You have found Enriching Grace’s monthly book recommendations. This is not an exhaustive list of good reads and not all of these are devotional in nature.
Below is a list of material that our contributors have read, enjoyed, and or utilized in study.
Disclaimer: Not all the materials held within these books are the viewpoints of our contributors. Despite this, there is some wonderful materials to be gleaned and utilized for the enrichment of your spirit.
I hope you enjoy these brief reviews and that they become helpful recommendations.
Theology Simplified: The 8 Foundational Truths of Your Glorious Redemption~ Bob Yandian
This work was written as a brief, simple, and systematic look at 8 terms that should be known by each and every Christian. It is taught from a classical dispensational perspective. Author Bob Yandian does not shy away from difficult topics such as predestination and faithfully reasons the Scriptures.
This is a stimulating intellectual work that will prove beneficial practical as well!
The God Who is There~ Francis Schaeffer
It would be a lie to say that I (Jacob Harris) agree with everything in this classic work. In fact, there is a lot I do not agree with. In addition to many minor things, the work is lofty and obviously written with a strong covenant theology perspective, which for those who are interested in those matters, I lean dispensational.
Regardless, I learned a good amount about Christian intellectualism and developed some ideas on how to address modern turbulences within the Church. This work is a good book to reference with philosophical matters paired with theology. The book possesses the power to make the reader think for their own.
For that simple fact and Schaeffer’s love of the Word, I suggest this book with a wholehearted 10 out of 10!
The Problem of Pain~ C.S. Lewis
What is any Christian book recommendation list without a C.S. Lewis work?. The Problem of Pain like the above Schaeffer work, is lofty and requires a slow reading. But although often deemed a “lay-theologian,” Lewis analyzes the reconciliation of evil, pain, and God’s righteous qualities as thorough and concise as the most recognized of theologians.
I suggest this work for Christians because it tackles the topic of pain, which often times is the topic that hinders and or slows people in believing and trusting in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Read slowly. It will edify you and those who you minister to.
Mark of the Lion [Series]~ Francine Rivers
As usual, we present a fiction work(s) for those who enjoy the category. The Mark of the Lion series is one of the most popular Christian fictions works and for good reason! It is written by prolific Christian fiction author, Francine Rivers, and based on a young Jewish girl taken into captivity in 1st century Rome.
Her owners were unaware that she is a Christian. Throughout the series, she grows to love her captors and works to share God’s truth. This Christian romance series is exciting and Christian readers can guiltlessly read as they are not salacious but instead represent Christian faith.
Coming into the new year and prior to Valentine’s Day, this is a good romance series to read to gain excitement for Valentine’s Day!
This is Enriching Grace’s new compiled notes on Ephesians! It is the first published work by contributor Jacob Harris and is intended to be a very practical look into the epistle. This commentary is now available on Amazon. This is an exciting time in the ministry!
This is the second published work by Enriching Grace and its emphasis is on the epistle of 1 Timothy! It is the second work of contributor Jacob Harris and once again intends to take a look to practical applications of the letter while allowing it to remain within its proper context! Excited for this bit of our ministry to be shared!
This is the recommended read list for the month of January!
Lastly, I hope you were enriched in some way through these suggestions and leave a comment if you have read any of these books or have a comment to make!