Category Archives: Nonfiction

“Wise Guys” by Kent Evans

Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom from the Men Around YouWise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom from the Men Around You by Kent Evans
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is about mentorship. And The Princess Bride. But mostly mentorship. The author takes metaphors and parables and brings them to the reader to help them get the bigger picture – the wise guys. Continue reading

“Biblical Counseling and the Church” by Bob Kellemen

Biblical Counseling and the Church: God's Care Through God's PeopleBiblical Counseling and the Church: God’s Care Through God’s People by Bob Kellemen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This work features a variety of authors that contribute to the work of helping share HaShem’s care through His people. Paul Tripp, a notable author and theologian, is only one of many that have contributed to this work. Continue reading

“Scripture and Counseling” by Robert W. Kellemen

Scripture and Counseling: God's Word for Life in a Broken WorldScripture and Counseling: God’s Word for Life in a Broken World by Robert W. Kellemen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a hodgepodge of leading theologians and their takes on Scripture and counseling. This is critical because there is a postmodern movement, even in conservative circles, to eradicate Scripture from counseling and to counsel not based on biblical commands and notions but rather on each person’s own definition of truth on what “feels right.” Continue reading

“For Better or for Kids” by Patrick & Ruth Schwenk

For Better or for Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the HouseFor Better or for Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House by Patrick Schwenk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Marriage can be difficult, but marriage with kids is a whole new dimension. Where one has learned to be an adult and do adult life, when one becomes a parent, their childhood visits not in a manner of controlling adult life, but rather influencing child-rearing. Continue reading