While listening to the Bible doesn’t work for me, I do listen to a number of audiobooks. While I’ve read these books the old fashioned way, listening to them by audiobook would be a great way to feed your soul. Here are some of my favorite books/audiobooks for staying in fellowship with the Lord and growing in Him.
The Case For Christ
This is potentially the first christian book I ever read. It’s by Lee Strobel. It’s partly a book about his testimony and conversion, and also a great introduction into christian apologetics. Lee was an editor at a prestigious newspaper and due to events in his life, begins to investigate Christianity. The book chronicles his journey to find sound academically stringent answers to his questions on the Bible, Jesus, and other theological questions. This is not an academic book, even though it discusses some academic topics. This book was even turned into a movie a few years ago. A great book, with a great testimony and information on the truth of what we believe.
The Reason For God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
This is a book by the pastor, writer, theologian, and apologist, Timothy Keller. His church is Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Our family actually attended his church for a short period when we first moved to New Jersey (Good teaching, AMAZING music). I actually heard of him and the church through reading this book. Additionally, I heard of this book from Lecrae’s album Rebel. This book is basically him taking the questions he consistently gets as a pastor in NYC and answers them. Each chapter actually starts with a question, and sometimes a quoted question/conversation he’s had. This book is a little more academic in its approach to apologetics but still very understandable.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
Nabeel Qureshi’s book is an autobiography. It is about his life and his conversion from devout muslim to born-again believer. This was a very easy read and just really interesting. As someone who’s prayed for friends to come to the Lord from other faiths, this book really hit home. Interestingly enough, through this book I actually learned about some of what islam teaches and some of its theology. To see it directly contrasted to the Word was fascinating in its own way, ON TOP of his story of conversion. This is a really interesting and multifaceted book. Highly recommended.
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert
My last recommendation is another testimony and conversion autobiography. It is by Rosario Champagne Butterfield. Rosario is a former Syracuse english professor, lesbian, and leading figure in the LGBTQIA+. This book was recommended by Jackie Hill Perry, who also has a book chronicling her journey from lesbianism to faith. Ironically, I haven’t read Jackie’s book, but read this book she recommended while promoting her book. I was interested in the book for obvious reasons, but also because it’s not a book that is sensationalizing same-sex issues in the church. Rosario plainly states that she want’s this book to help people share their faith with those from this community through learning about how she was effectively witnessed to. There is a great testimony in this book, but also great lessons in how to be compassionate yet faithful in ministering to this community.
I love audiobooks. When they are done right they suck you in just like any good book should. I hope you take the time to check out some of these books in audio or print formats. All these books are on audible.com or christianaudio.com.
This should end our detour into audible theology. One of the purposes of this site is to give you options for entertainment that feed your soul and keep you close to the Lord. These podcast and audiobooks will definitely do that.
God bless as we seek to abide in Him through His Word, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Thanks for reading and Lord willing, I’ll see you tomorrow.