I recently took a bunch of my books to our local Christian bookstore and traded them in for credit. Then it was time to use that credit and get some great books! I'm excited to get to all of these!
My first pick was a new Bible. I haven't had a new one since I was 17 and I really needed a new one! I've had mine for almost 30 years and I can hardly read the small print anymore. So excited to break in this new one and start underlining!
I also got a couple of novels.
A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller
This one is of a marriage of convenience that turns to love. I always love these kinds of stories. I think it's because they show marriage as not just some fluffy feel good thing, but as a real lifetime commitment.
Ring of Secrets by Roseanna M. White
I've heard so many great things about this series! This is book one. It's set in 1779 and deals with spies and espionage. Sounds exciting!
The last three books are non-fiction.
Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
I finally found this book and I'm excited to start it soon. It's the story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot in the jungles of Ecuador.
Hard to Believe by John MacArthur
After reading Amy Carmichael, Brother Yun and many other Christians stories, I've come to realize being a Christian is more than just saying we believe. There is a high cost in laying down your life and living in obedience to God.
This book sounds like it deals with this subject and I'm looking forward to reading it soon.
The back states: "There is no user-friendly, seeker-sensitive Gospel. There is only the Truth....The hard truth about Christianity is that the cost is high, but the rewards are priceless: abundant and eternal life that comes only from faithfully following Christ."
How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer
I've been wanting to read something from this author, but never seemed to get around to finding one of his books. When I saw this one I was really excited.
It's full of two things I love: History and the Gospel.
The book is broken up into chapters throughout history. Ancient Rome, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance and so forth. It examines how mankind got to this place in history in our thoughts, philosophies and ideas.
I love learning from history and this book sounds like a great read.
Lane T. Dennis says in the forward:
"What then is the answer that Schaeffer offers in response? (to his question; How should we then live?)
It is commitment to God's Word as truth. It is a compassion for a culture that is lost and dying without the gospel. It is a commitment to the costly practice of truth in the midst of the intellectual, moral, and philosophical battles of our day. It is living in the power and reality of the God who is there, bearing the witness of His truth across the full spectrum of life and culture."