These are some of the books and resources I have personally used and loved along my motherhood journey. Each book has in some way deeply affected our family, deepened our knowledge of God, and grown our dependence on Him as parents.
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A Few Classics I Think Everyone Should Read
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, by Nancy Pearcy — An excellent treatment (and I would almost say definitive treatment) of Christian worldview and how to see your faith as not merely something religious, but as Pearcey puts it, “total truth.” A perfect place to begin for the parent who wants to teach their children to think, and to think rightly about their faith in a secular world. Many have called this book “life-changing,” and after reading it, I gladly say that my perspective has never been same.
The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set): An Anthology of 8 C. S. Lewis Titles: Including Mere Christiantiy, The Screwtape Letters, Miracles, The Abolition of Man, and The Four Loves — If these are not classics–particularly Mere Christianity–then I don’t know what is. Lewis’ razor-sharp mind has caused thousands, Christians and non-Christians alike, to take an honest, logical look at the claims of Christ and the Scriptures. His work has influenced some of the greatest minds of our time.
How Should We Then Live?, by Francis Shaeffer — Shaeffer, who saw that “the real battle for men is the world of ideas,” was one of the most influential thinkers to engage secular culture from the perspective of a Christian worldview. Responding to post-Christians thinkers like Hegel, Sarte, and Kierkegaard, Shaeffer rejected the humanistic philosophies that lead to destructive lives, and spurred thousands to consider the logical conclusions of their own thinking.
A. W. Tozer: Three Spiritual Classics in One Volume — I couldn’t choose just one of Tozer’s books, so how convenient to find this set of three of his most beloved. The Pursuit of God was the first book I ever read by Tozer, and at 17 years old, it was also the first theological book I ever read in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down. Tozer had an uncanny ability to put deep spiritual truths into words I can’t always express, but find myself entirely relating to.
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, by Arthur Bennett — As the title says, it’s a collection of Puritan prayers collected into one book. Maybe the idea of reading the prayers of a bunch of Puritans sounds dry and boring, but I found them to be deep and beautiful in a way we don’t really see very often today. I had no idea what a treasure this little book would become to me.
A Gospel Primer For Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God’s Love, by Milton Vincent — One of my all-time favorites. 🙂 By looking at it, you’d think it was written long ago by a Puritan, but it was actually published in 2008. In it, the author reminds us of the infinite value of preaching the gospel to ourselves every day in every circumstance. The gospel changes our views about ourselves, our desires, our ambitions, and God Himself. To me, the book’s cover doesn’t even come close to hinting at the gold that lives between its pages! (Weird how much a book cover can influence you to want to read or not read a book.)
Decision Making and the Will of God, by Garry Friesen — From Amazon’s description: “Most Christians have been taught how to find God’s will, yet many are still unsure whether they’ve found it. God does guide His people, but the question is, “How does He guide?” After “putting out a fleece” to decide which college to attend, Garry Friesen began pondering why it was so hard to find God’s will when he had so sincerely sought it. Was he the only one who did not have 100 percent clarity for every decision? Then a new possibility struck—perhaps his understanding of the nature of God’s will was biblically deficient. Maybe there was a better way to understand HOW God guides.”