Friday, March 2, 2012

Reading List

I've heard several recommendations for books lately that I am putting on my reading list. Since I haven't read them myself, I can't give you my take on them, but they might be books you'd like to look in to.

Loving the Way Jesus Does by Phillip Ryken
According to blogger Trevin Wax, "Phil Ryken takes readers through “the love chapter” (1 Cor. 13: “Love is patient, love is kind …”) and illustrates it with snapshots from the life and ministry of Jesus. Ryken’s reflections are profound, his stories engaging, his quotes well chosen, and his exegesis accessible. Loving the Way Jesus Loves challenges our loveless attitudes and behaviors in light of the Savior who loved us “to the uttermost.”

Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality by Ravi Zacharias
I've hear Ravi sharing the truths that this book covers this week on his radio program, Just Thinking. With the mind of an apologist, the heart of a missionary, and the insight of a sage, he is able to divide between truth and falsehood and to teach with grace. I'm looking forward to reading this.

Lost Women of the Bible: Women We Thought We Knew by Carolyn Custis James
I am actually in the middle of this book and finding it to be a challenging and wonderful study. Here's the book description from Amazon: "You know the women of the Bible, but you don't know them like this... It's easy for Christian women---young and old---to get lost between the opportunities and demands of the present and the biblical teachings of the past. They live in a confusing world, caught in the crossfire between church and culture. Although home and family still remain central, more women than ever, by choice or by necessity, are blending home, career, and ministry. They need strong biblical role models to help them meet these challenges. Building on solid scholarship and a determination to wrestle honestly with perplexing questions, author Carolyn Custis James sheds new light on ancient stories that brings the women of the Bible into the twenty-first century. This fresh look at the women in the Bible unearths surprising new insights and a powerful message that will leave readers feeling challenged, encouraged, and deeply valued. Rediscover and be inspired by: * Eve * Sarah * Hagar * Tamar * Hannah * Esther * Mary * and others"

Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott
One more that I have on hold and look forward to reading, it was recommended by Kevin Austin who is a modern day abolitionist. It is a novel set in Ohio in 1855 and is about a young woman with a beautiful voice and a man with a passion to rescue slaves through the Underground Railroad.

No comments: