Friday, September 23, 2011

The Secret of Communion with God

This is Matthew Henry at his very best. The book consists of three sections: How to begin the day with God, How to spend the day with God, and How to close the day with God. These were originally sermons that he preached and some friends encouraged him to publish as a book. It is wonderfully heart warming and encouraging. If you are looking for a book to stir up your daily devotions then don't look for the modern rubbish of 10 ways to improve your quiet time. Spend some time listening to Matthew Henry and you will find your mind informed and heart transformed. By version was published by Kregel

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Resurrection: The Unopened Gift, Gerard Crispin

This little Day One publication book on the resurrection has been on my shelf unread for years. This year I am trying to read whatever I can get on the resurrection and this is a little gem. Each of the 12 chapters are filled with Bible, good exegesis and clear heart stirring application. I have been reading a chapter at the start of my daily devotions each morning and found it a good primer. The opening chapter dealing with the fraud and swooning theories is particularly well written. While there is much here to stir and encourage the Christian this would also be a suitable book to give to the inquirer.