One of the best ways to learn more about God, grow in your faith, and be encouraged is to read Christian books by incredible authors.
Unfortunately, not all Christian non-fiction is created the same.
Here are 15 fantastic books that will transform your life that all Christians should read at least once.
1. The Entire Bible
While there’s certainly a great deal of hope, truth, and encouragement to be gained from hearing or reading portions of Scripture in isolation (whether at church, on social media, or in a popular women’s Bible study), nothing beats reading the entire Bible cover to cover.
By following the entire storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, you learn so much about who God is, who we are in Him, what He wants from us today, and what happens when we go our own way.
2. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
In 1941 England, British author and professor C.S. Lewis gave a series of informal radio lectures on the BBC addressing the central issues of Christianity to a nation living under the harsh realities of World War II.
Since then, these lectures have been compiled into the single book “Mere Christianity,” which remains a staple piece of Christian non-fiction even to this day.
3. The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren
With over 35 million copies sold, “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren was a run-away hit when it was first published way back in December 2013. If you didn’t have a chance to read it then, however, its message is still every bit as relevant today.
In “The Purpose Driven Life,” Warren invites readers to discover the unique and wonderful lives God created each of us to live. This book isn’t just another book of “shoulds.” It’s an inspiring roadmap to a life that truly matters.
See Also: How to Know God’s Will for Your Life
4. The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
In this New York Times bestseller, well-known pastor Timothy Keller boldly addresses head-on the real doubts and questions held by Christians and non-Christians alike, providing a well-thought-out argument why belief in God makes logical sense.
If you’ve ever struggled with doubts or questions that have kept you from fully embracing the God of the Bible, this book is a must-read.
5. Forward by David Jeremiah
In this USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, pastor and popular radio host Dr. David Jeremiah encourage Christians to continue to move forward in God’s purpose for their lives despite whatever struggles or trials they’re currently facing.
Full of Scripture and inspiring stories of real people who have said “Yes!” to God, this book is sure to motivate you to step more fully into the full and abundant life God has planned for you personally.
6. The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
In “The Divine Conspiracy,” American philosopher and esteemed professor Dallas Willard argues that Christianity isn’t just about getting into Heaven someday — it’s about experiencing God in a very real way in the here and now.
If you’re looking for a deep and profound book that will make you think, “The Divine Conspiracy” may be just what you’re looking for.
See Also: How to Put God First in Your Life
7. “Knowing God” by J.I. Packer
Named one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals by Christianity Today, “Knowing God” by J.I. Packer is an engaging and thought-provoking Christian classic designed to draw readers into a deeper, more authentic relationship with God Himself.
This book is divided into three sections: how and why we know God, the attributes of God, and the benefits of knowing God personally.
See Also: How to Seek the Kingdom of God First
8. Fall in Love with God’s Word by Brittany Ann
Research shows that most Christians want to read their Bibles more often, and yet, they’re often too busy, distracted, or unmotivated to spend time in Scripture.
Author Brittany Ann argues that reading the Bible doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. Rather, Scripture gives us endless wisdom, encouragement, clarity, direction, and the opportunity to have a relationship with the God of the Universe who loves us very much.
This book is perfect for any Christian who wants to read, understand, and enjoy their Bible more, but who needs a little help getting and staying motivated to create this important habit.
9. The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel
A secular book that all people should read, Lee Strobel was a legal journalist and devout atheist before writing The Case For Christ. However, the author felt he couldn’t contest the miracles he once mocked without first researching all the Bible’s declarations for himself.
What followed was an exhaustive odyssey of self-discovery in which all of Strobel’s disbelief unraveled, forming a remarkable journey from skepticism to faith.
See Also: 5 Common Misconceptions About the Bible
10. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Named one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” is the second (and most well-known) of C.S. Lewis’s seven-book series, The Chronicles of Narnia.
A must-read book for adults and children alike, this delightful and imaginative book teaches general Christian concepts through the lens of a fictional story set in the fantasy land of Narnia.
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