Book Reviews

Book Review ~ Reviving New England


I’ve said it dozens of times: I don’t write book reviews. But I’m fortunate that there are awesome, godly people out there who do, and who do a bang up job of it. So today I wanted to share a great review of the book Reviving New England. The review was written by my friend Rachel Williams over at, and the book was written by my other friend, Nate Pickowicz, pastor, podcaster, and blogger extraordinaire. They are both lovely, doctrinally sound people I’m proud to know, so I’m certain you’ll enjoy both the review and the book.

Reviving New England 
(Why Women Ministry Leaders Should Read This Book)

by Rachel Williams

I ordered Nate’s book, Reviving New England: The Key to Revitalizing Post-Christian America, and I sit down to enjoy a treatise on the history of liberalism in New England, and what pastors in New England need to do today to turn the churches back to Christ.

Instead, I spent the majority of my time reading chunks of the books out loud to my husband, whispering, “YES!,” and underlining massive sections of it, realizing that every woman who leads women’s ministries across the United States (and beyond) needs this book.


Pickowicz does start the book with a brief history of the rise (and fall) of Christianity in New England. For those of you not students of church history, he does an excellent job of making this information relevant to today and fast-paced. (Trust me, I’ve heard my fair share of less-than-exciting lectures on this topic. He does a great job keeping your interest.) However, the history lesson is brief, and this is where the book becomes, in my opinion, necessary for women’s ministry leaders today.

The rest of the book is written for pastors and centers on how to preach the Word of God. He does a masterful job of navigating the problems in so many pulpits and offering real practical solutions to guiding the church back to sound biblical principles.

So why do I think women’s ministry leaders need this?…

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It’s a Beautiful Thing!


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One of the joys of this ministry is when I get to recommend to you a doctrinally sound resource for Christian women.

Yesterday, our friends Landon and Nate over at Entreating Favor launched the women’s arm of the blog, Beautiful Thing. Beautiful Thing is going to be manned by Nate’s (of “Best Book in the Bible” fame, which I frequently use as a resource for Wednesday’s Word) wife, Jessica Pickowicz.

If you’ve been hanging out here with me for a while, that name should ring a bell. Jessica has graciously written two fabulous guest posts for me:

Adult Coloring and Meditation – What Every Christian Should Know


Daughters of the King Don’t Take Personality Tests

Regarding the mission of Beautiful Thing, Jessica says, “My heart for this ministry is to jpick_300x300provide biblical strength for women that will encourage you to be, like Mary, devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. In this ministry you will find theological and biblical teaching, exploration into women’s issues, and some biblical counseling.”

Jessica is a pastor’s wife and mom of two in New England. Her doctrine and theology are sound, she’s a good writer, and she’s going to have some excellent resources for you. So, head on over and subscribe to Beautiful Thing via e-mail (scroll to the bottom of the page), and follow Beautiful Thing on Facebook and Twitter.