Friends, I love books. Seems obvious, right? But I’m always on the look out for some “new” books to encourage my faith, deeper my understanding of God, and give me inspiration for my life. I have some books I’ve had for a long time, which have made a huge impact of my life. Some of them I might have shared here on the blog, but I wanted to put this list together for you in case you are looking for something “new” to read. Keep in mind most of these books are very old – but the truths and inspiration they hold are AWESOME!
I know budgets are tight, so all of these books are less than $9! *
The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
In this amazing book, you will find find how the Christian life is to be lived in complete freedom and ultimate joy. If you are weighed down by the burdens of your life, read this uplifting classic to find out how to lay your burdens at the cross of Jesus. Find out how the religion of Christ ought to be.
Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray
I know I’ve shared about this treasure before, but I cannot tell you how this small book changed the course of my Christian life. Jesus is inviting us in to partake a life that is full – of joy, peace, and happiness. We stand outside this life and wonder why we feel alone and full of grief. In this book you will find 31 days of devotional to invite you to enter into an intimate life with a Jesus.
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. Howard and Mrs. Taylor
In this semi-biographical book on one of the legendary missionaries, we read about a man with fierce faith who believed that God truly would fuflill all He promises in Scripture. It is written by Hudson Taylor’s son and daughter-in-law, and much of the information is based on letters he wrote and others wrote to him. For Christians longing for the inward joy and power that Hudson Taylor had, they can find the secret to it here. The secret, it turns out, is available to any who call on Christ’s name.
Intimacy with God: A Bible Study in the Psalms by Cynthia Heald
Whether you’ve studied the Bible for a long time, or are just beginning – this devotional is a great place to begin. As you progress in your spiritual formation, you’ll become more honest and vulnerable before God as you track the Psalmists’ struggles and triumphs on their way to intimacy with God. With discussion questions and space to fill in your answers, this is a great topical Bible study for all women.
None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin
I read this book a few months ago, and I can’t shake the feeling it stirred in me. We are always taught to “be like Christ,” but some things about God are not meant to be emulated. Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God’s limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.
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