“Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”
– Charles Spurgeon
Below are several good books that you are highly encouraged to visit in order to further your spiritual growth and learning.
Scripture is the source of Christian doctrine—but what is the Bible’s origin? Get an accessible, factual account of how the world’s most influential book was compiled, preserved, and transmitted to today’s generation. And extensive revision of Lightfoot’s enduring classic, this overview draws on current scholarship and includes new chapters on the Septuagint and Latin Vulgate.
Christians today face growing challenges to show that their faith is both relevant and credible. In Josh McDowell’s The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, you’ll get the ammunition you need to defend your faith against the barrage of criticisms. This 760-page hardcover combines the two original best-selling volumes into one, maintaining their classic defense of the faith, yet answering new questions posed by today’s culture.
This classic from C.S. Lewis provides powerful insight regarding the powers and principalities that work against the Christian. In this story Wormwood, a demon apprentice, must secure the damnation of a young man who’s just become a Christian. He seeks the advice of an experienced devil, his uncle Screwtape. Their correspondence offers invaluable—and often humorous—insights on temptation, pride, and the ultimate victory of faith over evil forces.
The need for talented vigorous leaders in the church cannot be overemphasized. Such times demand active service of men and women who are guided by and devoted to Jesus Christ.
With more than 750,000 copies in print, Spiritual Leadership stands as a proven classic for developing such leadership. In these pages J. Oswald Sanders presents the key principles of leadership in both the temporal and spiritual realms, illustrating his points with examples from Scripture and biographies of eminent men of God (Moses, Nehemiah, Paul, David Livingstone, Charles Spurgeon, and others). He writes that even natural leadership qualities are God-given, and their true effectiveness can only be reached when they are used to the glory of God.
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus.