and often discouraged, especially by the church. Adults too often recall their youth as a prodigal time of life that they must keep the next generation from experiencing Continue reading “Thoughts @ Twilight”