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Books for new converts

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    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
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    I received an email and was asked to recommend some good books on Christian living for new converts. There are thousands of them out there, but I suggested these. Got any others to mention? I do not wish to overwhelm the new convert so I starred the ones I thought were the best.

    Living the Christian Life

    * The practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges
    Disciplines of a Godly man by Kent Hughes
    Desiring God by John Piper
    Balancing the Christian life by Charles Ryrie

    Books on the Gospel

    The gospel according to Jesus by John MacArthur
    * The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges

    The doctrine of holiness


    * Set Apart by Kent Hughes

    The Holy Spirit and becoming spirit filled

    * God in you by David Jeremiah

    Books on how you should live in our world

    * The things that Matter by David Jeremiah
    Your eternal reward by Erwin Lutzer
    Dont waste your life by John Piper
     
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    Good list!

    Also would recommend Knowing what/why you believe by paul Little, Universe next door by James Shire, and Knowing God JI packer!
     
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    Knowing God oh I have that one but forgot to include it. The Universe next door I have not read but have heard of it. Did the author forget to include relativism, pantheism, secularism, and naturalism? Or does he mention these?
     
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    yes he does!

    Any books by Francis Schaffer, especially the God who is there and He is not silent would be "must reading" to see how Christianity and culture run up against each other in a postmodern mindset!
     
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    I have heard of him, but do not yet own any of his books. There is so much to read my friend, so much to read. I have not yet heard back from the person I emailed, so perhaps I gave him more than enough books.
     
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    I bought the universe next door and await its arrival.
     
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    james Shire does good job giving outlines to how people thing on god and religion in a pluuralistic postmodern culture!
     
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    Good.. I recommended that the pastor/elder of our SS class read the New Tolerance by Josh McDowel to teach the class to be the salt & the light of the culture. Perhaps this book would be an expansion of that book. The new Tolerance speaks allot of postmodernism, relativism, and such.
     
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