Endorsements & Reviews-
"Like the ancient prophet, Amos, we live in an era marked by a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. These exemplary sermons and speeches by Dennis Ngien provide satisfying nourishment for heart and mind alike because he enables the Scriptures to speak again in clear, powerful ways to our generation. Ngien effortlessly blends the committed passion of a preacher, the wise perspective of a mentor, and the careful precision of a scholar. This book is recommended reading for anyone eager to hear what truly practical theology sounds like."
-- Jeffrey P. Greenman, Associate Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics, Wheaton College
"This book is far more than a collection of compelling sermons by the consummate pastor-theologian, Dr. Dennis Ngien. It is an exemplar of the interface of theology and piety, of biblical interpretation and practical implication, of scholarly rigor and spiritual fervor. The nine chapters comprising the volume offer rich theological reflection on a range of subjects including the suffering of God, death and dying, Luther's theology of preaching, effective living in the power of the Spirit, and the nature of God's love. Ngien never loses sight of what he calls "the curvature of the human soul," and offers exhortations and insights that are at once deeply theological, profoundly pastoral, and disarmingly personal. Like his historic mentor, Luther, we see in Ngien a theologian of the cross at work in the pastoral context. This is a book of immense value for all who seek a faith worth believing, living, and commending."
-- Janet Clark, Dean, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, Canada
"The Scottish theologian James Denney once commented that 'if evangelists were our theologians or theologians our evangelists, we should be nearer the ideal.' These sermons by Dennis Ngien exemplify the fact that he is a passionate amalgam of both. Professor Ngien is a noted theologian in the Reformation tradition, but also a man of action, who has proclaimed the gospel in various settings over many years of public ministry. May his tribe increase! And may you be inspired and built up in faith."
-- Kevin Livingston, Senior Pastor, Knox Presbyterian Church, Toronto
"Professor, Preacher, Pastor: these facets of his eclectic calling find expression in this medley of Dr. Ngien's works. Delightful, tasty, even humorous morsels from his thoughts express the joy of one who loves his Master. Tough, hard, contentious thought creates a dynamic that evolves into an awareness of majesty, unique to the One he serves. A suffering Christ exposes a God who delights in Mercy, thereby providing a haven for heavy hearts. Mentoring by example and discipline of thought, Dr. Ngien entices his reader to catch a fresh glimpse of God, igniting a desire to know the One who is the beginning of wisdom. Fledgling youth and seasoned servants will find inspiration in these pages."
-- Dr. Ken Gamble (M.D), Executive Director of Missionary Health Institute, Toronto