Read These Now! – Highly Recommended:
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism – Tim Keller
In the vein of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, Tim Keller gives very philosophical and reasonable arguments for the existence of the God of The Bible. If you’re into apologetics, you probably already know that this is a must-read.
Crazy Love – Francis Chan
I’m a bit of a sucker for this kind of book. It follows along the lines of some of my favorites, like John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life and Matt Papa’s Look & Live, in helping us to focus on what really matters in life.
Look Into These – See They’re Up Your Alley:
The Work of Christ: What the Events of Jesus’ Life Mean for You – R.C. Sproul
The content here is definitely five star worthy. R.C. Sproul gets very deep into what was accomplished in the life and death of The Lord Jesus Christ. I gave it four stars because it’s a short book, and because I could see it being a bit difficult for someone without a firm Biblical foundation to follow.
Comforts from Romans: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time – Elyse Fitzpatrick
Elyse Fitzpatrick has written a wonderful month-long daily devotional style book dwelling on passages from the book of Romans. She offers lots of applications of these passages into daily life and does a wonderful job of helping us focus on scripture.
Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball – R.A. Dickey
Not knowing a whole lot about R.A. Dickey, other than that he was a Cy Young Award winning pitcher who does a lot of charity work, I was unsure if his story would be worthy of having a whole book written about it, but I was very, very wrong. Dickey takes you through his spiritual, marital, childhood, and career problems in depth and there’s definitely a lot to learn from here.
Lord Change Me – James MacDonald
James MacDonald digs deep into scripture to find practical methods for defeating habitual sin that you can’t seem to get out of your life. Not knowing much about the author going into this book, I didn’t have high expectations, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that this wasn’t going to be the shallow self-help book I was nervous it would be.
Not Recommended – Tried to Read These, But Couldn’t Get Through Them:
Static Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise – Eric Samuel Timm