Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Messages |
Who should read this book?
If you are looking for a guide to help you in your spiritual walk, this is the book to purchase. This is also a great gift for any young (physically or spiritually) believer. But truly, everyone should read this book.
Before we get into the books on the list, it is worth mentioning that everyone should have a daily devotional of some sort. Below are a couple recommendations:
1: “God is Faithful” — JB Nicholson
If you don’t think God works today like He did in the past, this is a great book. The author gives real life testimonies of people who saw the Lord provide for them in wonderful ways.
2: “Christianity, Opium or Truth” — David Gooding & John Lennox
This book helps you to face some of the difficulties people will throw at you in the pressure cooker of an anti-God environment. It presents an intellectually acceptable way through to personal faith in Christ.
3: “The Church At Work” — Brian Gunning
Everyone needs to come to love the church, and accept church truths on their own. If you don’t understand why some things are being done, you might wonder or be bothered by them. This book will guide you to church truth in a scriptural, reasonable way.
4: “Worship & Remembrance” — Daniel Smith
This book gives 52 great examples of Christ-centered worship. If you are searching for something that exemplifies what it is to worship Christ, this book is worth your time.
5: “Key Bible Concepts” — David Gooding & John Lennox
This is a simple presentation of good Bible words and concepts that every Christian should understand. The chapters are short, and cover some big topics in an easily digestible format.
6: “My Heart My Life My All” — William MacDonald
Written by a man who lived the book, this book is one to prayerfully work through as your look at your own life. It starts with the cross – our Savior, the One who motivates our love to Him.
7: “The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus” — John Cross
This is a “Creation to the Cross” evangelism book. However, for a Christian, it will make you look to the Cross through the lens of the Old Testament.
8: “Through Gates of Splendor” — Elisabeth Elliot
This is a classic biography on the 5 missionaries killed in Ecuador. People should be reminded that young and newly married guys were solid in their commitment to the Lord. It is a reminder that it isn’t unreasonable to expect anyone to be sold out for the Lord.
9: “Here’s the Difference” — William MacDonald
This book uses clear, biblical language to teach a young person to rightly divide the truth. It will help you to distinguish ideas that can be easily confused.
10: “The Path to the City of Gold” — CH Waller
This book is rich with great thoughts from the scriptures. Each chapter is a self contained thought on characters from Abraham to Christ. You will learn things you never knew about familiar characters like Jonathan, and see wonderful truths through more obscure characters (like Rizpah). Beautiful New Testament truth is interwoven with each one of these stories.Read More
1: It is written to be read in segments
This is not a book that you need to plow through in a few sittings. It was made so that you can take a taste, meditate, and enjoy a truth. This makes for a devotional read at your leisure.
2: Pulled from a lifetime of experience
Just like this isn’t a book to read in a few sittings, it was not written in a few sittings either. The content was not only worked on for many years, but was pulled from years of hard study and life experiences.