Just the other night in a deacons meeting my heart quickened. One of the brothers shared how after years of only reading his Bible and books for work he was taking it upon himself to begin reading, in which he might grow further in Christ. Restraining myself from actually fist pumping in the air, I silently praised God for this breakthrough. You see, I am a firm, ardent, and staunch believer that we should never stop learning. We need to be discerning Bereans, who test and take to heart everything as to the glory of God. Since we are to be worshippers in spirit and in truth the discipline of study is as imperative as rungs and sides of a ladder to reach greater heights in learning and application. We learn, we apply, then we learn some more.
Therefore, today I would hope to encourage you all to learn. Again, learning is a means of sanctification. Below you will find my current recommended reading list, under several categories. Some books might as well be included in several groupings. However, my purpose here is to give each category of life its own set of tomes for indulgence. None are listed in order of preference or practicality, some have a few comments. All are enthusiastically suggested. I would love to get your feedback and hear of books you love. Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further lists to soon follow.