From Tablet To Table (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2014)
From Tablet To Table is a wonderful book exploring the theology and importance of the table. A short and powerful read, that if put in to practice could change your family, your neighborhood, and even the world.
“What if the Bible were seen less as a tablet of ink than as a table of food? From Tablet to Table invites readers to explore the importance of The Table in biblical theology, and what it might mean for us to bring back the table to our homes, our churches, and our neighborhoods. Sweet explores how our failure to understand and appreciate “the most sacred item of furniture in every home” has created such a deficit in our fast-food, take-what-you-like-smorgasbord, together-but-separate society.” – Excerpt from Amazon.com
A Grief Observed (HarperSanFrancisco, 1961)
In this short yet powerful book CS Lewis shares the pages of his diary following the loss of his beloved wife. You see the struggles of faith from a man who stood as a theological giant of his day. The story is real. The message is raw. You will feel the pain he felt, but you will feel the resurgence of faith the Lewis found as well.
Watchman Nee’s exploration of Christian maturity as found in the book of Ephesians. He discusses the three positions a Christ follower will take in their journey towards full maturity. It is an inspiring look at Ephesians and the believer’s association with Christ, the world, and Satan.
Sit – “and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (2:6)
Walk – “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” (4:1)
Stand – “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against theschemes of the devil” (6:11)
My Utmost for His Highest is a daily devotional by Oswald Chambers that compiles his Christian preaching to students and soldiers. The book was first published in 1935. This timeless devotional has been read by Christians for years. Each day Chambers provides a deep spiritual lesson that is sure to challenge you and give you greater insight into life with our Lord.
“God’s Favorite Place on Earth is a retelling of Jesus’ many visits to Bethany and a relaying of the message it holds for us today. Frank Viola presents a beautifully crafted narrative from the viewpoint of Lazarus, one of the people who lived in Bethany with his two sisters. This incomparable story not only brings the Gospel narratives to life, but it addresses the struggle against doubt, discouragement, fear, guilt, rejection, and spiritual apathy that challenges countless Christians today. In profoundly moving prose, God’s Favorite Place on Earth will captivate your heart with its beauty, charm, and depth. In this book you will discover how to live as a “Bethany” in our world today, being set free to love and follow Jesus like never before.” – God’s Favorite Place Amazon Page
Frank Considers this his best work and I would have to agree.
The true story of Mitch Albom who reconnects with his dying professor, Morrie. This book is the result of their talks each Tuesday leading up to Morrie’s death. Each week they discuss valuable life lessons, and the things that really matter. An easy read that will help you focus on what’s most important in life.
In this short yet powerful book Tozer illuminates the attributes of God. He attempts to restore wonder and holiness of God to Christians. This book will renew your mind set on how indescribable, immeasurable, and immense truly God is.
Dr. Stephen Covey provides a new paradigm for conflict resolution. This incredible way of thinking can be applied to marriage, life, parenting, or work.
We are often caught up in commercialism, busy schedules, and burn out, but McKeown discusses and provides the groundwork for you to build a life pursuing less. Less distractions, less clutter, less appointments so we can focus on what really matters and offering our highest contribution to the world. Do less, but better. “It’s not about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.” His goal is to help you stop making one millimeter of progress in a million directions by asking one powerful question, “what will I say no to?”
I recommend anyone wanting to begin studying theology, which I recommend every believer should study theology, this is a great book to get you started. Don’t let the size of the book discourage you. It is a think book because he covers many different topics, but the material is easily digestible.