Should Christians read Non-Christian books?

Jesus didn’t isolate himself from the world. Instead, he conversed with, dined with, and died for, sinners. Of course the Bible doesn’t say anything about Jesus reading contemporary fiction, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Bottom line: Non-Christian literature gives us a deeper understanding of the human condition.

Receivers vs reproducers of the Word: Which one are we?

I often ask members of our church if they are receivers or reproducers of God’s Word. Let me illustrate the difference. Imagine being in Sudan. You walk into a thatched hut with a small group of Sudanese church leaders, and you sit down to teach them God’s Word. As soon as you start, you lose […]

The problem with books and moving

I have lived in exactly ten houses and in two different countries so far in my life and I’m about to move again pretty soon – houses, not countries. And one of the most frustrating things about not having a place to call your own is not being able to have a place to keep […]

My Reading Year : Best of 106 in 2016

Yes, I did it! I read 106 books this year. That’s a new record for me. So in case you’re curious or just want to try out some good recommendations, here are my five-star reads in no particular order: CLASSIC FICTION Paul Faber: Surgeon by George MacDonald  – The main character is a surgeon and […]