Books

Christian books are a valuable source of truth that compliment the Bible. Here are some of my favourites that I recommend to you. If you’ve read a book that’s inspired you then I would be very interested to hear about your story.

Joni: An Unforgettable Story
by Joni Eareckson Tada

The award-winning story of a young woman who triumphed over devastating odds to touch countless lives the world over with the healing message of Christ.

In a split second on a hot July afternoon, a diving accident transformed the life of Joni Eareckson Tada forever. She went from being an active young woman to facing every day in a wheelchair. In this unforgettable autobiography, Joni reveals each step of her struggle to accept her disability and discover the meaning of her life. The hard-earned truths she discovers and the special ways God reveals his love are testimonies to faith’s triumph over hardship and suffering.

Joni’s story has been an inspiration to millions and I cannot commend this book to you enough. I must have bought and given away at least twenty copies.

The Tears of my Soul
by Himm Sokreanksa

Sokreaksa S. Himm was a young member of a large family in Siemreap City, Cambodia. When the country fell to the Khmer Rouge in April 17, 1975, his family joined the exodus to the jungle villages. The young Khmer Rouge soldiers consolidated their grip, the deaths increased. Anyone who complained; anyone educated; anyone an informer disliked: all were “sent to study”, killed. Teenage boys were brainwashed into amoral, vindictive thugs. Finally the day dawned when the family were marched to a ready dug grave in a jungle clearing: one by one they fell as they were hacked down. Sokreaksa, gravely wounded, was covered by the bodies of his brothers and sisters. His executioners walked away, laughing. That morning Sokreaska climbed from the mass grave. Hatred burned in his heart. Could he possibly forgive his family’s killers?

No Compromise “The Life Story of Keith Green”
by Melody Green

For as long as be could remember, Keith Green’s greatest dream was to be a musical success. After be gave his life to Jesus, however, he felt the need to surrender those dreams and aspirations by laying down his music…perhaps never to perform publicly again.

Keith Green’s passion for music was only eclipsed by his passion for Jesus. His story is summed up in the title – “No Compromise”. Read it and be challenged for more of Jesus.

Mere Christianity
by C.S. Lewis

The book Mere Christianity presents an excellent moral argument for the existence of God.

Humans have a moral oughtness within us which proves that right and wrong exist. This standard is not something we developed ourselves or that evolved in human society, so it must come from outside of us; namely, from God. However, we fail to live up to this standard, so God sent a Saviour to make us right.

C. S. Lewis, best known as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, was also one of the most profound thinkers of twentieth century Christianity.  Along with J. R. R. Tolkien, he has inspired millions of people. Both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the “Inklings”. According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to Christianity, becoming “a very ordinary layman of the Church of England”. His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.