Occasionally people ask me to recommend books that I have read and loved, so here is my current list. To see the old list, which include books that are part of my very soul, click this link: https://inthenightwatches.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/my-top-eleven-book-list-as-of-right-now/
- C.S Lewis’s Space Trilogy: the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. *These books are once again a great way to gain spiritual insight through storytelling (Lewis does this wonderfully). My personal favorite is Perelandra, which deals with some hard questions about evil and the effects of sin.
- Spiritual Direction by Henri Nouwen *I could type pages about this book. It has really changed my entire walk with the Lord in this season. I admittedly haven’t finished this book yet (I am going VERY slow), but so far it has been wonderfully convicting.
- When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert *If you are going into full time career missions or ministry, you need to read this book. This book discusses the best way to enable people in need while keeping the gospel at the center of your ministry.
- Till we Have Faces by C.S Lewis *This book is Lewis’s interpretation of the myth of cupid and psyche, and does a fabulous job of addressing our warped perception of God. There are so many different themes in this book, I could write a book on all of them (and some people have!).
- Spurgeon’s Sorrows by Zack Eswine *I read this book along with my church, and it was SO GOOD. Zack Eswine writes about Charles Spurgeon’s struggles with depression in his life, and describes ways in which the body of Christ can come together to bear the burden of depression together. When I read it, I found myself saying; “Hey thats me! Me too!” Also, thankful for my church that isn’t afraid to talk about things like depression.
- Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer *This is a great description of Christian community and will help you understand the importance of communion, baptism, and confession. Once again, a wonderfully convicting book.
- The Path of Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot *A very good friend sent this book to me while I was at camp this summer. It was such an encouragement! Elisabeth Elliot shares about her experience with loneliness and the unexpected blessings that she has received from God through her life. This book is a real encouragement!
- The Humanity of God by Karl Barth *Two of Karl Barth’s essays/lectures combined in one book. A great work of Christology that really helps you to see the weight and glory of the incarnation!
Thats all I got right now, I will probably be adding to this list very soon though! 🙂