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.
The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style ~ Robert Hudson
This book is not necessarily the book you sit and read all the way through; I suggest it! This book is an amazing reference for Christian writers and has all the necessary information for this niche of writing. It has exhaustive lists, grammar information, and practically anything needed to guide an author to successful writing that glorifies the Lord!
I frequently utilize this work and cannot stress its importance enough in furthering writing skills!
Paul ~ Charles R. Swindoll
We don’t often think of needing a biography of a Biblical character because, well, we got the Bible- Right? I’ll agree with that! That would be absolutely right! But it sure is nice to have a compiled look into the life and teachings of Paul which spans for a majority of the New Testament! Charles Swindoll is an excellent candidate to do just that!
I encourage you to read this book and keep it as a reference whenever you want some perspective on the Apostle writings in Scripture plus some offered by tradition!
Spiritual Direction ~ Henri Nouwen
Henri Nouwen has been gone for some time now, however this compilation of his work allows his legacy to live on well in those who read it. With Nouwen being a Catholic priest, there is much theology in this work that I would be contrary to, however, I firmly believe in the saying, “Eat the fish, spit out the bones.” Nouwen’s practical wisdom for guiding others is indispensable for those seeking to provide good, Biblical counsel to others.
If you want an intriguing read, I suggest this work!
The Holiness of God ~ R.C. Sproul
This book by R.C. Sproul provides a Reformed perspective on the often-neglected attribute of God’s holiness! Although I do not subscribe to much of the Reformed position, I believe that Sproul’s teaching transcends theological biases and reinvigorates a burning desire to know more of God and His holy nature.
I highly recommend this work as it causes serious introspection into how we view worship and ourselves, in light of God’s righteousness! It is a classic for a very good reason.
A Grief Observed ~ C.S. Lewis
This book is often viewed as one Lewis’s “filler” works as it is often overlooked in light of some of his other, better-known works. Do not let this be so in your reading list however! If you want to know Lewis, you must read this work as it offers reflection on the grief of losing his wife and discussion around human nature as it seeks to make sense of such tragedy. I encourage you to read this before grief strikes, and if you are in grief now, most definitely open this book as Lewis provides a comforting perspective based on Biblical truth.
It would be difficult to call yourself a fan of C.S. Lewis without having read this work, so therefore I suggest this book as 10/10, must-read.
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 May!
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!