Add these Christian books to your reading list
The young girl set her book beside her plate at the kitchen table and tried to read while she ate. Within a few minutes, though, her mom said, “No reading at the table.”
This same girl kept a tiny lamp turned on late at night trying to read just one more chapter (and then one more and one more) until her dad came in and said, “Put your book away and turn out the light.”
The girl again snuck her current book behind her 8th grade history textbook and tried to read during the lecture. It wasn’t long before the teacher said, “Put your book down and listen to the lesson.”
Wondering who that girl was? Ha. Me, of course! I’ve always been a reader. As an introverted child, I found within books many new friends who accepted me for who I was and showed me new adventures. Even now, escaping into a good book brings me contentment and such joy.
I’m a middle school teacher in my day job. During the school year I can fit in one or two books in a month. But summer…..ah, summer break…. when summer comes, a book a week or something even two is the norm.
In the spring, I create my wish list of all I want to read during the summer months. I love faith-based, Christian books so if you have any you love too, please share them, and I’ll add them to my list. In case you’re like me and are always looking for new ideas, I want to share a few of my favorites with you.
Here are five Christian books I love and highly recommend:
Praying the Names of Jesus: A 30-Day Praying the Promises Journal by Arabah Joy (non-fiction) – This interactive prayer journal, created by my Christian blogging friend Arabah Joy, will take you deeper into your prayer life and bring you closer to Jesus.
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson (non-fiction) – This book gave me a new perspective on prayer and helped me shape the way I pray.
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren (non-fiction) – With this book, I received guidance in understanding my purpose in Christ and how to apply my faith to enrich and grow my daily life. I also attended a study group on this book through my church and found extra benefit in the encouragement there.
At Home in Mitford (A Mitford Novel) by Jan Caron (fiction) – It was easy to escape into this book based on the lives of regular people in a regular town. This is the first in a series, and I love staying apprised ot what’s happening in Mitford along the way.
A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion) by Francine Rivers (historical fiction) – I read this in my church book study and was hesitant at first because this really isn’t my genre, However, I enjoyed it so much I continued on and read the other two books in the trilogy.
I’d love for you to tell me what you recommend. Comment below with your favorite Christian books, and I’ll add them to my summer reading list. Yay! I can’t wait!
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