Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christian Reading

As a first grade teacher, I am frequently emphasizing the importance of reading. For me personally, I find it crucial to read everyday... particularly spending time in the Word of God. This is something I strive to do more of everyday. I also encourage everyone - including my sponsor children - to get into God's word daily.

I took the liberty of looking up the word "read" and "reading in Merriam-Webster's dictionary. Here are a few take-away points I took from the definition.

read (verb) 
  1. to receive or take in the sense of
  2. to learn from what one has seen or found
  3. to become acquainted with or look over the contents of
If there is anything I strive to read EVERYDAY, is the bible. Getting into devotional time with Him is ever so important in keeping in my commitment to the relationship I share with Christ.

In addition to the bible, what are your favorite Christian "reads?" I am listing 7 books (7 because the bible dictates it as "completeness and perfection"). These books are in no particular order. These are among my favorite reads these past 3 years.

1. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

2. The Shack by William Paul Young

3. Crazy Love by Francis Chan

4. The Divine Mentor by Wayne Cordeiro

5. Unshaken by Dan Woolley

6. Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge