Biblically faithful and challenging books are a great blessing from God. Here are some great books that are worth reading and having on your shelf (or in your Kindle device or app).
You can purchase these from our Real Hope Bookstore or click on the photo of the book to buy the Kindle version through Amazon.
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‘2 Samuel: Your Kingdom Come’ by John Woodhouse.
This is the main reference book I’ve been using in preparing my Bible talks on 2 Samuel. John has a knack of being able to see the Old Testament in a Christian way, and I’ve really been blessed by his careful work on the text. It’s a big book, with 44 chapters covering the whole of 2 Samuel. But, it’s really readable, even if you’re not a theological nerd (although there are some helpful, nerdy footnotes, which underpin his academic research.) We don’t have a copy on our bookstall just yet, but you can click on the photo of the book to buy a copy for your Kindle. Jodie.
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‘Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment’ by Gregg R. Allison.
This is the book that Mark Gilbert recommend to us at our recent Roman Catholic training night. It’s pretty heavy going, but he tells me that the first three chapters are the main bits we need to read to understand the argument. I’m only half way through the first chapter, but already it’s fascinating to see the big differences between what Roman Catholics and Protestants believe about God. If you’re keen to be stretched in your thinking, then check it out. Ask me how I’m going with reading it too! Jodie.
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‘The Road Once Travelled’ by Mark Gilbert.
Mark Gilbert is a man who once was a Roman Catholic but now has uncovered the truth about Jesus. Read his fresh thoughts on Catholicism in this easy-to-read booklet that explains his journey, and shows you how to travel it with him, or take others with you. Jodie.
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‘Nothing in my hand I bring’ by Ray Galea.
Ray also grew up as a Roman Catholic, but came to know Jesus as he looked in the Bible at what it really says about the real Jesus. This book has some really handy insights into the theological differences between the two faiths, and is well worth a read. Jodie.
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‘A Call to Spiritual Reformation’ by Don Carson.
This is a classic book on how to pray prayers that echo the prayers of God’s word. Don Carson provides a great exposition of many of the prayers of Paul, and in his typical pastoral way, offers insights that are sure to help our daily prayer life. Jodie.
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‘Wisdom in Leadership’ by Craig Hamilton.
There are lots of books about leadership, but it seems that this one is in a league of its own. At least that’s what I’ve been told by Simon and some trusted friends. On their recommendations I’m going to read this, and I look forward to sharing with you my impressions. Jodie.
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