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Inspirational Books Every Christian Should Read

If you’re looking for some hope and inspiration, I’m excited to recommend a book that can help just about anyone: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read.

Stories of Hope blogger David Morris

When I was in college I took a course in religion that changed my life. It was an introductory survey of some of the most heralded Christian theologians both ancient and modern: Augustine, Aquinas and Luther on to Buber (actually Jewish), Barth and Tillich.

Not your everyday household names, but people whose thoughts about faith and belief were to me less about argumentative treatises and more about beauty, poetry, honesty and the courage to simply just “be” in the presence of God.

My professor, Bill Thomas, purchased copies of a volume of Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics out of his own pocket and distributed them free of charge to his class of students, who were puzzled by his unique generosity. I knew there was something special there and I was hooked.

Yet my life headed out in many different directions after that course, and I didn’t keep up as much with those specific thinkers. Still, most of these extraordinary books have stuck with me after all these years, both in spirit and in print. When Dr. Thomas said, “The more you invest in these books, the more they will pay off,” he was right.

Now I’m excited to recommend something that can help just about anyone make their way into some of the most important books to read in conjunction with the Bible. 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics offers work that shapes our faith, including Reflections of Divine Love (Showings) by Julian of Norwich, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas á Kempis, Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin, The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Each chapter highlights one book, offering historical background, an explanation of the book’s significance, and a brief reading to get you started.

I would encourage you to get a copy, sample a few of these writings, go find one of them as a whole, and dig in. Happy reading.

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Ordinary Women of the Bible

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Mystery, suspense, and intrigue await you in these powerful stories that bring God’s Word to life like never before.

Ordinary Women of the Bible is a one-of-a-kind series that takes you on a spiritual journey back in time. You’ll meet the “forgotten women of the Bible” and through them you’ll relive the traditions, tragedies, and triumphs of life in biblical times. In each exciting book, a popular inspirational fiction author weaves historical facts and scriptural truths into a suspenseful and intriguing work of fiction that will open your heart to each woman’s remarkable story.

You’ll be amazed and inspired by the impact and influence these ordinary women made – and the key role they played in Scripture we celebrate today. You’ll cherish these stories for their page-turning suspense as well as their profound affect on your spiritual life.

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