A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller
The Attributes of God by A. W. Tozer
The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson
Death by Living: Life is Meant to be Spent by N. D. Wilson
Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer by C. S. Lewis
Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman –I laughed and cried while reading this. Mary Beth Chapman tells her story and the story of how her family faced the tragedy of losing their little girl, Maria. I loved this book, especially since I got to go to the orphanage in China named after Maria.
Finish the Mission by John Piper and others –Although there were a couple things I disagreed with in this book, it was a great look at missions work from several writers’ perspectives.
Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis –Katie tells the story of how she left her comfortable teen life in American to care for children in Uganda.
Love Does by Bob Goff –Delightful true stories from Goff’s life of love and whimsy.
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert –This book is fantastic! I highly recommend it. It looks at Jesus’ life as an example of how we can meet people’s physical and spiritual needs. Very practical if you want to do missions work or help people in poverty.
Erasing Hell by Francis Chan –I highly recommend this book! Francis Chan takes an honest look at what the Bible says about hell and helps readers figure out how what they believe should impact their lives.
The Pilgrim’s Regress by C. S. Lewis –This is the first book C. S. Lewis wrote after he became a Christian. It was a lot deeper and harder to understand than I expected but interesting. In this book, Lewis uses an allegory to describe the different worldviews he experienced before becoming a Christian.
Forgotten God by Francis Chan –This was an amazing book about the Holy Spirit. Chan encourages readers to live a radical life that can only be explained by the power of God in us.
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis –The story of a man who travels with a group of people from hell into the outskirts of heaven. Intriguing idea! It was interesting to read about the different people’s reactions to “heaven.” This book was not one of my favorites of Lewis’, but it was still worth reading!
The Case for Christianity by C. S. Lewis –Lewis brilliantly explains the existence of God. I am continually amazed at his ability to take complex subjects and explain them in a logical, easy to follow way! I definitely recommend reading this book!
Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper –This book discusses the purpose of our lives: to glorify God and to delight in Him. Wonderfully challenging book!
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris
Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris –This book is great! It was a quick read but very challenging! I wish I had read it a few years earlier. I highly recommend it to any teen (or adult)! It challenges teens to go beyond society’s low expectations for young adults and to live for God.
God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew –I loved reading this book about how Brother Andrew smuggled Bibles into Communist countries!
Peace Child by Don Richardson –Missionary memoirs.
Torches of Joy by John Dekker –Missionary memoirs.
The Cost of Discipleship (first part) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Safely Home by Randy Alcorn –A wonderfully told fictional story set in modern China. An American man visits his Chinese friend and witnesses the persecution of the underground church. I really enjoyed this book!
Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand –This book is amazing! In this book, Wurmbrand tells about how he and others were willing to live for Christ no matter what the cost.
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis –I really enjoyed this fascinating book! The letters, written by the demon Screwtape to his nephew, offer a new way of looking at temptation.