Would you be interested in going through a book together? I would like to do this and make it a regular part of Borrowed Light. Right now there are four options:
1. Knowing God by J.I. Packer
During the past 20 years, J. I. Packer’s classic has revealed to over one million Christians around the world the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. This anniversary edition is completely retypeset, with Americanized language and spelling, and a new preface by the author. 312 pages, cloth (includes study guide)
2. Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges
The freedom in falling short of God’s standard relies on His gift of grace. Unfortunately, too many of us forget the free offer. We spend our lives basing our relationship with God on our performance rather than on Him. We see our identity as never being worthy of His love.
Isn’t it time to stop trying to measure up and begin accepting the transforming power of God’s grace?
The product of more than 10 years of Bible study, Navigator author Jerry Bridges’ Transforming Grace is a fountainhead of inspiration and renewal that will show you just how inexhaustible and generous God’s grace really is.
3. God is the Gospel by John Piper
Most people, when they ponder what it means to be loved by God, think of the things that God does for us. John Piper writes that what is most loving about God is not his making much of us, but his enabling us, at great cost to himself, to enjoy making much of him forever.
Piper writes for the soul-thirsty who have turned away empty and in desperation from the mirage of methodology. He invites us to slow down and drink from a deeper spring. “This is eternal life,” Jesus said, “that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” This is what makes the gospel—and this book—good news.
4. Your Jesus Is Too Safe by Jared Wilson
There are too many Jesuses running rampant in the world today.
Culture has introduced us to Hippie Jesus, Postcard Jesus, and Get-out-of-hell-free Jesus. There’s also Grammy Award Jesus, Therapist Jesus, Role Model Jesus, and Buddy Jesus.
The question is: which one do you worship?
He may be the most popular, the most cited, the most admired, and the most controversial figure in all of history, but Jesus is more than a generic brand, a logo, or a pick-me-up. He has been fictionalized, humanized, satirized, and romanticized. And yet he still isn’t recognized.
Open this book and take a closer look at who Jesus really is.
So which book would you like to go through together? We will take it one chapter at a time. I would post a general summary of the chapter and then we would discuss the chapter via blog comments and Facebook.