Author Archives: bradleyisbell

About bradleyisbell

follower of christ. student. live in Birmingham, AL. Serve with Life Bible Study.

Pursuit

“Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. Costly grace, Biblical grace, is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Life

“No one has yet believed in God and the kingdom of God, no one has yet heard about the realm of the resurrected, and not been homesick from that hour, waiting and looking forward to being released from bodily existence. … Continue reading

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Storyteller: A Life’s Narrative

A friend shared a MontanaPBS Presents story last night that has been on my mind all day. The documentary followed the story of retired Montana back-country outfitter Smoke Elser. http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/2176749351/ The documentary was excellent. Montana is beautiful and the story … Continue reading

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Book Review – I Am Second: Real Stories. Changing Lives

I AM SECOND has evolved into a widely known catchphrase. Bible Studies, Bracelets, and Videos. It is quite a movement! I recently had the chance to read the new I AM SECOND book. The book is excellent. Simply put – … Continue reading

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Excellent Read on the downfall of Men in the church. If you are looking for ways to stay relevant with the men in your community pick this book up. It will get you on the right track  – asking the … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Lost Than Found – Jared Herd

We are all on a journey for purpose. For those of us who claim the Christian faith, our journey is most often a time of deconstructing what others pushed on us. Jared, in More Lost Than Found, presents us with … Continue reading

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Mind is Racing Tonight

Buechner is on the brain tonight. “The Gospel is bad news before it is good news.” He sees the story of Jesus as saturated with the tragedy of human failure, the comedy of being loved overwhelmingly by God despite that … Continue reading

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