Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker

Books I Plan to Read This Year

Every year I read a pile of books, some from friends, others for ministry and preaching, and still others that really peak my interest. Here is my pile of books for 2010 with some comments: Every year I read a pile of books, some from friends, others for ministry and preaching, and still others that really peak my interest. Here is my pile of books for 2010 with some comments: The Power of His Presence by Ray Stedman - I'm currently reading this--its a devotional book compiled from his sermons, which were always expository, deep, and convicting. I regularly read his sermons at raystedman.org. Love and Respect by Emmerson Eggerich - This is long overdue, but a terrific marriage book. I'm currently reading it. Its an amazing exposition really of the well-known but often misapplied instruction in Ephesians. Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris - I've always enjoyed Josh's writing, preaching, and...

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Tea with Hezbollah

I was given the opportunity to review Tea with Hezbollah by Ted Dekker and Carl Medaris. The following is my review: If you have read any of Ted Dekker's novels, you are aware that you won't ever pick one up and find a normal read. Ted probably has one of the most imaginative minds in all of evangelical literature. Some of his work, especially his latest stuff, has tended to the dark side and has turned off some evangelical readers. Nevertheless, Ted is a first-class writer and an excellent wordsmith. So when I was given the opportunity to review his nonfiction work, Tea with Hezbollah, I jumped at the chance. It's an interesting read. On one level, it's a remarkable sort of travelogue into the world of some of America's feared enemies. Ted interviews leaders in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Cairo, Syria, and Palestine. He met with leaders of Hezbollah, Hamas, and many of...

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