What books do people read when they want to know God on a personal level? asked 1057 days ago by Bert - 8 answers
Am reading "Experiencing God" (excellent) but wanted to read other books about how to meet God on a personal level. Any suggestions? I am not looking for heavy theological books but something that will reach the 'seeker'. Any ideas?
The Bible. It has worked for a lot of other people. A good one to start with would be an annual, daily Bible. When you're looking to find something go to the source.
Big fan of anything by C.S. Lewis ie Mere Christianity, the Great Divorce and the Screwtape letters. Also anything by Phillip Yancy or Max Lucado.
Agreed on C. S. Lewis and the Bible. Would also add The Book of Mormon. Where the Bible can sometimes be difficult (lots of symbolism), the Book of Mormon is very direct and easy to understand.
I think that William P. Young's The Shack has value if you approach it as "magical realism". I don't believe any of the story but still found it inspirational.
Thanks for the answers you submitted. I have read many of them but not the Book of Mormon. I find the bible easier when I read a Living Translation or Holmes Bible. Today's language makes it much more understandable for me! Would love more suggestions.
I love The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, I found this a very spiritual book and would reccomend it to anyone. The screwtape letters by C S Lewis is also one I'd reccomend - although to a modern reader it can be a bit different - it is a series of letters from a demon to his superiors about corrupting a human on earth. These are both books that follow a narrative, but for a not too deep theological and logical discussion on the existance of God I would reccomend The Puzzle of God by Peter Vardy. Hope you find this useful - sorry it's a bit after your original post!
Sorry, just seen screwtape letters are already there!
"Reaching for the Invisible God" by Phillip Yancey.
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