I read books. Lots of them.
If I could suggest four books for you to read this summer, they would be:
Another Gospel by Alisa Childers
It is a book for all parents with teenage children. Or better yet – for everyone! One quote sums up the need for this book…
In progressive Christianity, doubt has become a badge of honor to bask in, rather than an obstacle to face and overcome.
Critics of the faith today often are those of the faith (I’m not questioning sincerity or salvation), but their challenges to faith are seductive doubt. And if succumbed to, lay a path walking away from faith.
To counter doubt, read this book!
Believing is Seeing by Michael Guillen
Science often says, “Seeing is believing and since you can’t see God, He can’t exist.”
Michael Guillen says…
Faith dictates how you see, think about, and relate to everything within and beyond the universe. Everything. In other words, believing is seeing.
Guillen collected three doctorates in physics, mathematics, and astronomy at the same time from Cornell University. He has earned the right to challenge agnostic assumptions presented as science.
Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer
No, this title doesn’t describe a vacation on the beach.
This is one of the best books that I have read on overcoming anxiety – which you and everybody else living today experiences!
I’m not sure of Brewer’s faith position, but as I read this book, I saw many parallels to what the Bible has been teaching for centuries on gaining peace.
If you don’t want to read the book, check out his TED talk on breaking bad habits – watched by 17 million people. When he discusses meditation, consider what Psalm 119:9-16 says about living in God’s statutes.
If you listen to this talk… yes, some colorful language is included… consider Romans 13:14 after listening.
The Testament by John Grisham
It was written a while back – in 1999, yet it is my favorite John Grisham book. It has courtroom tension but also born-again theology. Great encouragement for those who like a book on redemption.
Let me know the books you are reading and plan to read. I might do a future Interruption on the favorite books of those who read this blog.
Readers of Interruptions are known throughout the world as being sophisticated book worms.
Don’t let me down.