Should We Still Read Books by Bill Hybels?

Leadership and Ministry

The situation at Willow Creek with former pastor Bill Hybels continues to deteriorate as reported in this recent article at Christianity Today. Bill Hybels was for a long time one of the superstars of Christian […]


31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Start a Reading Plan


Many of the pastors I know love to read. They have large libraries and collect resources to help with sermon preparations. But we can do better than just reading commentaries and other biblical resources. The […]


Increase Your Reading Capacity


I recently ran a poll on Twitter asking people about how many books per year people were reading. The results were as follows: How many books do you read a year? — Stephen Bedard (@SJBedard) […]


5 Things I Love About Used Bookstores

Used Bookstores

I absolutely love books and I really enjoy getting new books. By “new” I mean new to me. I’m quite fine purchasing used books. In fact, visiting used bookstores is one of my favourite things […]


What Has Been the Most Influential Book in Your Life?


Has there been one book that has really changed or shaped you? Is there one book that you are continually recommending to others? For me, I would have to say that is C.S. Lewis’s Mere […]


My Suggestions for Summer Reading

There is nothing like sitting outside in the beautiful weather, enjoying the sunshine and a good book. But what are you going to read? I have shared some suggestions from some other people but I […]


5 Ways to Become a Lifelong Learner

Lifelong Learner

I have often heard students talk about being eager to graduate so they can stop studying and start doing. While I am eager to graduate in my own current studies, it is a mistake to […]


Summer Reading Suggestions

Hopefully you will be getting some vacation time this summer, where you can relax and enjoy a good book. I sometimes get teased that my relaxing reading is no different from my work reading. That […]


My 5 Least Read Blog Posts

Personal Reflections

Most bloggers like to highlight their most popular blog posts and I have done that myself. But I thought I would do something different. Instead of listing my five most popular blog posts, I’m going […]


5 Books I Read Over the Summer

Summer is a chance for me to catch up on some of my reading. I have less classes to teach and my chaplaincy work is lighter. Now that summer is over, it is time for […]


Top Ten Kindle Books

I have been promoting numerous Kindle books, both here and on social media. It is amazing the deals that you can find. Resources are readily available that a previous generation could not have imagined. I […]


Get Your Summer Reading!

Summer is coming and hopefully you will have some time to relax and enjoy a good book. But what should you read? I have put together some suggestions for your summer reading, including a Kindle […]


Free Kindle Reading App

I frequently recommend Kindle books to visitors of this blog. There are such incredible deals on Kindle books that they are hard to pass up. In fact, I sell far more of my own books […]


5 Best Books I read in 2014

I love to read and I am blessed to have a great supply of reading material. Here are my top five that I read. They were not necessarily published in 2014, but I read them […]


Books, Books, Books

I love books. There I said it. It was not always that way. Even during my teens my main reading material was comic books. But my mom decided that I needed to broaden my interests. […]


When It is Wrong to Be Right

WHEN IT IS WRONG TO BE RIGHT Are conservative Christians really monsters? There are specific beliefs among Evangelicals that have made them quite unpopular in recent years. Are beliefs such as pro-choice and traditional family […]


Experiencing God Without Losing Your Mind

EXPERIENCING GOD WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND This book is a small group or individual study guide that seeks to help Christians understand how wrestling with the hard questions is compatible with experiencing God. The book […]


Get Your Research Right

If you are serious in your quest for the truth, you better be careful with your research. It is not enough to check Wikipedia or to do a Google search that leads to questionable sources. […]


Apologia Resources

In addition to this blog (and a few others), I also have a blog called Apologia Resources.  This blog is basically a record of the books I am reading and the books I have read. […]


Suggested Reading

People are always asking for suggestions for good books.  You can support our apologetics journal Hope’s Reason by purchasing books from some of my affiliate stores.  There is my CBD Store (through Christian Book Distributors), […]