234. Books on salvation & grace
Jeff Cavins Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart:101 Stories of Faith, Hope, Inspiration, and Humor, 2003.
After Jeff Cavins, a former Protestant pastor, returned to the Catholic Church, he developed this program to help Catholics understand God’s plan through scripture.
Richard Foster Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World, 1981.
Richard Foster argues in this influential book that simplicity is essential for spiritual growth. The book was revised and updated in 2005.
Lee Strobel The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives, 2015.
Former atheist and journalist Lee Strobel is now a well-known Christian apologist. In this book, he writes about the transformation people undergo when they accept God’s love.
Charles R. Swindoll The Grace Awakening, 1990.
Pastor Charles Swindoll says Christianity is a living religion based on communication with a living God. He urges Christians to move beyond rule-bound legalism to a personal, continually renewing relationship with God.
Philip Yancey What’s So Amazing About Grace?, 1997.
Philip Yancey explores grace through the lenses of forgiveness and compassion. He argues that if God has forgiven Christians for their sins, then Christians must do the same for everyone else–no matter how horrendous their actions.
236. Books on eschatology
Samuel Brown In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death, 2012.
Samuel Brown examines the beginnings of Mormonism through the prism of founder Joseph Smith’s preoccupation with death. Through his research, Brown sees many Mormon beliefs as a result of Smith’s desire to see death overcome forever.
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