Reviews by Scott Volltrauer
On 12/30 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Trust God in Business Few other situations can sculpt and refine your faith more than trusting God in an entrepreneurial adventure. An amazingly creative and courageous business life is a roller coaster—risks followed by playing it safe. Great blessing and then being burned. Surviving recessions ... More Than I Expected
On 12/30 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Mondays with My Old Pastor by José Navajo Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Reviews, Spiritual, Values “Sometimes, all we need is a reminder from someone who has walked before us.” José Navajo was a young burned-out preacher. While spending Mondays with ... Burnout Buster
On 12/17 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Lesson 31: Nobody Is Perfect . . . Which Brings Us to Grace The material world of old man Potter works another way. It says, If your net worth is this much, you have arrived. If you use this product, you will be popular. If you live in this neighborhood, you are somebody. If you win this award, your ... It's A Wonderful Movie. It's An Okay Book.
On 12/17 Scott Volltrauer wrote: This is an excellent workbook with probing questions with room in the midst of the text to respond to the questions. For instance: “Adults can be ultrasensitive because of childhood experiences that left them feeling unworthy. How about you? What were your parents like when you were a child? How was ... Helped Me
On 12/17 Scott Volltrauer wrote: The authors explain that the Scriptures, and in particular John's gospel, portrays Jesus as meeting all human need: * He is life. Life is the beginning of all human need. * He is light. No life can live without the sun, the light of the world. * He is air. "Spirit" means "breath" in Greek. We need air ... Give it a 4 1/2!
On 11/24 Scott Volltrauer wrote: While I do not agree with all of their conclusions, I was forced into a sometimes painful self-assessment: “So the litmus test of whether or not something is Christian is the question, Does it look more and more like Jesus? There are some folks who would say they are Christian, but they are looking ... I Wish I Could Give It A 3 1/2
On 11/18 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Lund expands on Lucado adding, “One dictionary definition of “grace” is “unmerited divine assistance.” Sounds simple enough— God giving us something we don’t deserve. But do we really get grace? And even if we do, does it have anything to do with our lives?” As the Grace Adventure begins, ... I Wish That I Could Give It 4 1/2
On 11/17 Scott Volltrauer wrote: I follow Max Lucado on Twitter. When I read tweets like these I began to be excited to read his most recent book Grace. "To discover grace is to discover God's utter devotion to you, his stubborn resolve to give you a cleansing, healing love" "Your identity is not in possessions, talents or accomplishments. ... Mercy pardons us. Grace empowers us.
On 9/15 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Men of Sunday by Curtis Eichelberger Posted on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Reviews, Spiritual, Sports Football and the Christian faith have often been linked, at least superficially, by players and coaches giving “praise” to God for their successes. Not knowing, but hoping, that their faith ... I Really Liked It!
On 9/3 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Fully Alive by Ken Davis Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 in Reviews, Values Ken Davis unveiled, “I had not been living fully alive for a long time, but I was ready to start. First I had to change some of the attitudes that had sucked the lifeblood from my veins.” Subtitled “a journey that ... Fully alive for me
On 8/26 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Surfing For God by Michael John Cusick Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Reviews, Social, Spiritual, Values Subtitled, “Discovering The Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle”, Michael John Cusick begins with an abrupt and compelling question, “What’s Better ... Discovering The Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle
On 8/4 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Let’s Bring Back Heroes “Men are called to be heroes in ways both big and small in every area of their lives, all the areas we cover in this book—war, work, and play; civic life, family life, and prayer life. What follows is a piece I wrote more than forty years ago and one whose message serves ... Let’s Bring Back Heroes
On 7/28 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Gregston promotes the value of a Weekly Time with Your Child with these warnings: - If they don’t get wisdom from you, they’ ll search for it somewhere else. - If they don’t have a relationship with you, they’ ll have one with someone else. - If they don’t spend time with you, they’ ll spend ... Practical Parenting Principles
On 7/15 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Diving into Hunter’s book gives us freedom to acknowledge our struggles… “Beating temptation requires struggle because it always involves sorting out rightly ordered desires for good and godly things from our disordered desires for wrong things. We often experience these disordered desires as ... Freedom To Acknowledge Our Struggles
On 6/10 Scott Volltrauer wrote: God said he’s given us all things richly to enjoy, didn’t he? If every new morning truly is from him, filled with his mercy and loving kindness, then deciding to enjoy each one sounds like wisdom to me. But we don’t always do that, do we? Often, we let the cares and busyness of life crowd out ... While simple, there is depth here too.
