Books For Every Christian - Christian Living

7/19/2007

More books that every Christian should read:

Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life - Donald Whitney
The pursuit of God through the spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, Bible reading, scripture memorization, etc.) is not optional for the Christian, it's essential. That's the point that Donald Whitney makes in this brilliant book. You can't expect to grow in your relationship with God, love for God, and passion for holiness if you are not consistently practicing the spiritual disciplines. This book is meant to encourage and challenge Christians, serving as a practical guide to the spiritual disciplines and providing a scriptural basis for them. Whitney consistently emphasizes that the spiritual disciplines are a means for the Christian to experience God in a deeper and more intimate way. Instead of being viewed as drudgery, the spiritual disciplines should be seen as a delight.

Whitney addresses the following subjects: Bible Intake, Prayer, Worship, Evangelism, Serving, Stewardship, Fasting, Silence and Solitude, Journaling, and Learning. If you have struggled to consistently pursue the Lord through the spiritual disciplines, this is a must-read book.

Buy it here.

Tell the Truth - Will Metzger
I don't know a single person that doesn't struggle with evangelism in some way. Some of us are terrified by the thought of telling someone about Jesus. Some of us just don't know what to say when it comes to sharing the gospel. Some of us might even be a little confused on what it means to share the gospel. If you have ever struggled in any of these ways, this is a book for you.

Metzger begins his book by helping his readers understand what it means to really share the gospel. Sharing your testimony is not sharing the gospel. Sharing apologetics is not sharing the gospel. Sharing solely about the love of God is not sharing the gospel. What is sharing the gospel? Metzger answers that question in his book. He then moves into what it means to be truly converted to Christ. Conversion is more than just intellectual acquiescence or an emotional response. True conversion involves the whole will of a person, heart, mind, and soul. Finally, Metzger moves into practical approaches to evangelism. He seeks to help his readers understand what true evangelism looks like. This portion can be particularly helpful if you're not sure how to evangelize.

Do you want to grow in evangelism? This book is a wonderful asset to help you grow in that area. Special thanks to Tim Challies for his recommendations.

Buy it here.

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