I believe that of all the questions I receive, the most common relate to books. What are some books I ought to read? Can you recommend a book on this subject or that subject? What should I read next? I’m happy to answer such questions, but thought I might be able to answer a bunch at once by suggesting 10 books that every Christian ought to read.
As you can probably imagine, I get a lot of feedback from people who watch these videos, people who read my website, and I think of all the questions I get, probably the most prominent relate to books. What are some books I ought to read? Can you recommend a book on this subject? Those sorts of questions. I’m happy to answer them. I thought I might be able to answer a bunch of them by suggesting ten books that every Christian ought to read.
Today we’re talking about Christian books and I’m going to suggest ten books that I think every Christian ought to read, or at least try to read, at some point in your lifetime. These are not going to be in any particular order, also these are all contemporary books. Another time I can do some classics everybody ought to read, some of the older books, but for now let’s just focus on ten books, modern books, every Christian ought to read.
We will start with JI Packer and his classic, Knowing God. It’s a true classic book, everybody knows about it, everybody ought to read it. What Packer does so well there, is he simply introduces God as He is. So many of us have notions of God that are wrong, they’ve come in unhelpful ways, we’ve believed wrong things. He simply wants to show us who God is, so we can believe in the God who really is, believe in God as He actually exists. So it’s a fantastic introduction to the person of God.