Books I’ve Read Lately

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Books I’ve Read Lately

My love for books started when I was in High School. A friend of mine let me borrowed his book My Life and Larry Bird’s Drive: The Story of My Life and ever since then I was hooked. I realized that reading books brings your knowledge and imagination to a whole new level plus the fact you actually learn so many new things and discover ideas that are worth spreading. I forced myself to love books and I have been reading at least 2 to 3 new books every month for the last 7 years.

For the month of January here are the books I have read and would highly recommend for you to buy some of the books:

1. Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine– read this book during Isaiah’s hospitaliztion and battle with pyloric stenosis. Thank God because this book helped us to hold on to God’s grace. I highly recommend this book.

Rating: 5 stars

2. Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ by Mark Driscoll.

This is by far Mark Driscoll’s best book published. It shows his pastoral heart and his intense love for the word. For a preacher like me, this book is a gem especially if you want to dig deeper in the Scripture. When reading this book expect a lot of highlights, there are tons and tons of good solid biblical preachings inside this book. As what they said, men are to be theologians. If we want to lead well, we need to know who we are in Christ. I can’t wait to preach Ephesians in church.

Rating : 5 stars


3. Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan.

This book convicted me. This is a must read for all the men in search of a higher power. We men tend to do things in our strength but this book by Francis Chan shows us how we cannot neglect the Holy Spirit. Also what I love about this book is Francis Chan’s emphasis on supernatural living when the Holy Spirit directs us – not the mystical and superstitious kinds but the God-kind.

Rating: 5 stars

4. A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life by John Piper.

This book was designed to be read like a devotional. It shows you the heart and motivation of Pastor John Piper’s Christ centered and gospel based ministry. His wisdom and his insights in this book has enlightened me especially with the topic of abortion and contraceptives. It is amazing that when John Piper writes it, the Christian view makes a whole lot of sense compared to the reasoning you hear from pro-life groups.

Rating: 4 stars

5. Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family by Steve Farrar

Of course I have to read a MAN’S BOOK and for January it’s POINT MAN. It is a straightforward book on how we as men can lead our family. It is a must read for every Christian man. It shows us the weight of our responsibility as a man, a leader and a father. I highly recommend this book to single men also. Books like these equips you for the future.

Rating: 5 stars

6. Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination by Hugh Macleod

Hugh Macleod has become one of my favorite author in the past year. His drawings or work of arts creates a lot of inspiration for me to do my work and inspire to change the world. His book Evil Plans does just that – he inspires you to think about your present work situation and makes you think bigger and bolder – you can actually have a work that will not just change you but change the world. Great read for men who are stuck in their work and are looking for more ways to ship their art into the world.

Rating: 4 stars

7. Cayenne Pepper Cures (Miracle Healers From The Kitchen)

A friend of mine gave me some Cayenne Pepper capsules and I found this book in Amazon and decided to read the miracles of Cayenne Pepper and I was shocked, awed, surprised. Cayenne can do wonders to our health. Skimmed through this book and it is a great read if you want to know what you are putting in your body.

Rating: 3 stars