248. Recommended books on Christian experience, practice, and life
Kathleen Deyer Boduc The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities, 2014.
There is nothing easy about raising a child with disabilities. Most parents already know how to find help for the child. But this book speaks to how to nurture themselves in the process.
Justin Whitmel Early The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction, 2019.
Most of us are too busy and distracted. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Justin Whitmel Early shows you the damage thoughtless busyness can do to your relationships and your life. He offers simple habits that can help you connect with God, your neighbor, and yourself.
Billy Graham Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, 2011.
Billy Graham wrote this book in his nineties. He shares what it’s like to grow old and the anticipation of his reunion with his wife, Ruth, in Heaven. He has faith that God will be with him to the end of this life and reaffirms his intention to remain faithful to God as well.
James Martin Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, 2001.
Father James Martin, a Jesuit priest and scholar, reminds us that the scriptures want us to lead lives of joy and laughter.
Randall Schroeder Simple Habits for Marital Happiness: Practical Skills and Tools that Build a Strong and Satisfying Relationship, 2020.
Pastor and marriage counselor Randall Schroeder shares Biblically-based lessons on making your marriage stronger as the years go by. Implementing even one can be enough to save a marriage.
Richard Stearns The Hole in the Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us?, 2009.
Richard Stearns shares why he left his prestigious job as CEO of an American corporation to serve the poor. He believes the purpose of the gospel is to transform the world through social revolution.
Barbara Brown Taylor Learning to Walk in the Dark: Because Sometimes God Shows Up at Night, 2014.
Questioning why we so often associate the good with light and evil with darkness, Barbara Brown Taylor examines the dark. She makes the case that we must explore the darkness in life to find the courage to grow. God, she reminds us, is not only with us in the daytime.
A.W. Tozer The Pursuit of God, 1948.
A. W. Tozer reminds Christians that their goal should be a closer relationship to God, and he urges them to begin the chase.
Paul David Tripp Parenting: The 14 Gospel Principles that Can Radically Change Your Family, 2017.
Paul David Tripp looks at what the Bible has to say about parenting and shares fourteen principles that will guide every aspect of raising obedient and happy children.
Simone Weil Waiting for God, 1950.
French philosopher, social activist, and Christian mystic Simone Weil wrote letters to the Reverend Father Perrin on God’s will, and these essays are the results of their correspondence.
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