Reviews by Derek Allen
On 4/19 Derek Allen wrote: Do you struggle as a parent? That's really not a good question to ask. Parenting is hard and any kind of help is appreciated. I have read many a parenting book and resources but Intentional Parenting by Goff, Thomas, and Trevathan is one of the best works on parenting that I have seen. This book ... Intentional Parenting
On 2/15 Derek Allen wrote: The book Surfing for God by Michael John Cusick is a book that all men should read. This book discusses the issue that many try to hide from or discourage conversation about, sexual struggle. Unfortunately in our world today, we wait until there is a problem to find God's purpose and will for our lives. ... must read for men
On 12/3 Derek Allen wrote: Andy Andrews hit another one out of the park with this work. Once again, we catch up with David Ponder on his journey through life but this time he is tasked with seeking a solution to mankind’s misdirection. David seeks counsel with various historical figures in order to seek a solution to allow humanity ... Andy Andrews does it again
On 9/26 Derek Allen wrote: Let me tell you something, I have a 2 year old and a 5 year old. Parenting them right now is tough. I have been horrified at the thought of parenting them through the teen years (and yes, I am a youth pastor). This book though, gives me practical tips and ideas to succeed in this all important task. ... Tough Guys and Drama Queens
On 7/8 Derek Allen wrote: Crazy Dangerous, July 8, 2012 By youthpastorderek This review is from: Crazy Dangerous (Hardcover) If you want a good clean summer read filled with suspense, intrigue, and action with spiritual themes weaved throughout...then this is your book. Andrew Klavan tells the story of a teenage PK, Sam Hopkins ... Crazy Dangerous
On 5/24 Derek Allen wrote: My life as a Pastor, Husband, and Dad has been flipped upside down while reading this book. It is not the book that flipped my life upside down but life itself. You see, while reading this book my wife became very ill and almost passed away from colon cancer. I have read almost this entire book while ... Must read for men
On 4/18 Derek Allen wrote: This does not sound like a question that Christians should be diving into but Todd Hunter jumps right in the deep end. The book chews on some common sins that many deal with on a regular basis as well as seeks how to properly digest and remove these issues in everyday lives. The heart of the book seeks ... What is your favorite sin?
On 2/29 Derek Allen wrote: This Samaritan’s Purse film reveals true “heart” of the Children’s Heart Project. The film follows Cissie Graham as she begins an internship with the Project as they change three family’s lives from Mongolia. The film documents very well how children with life threatening heart issues can ... Three Hearts
On 2/1 Derek Allen wrote: Are you a leader or a follower? Society today desires individuals to step out and lead in business, in the home, at play, and in the church. Maybe the more appropriate question to ask would be, should you be a leader or follower? This is the question at the heart of Leonard Sweet’s book “I Am a ... Leader or Follower?
On 12/23 Derek Allen wrote: How many of you have asked that question? For some, it might be THE million dollar question. The author, David Murrow (founder of Church for Men), takes you on a journey to discover the decisions and trends that churches have made over time to push men away from the church. He mentions various theories ... THE Million dollar question
On 11/15 Derek Allen wrote: The story of the Burpo family is quite unique. Not so much that the book details the life of a small town preacher and his family, which includes common struggles like personal health and finances. What sets the story apart though is that during a life threatening illness, the Burpo's four year old ... This one makes you think!
On 11/8 Derek Allen wrote: His name is Jesus. Believers have many names for the God-man who came to earth to rescue all of mankind through His death on the cross. Max Lucado's title for the book says it all, No Wonder They Call Him the Savior. Lucado takes his readers on a journey through the crowd and events surrounding the cross ... Great devotional/small group study book!