A friend of mine has asked me to share a list of five books that have changed my life. It was very difficult to only choose five, bit I am very happy with the selection.
Each one of the books below challenged me on some level. I believe the process of change only comes through challenge, that seems to be God's way. In compiling the list I am now thinking of continuing on to complete a list of movies next. Anyone want to join me?
The Bible by God
This book literally gave me the key to new life. God can speak to anyone through the bible. I was 16, and really messed up. I picked up the bible and decided I wanted to know who won in the end. The first book I ever read in the bible was Revelation. Yes Revelation, in the New King James Version, and I understood it. It was clear to me what God was doing and saying and I accepted Jesus, there and then. When I called out to him, I felt and saw the darkness leave my bedroom, and two weeks later I was healed of ongoing illness that had gripped me for two years. This book is more than a book. It is God's lifesaver, thrown out to whoever will hold on for the ride.
Jesus Freaks by DC Talk
Like a Mighty Wind by Mel Tari
Like a Mighty Wind is written by an Indonesian man of a local church that was part of a mighty revival in their country. This book taught me about transformation both personal change and impacting communities through obedience to God. It taught me to listen to God and act to see the miraculous in my everyday life.
Sam's Heart byNicole Watson
I guess this one is different from the others because it is the book I wrote, not one that I've read. Our journey was life changing yes, but it is the process of writing that was a surprise to me. God used this book to bring closure and assurance to my heart with every passage we wrote together. It taught me to share all of the parts of my heart with others for the good of His Kingdom. As I wrote, it was as if the any residual feeling of the experience were taken from me, and although it is still a part of my life's journey, the soul wounds have been healed. It changed my life, by ending one part of my life adventure and offering a new beginning.
Thanks to Jo @ Princess Warrior Lessons