What are some good Christian books to read?
To Save a Life by Jim and Rachel BrittsMere Christianity by CS LewisThe Great Divorce by CS LewisHeaven by Randy AlcornSilence by Shūsaku EndōThe Traveler’s Gift by Andy AndrewsThis Present Darkness by Frank E. …The Language of God by Francis CollinsThe Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonaldMore items…
What are the best Christian prayer books?
The Best Books On Prayer Every Christian Should ReadA Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World by Paul Miller. Praying Life – May by Miller PaulSpecifications; Author: Miller Paul; Great Gift Idea.; Satisfaction Ensured.The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions by Arthur Bennett. …Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God by Tim Keller. …More items…
Should we read books by atheists?
Should we read books by atheists?Know your enemy. There is a great deal of reluctance and trepidation among Christians in reading books written by atheists.Be spiritually equipped when reading books by atheists. …Leave no atheist allegation untested. …Read books by atheists,and be prepared to respond. …
How to choose the right books to read?
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Best Christian Books I have Read
Maybe you are thinking, well I’m not much of a reader. Yeah, me neither. Well, at least not naturally. Reading for me is more of a discipline than a natural passion. I’ve learned to love and appreciate it, but it’s something that didn’t come naturally to me. But it is something that has brought tremendous growth in my life and faith.
1. Between Two Trees by Shane Wood
This book was written by a former professor of mine, Shane Wood. This book talks about the tragedy of sin and the mission of redemption that Jesus undertook. It’s a really good book that I would highly recommend. It’s a great book to kick off this list of best Christian books I have read.
3. Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson
This book took me a while to get through. Not because it was boring, rather because there was SO much packed into every sentence. Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist who unpacks shame from a theological and neurobiological point of view. It’s a very unique and helpful way to view shame and how it effects our lives.
5. Subversive Sabbath by A.J. Swodoba
This was one of the most challenging books I have read. I’m terrible at taking a true rest. I can take the day off, no problem. But actually resting that day is another story. This book really challenged me to evaluate my life and to actually find time to rest.
6. Mere Christianity By C.S. Lewis
What good would a list of best Christian books be without at least one book by C.S. Lewis? In this classic Lewis examines the common ground that we have as Christians and delivers a powerful apologetic as to why we should believe. I’m sure many of you have read this book.
7. The Cost Of discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Drawing from the Sermon on the Mount, Bonhoeffer examines the difference between cheap grace and costly grace.
8. Generation Z Unfiltered by Tim Elmore
If you have kids, work with kids, oversee younger employees, or just want to understand this next generation you need to read this book. Tim Elmore has done some incredible generational studies that I have found so beneficial. This book is no different. It’s a great read that has unique and helpful insights into the youngest generation.
What did you expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul Tripp?
What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul Tripp – Generally speaking, I don’t love Paul Tripp’s books, but this one is a dandy. It helpfully explores the reality that marriage is both glorious and difficult. It also explores how the gospel touches on all aspects of marriage.
What are the disciplines of the Christian life?
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney – A rich Christian life doesn’t come without discipline, and in this book Donald Whitney examines many different disciplines for the Christian life, such as Bible reading, prayer, journaling, fasting, and solitude.
Who wrote the Greener grass conspiracy?
The Greener Grass Conspiracy: Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence by Stephen Altrogge – Okay, I had to include at least one of my books, right? Plus, a lot of people seem to like this book.
Who is Stephen Altrogge?
Stephen Altrogge is a writer, pastor, and knows a lot about Star Wars. Find out more at The Blazing Center.
Who wrote the rare jewel of Christian contentment?
Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs – If you find yourself struggling with contentment in your job, marriage, or any other situation, this book is for you.
Who wrote the Screwtape Letters?
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis – I could recommend a lot of different books by C.S. Lewis, but this one is probably my favorite. Written as a conversation between a senior demon and a younger demon, it provides fascinating insights into the ways of Satan.
How many pages are there in Taking God at His Word?
Taking God at His Word (Kevin DeYoung) – 144 Pages.
How many pages are in John Piper’s "Don’t Waste Your Life"?
Don’t Waste Your Life (John Piper) – 192 Pages. In 2003, John Piper spoke to 50,000 college students preaching a message entitled Don’t Waste Your Life. That sermon can also be seen in this book format, explaining that we shouldn’t be teaching our children and young people to chase after the “American Dream.”.
