Ten Books Worth Studying
Today I preached about Romans 12:2a: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Once I get the sermon on-line, I will post a link here.
In that sermon, I talked about the spiritual discipline of study. While I believe that Christians should first and foremost study the Bible, I also think that there are biblically based books that are also deserving of study. Here is a list of ten of those books. None of these are particularly difficult to read, and there is something somewhat basic about each of them. But I have found each of them to be helpful for me, and for other Christians.
assembled by Fr. Thomas McKenzie
The Cost of Dicipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Devotional Classics, edited by Richard Foster
Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Ruthless Trust, Brennan Manning
Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen
Knowing God, J.I. Packer
The Cross of Christ, John Stott
Ancient-Future Faith, Robert Webber
Surprised by Hope, N.T. Wright
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