Ten Things to Think About
Short challenging essays to stimulate the mind and heart by Joe Story
- Returning to the fountain of living waters
- Come breath of God
- Worry – did Jesus really mean what He said?
- Did you ask a good question today?
- God’s strength and our weakness
- Baptism – in what Name?
- How God teaches us
- It couldn’t happen,,, or could it?
- Have holiness songs been banned?
- The 1947 Smith Wigglesworth prophecy
If you are anything like I used to be, the very sound of the word essay might strike a note of dread in your heart. I disliked school the first day I went and I managed to maintain that dislike until the day I left, when, by way of celebration, I burned some of my school uniform on the bus going home.
It was nearly fifteen years before I changed my mind about study in general and essays in particular. With the help of some godly teachers at Bible College, I discovered that a competently researched and well-written piece could actually be of spiritual help. This took me a little by surprise. Partly because of my time at school, and partly because most of my early Christian experience had been in the Charismatic and Pentecostal streams of the Church.
I now read and enjoy a wide variety of Christian literature, and I have learned how to appreciate short, focussed pieces. During the time I have been involved in developing the Unboring Book Company, it has become apparent that there is a gap in the Christian market for writing that is short, sharp, to the point and with a serious challenge to the way we think. These short essays seek to help remedy that.
The essays come in a mixture of subjects and styles, though I hope that the one thing they all have in common is that they will set you thinking about your faith in Jesus.
Published by the Unboring Book Company Northampton, England. Copyright Joe Story 2019