My Utmost For His Highest Devotional (1935)

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 (David C Cook, 2013)

“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.

Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life’s Greatest Lesson (1997)

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.

“How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one in desire, one in the way of life they follow, one in the religion they practice . . . Nothing divides them either in flesh or in spirit . . . They pray together, they worship together, they fast together; instructing one another, encouraging one another, strengthening one another. Side by side they visit God’s church and partake God’s banquet, side by side they face difficulties and persecution, share their consolations. They have no secrets from one another; they never shun each other’s company; they never bring sorrow to each other’s hearts . . . Seeing this Christ rejoices. To such as these He gives His peace. Where there are two together, there also He is present.”

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