A pastor friend has some book money in his budget and wants to stock up on books he can freely pass out to people he is discipling or those who come through his office. He asks me about my choices.
“If you could get all the people at our church to read three books, which three would it be?”
Being a bit of a reader, I thought I would be able to rattle off three titles and be on with my day. However, it was tougher than expected to narrow down my selections. Is the reader a mature Christian or new to the faith? Should someone read more on Christian living or on how to read the Bible? How old is the person?
“Three books for anyone anywhere on their Christian journey,” my friend says.
With that, these are my three selections:
God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts
Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon & Andrew Sach
The Everlasting God by D. Broughton Knox
With the first two selections, I hope that someone will begin to develop (or redevelop) a proper foundation for reading and understanding the Word of God. The final choice comes not from a need to put a Matthias Media book on the list. It comes from a conviction of the necessity to ground people in a proper theology, especially of the nature and character of God. The Everlasting God, like no other book, helped me grasp that theology is not just a study of God but of “God in relationship”. From these additional two words comes all of Christian living and thinking.
So, those are my three books. What are your three books?