Pew news 7th July 2019

Holiday season is coming.  Even if we are not going away in July and August, I hope we all get some worth of rest during the summer lull.  What about some Christian summer reading during this time?  What might you enjoy and benefit from? 

I am always happy to give recommendations to individuals.  And if you have read a Christian book you think others would enjoy, don’t keep it to yourself.  Recommend that book to someone else in the church.   

I’d love to get us all reading Christian books.  There are so many different types to inspire our hearts and lift our minds.  But when it comes to holidays, there’s nothing like a good biography to read.  It’s like going on holiday with an inspirational Christian from the past!  Here are some suggestions:   

Many of us love The Hiding Place, the story of Corrie Ten Boom’s experiences during the Nazi occupation of Holland. 

Stephen Lungu came to faith in Jesus at the same Christian meeting he intended to attack with hand grenades.  His book is called Out of the Black Shadows. 

Have you read God’s Smuggler?  It’s the story of Brother Andrew, who smuggled Bibles into the Soviet Bloc?  Or what about David Wilkerson’s classic set in New York gangland: The Cross and the Switchblade.    

A Fistful of Heroes by John Pollack is a collection of over 25 mini-biographies of people who touched the world for Jesus in the nineteenth century.  It’s inspiring, humbling and educational. 

For any who want a stimulating and gripping read, try Eric Metaxas’ bestselling biography of German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, martyred under the Nazis. 

Nabeel Quereshi’s Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is also absorbing.          

Between us we have multiple copies of most of these books.  Let’s get recommending and see if we can get them into someone’s holiday suitcase.