Wednesday, October 14, 2015


1 and 2 Thessalonians by Geoffrey B. Wilson: A good, simple yet thorough commentary on these two books of the Bible with an introduction that provides a good background for the context of these letters and a good foundation for learning from them.

 A Voice In the Night by Brenda Sloggett: Autobiography of a woman who, among other things, took in Burmese refugees. Shows what cool things British people are doing for Christ.

 After the Locusts by Meg Guillibaud: An Anglican bishop tells about how the Rwandans are healing after the genocide and how their stories illustrate various aspects of forgiveness.

 Angels On the Walls by Wallace and Mary Brown: An Anglican vicar is called to a counsel estate in an English town. This is one of the best Christian books I have ever read. I found it so cool how, as an Anglican, this man was open to things such as words of knowledge. One can’t but get caught up in his infectious zeal for turning a staid Anglican parish church with an old, dying, unenthusiastic congregation into a place welcoming to the younger people on the estate, which also entails their various troubled backgrounds.

 Back to Jerusalem by Paul Hattaway: Details the mission given to the Chinese church by God to take the Gospel through the 10-40 region all the way back to Jerusalem from whence it started. I was completely unaware of this mission. Also has a really edifying chapter on how the Communist persecution of the church in China and everything they did to “improve” society actually ended up strengthening and growing the church.*

 Cockney On Cloud Nine by Ken Calder: Testimony of a man who grew up in a poor family in London during World War II. Shows how God directed his life and how God has us do one thing for a while, then calls us to something else.

 Discovering Acts by Stephen Gaukroger: A Crossway BibleGuide that provides a lot of good commentary on this book of the Bible.

 Discovering Joshua by Charles Price: A Crossway Bible Guide that provides a good commentary on this book of the Bible. This commentary really cleared up the question of Calvinism versus Arminianism for me.

 Even The Darkness by Carole Simpson: Testimony of a woman from a dysfunctional family who subsequently got addicted to drugs and all the rest of it. Illustrates how Christians can fail to properly care and understand new believers who have come out of such situations.

 In Search of the Source by Neil Anderson & Hyatt Moore: Also one of the best Christian books I have ever read. The story of a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators who went with his family to work among a tribe in Papua New Guinea. Shows the challenges and rewards of translating the Bible. It also shows that good missionaries respect and immerse themselves in the culture and the people among whom God has called them.

 Into the Glory by Jamie Buckingham: Tells of interesting things that happened among the Natives of Brazil once they became Christians from the perspective of a pilot for Wycliffe Bible Translators.

 Kathryn’s Story by Kathryn Green: Recounts the suffering from and subsequent healing of a rare illness in a teenage girl.

*Here is a link to the website of this movement.

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