Every regular pew filler knows that the preacher’s kids need more prayer than their daddy. Unruly, wiggle-filled, disheveled-and always in the second row to give bad ideas to your kids-your minister’s progeny can seem an insidious plant from the dark side of The Force. Word on the Street is the edited compilation of the 427 trees’ worth of margin-scribbled bulletins you’ve vicariously heard crumpled during the twenty-some years of one such menace. Some of the things that don’t make it into the average sermon and some of the poignant things that do, these 41 devotional studies combine memorable anecdotes and biblical truth in a one-two punch that opens the heart and then hits it with applicable insights. While seemingly a masochistic exercise for the light and receptive of heart, no lab animals were used during testing (except for the first few that choked on the placebo). Abbreviated Bible passages accompany each devotional, and four out of five dentists agree that (1) there’s enough fluoride enclosed to overcome the spoonfuls of sugar and that (2) daily doses can reduce the potential for plaque buildup. The fifth dentist goes to Ryan’s church. Whether used for personal quiet time or group study, Word on the Street will challenge you to an introspective evaluation of the motives, actions, and burdens that define your Christian experience.
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