Greetings in the Lord. Next to reading the Bible itself, one of the most important disciplines for growth is the discipline of reading. Servants of Christ
need to develop a disciplined regimen of spiritual and intellectual nourishment to supplement regular reading of the Bible. Otherwise television and junk reading will dull our appetite for the things of God and dumb down our spiritual discernment. This is all too often the case in the contemporary American church.
One of the oldest mistakes is to think "I only need to read the Bible." The danger of "only reading the Bible" is that we do not "only read the Bible." Every human being brings cultural baggage and cultural blinders to the text. God has gifted some to be teachers. Reading is one way to better understand ourselves and our cultural context, so that we can better understand the text of Scripture. That's why it is so valuable to read outside meaty Christian books - both contemporary and outside of one's own culture, century and context.
Our library has many good books to stimulate your mind, heart and imagination. Read to grow - read to learn - read to dream - read to nourish yourself - read to nourish others - read to be a better follower of Christ!
We are currently entering books in this system. Stop by and get a library card. If you have any recommendations for books drop us a note!
Pastor Jay's top 10
Pastor Jeff's Books for Teens
- The Reason for God, Tim Keller
- The Cross Centered Life, C.J. Mahaney
- A Mind for Missions, Paul Borthwick
- the Good Life, Chuck Colsen
- The Faith, Chuck Colsen
- Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson
- Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan
- The Imitation of Christ, Thomas A Kempis
- how Should We Then Live?, Francis Schaeffer
- The Holiness of God, R.C.Sproul
- Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper
- Knowing God, J.I. Packer
- Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
- The Jesus I Never Knew, Phillip Yancey
- Don't Waste Your Life, John Piper
- Datable, Justin Lookadoo
- 13 Ways to Ruin Your Life, Jarrod Jones
- Living With Questions, Dale Fincher
- Right From Wrong, Josh McDowell