Is one of your resolutions for this year to dive deeper into your faith? If so, we suggest reading some of these books for new perspectives and insights into what we believe and why we believe it.
1. Jesus Is ______ by Judah Smith
“We have got to get the message out that church is NOT a citadel for morally sound and disciplined people; it is an emergency room for people who are honest about their errors, their mistakes and their flaws.” —Judah Smith
Smith is the lead pastor of The City Church in Seattle. This book jumps right into exploring the man Jesus was and why we should follow him. Highly recommended for those looking to thoroughly explore the Gospels.
2. Crazy Love by Francis Chan
A phenomenal book to challenge you this new year. It will ask tough questions. It will change you and your faith. We recommend taking this one into a small group setting with a few friends to discuss each chapter more deeply.
3. Jesus Daily: 365 Interactive Devotions
From the popular Jesus Daily Facebook page comes this new interactive devotional perfect for those connected people (that’s you). These quick daily devotional pieces will help you understand scriptures even more and give you a thought for the day.
4. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
No list should be void of C. S. Lewis, and certainly it would be a disservice to do that here. Mere Christianity is a tough read. But it’s also one of the most influential books of the 20th century. This book explores the rationale for Christianity and dives deep—way, way deep—into the faith. If you’re a deep thinker and haven’t read this yet, you’re in for a fun and insightful treat.
5. Desiring God by John Piper
Struggling to find joy in your Christian walk? Then look no further than Desiring God by John Piper. A fantastic plunge into finding joy in Christ.
6. Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris
If you’re looking for a book that will help you go deeper into your thinking and understanding of the Scriptures, this book is for you. We highly recommend this if you’re ready for a ride…a “faith ride.”
7. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
This one is for those who feel they need to reignite that fire within them for Christ. For those who want real thoughts and discussions about Biblical scripture. For those who want to read arguably one of the most profound books of the 20th century, pick up a copy of this powerful book today.
This list isn’t the definitive one by any means, but it’s a good place to start. What other Christian books have you read that you think should be added?