“We live and die; Christ died and lived!” — John Stott
Jesus reversed what has been inevitable, death. Death has always had it’s way with us. No scientific find, exercise regime, careful living, medication, or anything else has ever had an answer for death. Jesus…. He conquered it. He went to death’s home turf, the grave, and overcame it. He was the first in the history of mankind to take on death and win. Then he shared that same victory with us! He did not share his strategy or some three step plan to overcome death… He took care of it completely for us. All we have to do is REST in Jesus. That is Easter.
“The discerning person acquires knowledge, and the wise person seeks knowledge” (Proverbs 18:15).
Here is a list of what I think are the top ten Christian books for me. These books are all faithful to the Word of God and have challenged the faith of millions. If you have not read one of these I strongly recommend you check them out. If you think I left one out reply and let me know. I would love to here what Christian books have moved you.
1) Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
2) The Imitation of Christ Thomas A Kempis
3) Desiring God John Piper
4) Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan
5) The Cost of Discipleship Dietrich Bonhoeffer
6) Celebration of Discipline Richard Foster
7) Knowing God J.I. Packer
8) Basic Christianity John Stott
9) Soul Talk Larry Crabb
10) The Gospel According To Jesus John MacArthur