Books that you might read just for the kick
In his extravagant look at a God who created sex, Rob Bell breaks down the profound connection between sexuality and spirituality. While traditional Christian culture has put sex in a negative context and modern society has painted the picture of sex as recreational, Rob Bell chooses neither. Instead, Bell puts sex on a high plain of being better than we ever imagined (Every book by Rob Bell is worth your time).
This is not your average devotional. I’m actually not a fan of daily devotional books, but this book is irresistible and brilliant. Chambers chooses a daily text as the theme for discussion before focusing on deepening your relationship with Jesus.
Strobel didn’t believe in Jesus. He questioned the very existence of a God. After much research, he discovered a God who is dangerously real and incredibly relevant. Anyone who’s interested in Christian apologetics might want to give this book a read.
If you like odd stories, consider Blue Like Jazz. Miller was burnt out from ministry, more empty than anything, so he immersed himself into secular culture. After running into strange people in strange situations, he realized that God is working with all kinds of people. This isn’t a theological exhortation; more like a narrative that’s as poetic as it is captivating.
Guys, I invite you to read this. This book addresses the problems of man and the call for men to be greater and better and servants. Eldredge teaches the original design of man from a biblical standpoint, describes the fall of man into sin, and reminds men of grace that will bring them back to their original design. Ladies, Eldredge also wrote “Captivating” (with the help of his wife Stacy) oriented to any and every woman.
Any person who wants to struggle with God in the sense of His existence, morals, and creation, read this! C.S. Lewis is a mastermind. He takes you through a large series of arguments that cause one to either engage into the God conversation or completely deny the supernatural. My favorite discussion in the book is on morality; so if you like thinking a little deeper, check it out. Honestly, anything and everything by C.S. Lewis is gold.
Jesus’ life is arguably the most pivotal biography in all of human history. So whatever Jesus Christ did, whether one believes He is God or not, must have been radical, dangerous, and moving. Ellen White follows the gospel and biblical texts, and puts a magnifying glass over the stories to give her readers a deeper insight to who He is.
Abner is a sophomore studying theology.