About Bill Mayk

Bill is the founding pastor of Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church (PCA) Prior to beginning this church planting work in the Pottstown area, Bill served as a hospice chaplain and a missionary to Mexico and Jordan. Bill earned his MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary.

GAY … Such Were Some of Us: Stories of Transformation and Change

Edited by: David Longacre

The Pastor’s Monthly Book Suggestion – August, 2019

In this day of confusion and despair regarding human sexuality, gender identification, and the predisposition to one lifestyle or another, Harvest Ministry has produced a small but important work that lets us know that God is still able to change lives. As the back cover indicates, this book contains fifteen individual accounts of people “who struggled with same-sex attraction and experienced God’s loving intervention.” This is not a book about glory stories but one about descriptions of real-life people who walk with the Lord, finding hope and strength through faith in a faithful Savior.

I recommend this short work to anyone wrestling with the confusion of same-sex attraction and wondering if God can truly change a person. This is also a book that gives insight and encouragement to people who know and love those who struggle. As Christians, we must be willing and able to lovingly point people to Christ, yet sometimes we may harbor our own doubts as to whether the Lord truly changes the heart. My prayer is that this short volume will help us to overcome our doubts and assist us in having confidence in Christ as we walk with our struggling friends and loved ones.

https://www.pcabookstore.com/p-8350-gay-such-were-some-of-us.aspx

The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits

By: R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

The Pastor’s Monthly Book Selection — July, 2019

We often use the Apostles’ Creed to affirm our faith in worship services. Many Christians have learned this ancient creed from an early age. All Bible-believing Christians would uphold the statements of this document. However, some of those same statements are misunderstood by many of the people claiming to believe them. In this fresh work on one of the Church’s earliest confessions, Al Mohler gives us a concise and easy to read commentary that should be helpful to any Christian. I recommend this to parents who desire to train up their children in the foundational truths of the Faith, to anyone involved in teaching small group studies or Sunday school, and to any Christian wishing to understand those vexing statements in the creed such as “He descended into hell/the dead,” “the holy catholic church,” and “the communion of saints.

The Hiding Place

By: Corrie ten Boom

The Pastor’s Monthly Book Selection – June, 2019

As we enter the vacation season, many people are looking for a good book to take with them on their travels. I recommend The Hiding Place as a classic work that will encourage and inspire you to see the gracious love of God in some of the most difficult circumstances. In the dark days of Holland’s occupation during the Second World War, Corrie ten Boom and her family made the decision to work with the resistance by hiding Jews in their home. Arrested by the Nazis, Corrie and her sister were sent to a concentration camp, and their father was killed. However, it was in this terrible situation that God impacted Corrie’s life so that she would later go throughout the world telling people that “There is no pit so deep that the love of God is not deeper still.” This is a tremendous book that describes the faithfulness of God, the providential outworking of His grace, and the power of God to change lives.

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