The number of books and resources grows exponentially. How to find those gems that will enhance a Christian’s library?

One disciple answers that question with his website, “David R. Kenney’s Bully Pulpit.” Launched in Feb., 2008, Kenney recommends religious books to churches, preachers and Christians.

david-r-kenney-2008Several of the postings are from book reviews printed by Albert Farley in The West Virginia Christian.

The goal of Kenney’s weblog is to provide a reference tool for young Christians looking to build a library of quality reading material to increase and fortify their faith.

There is also a label on “How to Find Books”.

The phrase “bully pulpit” was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt who used it to describe things that are superb and excellent, an older sense of the adjective, which bears no relationship to the noun “bully.” The term “pulpit” refers to a platform from which communication is delivered.

The “Bully Pulpit” weblog speaks about books that deal with the most sublime, excellent, superb, bully subject—religion (bully).

“The term may be provocative, but it prompts curious and sincere people to inquire which provides an opportunity to communicate,” Kenney said.

Kenney has preached part-time from 2000 to 2005 and now preaches on appointment basis.

The Kenneys have worshiped with the Streetsboro, Ohio, church since 1991 where David has served as a Deacon since 2003.  They currently reside in Bedford.

Kenney graduated from Kent State University 1993 with an MBA.

To navigate the weblog one utilizes the labels on the right of the screen. The authors of books reviewed have their own label.

Additionally, the top left of the screen has a search engine. For example, to see all postings that have reference to “Alexander Campbell,” one may type in his name, press “Search Blog” and all the postings will come up which include his name.

Each posting includes a comment feature where readers are encouraged to comment on the post. Stories relating to authors are encouraged because many may be unfamiliar with the author and may find the information enriching to their reading. Comments are moderated, but unless a comment contains profane language, it will be posted, even though it disagrees or takes a contrary position.

To navigate to Kenney’s weblog, click here.


Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

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