Recommended Reading

On this page you will find a list of books that I have found to be interesting, thought provoking or helpful. If a book is recommended it is certainly not to be understood that we agree with everything that is in it or that we subscribe 100% to the ideas or theology in them. Each book will be provided with a link to Christian Book Distributors so that you can find out more about them. Also, be sure to check out our "Book Reviews" on the blog to see if the ones you are interested in are there.

Also, if you have a recommendation for us please comment on this post. Your recommendations are most welcome and appreciated.

Godspeed

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453033: How to Study the Bible, Revised Edition How to Study the Bible, Revised Edition

By John MacArthur / Moody Publishers


The Bible is the Word of Life—and learning to understand it is crucial to the growth of every believer! In this revised resource, Grace to You host John MacArthur answers both the "why" and "how" questions of studying Scripture as he examines key passages from the Old and New Testaments.

Questions for review, and personal reflection questions to discover your own motivations and understanding of biblical principles are included. This valuable resource, if followed, will provide you with a rich understanding and command of Scripture.


447804: Fresh Encounter: God"s Pattern for Spiritual Awakening, Revised and Expanded Fresh Encounter: God's Pattern for Spiritual Awakening, Revised and Expanded

By Henry & Richard Blackaby, Claude King




45619: I Don"t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

By Norman L. Geisler / Crossway Books & Bibles


Norman Geisler and Frank Turek show, first of all, that truth is absolute, exclusive, and knowable. From there, they proceed to demonstrate that the cardinal Christian doctrines are true beyond reasonable doubt, all convincing for you as a Christians to believe, but requiring a leap of negative "faith" if an atheist is to disbelieve them.

446565: When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany When a Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany

By Erwin W. Lutzer / Moody Publishers


The erosion of the family, the silencing of the church, the disintegration of morality indicate that America is suffering a cultural crisis, but it is not new. These trends also shaped Nazi Germany. Challenging you to focus on Jesus, Lutzer calls you to stand for truth, justice, and righteousness to stop our country's slide from civility into barbarity. Paperback. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.


83850: The Cost of Discipleship The Cost of Discipleship

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer / Touchstone


The Cost of Discipleship compels the reader to face himself and God in any situation. Bonhoeffer speaks of "Cheap Grace": preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. "Cheap Grace" is grace without discipleship. "Costly Grace" is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. "It's costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."

2926X: Mere Christianity Mere Christianity

By C.S. Lewis / HarperOne


Arguably the 20th century's most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.


324966: Walking from East to West: God In The Shadows Walking from East to West: God In The Shadows

By Ravi Zacharias & R.S.B. Sawyer / Zondervan


An autobiographical treat! The distinguished lecturer and Christian apologist relates his growing up in India, the crisis that moved him from pantheism to monotheism, and how he now travels the globe to tell others of the new life possible in Christ---no matter your geography or prior beliefs. 240 pages, softcover. Zondervan.

282518: The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists

By Ravi Zacharias / Zondervan


Ravi Zacharias has been defending the Gospel for many years, and with the rise of 'new atheism' he faces off against what some have termed 'big science' - the atheistic community's ham-fisted attempt to silence any dissent to naturalist evolution. The anti-Christian movement, promoting a sort of 'pop atheism' that usually attacks Christians themselves rather than the scientific theories of creationists, has many vocal proponents. Sam Harris, author of 'Letter to a Christian Nation', is specifically addressed in Ravi's book, with others dealt with obliquely, each taken to task for their errors. But this is not simply a reverse-attack on Harris or the others; Zacharias cuts to the core of the atheist problem and presents a case for truth resolving itself in a presentation of God in the person of Jesus Christ as the intelligence behind the universe, and the end (the culmination, not the cessation) of reason.

652950: Great Divorce Great Divorce

By C.S. Lewis / HarperOne


Lewis's highly influential fantasy about heaven and hell. In Grey Town the inhabitants keep moving farther apart because of their quarrels, while in the Country, sunrise always seems a moment away. Heaven is real and the redeemed quite solid, while hell is minuscule and the damned insubstantial. 160 pages, softcover. HarperOne.