Simplify. Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul – Bill Hybels – Theological rating 2
Life can be pretty busy and the temptation is to segregate our lives into different boxes such as work, family, worship, finances etc. Bill Hybles is a bestselling author and speaker on some of the largest platforms in the world, but this book looks more at the personal disciplines of a highly disciplined man. This is an extremely easy book to read and really challenging when you look at the influences and daily programmes in our life.
The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross – Leon Morris – Theological rating 5
This is a classic work on the meaning of key New Testament words like Covenant, Redemption, Propitiation etc. In an age where people are purporting all sorts of ideas about key biblical doctrines Morris’ classic work helps you get as close as possible inside the head of the New Testament writer’s thinking. This is for the serious bible student and is not a light read, but for those who are willing to put the effort in you will be a big step closer to not being ‘tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine.’
Grasping God’s Word – J Duvall & J Hays – Theological rating 4
This is a master class in helping the Christian ‘rightly divide the word of God.’ This is one of the best books on the market for helping you apply the bible to life in today’s world. It is well worth the investment of time it takes to read and do the assignments (yes assignments) it has in it.
Know the Truth – Bruce Milne – Theological rating 2
This is a short, easily accessible introduction to systematic theology. It is a good book for those starting to engage with some of the key truths that scripture teaches. Once read though you will find it a good quick reference book for the key systematic theology areas.
Handbook of Todays Religions – Josh McDowell – Theological rating 3
This is a good reference book about the key beliefs of other religions, cults and sects and how they differ from Christianity. It is a useful tool when engaging with people from other faiths.
The Hardest Place – Helen Miller – Theological rating 1
This is a faith inspiring book of the life of Warren and Dorothy Modricker who were called to reach the Somali people. It is a very real book that is easy to read and presents the Modrickers warts and all. It will challenge and inspire you to do great things for God wherever he has called you.