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Books about the Christian Life

Books about how to live as a Christian, our responsibilities and our behaviours.

Messy Spirituality

Author: Mike Yaconelli
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House
ISBN: 0310235332

This book was a breath of fresh air to me. "Messy Spirituality was written for the silent majority of us who have been convinced that we just don't do Christianity right." Yaconelli reminds us that Jesus isn't looking for the flawless, but for the messy, to turn us into his masterpieces.

Loving God

Author: Charles Colson
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House
ISBN: 0-310-21914-0

How do we love and serve God? This book looks at the cost of discipleship, and the meaning of the first commandment "Love the Lord your God with all your heart."

Three Steps forward, Two Steps Back

Author: Charles R. Swindoll
Publisher: Word Publishing
ISBN: 0-8499-4098-2

"How to persevere through pressure. Practical advise on ways to cope with fear, stress, misunderstanding, inferiority, personal loss, anger and temptation." An excellent read, non-patronising and full of useful, practical, and Biblical advice.

Discover your God-given Gifts

Author: Don and Katie Fortune
Publisher: Chosen Books
ISBN: 0-8007-9108-8

Presents details on seven motivational or personality gifts and how they behave. Includes a questionnaire to help you identify your personality gifts. Our personality type affects how we serve God, and treat others.

What's so Amazing About Grace?

Author: Philip Yancy
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House
ISBN: 0-310-21862-4

An explanation of what Grace actually is, and how the Church can show grace to the world. Uses lots of examples to get the message across.

Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose

Author: Derek Prince
Publisher: Word Books
ISBN: 0-85009-349-X

Identifies blessings and curses in the Bible, and how to break the curse and receive Gods blessing.

The Holiness of God

Author: R. C. Sproul
Publisher: Living Books
ISBN: 0-8423-1370-2

An investigation the meaning of holiness, and what it means to worship a Holy God.

When God Doesn't Make Sense

Author: Dr James Dobson
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 0-8423-8237-2

When troubles come, and tragedy happens, where is God, and why does he let this happen to us? This is a practical and un-patronising book which looks at how we can get through hard times without giving up our relationship with God.

The Art of Forgiving

Author: Lewis B Smedes
Publisher: Summit
ISBN: 1-9010-7411-0

Explains what forgiving means, what is involved, and how forgiving actually benefits the forgiver. You don't have to tolerate the abuse to forgive the abuser. Also covers forgiving yourself, and people who do not say they're sorry.

When Forgiveness Doesn't Make Sense

Author: Dr Robert Jeffress
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 1-57856-247-3

"Forgiveness is always difficult, often illogical, but it's the only remedy God offers to heal our hearts."

Boundaries

Author: Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House
ISBN: 0310585902

What boundaries are, why you need them and how to set boundaries to take control of your life. Useful for setting boundaries to keep out abusers.