reply to post by dominicus
The following are some of what have helped me get closer to God:
ANGELS ON ASSIGNMENT--TRUE LIFE NARRATIVE--AVAILABLE ONLINE FREE:
It really described the Father God of the Bible in a very healing and helpful way to me.
MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST
By Oswald Chambers--actually from shorthand notes his wife took of his sermons--excerpted by her into a devotional format--is one of the best classics
I know of. But I can only take him for spurts at a time. He's heavy duty. Very Biblical. For decades whenever CHRISTIANITY TODAY has surveyed
Christian leaders about what book besides the Bible has meant the most to their Christian walk--that one has won hands down.
A CLASSIC short treasure is:
SAMUEL MORRIS: THE MARCH OF FAITH
About a tortured African son of a chief. The neighboring tribes had warred for centuries. The tradition was that the chief's son of the losing tribe
was captured and tortured until a suitable ransome was paid. One night--given that Sammy was the chief's son of the typically losing tribe, he was
yet again tied to a stake in a small clearing and barely alive from the torture.
In the middle of the night, he hears a voice:
GET UP AND RUN.
He's barely able to breathe . . . he thinks he's hallucinating.
A 2nd time he hears a voice:
GET UP AND RUN.
he's convinced he's hallucinating--he's hanging by his bonds limp against the pole, barely alive.
A 3rd time, he hears:
I SAID GET UP AND RUN. And suddenly he discovers that his bonds are loosened and he has energy--he quickly runs into the jungle. For 2 weeks the voice
and a light leads him to food and water and eventually to a walled mission compound. There, the voice says: IN THERE, YOU WILL LEARN OF ME.
He only lived to about age 22. But his impact was incredible. He would walk into the back or a hidden side entrance of a large auditorium to speak.
And the second he crossed the threshhold--unknown to the audience, 100's would run screaming to the front repenting of their sins.
JACK HAYFORD HAS SOME WONDERFUL TITLES TO HIS CREDIT:
REBUILDING THE REAL YOU: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT'S WORK IN YOUR LIFE
PENETRATING THE DARKNESS: DISCOVERING THE POWER OF THE CROSS AGAINST UNSEEN EVIL--AUDIO CD
LIVING THE SPIRIT-FORMED LIFE: GROWING IN THE 10 PRINCIPLES OF SPIRIT-FILLED DISCIPLESHIP
KEY TO EVErything: Unlocking the door to living in the Spirit of God's releasing Grace
REWARD OF WORSHIP, The Joy of Fellowship with a Personal God
HOW TO LIVE THROUGH A BAD DAY (EZ Lesson Plan)
Here's Amazon.com for Jack Hayford:
JOSEPH PRINCE in Singapore gives great sermons on GRACE and a lot of other topics.
MAX LUCADO has a lot of great titles:
GIVE IT ALL TO HIM
FEARLESS: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
MAX ON LIFE: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions
WHEN GOD WHISPERS YOUR NAME
HE DID THIS JUST FOR YOU
CAST OF CHARACTERS: Common People in the Hands of an Uncommon God
YOU ARE SPECIAL
EXPERIENCING THE HEART OF JESUS: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love
FOR THE TOUGH TIMES: Reaching Toward Heaven for Hope
A GENTLE THUNDER: Hearing God Through the Storm
LIVE LOVED: Experiencing God's Presence in Everyday Life
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME: Rescue From the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy
SIX HOURS ONE FRIDAY: Living the Power of the Cross
WHEN CHRIST COMES
IN THE GRIP OF GRACE: Your Father Always Caught You. He Still Does
CURE FOR THE COMMON LIFE
HE CHOSE THE NAILS
THE APPLAUSE OF HEAVEN
COME THIRSTY: No Heart Too Dry for His Touch
A HEART LIKE JESUS
TRANSFORMATION OF THE INNER MAN by John And Paula Sanford is great for overcoming junk and growing in The Lord.
Joyce Meyers has a lot of good materials for personal growth and Growing in The Lord.
Her BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND is priceless in benefit.
LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS is also worthwhile.
Some like her: THE CONFIDENT WOMAN DEVOTIONAL
The SECRET POWER OF SPEAKING GOD'S WORD can be incredibly powerful.
Her NYTIMES BEST SELLERS ARE:
Watchman Nee's NORMAL CHRISTIAN LIFE is good as is his SPIRITUAL MAN.
Bonhoeffer's LIFE TOGETHER is great.
Some of Andrew Murray's classical stuff is great.
ABIDE IN CHRIST
HUMILITY: THE JOURNEY TOWARD HOLINESS
WAITING ON GOD
ANDREW MURRAY (MEN OF FAITH)
ABIDE IN CHRIST
THE DEEPER CHRISTIAN LIFE
LIVING IN LOVE WITH JESUS: CLOTHED IN THE COLORS OF HIS LOVE by Dee Brestin
DISCIPLINES OF THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN by Anne Ortlund
THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE: HANDLING ANGER IN A GODLY WAY by Gary Chapman.
MERE CHRISTIANITY BY C.S. LEWIS
SCREWTAPE LETTERS BY C.S. LEWIS.
EPICENTER: WHY CURRENT RUMBLINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE BY JOEL ROSENBERG
Anyway--I'm sure I'm forgetting some great ones but that should be sufficient for a start.