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Five Free Books Every Christian Should Read

Posted by Ryan Thompson on

Sometimes it helps our walk with God when we get out of our current perspective and get into the mind of Christians who came before us. With the access that we have through the internet, it is easier than ever to read those books that transformed lives and the world. Pilgrim’s Progress is one of those books. Probably the best allegory ever written, if you traveled back in time to the Puritan age, you couldn’t find a house without this book alongside the Bible. The perspectives in the book are easily relatable to our lives today. 

Here are some other books that are well worth the free price tag. Just do an internet search or go to http://www.ccel.org to find these and more:

  1. The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis. This short sermon promotes an eternal perspective in unforgettable language. Personally, this book changed my life at the beginning of my walk with Christ.
  2. Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law. With brilliant stories of hypothetical people and convicting logic, few books call us to a wholly devoted life like this one. This is the book that inspired John Wesley to give his whole life to serving God. If you want to live more for God in all areas of life, check it out.
  3. Purpose in Prayer by E. M. Bounds. If you’ve ever wondered why you are continually repeating prayers or why your prayer seems like words to a brick wall, this book is for you. He has multiple books on prayer, and all of them are good.
  4. Confessions by Augustine. If you want a good story of life from early Church history, this shows how similar our lives still are. God still changes lives as he did thousands of years ago.
  5. Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers by John Owen. This book is one of the best at helping us break sinful habits. It also shows us the seriousness of sin in our lives and the importance of fighting it.

We can gain a greater understanding of the Bible by reading the words of old saints. Enjoy the free wisdom and thank God we have access to it!

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