Reading books is one of the most powerful ways to grow as a Christian. Christian literature can leave you with some of the most interesting and profound insights and ideas.
However, every year, hundreds — if not thousands — of Christian books are released. So, how do you know which books are the best to buy? Here are X books that we think will most likely shape Christian thought. Any of these books make a wonderful addition to any Christian book collection.
By: Havilah Cunnington (Author) and Rebekah Lyons (Foreword)
In this down-to-Earth book, Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington shows Christians how to identify where daily struggles are coming from and how to overcome hardship and pain. This book helps readers understand that — because of their strong faith in Jesus Christ— they are stronger than the struggle. She teaches them how to put the devil in his place and start living a completely authentic life.
By: Tim Muehlhoff (Author) and Richard Langer (Author)
Forward by: Quentin J. Schultze
This book examines how Christians are viewed in the overall culture. The authors examine how the current culture views and portrays Christians, sometimes as high-and-mighty buffoons who are not in touch with the world today. Their insights help readers identify how to engage the culture in a way that is civil and persuasive at the same time. It also teaches readers how to challenge the beliefs of others in the community with respect and love.
By: Wendy Blight (Author)
This book is part of the inScribed series for women, which is a collection of books for Bible study. “I Am Loved” has an accompanying video, which is sold separately. This book is an excellent tool to help transform the heart and mind. It provides a comprehensive and thorough examination of the book of 1 John. It was designed to help women understand and confidently live in God’s love. “I Am loved” helps readers build a more personal and honest awareness of God’s love and transform their actions so that they can walk confidently as a woman of God.
By: Gregory Koukl (Author), Nancy Pearcey (Foreword)Gregory Koukl
In this book, host of Stand to Reason and bestselling author, Gregory Koukl, argues that the biblical Christianity is more than just a religious view. The author does a great job representing persuasive, clear evidence for the credibility of biblical Christianity. He shows that it is more than just a source of moral teaching. Instead, Koukl argues that Christianity is a picture of reality. This is a great book for those that are still seeking answers to the most important questions of life.
By: Trevin Wax (Author)
Many Christians feel overwhelmed and uncertain by all of the messages that they see and hear in today’s world, which is full of false visions and myths. This book guides Christians on how to identify our culture’s lies and maintain a faithful presence in an ever-changing society. The author calls on readers to analyze their common beliefs about marriage, shopping, technology use and politics. The book shows readers how to resist conforming to false worldview.
By: Jamie Ivey (Author)
In this book, set for release on January 30th, author Jamie Ivey, takes readers on a journey through all of the moments in her past that she’s not proud of. She discusses her greatest fear, which is what people would think if they found out the truth about her. Ivey opens up about her experience doing what many Christians do — and that is guarding stories and life struggles. Ivey encourages readers to focus on greater transparency. She talks about how real freedom begins when a person stops hiding the shameful parts of their life and trusts Jesus to make something beautiful out of those not-so-proud moments in life.
~ 1776 Christian