The Bible ~ I love reading my bible. I read it most week days. As I read I take notes on anything that speaks to me.
Halley’s Bible Handbook ~ Written by Henry H Halley in 1924 and since there has been many, many revised versions. I have no idea whether it is still in print. The one I have is 1965. It is worth enquiring from the Christian book shops about it because it has the most amazing amount of biblical content. It has: a general view of the Bible, archeological discoveries, notes on each of the Bible books, Church history and so much more.
The Purpose Driven Life ~ by Rick Warren, founding Pastor of Saddleback Church in California. What on earth am I here for? If you feel you need a boost in your Christian life or need to come back to walking with God, this is the book for you. It takes you through 40 days of re-commitment to God. It changed my life. He takes you through 5 steps, which are: You were planned for God’s pleasure, You were formed for God’s family, You were created to become like Christ, You were shaped for serving God, and You were made for a mission. Like I said, it changed my life.
The Power of Your Words ~ by Robert Morris, senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Texas. He writes of how words carry enormous power and how lasting they are. Every Christian needs to read and learn of the seriousness of the words we speak. After all God used them to bring the entire universe into being!
Hallowe’en ~ Treat or Trick? ~ by David Porter. A book for all parents, teachers and church leaders who have any questions at all about this very well practised celebration. It clearly defines the difference between Christmas celebrations that originated from pagan practices and Hallowe’en practices that don’t celebrate anything remotely to do with God.
Ten ~ Laws of Love Set in Stone ~ by J.John. A very thorough explanation of all the Commandments. You will be surprised about some of the things you may be doing that you don’t even realise are not exactly right. Very clear, very challenging to some, a good read.
The Battle Plan for Prayer ~ by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. Inspired by their movie War Room, is designed to help anyone of any age become a powerful person of prayer. Personal testimonies, fundamentals of how effective prayer works, and much,much, more. Prayer should become our first plan of attack, and not a last resort. Read if you are searching for answers in your life.
Fervent ~ by Priscilla Shirer. Takes prayer to another level. Excellent!
Battlefield of the Mind ~ by Joyce Meyer. Therein lies the answers to all our problems, for it is our mind that always gets in the way of making wise and Godly choices.
The Power of Being Thankful ~ by Joyce Meyer. This book saved me at a time when I would have destroyed myself with negativity, resentment and complaints. My most favourite devotional, which I will probably use again in the future.
God is with You ~ by Max Lucado. A truly beautiful devotional written as only Max can do.
Numbers That Preach ~ by Troy Brewer. I found this truly eye opening. But it is not numerology, it is God’s mathematics.
The Hiding Place ~ a biography ~ the story of the internment during the second world war of Dutch woman Corrie Ten Boom and her sister. An amazing story of Forgiveness and the message God gave Corrie after the war, to take to the world, all of which is in the sequel Tramp for the Lord.
Thirty Days in the Land With Jesus ~ A beautiful little hard cover book that takes you on a journey of Israel as told through several key scriptures. A history of facts associated with the times. It is special.
Maximizing Your Day God’s Way ~ by Marilyn Hickey. Helped me determine the priorities in my life. Very good.
The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel ~ by Victor Buksbazen. Clearly illustrates the interaction of the Old Testament with the teachings of Jesus, the writings of the New Testament, and the message of the Gospel. A very interesting read. I use it regularly. ISBN 978-0-915540-00-6
Future ~ by Meno Kalisher (Zvi’s son). A very clear account of what will happen in the future, according to scripture.
What on Earth is God Doing? ~ by Renald E Showers. It is about exactly what it says. Satan’s conflict with God throughout the ages, and what his(satan’s) tactics are in our time. Very informative.
Unbroken ~ by Laura Hillenbrand ~ a biography ~ as quoted by Vanity Fair, ‘One of the most remarkable survival tales ever recorded.’ The story of Louis Zamperini, amazing athlete and world war 2 survivor. His story of redemption is extremely moving reading. Must read!
In the Eye of the Storm ~ by Max Lucado. An account of a day in the life of Jesus, and how the things that happened to Him relate to us in our lives today. Wonderful. Very moving. This is one of three stories of the writer in one book. However, they can be purchased singly if desired. When I’ve read the other two, I will probably include them in this list.
Zvi ~ by Elwood McQuaid ~ a biography ~ the miraculous story of Zvi Kalisher and his triumph over the holocaust.
The Yada Yada Prayer Group ~ by Neta Jackson. She and her husband Dave, are best known for the Trailblazer children’s books. This book is about several Christian women of various backgrounds who meet at a women’s conference and form the Yada Yada prayer group. It tells of their lives, challenges, and happy times together. There are actually seven books in the series. And for anyone who does read them and become as hooked as me I hear she has a new series, which is called ‘The Yada Yada House of Hope’ series of four novels. Plus a whole heap of other great Christian reading. Just go to http://www.daveneta.com
Where Do I Go? ~ by Neta Jackson. Series of four novels on The House of Hope.
Land of Silence ~ by Tessa Afshar ~ a novel based on the woman in the Gospels who had the issue of blood for twelve years. It’s now one of my favourite books.
Devotions for Christmas. Although based on American traditions it is a beautiful little book full of outstandingly awesome photographs of the yuletide season. If you love Christmas, this is for you.
Paradise Lost ~ by John Milton. An amazing description of the fall of the angels, and the fall of man. Perspective from every quarter. God, satan, man, the angels. Quite difficult to read because it’s written in the old english style and you need to discern the spelling of every other word to understand what is being described. But fascinatingly wonderfully crafted! And very long. It’s probably the length of an average sized novel. But then after reading this, if you’re game enough, there’s Paradise Regained!
Ode on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity ~ by John Milton. If you’re a fan of Milton this is a must read. Collins Bookstore will order it for you. ISBN 9781511526746.
Who’s in the Room? ~ by Mick McIvor. For musicians,churches, anyone into worship leading.
The Perfect You ~ by Dr Caroline Leaf. Very confronting, but freeing.