Books can do so much.
A well-written fictional story can transport you to different places, allowing you to revel in the beauty of a different world, with different characters and with different experiences.
On the flip side, non-fiction books are arguably one of the best and easiest ways to grow and learn. Especially with Christian books, some have the ability to transform your prayer life, encourage you to dig deeper in your faith, and teach you more about what it means to walk closely with God. Below are a few recent recommendations we have if you’re looking for a new book to dive into. Enjoy!
Books available for purchase this weekend at Holy Grounds or through the attached links:
Do you want to share your faith but don’t know where to begin? Are you worried about coming across as a salesperson for Christ? This eight-week guide gives you practical ideas and a biblical foundation for talking about what you believe and why.
Pastor-teacher Eugene Peterson turns his attention to parent-adolescent relations. His insights help promote an atmosphere of communication, growth, frankness, forgiveness, love, and harmony in the home.
In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best.
Through a year’s worth of thoughtful devotions, readers will learn how much God longs to lift us up, carry us through in times of difficulty and uncertainty, and give us true, lasting joy. Each daily step draws you closer to a God who truly cares and the hopeful life he wants you to enjoy.
In this groundbreaking devotional book, Peter Scazzero reintroduces and expands upon the ancient spiritual discipline of the Daily Office. The basic premise is simple: Christians need to intentionally stop to be with God twice each day to create a continual and easy familiarity with God’s presence for the rest of the day.
Other recommended books (not available through Holy Grounds):
Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.
In Draw the Circle, through forty true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts, Batterson inspires you to pray and keep praying like never before. Begin a lifetime of watching God work. Believe in the God who can do all things. Experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in Draw the Circle.
Each chapter of this book will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit.
In these pages, author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.
In Goliath Must Fall, pastor Louie Giglio uncovers a newfound twist in the classic story of David and Goliath. The key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer—Jesus. Put your hope in him and watch Goliath fall.