7 Christian books worth reading

Books that are aimed at propagating the gospel of Christ Jesus get published every year. The large numbers may be tasking for you to read. However, getting to read one or two that makes meaning to your life is very important. Books edify and help to build your stand on some issues about life. Christian book have helped in this aspect over the years.

Many books got published this year. Are you contemplating on which Christian book to read in order to strengthen your path with Christ? Here is a compilation of seven books that are focused on that mission.

1. Knowing God by J.I. Packer

There are many Christians who seek ways to be closer to God through reading books. J.I Packer's "Knowing God" gave a hint on how his readers can know God more in three phases. The first phase talked about why and how we can understand God; the second explains the various characteristics of God; while the third phase espouses the benefits of understanding Him carefully.

2. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

The 2002-published Rick Warren's "The Purpose Driven Life" is a bestselling book that has been immensely used by Christians to fashion out a path for their lives. According to statistics, this book is presently the 2nd most-translated publication on earth. 

Purpose Driven Life focuses on equipping a new generation of Christians to discover God's purpose for their lives. The 2020 edited version also talked about the hindrances to living a life of purpose.

3. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

John Bunyan wrote this book while he had been in prison to get nonconformist preaching. It chronicles the author's joys and sorrows of his Christian lifestyle.

This book centers on Christian, the main character of the Pilgrim's Progress, who had a fantasy that leads him on a trip to the Celestial City. 

Bunyan talks about the facets of Christians life during the experiences he and his pals participate in throughout the book. While part 1 covers Christian's travel, his spouse Christiana, was the core focus of the second part.

4. The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith

In this book, Smith talks about God's ability to save you completely through His power and dominion over sin. Although the author had tough experiences in life, she passed her message in "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life" in a happy way. She centers her book on holiness and the need for Christians to focus more on the savior than on their human works on earth.

5. A Call to Prayer by J.C. Ryle

J.C Ryle talks on the need to pray in this book. At intervals he asked this question, "Can you plead?". This book delivered its message in simple and a comprehensive way. The author equally attended to how you need to pray and what it means to be a genuine man of prayer. The message is undying. More so, this book espouses how to achieve a honest and personal prayer life.

6. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

This book is a daily devotional with messages that aim to bring hope, squash fear, and bridge that gap in your relationship with God. The author, Sarah Young, portrays the views of Jesus in "Jesus Calling". This book gives readers an opportunity to experience Jesus first hand through the scriptures embedded in the book.

7. Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado

This book is one of Max Lucados extraordinarily inspiring works. He takes an approach that Christians can follow in order to live a purposeful life. More so, it guides Christians on how not to waste time on unprofitable pursuits. 

The book is also laced with great examples about the way to live a productive life that glorifies Christ. It also challenges us to do marvelous works and sincerely make a name for ourselves. 

Achieving greatness in Christ Jesus does not come cheap. It involves sacrifices and going out of your comfort zone. If you do not step out of your comfort zone, you may not get what you want genuinely. Stepping out shows your dedication and commitment to the Christian faith.

Which of these books have you read and which do you desire to pick up? Kindly share...

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