How many pages are there in Pilgrim’s Progress?
Allow the Lord to use this book to strengthen your prayer life. Pilgrim’s Progress (John Bunyan) – 96 Pages. The Christian life is not meant to be easy, but rather it’s a difficult journey at times.
How many pages are there in The Gospel According to Jesus?
The Gospel According to Jesus (John MacArthur) – 385 Pages. There are several John MacArthur books that could be added to this list as he has written a number of marvelous books.
How many pages are there in the book "Mere Christianity"?
Mere Christianity (CS Lewis) – 227 Pages. I’ve often said that Mere Christianity should be on the bookshelves of every believer because you never know when it could be used as an evangelism resource with an unbeliever. It’s an easy read and can show how someone can move from skepticism to true belief in Jesus Christ.
How many pages are there in Desiring God?
Knowing God (JI Packer) – 288 Pages.
Who is JI Packer?
JI Packer is one of greatest theologians of the 20 th Century [and beyond] due to his clearly articulating the truth of God, so readers and listeners understand more about how awesome their God is. RC Sproul even says, “ Knowing God is a masterpiece by a master theologian.
What is the book "Get Knowing God" about?
First, two by J.I. Packer. Get Knowing God. Get A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life, which is a collection of shorter writings. You don’t have to read it straight through. In fact, in that book, Packer’s introduction to John Owen’s Death of Death is probably one of the most influential short essays in the contemporary Reformed resurgence. It catapulted many of us from a fledgling love of God’s sovereignty into a more full and robust appreciation for the truth of God’s invincible grace.
What is the first book of Spurgeon?
The first is “ The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear ” — how to handle and survive criticism in the ministry (or anywhere). If you want to know how to navigate life when you are a controversial person, you need to have a blind eye and a deaf ear, and read what Spurgeon means by that.
How many books does John Piper have?
He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently Providence . The Strong Murder the Weak Every Day in America. John Piper Jul 21, 2021. To the Praise of the Glory of Grace.
Why is Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment so compelling?
Just recently, I listened to it again and found it — oh my — so compelling. Dostoyevsky is compelling because of his penetrating insights into the human soul for its evil and its good and how those are all tangled up together.
What are the two books by John Stott?
I would point you to two by John Stott: Basic Christianity and The Cross of Christ. There are no Stotts left that I know of. Even the Brits who are brilliant today seem to want to communicate like Americans (casual/careless). We need Stott, not only for his biblical faithfulness, but also for his impeccable clarity and precision and orderliness.
What is Jonathan Edwards’ religious affections?
Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections is in a class by itself (in my judgment) for elevating and clarifying the role of the affections, or the emotions, in the Christian life. It was a shocking and glorious read for me sitting in a rocking chair on many Sunday evenings in Munich, Germany, decades ago.
What is the story of Adoniram Judson?
Courtney Anderson’s To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson tells of the man who went out from America to do missions in Burma, where he almost went insane with grief and loneliness. It is a great, soul-strengthening story.
What is the book "Down We Go" about?
Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus by Kathy Escobar. “It’s based on the idea of living into the Beatitudes, and explores what it means to follow Jesus into the hard places of suffering, inequality, and injustice in order to cultivate, hope, beauty, justice, equality, generosity and healing.”
What is Celebration of Discipline?
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster. A description and how to manual for inward (prayer, meditation, fasting, study); outward (simplicity, solitude, submission, service); and corporate (confession, worship, guidance, celebration) spiritual disciplines.
What is the book Take This Bread about?
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles. An atheist, lesbian, left-wing journalist walks into a church, takes communion, and is changed.
Who wrote the three essential prayers?
Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott. “Author Anne Lamott writes about the three simple prayers essential to coming through tough times, difficult days and the hardships of daily life.”
Who wrote the Way of Perfection?
The Way of Perfection by Teresa of Avila. “Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical guide to prayer that embraces readers with its warmth and accessibility.”
Who is the author of The Hiding Place?
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom and Elizabeth and John Sherrill. The story of how Corrie Ten Boom and her family helped save Jews in the Holocaust and were eventually taken to concentration camps, with Corrie the family’s only survivor.
Who wrote "Come be my light"?
Come Be My Light by Mother Teresa. “This collection of letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa’s interior life.”