Good Books

14 Nov

Give Me That Book: A Synopsis

Give Me That Book, by Dr. Gary Rieben, will be released on December 1, 2013. A special pre-release price is being offered to orders  made by December 1, 2013. That price will be $22 dollars a copy, mailing expenses included. To receive your book at this price, send your check with your order to GMTB, Box 1045, La Quinta, California, 92247. You may also order by using the Paypal link found at “Book Sales” on the front page of this website....

04 Nov

Personality Tests and Missionary Candidacy

“Testing is a way to get at the truth sideways, and if you believe that the only way to get at the truth about another person is to administer a test, then you’re not only fooling yourself, but you’re also demonstrating a very negative view of mankind. You’re saying that truth cannot be determined by asking the subject, or those who know the subject, but only by asking a testing expert. (-George Dudley, President of Behavioral Science Research Press) Missionary candidacy...

10 Apr

Wisdom from Hudson Taylor

 “I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.” We are supernatural people, born again by a supernatural birth, kept by a supernatural power, sustained on supernatural food, taught by a supernatural Teacher from a supernatural Book. We are led by a supernatural Captain in right paths to assured victories. The risen Savior, ere He ascended...

12 Feb

John 17 # 6 Protected and Dangerous

“We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power of the Twentieth century does not reckon with. But we are ‘harmless’ and therefore unharmed. We are pacifist, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the–death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the cross. We are ‘sideliners’- coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to...

28 Aug

Hudson Taylor

“Dear friends, I am the little servant of an illustrious Master.” “All God’s giants have been weak men, who did great things for God because they reckoned on His being with them.” “Want of trust is at the root of almost all our sins and all our witnesses and how shall we escape it but by looking to Him and observing His faithfulness. The man who holds God’s faithfulness will not be foolhardy or reckless, but...

03 Aug

Wisdom From John Newton

John Newton  If you are looking for evidence of the transforming power of the grace and mercy of God, John Newton is a prime example. Once a despicable slave trader, by God’s grace he was transformed into a humble servant of God and man. He became personal friends with such notables as John Wesley, William Wilberforce, William Carey, Henry Martyn and George Whitefield. Enjoy the wisdom that flows from the pen of John Newton. 

02 May


Quotes on Humility “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as...

09 Feb

Wisdom From J C Ryle

R C Ryle has been described as one of the greatest of the Victorian evangelicals. His successor at Liverpool, England, was F.J.Chevasse. He described Ryle as “that man of granite, with the heart of a child. Charles Spurgeon, described him as “the best man in the Church of England.” Another writer described him as a “theological vertebrate” who never suffered what Ryle called “boneless, nerveless, jellyfish condition of soul.” I found his book, Practical Religion, filled with solid spiritual food,...

31 May

Wisdom from Jim Elliot

More Jim Elliot No man has enlarged my vision and challenged my faith like the young martyr, Jim Elliot. His diary, like David Brainerd’s, has impacted thousands of lives with its passion to know and please Jesus Christ and his willingness to die to see his glory spread to the ends of the earth. See if his words to not spark a...

01 May

Ray C. Stedman

When I was starting out as a young, green pastor, in the providence of God, I discovered the expositions of Ray Stedman. He was a preacher who needed no gimmicks to build one of the most successful churches in America. He built the Peninsula Bible Church of Palto Alto, California, upon solid and consistent exposition of the Word. His down to earth applications were relevant to the issues my young church family faced at that time. Every...