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 Gospel According to Tolkien ~ Ralph Wood
The famed J.R.R Tolkien did so much than just right the century defining Lord of the Rings series, but this book hones in primarily on the content of this series and explains Tolkien’s beliefs and allusions to the Gospel by it. This book is an enjoyable read and will offer illustrations for the common man/woman to carry in their day-to-day ministry.
Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte
Although some may argue that this is not a “Christian” book. To them I would say, in the words of president Theodore Roosevelt, “Bully!” This book not only contains many direct Scriptural references, their are numerous Christian themes surrounding forgiveness, God marriage, and reconciliation. I learned much about my own faith as I read this book and therefore I suggest others to do the same!
The Cross of Christ ~ John R.W. Stott
John Stott books are appealing in that they place the importance of the Cross at the center of his writing. This book is a bit lofty, nonetheless, very thorough in explaining the centrality of the Cross in our lives. This book can be used in academic arenas and in the practical realm as well. For someone looking for an in-depth read, this book has it all.
The Body of Christ: A Reality ~ Watchman Nee
Watchman Nee is a unique minister of the Gospel. Not only is he an incredible minister, he also is an astute studier of the Word, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Watchman Nee characterizes the Body of Christ as a living Body and keeps life at the center of its message. Watchman Nee is down to Earth, practical, and easy read. Most books by him are insightful and a 10/10 read.
On Writing (and Writers): A Miscellany of Advice and Opinions ~ C.S. Lewis
Here is my monthly C.S. Lewis recommendation. This book is a post-humous compilation of Lewis’s writings on- well… writing. I keep a copy of this work in my personal library and reference it. Lewis is a jack of all trades and a master of one- writing. A true fan of Lewis will endeavor to read this work.
None Other ~ John MacArthur
Have you ever wondered who God is? His personality? His traits? The things He cares about? Well, these answers can not be found by “looking inside” as modern mystics suggest or solely looking to nature. MacArthur teaches that we find out about our Creator and Savior by looking to what He has said about Himself, in His Word. This is a fairly recent book of MacArthur’s and I highly suggest you put it on your reading list!
Enriching Grace Commentary of 2 Timothy ~ Jacob Harris
This book is my third work in Enriching Grace’s, Understanding the Faith, series. We delayed the arrival of this work, so that 1 Timothy could be rightly digested in preparation for Paul’s final work preceding his death. We pray you read this work alongside an open Bible and edified, able to stand and “teach no other doctrine.”
Although I may be slightly bias, I recommend this work highly!
Enriching Grace Commentary of Ephesians: Understanding the Faith ~ Jacob Harris
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!
Enriching Grace Commentary of 1 Timothy: Understanding the Faith ~ Jacob Harris
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 June!
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!