Every year I list off my favorite books that helped me in my Christian walk. Here’s my list of inspiring works for 2015!
Christ In You- Eric Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California talks about how God trusts us, equips us, and empowers us to fulfill our dreams, the dreams that He has placed in us.
God’s Not Dead- Richard Broocks brings us evidence to answer the critics of our faith in this book. Much of the information used in this book was used in the fictional Christian film of the same name. You can read my review of it here.
The Root of Rejection- Joyce Meyer is one of the most amazing authors and speakers of our day. This book is one of her classic works discussing rejection and how to deal with it. It is one of the greats.
What’s So Great About Christianity?- Dinesh D’Souza brings us a book that all Christians should read. It helps understand why we believe and gives us answers when someone challenges us.
Insignificant- Chris Travis brings us a great book on dealing with the feeling of being insignificant, but also a great lesson on how to love “the least of these.”
Beautiful Outlaw- This book by John Eldredge tackles the pious mindsets about Jesus Christ. He seeks out the playful, whimsical side of our Lord and Savior while shattering the myths built up by harsh man-made assumptions about who Jesus really is.
Unlocking Heaven- Kevin Dedmon brings us a passionate view on what it is like to live a life of miracles, and to show folks around us that Jesus is the greatest thing that could ever happen to them. Follow along on testimony after testimony and a call to what live with Heaven.
Grace- Max Lucado brings us an incredible book on what grace through Jesus Christ really is and how it bring us closer to God and our Savior. The author’s passion for this subject shines through the pages.
50 Reasons Why Jesus Came To Die- John Piper originally titled this book the Passion of Jesus Christ, but it is no less significant in its new title. It touches on topics like grace, sin, evil, fatherhood, marriage, and so much more!
Heavy Rain- Kris Vallotton brings us the prayer of Jesus Christ in the garden of Gethsemane and shows how Jesus wants us to have courage and build one another up. The Church is meant for great things, not mediocrity.
God @ Work- Rich Marshall brings us a great book on being in ministry at a secular job. This book has some great insight and wisdom on being called to the workplace.
The Center of the Universe- Compiled from a series of short devotions written by Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California, these short devotionals inspire us to live for God. Deep and Wide- Pastor and author Andy Stanley talks about creating a church that unchurched people love to attend.
The Secret Life of a Fool- Andy Palau’s (son of Luis Palau) autobiography tells the story of boy who abandoned his faith, but then finds Jesus again through a series of incredible events that are set in motion.
Battlefield of the Mind- Joyce Meyer does an amazing job with this classic book on keeping your minds filled with good things God gives us.
The Prayer of Jabez- This Christian classic by Bruce Wilkinson shows us the power of prayer and asking for blessing in your life. It is an amazing book and one that everyone should read.
Boundaries- Christian psychologists Henry Cloud, along with author John Townsend, bring us an excellent book that teaches us how to simply say no, but also, when it is okay to say yes. It is a great resource for helping set-up boundaries for people.
When Teens Pray – Ron Luce’s call-to-action for teenagers across the United States to rise up and pray is a great book if you know a teen who wonders if his or her prayers truly matter.
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear- Max Lucado shows us what it would like if, just for one day, we decided we would not fear for anything, but instead, we had total faith in Jesus on how to walk through our day.
Jesus Is- Judah Smith looks at Jesus’ life from a different perspective in this book. He shows us how Jesus was revered, misunderstood, and downright hated during His earthly ministry and how we can use Jesus’ example to live life to the fullest.
Power Over Panic: Answers For Anxiety- Carol M. Christensen, a mental therapist, offers great wisdom for those suffering from anxiety or for those who have a loved with severe anxiety.
I Am A Church Member- Thom Rainer discusses what it truly means to be a member of your church and accepting what it is about: good, bad, and the ugly, and how you can support your pastor.
Why Pro-Life- Randy Alcorn gives the facts on the pro-life movements and how we, as Christians, can get involved and provide care for single mothers, families, and children who have been impacted by the pro-abortion movement.
Mere Christianity- CS Lewis is a master of written form in both fiction and nonfiction. In this case, he takes Christianity and simplifies it, making arguments to show how beautiful a relationship with Christ truly is.
Fifty Shades of They- Ed Young breaks down the importance of having good relationships and why they matter. He shows us the different and most important parts of being a good friend in times of need.