The Christian way of life is the best way of life possible. The Bible has always taught us that the Christian life is one of constant growth. It implies steady development, continuous enlargement, and expanding wisdom. It is God’s given purpose that you grow into full stature and become mature in Christ. However, this does not mean that Christian living will be easy. There will be challenges and difficulties to come your way, but these are designed to help you grow to have Jesus Christ’s mind and God’s character. For you to learn to think and act like God, you can do so by reading the following Christian Living books on our list.
Letters to the Church by Francis Chan
If God had it His way, what would our churches look like? This is what Pastor Francis Chan— also the author of New York Times bestselling Christian book Crazy Love— explores in Letters to the Church. This book will again challenge your beliefs as Christians. Past Francis Chan digs deep into the biblical truths, reflections of his failures and dreams, and stories of ordinary people of God. He believes that we have strayed far from the meaning of the Church of God. And in this book, he will push you to be part of the Church God intends. Once you finish this book, you will be reminded that you are part of something much bigger than yourself, something that is sacred. Letters to the Church might be Pastor Chan’s most powerful book yet.
Fresh Fire by Mark Spell
What happens when scriptural interpretations and ministries are very different from what the Bible says? Mark Spell introduces Fresh Fire to discuss in detail the true meaning of God, the Holy Spirit, and so much more in Christianity. Through this book, Spell hopes for every Christian out there to constantly seek the Lord for more profound knowledge. He will present to you the true nature of God and how He sees our true selves. He tackles challenging topics in Christianity that people don’t seem to comprehend well. Sit and follow Spell as he lead you to explore the fullness on Fresh Fire: Spiritual Transitions’ book to understand better how the Spirit of God works to bring all the scriptures together in your life. Fresh Fire is a book that will be the bridge you need to understand God and His importance in your life.
Elijah by Priscilla Shirer
You probably know Elijah from the Bible. He’s one of the many Old Testament heroes. He was a prophet that saved the religion of Yahweh from being corrupted by the worship of Baal. However, this is not all of Elijah’s story. You can learn a ton of things from this prophet, especially on how to pray and how to move more deeply into your relationship with God. Priscilla Shirer dives deep into the backstory of Elijah in her book of the same name. She sheds light on the history of Elijah and how God prepared him to become His prophet. Through her narration and discussion, Shirer hopes for you to be willing to go through the same process as Elijah went to set ablaze the fire that God placed within.
The Unfolding Word by Zach Keele
A lot of people find the Bible as a collection of lesson-filled stories. But, Zach Keele believes otherwise. In his recent book, The Unfolding Word, he proves that it is more than a collection of isolated stories. The Bible is a transformative, unfolding Word that shapes and changes the readers. Too often, the Bible is misunderstood and misinterpreted; therefore, Keele finds it his duty to discuss its contents for you. He explains the connection of the different genres, styles, and versions of the Bible, all separated by hundreds of years. Keele will enlighten you on how each part collectively tells one grand story.
A Holy Fear by Christina Fox
Fear is a natural and primitive human emotion. This emotion arises with the threat of harm, whether physical, emotional, or psychological well-being, real or imaginary. Christina Fox declares in A Holy Fear that fear is something the Bible commands. Christian believers are to fear the Creator. But for what reason? Fox reveals information never known before by believers. She details the reasons why we should fear the Lord. As she expounds fear, she hopes that this will disarm lesser fears from you. She hopes to lead all God-fearers towards a glorious summit.