Tuesday, April 28, 2020

10 books I recommend for Excellent Reading during this Lockdown

10. A Tale of 3 Kings by Gene Edwards - I found this book randomly at a thrift store in South Carolina. Read it and was pleasantly surprised by some very deep thoughts about the saga of David and Saul, and considering David and Saul in reflection of experience of Christian leadership, and being hurt by poor leaders.

9. The Evidence Study Bible - Ray Comfort's study Bible is excellent, the articles are very engaging and relevant. NKJV isn't my favorite, but it's readable.

8. The Wesley Study Bible - it's very good, I love the CSB translation comes through very nicely and uniquely at times. Commentary is good, wish it was more direct quotes of Wesley, instead of others telling me general ideas of Wesley. Also, some of the book summaries reflect a lowered view of scripture sadly, which is endemic sadly in much of modern wesleyanism and methodism. Overall though, great study bible.

7. Apologetics Quotes by Charlie Campbell - tons and tons of apologetics quotes, and it doesn't disappoint. I love me some apologetics quotes.

6. Gems from the Greek - Rick Renner - A year round devotional in which each reading considers a word from the greek of the Bible and what it's deep meaning is. Very good, devotions are a bit too long though. Still fascinating. 

5. Rediscovering Americanism - Mark Levin - one of the deepest philosophical I've read about the political conflict between enlightenment philosophy and progressive philosophy.

4. Heaven is so Real - Choo Thomas - people like me, heady theologians often turn up our noses at supernatural testimonials, something I no longer do, I thoughtfully consider these books, this one was amazing. 

3. Grace for the Moment - Max Lucado - Though I find Max Lucado's feel good hyper grace Christianity a bit too soft and milquetoast for me, this devotional book is actually pretty good. Thoughtful and succinct.

2. Thus Saith the Lord? John Bevere - I found this at a goodwill store in SC, very good book, very heady, considering the concept of hearing from God through prophets, the good and the bad.

1. The Bible - if you haven't read the Bible, even from a historical or sociological context, you definitely owe it to yourself to do that. There are so many gems in this book, I can't help but read it over and over.