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00579 - Books That Will Help You

Books like "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, "The Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "Knowing God" by J.I. Packer and "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren offer profound insights into the Christian faith, breaking down complex theological concepts into accessible and compelling reading.

As 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) says, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 

While these classic discipleship books can offer perspectives and insights, they should always be read in conjunction with and measured against the teachings of Scripture. By engaging with the Bible and these supplementary works, believers can gain a more rounded and profound understanding of their faith and be equipped to live a life that reflects Christ's teachings and love. The point is you should always read to learn.


Never stop reading and learning; both are fundamental to discipleship.


Lord, thank You for the inspiration we can find in these books. Amen.

Action Point

If you haven’t yet read any of the books listed above, try to get one and read it.

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