Putting together a list of the best Christian books is obviously a subjective process. Age, gender, life experiences, Christian denomination, and many other factors determine what subject matter and writing styles grab our attention. I tend to enjoy reading apocalyptic Christian fiction such as the Left Behind series and The Third Millennium. Others may prefer Biblical era fiction like The Red Tent or Christian growth books like Experiencing God.
The Christian books listed below are listed in no particular order and are a few of the best Christian books based on my opinion. I know some will disagree, but no one knows my opinion better than me 😉 With that said, I would love to hear your opinion as well. Please take a few minutes to tell me about your favorite Christian books.
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Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby was first published in 1990 but I first discovered it in 2011. This is a life altering book and it totally changed my understanding of walking in God’s will. Blackaby focuses on the struggle that many Christian face when it comes to following the will of God. Many of us try to do God’s will the way WE want to instead of allowing Him to lead us. Blackaby uses life examples and scripture to show how we should examine where God is at work around us and join in what He is already doing.
Most Christian growth books can be rather dry but Experiencing God is an easy read. It’s broken up in a way so that you can read short sections at a time. This is without a doubt the best Christian growth book I have read and one that I often recall when seeking God’s will.
Left Behind: The Kids
If you like Christian fiction, chances are you’ve read the Left Behind Series. But have you read Left Behind: The Kids? I’m guessing, no. Don’t let the title fool you. Yes, it was mainly targeted at the tween to teen age group, but the story is just as captivating and the reading level is the same as the main Left Behind Series.
The story follows a group of young teens (Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan) as they struggle to survive the tribulation. The story parallels the main series and even crosses over on numerous occasions with all of the main adult characters making appearances.
If you hated to see the Left Behind Series come to an end then this is a must read. There’s 40 books in the series. Each book is approximately 150 pages. The hardback version includes six books in one.
Have you read it? Let me know what you thought.
Solar flare activity is increasing rapidly this year and isn’t expected to peak until 2013, making Solar Flare, by Larry Burkett, even more timely today than when it was originally published in 1997. Following a massive solar flare all electrical and electronic devices have been rendered useless. The story follows a man and his daughter as they struggle to survive in a world without the modern conveniences we take for granted.
The unnerving part is that the scenario described in Solar Flare is not that far fetched. Of all of the natural disasters that could change our way of life overnight and on a global scale, this is probably the most likely.
More to come….
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