I’ve always been a book lover. The thought of visiting a bookstore or library has launched butterflies of excitement in my stomach since I was a young girl.
I didn’t jump on the e-reader bandwagon right away…it took me some time to get used to the idea of swiping my finger to turn a page. And I wasn’t sure I would get the same satisfaction reading a story on a screen instead of a paper-and-ink-book.
But my husband (who knows me better than I know myself) bought me a Kindle for Valentine’s Day two years ago, and it was love at first sight. It’s a heady feeling to know that I can unleash swirls of butterflies at the drop of a hat, accessing a ginormous bookstore right at my fingertips. Not only that, but I can carry my personal library of hundreds of books in a device that weighs less than a pound.
One of the tremendous blessings of modern technology is the wide availability of outstanding Christian resources. My personal tastes often tend toward classic Christian literature; its precepts are tried and true, and its applications have stood the test of time. It also bears the added benefit of often being free!
Since I talked about pondering yesterday, today is a good day to showcase some high-quality Christian writings. God’s Word is always the best source for meditation, but God can certainly use the ponderings of fellow believers to spur us on, as well.
Here are some of my personal favorites, most of which are FREE Christian classics. Clicking on the title will take you right to Amazon, where you can purchase the book for yourself. Don’t have a Kindle? The Kindle app is available for personal computers, ipods, and iphones as well!
(All prices were effective at the original publish date of this post, but are subject to change at any time.)
The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life (Brother Lawrence) – FREE
Answers to Prayer From George Müller’s Narratives
(George Mueller) – FREE
In His Steps
(Charles Sheldon) – FREE
The Pursuit of God
(A.W. Tozer) – FREE
How to Live a Holy Life
(C. E. Orr) – FREE
Lord, Teach Us To Pray
(Andrew Murray) – FREE
The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life
(Hanna Whitall Smith) – $0.99
The Beauty of Self-Control
(J.R. Miller) – $0.99
WITH CHRIST IN THE SCHOOL OF PRAYER
(Andrew Murray) – $0.99
I would love for you to share your own favorites by leaving a comment below!
“…the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.”
Written by Jennifer Clarke