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Over 40 Books and Countless Changed Lives

Over 40 Books and Countless Changed Lives

We love the fact that God uses Randy’s books to change people’s lives in two ways: through the reading of the words and through the giving away of the royalties. Here's just a few of the many book responses we've received over the past 25 years.

Worldwide Theological Famine, and How You Can Make a Difference

Worldwide Theological Famine, and How You Can Make a Difference

Earlier this year, I learned about The Gospel Coalition’s International Outreach “Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church.” I’m really excited about this outreach and can’t think of a more strategic venture in financing what will matter forever.

How Can We Encourage Christ-followers to Read?

How Can We Encourage Christ-followers to Read?

Over the years I’ve bought and read thousands of good books. I cannot divorce God's works of grace in my life from great books. 

John Wesley on the Importance of Reading

John Wesley on the Importance of Reading

One of his biographers says that evangelist John Wesley "rode 250,000 miles, gave away 30,000 pounds...and preached more than 40,000 sermons.” 

My Thoughts on “The Disappearing Book”

My Thoughts on “The Disappearing Book”

A lot of people have asked me my thoughts about the possible “disappearance” of physical books, due to the fact there are all the different eReaders people are now reading on: the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook, and others.

A Joy and a Privilege: Translations of My Books

A Joy and a Privilege: Translations of My Books

One of the things I really love getting in the mail is a new translation of one of my books. They’ve been translated now into over 50 different languages. It’s a joy to see what God is doing in other cultures with books that I’ve written.

The Most Important Thing About Us

The Most Important Thing About Us

In his great book The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer says, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

Books on Preaching, Managing Time, and Sports Nanci and I Watch: Part 2 of a Q&A

Books on Preaching, Managing Time, and Sports Nanci and I Watch: Part 2 of a Q&A

In Charles Hummel’s booklet Tyranny of the Urgent, which I read as a young Christian thirty-five years ago, he said that what is urgent is often not important, and what is important is typically not urgent.

Devotional Habits, Books I’m Reading, and the Best Constructive Criticism I’ve Ever Received: Part 1 of a Q&A

Devotional Habits, Books I’m Reading, and the Best Constructive Criticism I’ve Ever Received: Part 1 of a Q&A

My normal approach to Bible study is to pore over texts that relate to something on my mind and heart. Sometimes this has been prompted by my research on current book projects.

 
Fiction Feeds Souls (Including Children’s)

Fiction Feeds Souls (Including Children’s)

As a fiction writer, and as a father and grandfather, this post by Nate Wilson resonated with me. 

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