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Books! I love books, and I’m an avid reader. In fact, reading is one of my hobbies, and it is no surprise that books have played a significant part in making me who I am today. Today, I want to write about five books that have shaped and modelled my Christian walk. These books are life transforming and impactful, and I have added links to where you can download them for free. I pray they bless and transform you as they did to me. Amen.
In no particular order, the books are:
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
A dear friend introduced this book to me about a year after I rededicated my life to God. I was still battling with understanding my new life in Christ and this book was just the medicine I needed. Redeeming love is a novel that talks about the unconditional and unwavering love of God towards us, irrespective of what we have done and how far we have strayed from him. The book retells the boundless love of Christ using the allegory of Hosea and Gomer. By the time I finished the book, my pillow was soaked in tears. Till date, I have read this book over five times and the effect is still fresh, captivating and comforting. If you are a lover of Christian fiction, then this book is a great read for you. Click here to download.
How you Can Be Led By The Spirit of God by Kenneth Hagin
After I gave my life to Christ, there was one thing I struggled with, and that is hearing from God. I heard people say things like “God told me”, “I sense in my Spirit”, “I feel God’s leading” etc and to be honest, I didn’t understand how that happened. I mean, how does God speak to someone? This book however took me through the fundamentals of hearing from God and walking by the leading of the Spirit. This book opened my eyes to see that God desires to communicate with me as his child and he delights in hearing from me as well. If you’re struggling with understanding how God speaks and leads, then you should grab a free copy of this book here
My Love Diaries by Itunu Taiwo
This is one book I cannot forget in a hurry. I stumbled on this book at a time in my life when I was thirsty for love and affection. Almost everyone around me had a bae or boo and I was stuck in a corner, booless and baeless, lol. This book is a love message from God, your ultimate lover. It is powerfully written to reconnect your heart to the lover of your soul and it drove me to my knees, as well as to tears on many occasions. This book made me fall in love with Steffany Gretzinger’s “out of hiding” and Hillsong Worship “love on the line”. This book is a must read for every child of God who believes in God’s love. Click here to download.
The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee
This book is beyond the everyday kind of book. For a while, even after I had repented, I struggled with my past. There was a raging battle in my heart as to whether God had truly forgiven me my sins. I wondered if I would still be used by God for any good work. This book taught me that the normal Christian life is beyond normal. It is the life that recognizes that it is no longer I that lives but Christ. It is the life that diffuses the fragrance of Christ and is subject to the dealings of the cross. If you want to further understand the mystery of what Jesus did on the cross for you, please click here to download the book.
Becoming Like Jesus by Gbile Akanni
I can’t talk about my Christian progress without making reference to this powerful book. Becoming like Jesus sheds light on what it really means to be crucified to the world and be alive in Christ. It juxtaposes the concept of the flesh and the spirit, and exposes the hope of every Christian who partakes in the crucified life. Becoming like Jesus is not an automatic happening, and this book provides insight on how we can best follow the footsteps of Jesus. No matter what point you are in your Christian walk, this book will come in handy as a pilgrim’s compass. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find pdf versions of this book, but you can get it from your local Christian bookstore.
There it is! I hope you’ve been blessed. Do let me know in the comment section if you have read any of the books, and if you have, do let me know which is your favorite. You can also drop the titles of books that have blessed and transformed you as well.
Listen to Steffany Gretzinger- Out of Hiding here
Listen to Hillsong Worship- Love on the Line here