Great job on your new book, Psychology and the Church. I have recommended it to a number of pastors with whom I have contact. In fact, I think that every evangelical pastor in America should have a copy of this book. Thanks for this excellent and timely work. BF (email)
The article "Old Time Religion or Golden Calf Revival"...shed much needed light in a dark area....I [have] neighbors, church members here in NC ranting and raving over this Bentley fellow, to the point of actually driving that far to see him....Perhaps I'm simple minded, but I do recognize "truth" when I see it, and my spirit and convictions say, "That ain't it." SP (NC)
After reading many of your books years ago, I recently dusted them off and began reading them again. I suddenly realized that perhaps the internet would be the place for me to find and reacquaint myself with you and your ministry. Praise the Lord, I found The Berean Call on the internet (www.thebereancall.org), and have enjoyed catching up on some much-needed reading concerning Christianity and the gospel. Even though I'm an ordained minister...I've become somewhat distracted by worldly interests and pursuits. I believe the Holy Spirit is dealing with my lukewarmness....Please pray [for me]. HP (email)
This is just a short message to say thanks for your wonderful ministry online. I am an artist, and I am well aware that as I sell a painting, it leaves my presence and takes on a life of its own. So, too, have your sermons, I sit and listen to them late at night here in N. Ireland while my kids and wife sleep. Thank you. Please know that your efforts have comforted this weary soul on many occasions, helping me turn my eyes to Christ when all seems a little futile or stressful. God bless. SK (N Ireland)
I'm writing to request that we be taken off your mailing list....After a few years of reading your newsletter I can't say that love has come through at all. Aside from your writings of God's love to us, the focus of your organization seems to be putting down fellow citizens of the world....This is sad. I don't understand why you devote so much of your time and energy into searching for differences among groups and religions when Jesus emphasized unity and love. I recently heard an excellent speaker who frequently meets with Catholic and other religious leaders. He said they focus on what they have in common and he emphasized respect and love towards all. His point was, how do you expect to win people over to Christ when you are not their friend first?...Dave and others at TBC, I'd like to ask you this: Are you a friend to the Catholics? How do you show them love?...Or is reaching the lost not one of your goals? "If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong..." 1 Corinthians:13:1,2. Do I hear gongs coming from Bend, Oregon? BB (Canada)
You do not know this, but I consider you my father in the faith because your book An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith brought my struggling, 20-year, up-and-down walk with God to a head and brought me to my knees. Also, I cannot see much where I disagree with you [where it is] theology-related.
Please know that I love you, Tom, and your ministry that the Lord Jesus Christ has given to you. I pray for you every day. RS (email)
I just have to tell you how very much I enjoy An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith. I have always enjoyed your turn of a phrase and logical approach to explaining what so many find illogical. Faith and wisdom are not produced in a vacuum, as many of the younger generation seem to want to believe. So many things that you say, I have wanted someone to say.
I feel alone quite often when I can't even reasonably carry on a conversation with the defensive, insecure church world. With each page of the book I feel like we are friends across the miles. Thank you for your faithfulness, and I do pray for your continued good health.
By the way, my husband and I use your book to study together.
Thanks again, and may the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you! KB (MO)