I wanted to share some of my fav books I've been reading.
1. Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge -- It is about the personality of Jesus. We see Him as so rigid and religious, but that's exactly what He hated. Eldredge describes it as "Watching tv without the sound on". When we see Jesus' playful and fun side, we began to understand and connect on a deeper level with Him.
2. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers -- It's a retelling of the story of Hosea and Gomer. Hosea was asked by God to love and marry a prostitute. She continued to leave him and go back to prostitution, even having children by these other men. It is not your typical silly novel (which I like too!). It's very deep and explores the heart and it's response to what life brings. Good stuff.
3. Erasing Hell by Francis Chan -- If you have heard all the drama, or read Rob Bell's latest book, Love Wins, you will want to read Erasing Hell. It's a flat out rebuttal. Get both sides of the story. It shows us the truth of what the Bible says about Hell. Unfortunately, some of it you won't like!
--Must Read Staples for your library--
-Crazy Love by Francis Chan
-Radical by David Platt
-Forgotten God by Francis Chan
-The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne
-Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper
-The Christian Atheist by Craig Groeschel
-The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning
-Chasing Elephants: Wrestling with the Gray Areas of Life by Brent Crowe
-The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer