Entries Categorized as 'Book Reviews'

Transformed Interviews Steve Gladen About Small Groups With Purpose!

Date June 29, 2011

Steve and Matt Photo Credit: Melodee Smith In today’s episode, we return to the world of the 1st century and try to discover how the early church exploded upon the Roman Empire so quickly. Matt’s guest today is Steve Gladen, who is currently the Pastor of Small Groups at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, […]

"God In America" DVD Series Now Available!

Date April 21, 2011

PBS, FRONTLINE AND AMERICAN EXPERIENCE REVEAL CRITICAL ROLE OF RELIGION IN AMERICA, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT Follow the Political and Spiritual Journeys of Religious Figures to Uncover How Religious Faith Shaped America We have just finished a thorough review of this monumental film series and highly recommend it to everyone. It is comprehensive and speaks […]

Film, "What If" is out now on DVD!

Date April 14, 2011

We just previewed the film What If and found it to be an excellent choice for your family viewing! We were impressed with the honesty and clarity of the story line: a life without Christ is empty, despite what you may attain. WHAT IF tells the story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo), fifteen years after […]

Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith…and How to Bring Them Back!

Date March 16, 2011

We are thrilled to welcome Drew Dyck to the Transformed podcast today! Drew Dyck is the author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why young adults are leaving the faith…and how to bring them back (Moody, 2010). Drew manages the Leader Training Team at Christianity Today International. His responsibilities include overseeing four online publications geared for ministry leaders: […]

Encouraging the Heart! (A Leadership Book You Should Digest!)

Date February 21, 2011

Editor’s Note: This review was first published on ChurchCentral.com. Dr. Smith is a regular contributor there. We encourage you to check out their website. You can do so here. The best leaders care. (xvii) Maybe you missed it. Many have. Written in 2003, Kouses and Pozner (K & P) my favorite leadership mentors, truly demonstrated […]

Transformed Welcomes Jud Wilhite!

Date February 16, 2011

We are thrilled to welcome Jud Wilhite to the Transformed podcast today. Jud serves as Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church. Thousands attend Central’s campuses along with a global community who attend online. Jud is the author of several books including Throw It Down, Eyes Wide Open and Uncensored Grace. Under Jud’s leadership, Central is […]

Understanding Jesus – A Conversation with Ed Vasicek

Date February 9, 2011

We are excited to welcome Ed Vasicek to the Transformed podcast today. Today we are talking about his new book, The Midrash Key, a book that traces Jesus’ Teachings Back to Their Old Testament Jewish Roots! Ed received his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute in 1979. He has served as Pastor of Highland Park Church […]

The Action Bible – A Review by Dr. Matthew Lee Smith

Date February 3, 2011

Wow! That was my first reaction when I saw The Action Bible in the store. As I read through this graphic novel version of the Bible, I was pleased and excited to see how David C. Cook has brought the Bible to life for us. As I read The Action Bible I saw the history […]

Steve Reynolds Talks About a 'Bod4God'!

Date September 1, 2010

What a joy to welcome Steve Reynolds to the podcast today. Steve has served as the senior pastor of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Virgina sine 1982. He launched a weight-loss campaign in his church and community after he lost more than 100 pounds. Steve had been overweight all his life. In fact, he weighed […]

EIL Interviews Clayton King on 'Dying to Live'

Date August 18, 2010

We are thrilled to welcome Clayton King to the podcast today. Clayton is a pastor, evangelist, missionary and author. Today we talk about his new book, Dying to Live. Dr. Matthew Lee Smith of Eagles In Leadership spoke with Clayton a few days ago about ‘abandoning yourself to God’s bold paradox’ and what it means […]