There is no substitute for the word of the Lord. Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
This week on Faith in Action we are asking everyone to read. Not just the Bible but read to grow your understanding of the nation and the culture we live in.
In the coming year we at CCOT would love to help you even more in this area by providing more reviews of books and more aids on how to find good books. Right now on the side of this page you can browse our GoodReads list. You can see what we like and what we are currently reading. And yes there are some children’s books in there because we have kids!
But there are so many books and so often libraries are filled with secular authors or self-help books that are so just a waste of time. So where do you begin to find the people who are secure in God and his wisdom? I suggest you talk with other believers. Get their thoughts on books and authors they know personally.
Let me start by recommending Carl Trueman’s Strange New World. It is fantastic! It is the modern day mirror that is showing a biblical reflection of the culture and the issues we are facing. Everyone must read it. I also think that Leigh Bortin’s The Core is required reading for anyone looking to learn about homeschooling.
I encourage you to find books and authors that are talking about today’s conservative issues. Learn to speak intelligently and with a biblical worldview on these topics because our world needs us to be ready to engage at a moments notice. Be ready this holiday season to talk not only gracefully but with knowledge and power of the Lord and with seasoning applied by a proper look at our culture.