We have officially passed into the second half of the year 2019 and it’s time for a status update for all the readers and non-readers out there! Because whether you’ve been reading this year or not, these are Good Christian Chat’s top 10 picks for MUST READ before the end of the year.
1. Crazy Love by Francis Chan
If you have yet to experience the un-doubting faith in Jesus that we have all been called to walk in as sons and daughters of the Creator, you will be forever changed by this book. Crazy Love wrecks your assumptions of what living by faith looks like and reminds you that it is all because of the love of God that we live by faith.
2. Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan
3. Pagan Christianity? By Frank Viola and George Barna
4. Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke
5. The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst
6. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
A classic that is worth reading at any time. This story by world-famous author C.S. Lewis is written as fiction to describe and depict the tactics of the enemy in the lives of both Christians and non-Christians. This is a book that will open anyone’s eyes to trusting God and knowing/believing His great plans for us all to live in peace with Him, others and ourselves.
7. Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today by Greg Laurie and Ellen Vaughn
Looking at fashion, style and art, a phrase that is often used is “history repeats itself”. This is certainly happening in more ways than one as we are beginning to see the greatest rise in drug use, alcohol, and sex being introduced and practiced at a younger age than ever before. Movements also prove themselves to be repetitive throughout history and this book is written from the perspective of the two who witnessed the Jesus movement then and are believing for it again.
8. Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age by Tony Reinke
9. The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the Love of the Father by Matt Carter
10. The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace by Erwin Rafael McManus
We are facing a time in history where our culture is moving faster than we are even able to keep up with. Mental illnesses are becoming more and more regular and this is within the church as much as it is anywhere else. Maybe it is time to start addressing the mind with the power and authority of Christ. Erwin Rafael McManus, pastor and founder of the church MOSAIC, based out of Los Angeles, California takes readers through a journey toward inner peace in a chaotic and hostile world.