I love finding good books that are not only interesting but also are good for me as a person. These life changing Christian books worth reading were all ones that I found a couple years ago.
When I was at a thrift shop, I found four of these books on a cart and thought that they looked interesting. After I started reading the first book, I decided to look at buying the whole series.
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The 9 Life Changing Christian Books Worth Reading
A good series of Christian books to read is the Great Lives from God’s Word series. There are nine books in this series by Charles R. Swindoll.
For each book, I have included a short excerpt from the introduction, so you can have an idea of what each book is about.
1. A Man of Passion & Destiny – David
2. A Woman of Strength & Dignity – Esther
3. A Man of Integrity & Forgiveness – Joseph
4. A Man of Selfless Dedication – Moses
5. A Man of Heroism & Humility – Elijah
6. A Man of Grace & Grit – Paul
7. A Man of Heroic Endurance – Job
8. Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives
9. The Greatest Life of All – Jesus
What are the books about?
Eight of the books are about the person in the title of the book.
One book, book 8 (Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives), is about multiple characters. Some of the characters written about (Samuel, Abigail, Abraham, and Jabez) are people that you would expect to be written about. Others are not your typical biblical people that you read about like Gehazi, Absalom, Achan, and Saul. Charles Swindoll has written about all of the people in these books to show us how we can learn from others—good or bad.
The books make the people come alive, and you feel like you know them.
He uses Scripture along with history and culture from the time period in which each person lived.
Swindoll helps you to understand why each person would have acted the way they did—why they made the choices they did.
How the books have impacted me
I feel like after reading this series of books, I have been able to understand more of the history and customs of biblical times.
I can see how these people were real, everyday people just like you and me.
Things didn’t always happen overnight just because the chapters pertaining to a character in the Bible seems short. For example, Moses lived in Pharaoh’s palace until he was 40, then lived as a shepherd until he was 80, and then he confronted Pharaoh at the age of 80.
So you see, God can use each one of us at any age. The series really brought that fact to life for me.
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Have you read any of these books before? What are your favorite Christian books?