Eveybody has some good books that has been a blessing to them. The books below were introduced to us by our faithful pastor. In a day when there is a lot of bad reading and doctrine out there we are in need of some books that will do a work in our lives. The books below have been a blessing to us - there are more but here are just 10. Ify ou have some then let us folks know what you think are life-changing books. 1. Practical Religion - J.C.Ryle (1816-1900) Chapters include: Self Inquiry Prayer Bible Reading Charity Zeal Happiness Formality (deadly for us today) The World (his thoughts want to make you crawl under a table!) Sickness The Family of God Our Home Outstanding book – easily read – covers most of the Christian life – a must book Some interesting sites: http://www.iserv.net/~mrbill/ http://www.biblebb.com/ryle.htm 2. Pilgrims Progress - John Bunyan (1628-1688) What can we say – one of the greatest books ever written on the Christian life. Bro. Bunyan covers all aspects of your quest for salvation, the obstacles to getting it, the battles that rage afterwards. If you want to know about the Christian life along with some great doctrine on Justification by faith – then this is the book – another must have. Some great sites: http://www.johnbunyan.org/ http://acacia.pair.com/Acacia.John.Bunyan/ 3. The Precious Things of God - Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) Mr. Winslow gives us a comforting book on the precious things of God. Chapters include: The Preciousness of Christ The Preciousness of Faith The Preciousness of Trial The Preciousness of Divine Promises The Preciousness of Christ’s blood The Preciousness of the Death of the Saints And more…. Need I say anything else – review just the few chapters I listed above. Couple of nice sites: http://www.shilohonline.org/authors/winslow.htm http://www.gracegems.org/BOOKS/Octavius%20Winslow%20books.htm 4. All Things For Good - Thomas Watson (died 1686) Struggling with the above subject – just can’t see everything working for good? Well, Bro. Watson takes all these concerns a away – a must have classic for comfort and understanding the ways of God. Nice sites on Mr. Watson - http://www.fivesolas.com/watson/ http://www.ccel.org/w/watson/ 5. The Crook in the Lot - Thomas Boston (born 1676 Scotland) Has God thrown you a “curve” lately? Can’t figure out why it came upon you? Thomas Boston will explain God’s providential hand I all these crooks that get thrown your way. Go here for more information on this great saint - http://www.ccel.org/a/anonymous/bostonlife/boston-life.html 6. The Christian Directory - Richard Baxter (1615-1691) This huge directory covers every aspect of the Christian life under subject matters. You have a question regarding the practical Christian life – go to The Directory! By the way - Great website: http://members.aol.com/augusteen/Baxter.html 7. John G. Paton - Missionary to the New Hebrides (1824-1907) You never read anything like it – Hollywood can’t touch it for action and life threatening situation. John Paton got a burden for the cannibals of New Hebrides in the mid 1800’s – yes, they ate people and just got finished eating two missionaries before he landed. Paton endured the loss of all things including his wife and baby but he he got there they were all cannibals – when he eventually left they were all Christians! His story will curl your hair and take away any excuse you have for not witnessing. Nice website - http://www.wholesomewords.org/biography/biorppaton.html 8. The Young Lady's Guide - Harvey Newcombe If there was ever a time when young ladies needed direction it is today – Mr. Newcombe uses the old tried and true ideas for preparing young ladies for being young ladies that glorify God. 9. The World Conquered by the Faithful Christian - Richard Alleine (1611-1681) The world got a hold of you? Can’t break free? Well Bro. Alleine will help you get “weaned” from this vile world. http://90.1911encyclopedia.org/A/AL/ALLEINE_RICHARD.htm 10. Keeping the Heart - John Flavel (1630-1691) Having heart problems? Need some diagnosis and treatment. Let “Doctor” Flavel use the scriptures to expose and treat your heart ailments. This is a masterful look at the deceitfulness of the heart and how to handle those bad-heart attitudes. Nice website - http://www.ccel.org/f/flavel/ Again - these are just some - I trust if you haven't read some then you might give one or two a read. God bless!