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I spend a lot of time reading. In fact, this year in addition to many blogs and news sites, I have read more than 70 books (including fiction). (for a complete list, click here)

I have picked my Top 10 books I’ve read in 2012. Many are ones I have reviewed on this site. Take a look! There are many great Christmas ideas, or even suggestions for what to do with those gift cards!

(in no particular order…)

Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend. This book changed how I think about teaching. It challenged me to ensure my message applies to the unchurched as well; so one day they can be churched! Read my full review HERE.

Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend

Max Lucado on Grace

September 5, 2012

A few weeks ago, I featured an interview with Max Lucado on grace as he prepared to release his latest book. As a reviewer for Book Sneeze, I got my hands on a copy early.

In typical Lucado story/devotional form, Max explores many aspects of the grace of God.

Here are a few notable quotables:

– “Grace is God’s best idea.”

  • “No other religion or philosophy makes such a claim. No other movement implies the living presence of its founder in his followers. Muhammad does not indwell Muslims. Buddha does not inhabit Buddhists. Hugh Hefner does not inhabit the pleasure-seeking hedonist. Influence? Instruct? Entice? Yes. But occupy? No.”

  • “Attempts at self-salvation guarantee nothing but exhaustion. We scamper and scurry, trying to please God, collecting merit badges and brownie points, and scowling at anyone who questions our accomplishments.”