September Book Reviews

Two Books to Consider As I prepare to preach at this year’s District Conference, I have been delving deeply into the Book of First Corinthians. Out of the numerous commentaries I have consulted, two that I have found particularly helpful and insightful are: First...
August Book Reviews

August Book Reviews

Two Books to Ponder On the recommendation of Bishop Weaver to the Cabinet, I have been re-reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. There is tremendous insight and wisdom, much of which is apropos to our current circumstances, though the book was first translated...
Some Books to Consider

Some Books to Consider

Some Books to Consider I have three books that I would like to recommend for some of you this month. Andrew Root has written a thoughtful analysis of how churches can obsess with the need to be youthful, and the dangers that such an obsession poses for lifelong faith...
Three Books for Your Consideration

Three Books for Your Consideration

I offer three books for your consideration, two biographies of famous Methodists and one search for meaning that I think will connect with many. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight (Simon and Schuster, 2018) was recently awarded the Pulitzer...

Two Books For The Church In Changing Times

Dr. David McAllister-Wilson, President of Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C., and extension minister of the Alexandria District, has written a provocative book that pulls no punches about the challenges that face mainline Christianity these days also provides a...

An Important Book on Clergy Health

A milestone study of health among United Methodist clergy has been completed. For ten years, from 2007 to 2017, an intensive study focused on the ongoing health of UM clergy in North Carolina. The findings have been published in a surprisingly readable book...