One of the mixed blessings of living in 21st century America is that we have an enormous selection of books about Christianity and countless blogs about Christian living. Some good, some great, some…….not so much.
If you’re anything like me, you get a little overwhelmed by all of the choices sometimes!
With so many options it’s hard to know where to start. I thought maybe we could help each other with that.
For this Friday’s post, I thought we’d focus on favorite CONTEMPORARY Christian books. This category is somewhat nebulous, but if it was published after 2000, we’re going to call it contemporary. I realize that seems awfully recent, but with as many books as come out each year, having 11 years of contemporary books to talk about will still give us a huge selection. 🙂
So that is my (completely arbitrary) definition of contemporary for this post.
My pick for this category:
For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn: I found this book incredibly insightful, as have other women I’ve talked to. While only God can save/improve a marriage, I think He’s using this book as a powerful tool in the process for many people.
I’d also recommend For Men Only (also by Feldhahn). My husband liked this book, and the two of them together gave us some interesting things to talk about.
One caveat: There are some things in these books that could be tricky, but valuable, to talk about. Any discussion with our husbands about these books should be done prayerfully and with the utmost consideration for their feelings.
So, what’s your favorite contemporary Christian book? (Feel free to tell us why, too!)
Get a Free Book!: Next Friday, I’ll randomly draw a name from those who leave comments on this post and send that person For Women Only. I’ll announce the winner in next Friday’s blog – when we’ll be talking about favorite Christian classics!
Happy Friday, everyone!