On 6/9 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Empty Promises by Pete Wilson Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in How To, Reviews, Spiritual, Values Author Pete Wilson has written Empty Promises because he believes that in subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways we practice idolatry. Wilson explains that “every single human being has an unbelievable capacity ... Empty Promises by Pete Wilson
On 6/4 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Pray Intentionally Not to marginalize, nor minimize, the depth of hardship or the traumatic impact that pain has wrought in your life, or the life of a loved one, I repeat Sheila Walsh’s hope-filled statement: “Pain is just pain. But when we choose to take that pain and present it to God for His ... Walsh Challenged Me Several Times
On 5/7 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Note – With all due respect to Gus Dallas and WestBow Press A Division of Thomas Nelson, if I am ever published, I hope no one writes a review of my work like I have written this one. As I read through Gus Dallas’ book Proverbs: “Reconstructed” more than a few times I wondered why Dallas made ... Proverbs: “Reconstructed” by Gus Dallas
On 5/5 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Mitch Stokes, in his book A Shot Of Faith (To The Head), takes on the doctrines of Sam Harris, Victor J. Stenger, Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins, among others. A Shot Of Faith is not a light afternoon read, a relaxing bedside read before lights out at the end of a long day, this book is thought ... I Have Faith I'd give this book a 3 1/2
On 4/29 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Different translations use different styles of translating the original languages into English. The NASB, ESV and others use a more literal word for word translation. The NRSV, NIV, and others have a more phrase for phrase translation. The NCV, NLT and others are increasingly thought for thought translations. The ... Enjoyable...
On 4/22 Scott Volltrauer wrote: What God Did To Win Your Heart. It’s a captivating subtitle: What God Did To Win Your Heart. Lucado’s challenge is to personalize the life and death of Christ. Lucado explains that Jesus’ proclamation “I did it just for you.” is his resounding, enduring and personalized message. Lucado ... What God Did To Win Your Heart
On 4/7 Scott Volltrauer wrote: As I'm nearing fifty I'm looking for "older" people to inspire me to live the rest of my life well too. Billy Graham's book Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well seemed like a good fit. Billy Graham's book is honest, vulnerable, and inspiring. "All my life, he wrote, "I was taught how to die ... Honest, Vulnerable and Inspiring
On 2/18 Scott Volltrauer wrote: We crave for meaning and purpose, security and significance, love and hope. Billy Graham has offered wise quote-worthy advise on these and many subjects for generations. This book -- Billy Graham in Quotes - provides sound bites with wisdom for the ages. Franklin Graham, Billy's son, and Donna Lee ... Billy Graham in Quotes
On 2/4 Scott Volltrauer wrote: The Love & Respect Experience By Dr. Emerson Eggerichs “A Husband-Friendly Devotional That Wives Truly Love” If you’re a typical husband: – you’re not eager to be vulnerable – you don’t want to be corrected or enjoy opportunities to challenge your behavior – you don’t want to schedule ... This book is meant to build you up, not to break you down
On 1/21 Scott Volltrauer wrote: I'm a man. Of the clan "men." I love going to church. Murrow's title was compelling. Here's what I learned. Here are his chapter titles and my brief summaries: PART 1: WHERE ARE THE MEN? 1. Perfectly Designed - The church needs a re-design to open doors to men. 2. Yes, There Really Is a Gender Gap ... Why Churches Should Apply This
On 1/14 Scott Volltrauer wrote: People I trust and admire read and discuss Sarah Young's Jesus Calling devotional. Their faiths have been strengthened and their lives transformed. I was excited to review the Jesus Calling Devotional Bible even though it was published using The Holy Bible, New King James Version a translation I seldom ... If Only I Could Give This a 4 1/2
On 1/8 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Originally published in 2005, the new 2011 edition included the Healing Is a Choice Workbook?The workbook provides a question and answer sections at the end of each chapter so you don't have to buy a separate workbook. For example, the Sixth Choice: The Choice to Embrace Your Life and corresponding ... A Choice
On 1/3 Scott Volltrauer wrote: Thomas, one of Jesus Christ friends, asked him about eternity "How can we know the way?" Jesus replied, "I am the way, the truth, and the life! Without me, no one can go to the Father. If you had known me, you would have known the Father. But from now on, you do know him, and you have seen him." Sweet ... How can we know the way?
On 12/29 Scott Volltrauer wrote: I had read a favorable review of Going Deep. Picking up the book I read, "There are plenty of good people, well-meaning people, sincere people -- but not enough deep people." Intrigued I stepped in. I had not read a Gordon MacDonald book in more than twenty years. With that in mind, I initially felt ... Less Would Have Been More