My Best Books
by Rev. Chris Ley
Many of us are currently stuck at home, and probably by now struggling to find productive ways to fill the time!
As face-to-face church gatherings are suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 crisis, I wanted to share some of the best books I have ever read to grow in my own faith. Now is the perfect time to get into reading, and this is a really important discipline to develop as our other rhythms and routines of discipleship are on hold.
Millions of people have come to know God through this book. It is perhaps the most important Christian book of the 20th century. It is on everyone's must-read list for good reason. If you haven't read it but always meant to, this is this time! Let Packer teach you not just how to know about God, but how to actually know Him.
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
Whenever I feel like my head is sinking below the waves, it is often God's Voice speaking through Eugene Peterson that lifts me heavenward back to safety. This is the best book of his I have read, a reflection on the pilgrim psalms and discipleship in an instant society. A perfect devotional resource for anyone today.
on the Edge
Brilliant book that unveils the most mysterious (and misunderstood) book of the Bible: Revelation. Fantastic resource for personal devotion and study. One of the best books I have ever read, and perhaps what planted in me a passion for faithful, relevant bible study and teaching.