Friday, August 2
On My Bookshelf...
When I think about my journey with Christ and what influenced me the most toward Him, several books come to mind. Yes, the Bible is #1, but I'm talking about all those other books that may be dusty on the bookshelf, filled with bookmarks on the bedside table, or wedged underneath a coffee mug. Sorting through all those books can be tough. Which ones have sound doctrine? Which ones are pushing an agenda? Which ones send profits to a big atheist corporation?
When I sat alone in a dorm room with just Christ at my side, I wish someone had been there to hand me this stack of books. The top 5 are for everyone. The bottom 5 are for unmarried ladies. On my bookshelf you can find...
1. The Bible. Did you think it would be anything else?
2. The Way of the Master. Ray Comfort. Opened my eyes to the breadth of my sin and His Grace. Offers practical evangelizing tips.
3. God Doesn't Believe in Atheists. Ray Comfort. A similar, shorter version of The Way of the Master. Gives great practical proof of God's existence.
4. A Weed in the Church. Scott Brown. A basic explanation and support for Family Integrated Churches.
5. Heaven is for Real. Todd Burpo. A little boy's trip to heaven and back.
6. So Much More. By the Botkin Sisters. Explanation, support, and guidance for at-home daughters.
7. Joyfully at Home. By Jasmine Baucham. Practical encouragement for at home daughters.
8. Passion and Purity. By Elisabeth Elliott. How to bring your love life under Christ's control.
9. The Family Daughter. By Sarah Bryant. Spiritual and practical encouragement for at home daughters. Sarah's quarterly magazine King's Blooming Rose offers wonderful support and community for ladies of all ages.
10. Boy Meets Girl. Joshua Harris. Support for courtship and practical application.