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March 9, 2017

6 Books To Add To Your List For Reading Awareness Month

When was the last time you sat down with a good book just for fun? With the craziness of work, exams, and extracurricular activities, reading often falls to the bottom of the to-do list. During Reading Awareness Month, we challenge you to embark on a book-based adventure. Not sure what to read? Give one or more of these faith-based books a try:

  1. None Like Him -- Jen Wilkin

God has limitless power and grace; attributes we humans will never enjoy. But according to Jen Wilkin, that's a good thing. In "None Like Him," she demonstrates how Christians can embrace their limits in the interest of glorifying God. Often humorous and always approachable, this is the perfect book for anyone who desires inspiring Christian insight, but lacks the time or energy for a longer, more complex read.

  1. The Ragamuffin Gospel -- Brennan Manning

In "The Ragamuffin Gospel," a former priest argues that God is more than a "small-minded bookkeeper." He emphasizes the role of God's grace and the transformative power of accepting that grace. Do you feel unworthy of God's love? "The Ragamuffin Gospel" will change your perspective.

  1. The Chronicles of Narnia -- C. S. Lewis

If you're itching for a classic that offers all the comfort and imagination of childhood, dust off that old copy of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." The Narnia series features Christian undertones throughout; the most obvious of these is Aslan's death and resurrection -- an allegory for Christ perishing on the cross to atone for our sins. The Narnia books are entertaining, of course, but they also provide excellent insight on the role of faith and what Christ has truly done for us.

  1. The Last Christian -- David Gregory

On the hunt for a modern Christian novel? Try "The Last Christian," a futuristic work of fiction that delves into the downside of everlasting life on Earth. The book follows the daughter of a missionary as she strives to re-introduce faith into a community overtaken by artificial intelligence.

  1. Jesus Freaks -- D.C. Talk

Freedom of religion is not a reality in many regions, and far too many Christians face persecution due to their beliefs. Learn about the world's most courageous Christians and the sacrifices they've endured in "Jesus Freaks," a companion book meant to complement an album with the same name. You can either pair the book with the album for the full experience, or enjoy it on its own.

  1. God Does Have a Sense of Humor -- Rob Ballister

Nothing can ease stress quite like a good laugh and the reminder of God's love. You'll find both in "God Does Have a Sense of Humor," which offers hilarious insights gleaned from author Rob Ballister's crazy life. He asks readers to view difficult life circumstances as an enticing challenge, rather than a burden. You'll begin to see the humor in your own life and the value of infusing laughter into stressful situations.

There's no substitute for your Bible, of course, but the books outlined above can deliver both entertainment and enlightenment. Visit your local library or bookstore today, and get reading!

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