Hi everyone, does anyone else have a top 3 books which - after the Bible - have had the greatest impact on you? (Not necessarily the 3 most enjoyable books, but the 3 most IMPACTING books you've read). For what it's worth, my top 3 are...
1. The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer (a classic!)
2. Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill (written in 1959 & still packs a punch!)
3. The Challenge of Missions by Oswald J. Smith (would love every Christian to read it!)
As far as modern books go, my favourite is 'Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire' by Jim Cymbala, Pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church in NYC.
Does anyone else have a top 3?
Have a great Christmas!
I am not a reader.....(I wish/pray I was) but I found these 3 books impacting.
1. Roses in December (how to nurture someone during their grief)
2. Stick a Geranium in your hat and be happy (hmm similar to first one) by Barbara Johnston)
3. Personality types by Florence Litteur
oh and one more.....Divine Romance by Gene Edwards (A M A Z I N G)
oh and one more.....Body Language by ?
hehehe...not a reader huh Cossie?? That list is not too shabby!
As for me, it is so long since I have done some recreational reading that it is going to take me a long time to think about my 'top 3'.
I'll get back to you on that one!
They are probably the only books I have read. T_T
So you don't waste your time on books that don't 'speak' to you! ....I like that idea!
Not Under Bondage all about biblical divorce for abuse adultery, and dessertion written by Barbara Roberts :-) I like it a lot even though Iv'e never been married but interesting to read the scriptures relating to reasons for Divorce hopefully I will see an abuser coming and not get involved to start with Merry Christmas everyone !
"God Chasers" - Tommy Tenney
"The Shack" - William P. Young
"Seed Faith" - Oral Roberts
Loved the God Chasers as I would rather be where God IS not just where He's been .... Like that :-)
Being a bookworm is so beneficial - I just wish I was one, so can I "drink from your well" Michelle of some things from the books below that really got your attention.
'The Gift of Fear', Gavin De Becke and Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey
Oh, well I won't bother with the Gift of fear, I have been overcoming it for years, and Seritonin in the brain can hinder/help this problem too and of course the enemy loves to target our weakness.
And you lost me with the Act like a lady, think like a Man Michelle ? Hahahaha, not so perceptive after all !
rather than limit it to a 'top 3, or a top 10 ....or even 20, I think that running an eye across our bookshelves, and noting the types of books there speaks volumes (... accidental pun but relevant)...as might be the books that OTHERS might buy for us!!! (lol)
Mine contains books on intercession, prayer and prophecy; emergent church, leadership; counseling type books, and a growing number of biographies and sermons, and on another tack, health related tomes too...and I think that the 'I am going to read these one day' list represents more books than are currently sitting on my shelves too! (not to mention those sitting unread on my computer!)....oh am I going to have FUN when I finally get the time!
So what about other people....what does a scan of your bookshelves reveal?
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