These books have challenged me, inspired me, and allowed me to grow deeper in my walk with Christ. I list them so they can possibly do the same for you, although I acknowledge that books hit different people differently. If you’d like to read one, feel free to stop by and see if my copy is available.
Favorite Authors and Books
Institutes of the Christian Religion – I cannot say I’ve read it in entirety yet. The opening of the book is one I come back to again and again to be reminded of the incredible holiness of our God, the lowliness of ourselves, and the life-changing grace that bridges that gap. Calvin writes with a truthful passion and carefulness that deeply nourishes.
Chesterton, G. K.
The Everlasting Man -Incredible book about how Jesus fits into the longings of the world and how he challenges the assumptions of the world. Key book in C. S. Lewis’s conversion.
Orthodoxy – Written around 100 years ago, but incredibly relevant for our time as it challenges the assumptions of our secular mindset.
The Prodigal God – An extended look at the Parable of the Lost Son that concentrates on the older brother. A challenging call to the church to be the incarnation of God’s grace.
Lewis, C. S.
The Great Divorce – A book that lifted my imagination of what God’s way of life, beauty, and truth really are. A quick and short read as well.
The Screwtape Letters – Powerful book that delves into the temptations that threaten us each day. Does a masterful job at dissecting the subtle lies that we often fall for.
Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin – This is a book I refer back to often as it powerfully unmasks the threat and power of sin in our world. It convicts one to seeking holiness.
Rumors of Another World – Speaks to the longings of humanity that he ultimately argues are found in Jesus Christ. Speaks to the common person who desires something greater than themselves.
What’s So Amazing About Grace – Presents the scandalous uniqueness of God’s grace. Challenges Christians to embrace God’s scandalous way and bring this healing to the world.
Wright, N. T.