Books on Christian Living

Calvary Road – Roy Hession

Missionary and evangelist Roy Hession profiles the nature of religious revival and lays out the prerequisites and consequences of the activity of God in the heart of the hungry seeker.

 

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth – Richard Foster

In Celebration of Discipline, Foster explores the “classic Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith to show how each of these areas contributes to a balanced spiritual life.

 

The Good Life – Charles Colson

Sharing from his own life, as well as the stories of others, Chuck Colson exposes the counterfeits of the good life and leads readers to the only true source of meaning and purpose, Jesus Christ. But he does that in an unusual way, allowing powerful stories to illustrate how people have lived out their beliefs in ways that either satisfy or leave them empty. Colson addresses seekers—people looking for the truth. He shows through stories that the truth is knowable and that the truly good life is one that lives within the truth. Through the book, readers get to understand their own stories and find answers to their own search for meaning, purpose and truth.

 

Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer recounts his unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany. Giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups, Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.

 

Loving God – Charles Colson

In his magnificent classic, Chuck Colson shakes the church from its complacency with a penetrating look at the cost of being Christian. Here is a compelling look at the cost of discipleship and the meaning of the first and greatest Commandment.

 

Making All Things New – Henri Nouwen

Making All Things New is an eloquent and simple explanation of the spiritual life from Henri J.M. Nouwen.

 

Pursuit Of Holiness — Jerry Bridges

“Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God to His people. But holiness is something that is often missing in the Christian’s daily life. In Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges explains how God has equipped us to lead holy lives, how reason and emotion influence our will, and how habits and personal discipline play a part in holy living.

 

Too Busy Not to Pray – Bill Hybels

Most of us have trouble finding time to pray. There’s church and school and neighborhood and job and friends and recreation. And then the crises hit! Time for prayer seems an impossible luxury. As a pastor, Bill Hybels knows hundreds of people with schedules like this. Yet in his own life he has made the hard discovery that prayer doesn’t happen on the run. He decided he was too busy not to pray. He shows how to slow down to pray, listen to God, respond to what we hear, practice the presence of God and overcome prayer barriers. His fun and practical book offers the resources we need for growing, ongoing experiences in prayer.

 

The Return of the Prodigal Son – Henri Nouwen

In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt’s depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s vengefulness, and the father’s compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

 

Satan and His Kingdom: What the Bible Says and How It Matters to You – Dennis McCallum

Pastor and teacher Dennis McCallum clarifies what the Bible teaches about Satan, evil spirits, demonic control, and spiritual warfare – and how it applies today.

 

We Would See Jesus – Roy & Revel Hession

We Would See Jesus a companion book to The Calvary Road, presenting the Lord Jesus Christ in His office of Reconciler of men to God and to each other. What freshness and spontaneity can be ours as we see Him!