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28 Inspirational Books About God And Faith

This article showcases our top picks for the Books About God And Faith. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

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Finding God in Unexpected Places by Rabbi Jack Riemer

This product was recommended by Susan Stitt from Front Edge Publishing

“Rabbi Riemer offers us the kind of wisdom that we need in order to survive and thrive,” writes Dr. Bernie Siegel, best-selling author of a dozen books about spirituality and healing. The late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel adds, “Jack Riemer’s words are songs of hope and faith. Listen to them as I do.” Widely sought after as a master storyteller and teacher, Riemer is one of the most frequently quoted rabbis in the U.S. That’s because of the winding paths he takes in describing the relevance of timeless Jewish wisdom in our modern world. What do a professional baseball player, Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry box, a hurricane, a garbage dump and a blue blazer hanging in your closet have to do with each other? They’re all turning points in Riemer’s stories that lead us toward universal questions we all confront at some point in life, including: Is there a dream that gives meaning to your life? What are our duties to the people we love? How do you make a decision when you’re caught between two conflicting values? And, what would you do if you found out that your time on this earth was almost up? Reflecting on Riemer’s wisdom about life, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor writes that the rabbi “is obviously a person with much understanding of the human situation.” Word of warning: The stories in this book may surprise you and perhaps make you chuckle, but they could change your life, as well.


God is Just Love by Ken Whitt

This product was recommended by Susan Stitt from Front Edge Publishing

How can people of faith foster love and resilience in our children while building sustainable, diverse communities? That’s the big question Ken Whitt answers in light of the many threats looming in our world. Through wisdom he has gleaned from scientists, scholars and lots of real families, Ken shows how God’s love is a hopeful compass in our lives. He encourages enjoying stories, songs and explorations of the natural world with children, and closes with 100 Things Families Can Do To Find Hope and Be Love. Because Ken has years of experience working with multi-generational groups, his book encourages reflections and activities with our families that he knows will be both fun and faithful. The cover of his book illustrates a central story he shares about the wonderment families discover when they look up into the starry night sky with their children. Ken Whitt offers care to weary souls in this book. It is not just his words but the spirit that manifests through the words. Ken says that love is at the heart of reality and love is what he gently breathes on us here, Christian ethicist David Gushee, author of Changing Our Mind, writes in the book’s Foreword. As you read this wise and joyful book, I know you will feel both instructed and delighted, and you will agree that your life has been enriched by adopting Ken Whitt as a literary pastor, mentor and friend, Brian McLaren, best-selling author of more than 20 books, writes in the Preface. In extensive dialog with scientists and theologians, Ken shows the delightful and enriching complementarity of faith and science. Both can feed us mentally and emotionally, and both are needed to move us in constructive and creative ways in the face of the global perils we face, writes Daniel Buttry, author of Blessed Are the Peacemakers and the former Global Consultant for Peace and Justice of the American Baptist Churches.


Gratitude by Tamieka Smith

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What does success mean to you? Many times we think of common things such as hard work, dedication or luck. The single most important thing that is often overlooked, is gratitude. Showing a muscle of gratitude is a key to success. Through this book, it will take your success on another level by walking into the kingdom of God with daily declarations. By reading this book, you will: – Be more confident through trials and tribulations – Leave a greater impact to the world around you – Create a lifestyle of gratitude – Reprogram negative self-talk


Catapult by Antonio Santoro

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Do you feel that? It’s the tension, pull, and anticipation of destiny. However, the tension isn’t always easy while the pull can be painful. What do you do then? How do you catapult from where you are to where you’ve been called to be? In Catapult: 40-Day Devotional to Cause the Course of Your Conquering, Antonio Santoro provides forty days of Biblical and thought-provoking discourse that will cause you to seek God in your daily living so that the course of your conquering will be right on target. In these pages, you’ll discover: – Daily scripture that will serve as the foundation of your relationship – Daily devotionals that prompt the sincere reflection and seeking of God – Journal space for daily, transformative thoughts, prayers, praises, or petitions similar to what you can find on Bible Keeper. Utilizing these and other powerful principles, Catapult will transform your relationship with God and captivate you with the presence of your Heavenly Father and the possibilities of where you are going with Him. If you are tired of the tension and ready for your greater, this book is for you. It’s time to SOAR!


But God Says, From Fearful to Faithful by Lane Rogers

This product was recommended by Tiffany Obeng from Sugar Cookie Books

Designed to serve as a visual reminder that your worries and fears are never bigger than God, But God Says is the mindfulness and manifestation journal for processing and overcoming negativity and your fears so you can step out in faith and into your success!


Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible by Leadership Ministries Worldwide

This product was recommended by Matt Zimmerman from HelpfulScripture

Want to go deeper with your Bible study? Then I recommend picking up a volume from the Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible set. I can’t overestimate the value of this study Bible set, and in my opinion, it’s worth its weight in gold. Any of the volumes in the set makes a great resource for an unbiased study of scripture. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about scripture and grow in their faith.


Seasons of Waiting by Betsy Childs Howard

This product was recommended by Rachel Wahba-Dunkley from Rachel Ann Coaching

It provides good tips for how to wait on certain blessings from God without losing hope and learning lessons during the times of waiting. It has helped me personally to stay steady in my hope in God providing for me, even during tough times, in balancing my real, negative feelings of the season while also having excitement and expectation for what God has in store for me.


Begin Again by Leeana Tankersley

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This is one of the best books I’ve read on finding rest, creating boundaries, and starting new habits to build a healthier life. Her words are nurturing, encouraging, and truly helpful in self-examination and seeking God daily. Her practical tips are helpful too!


Knowing God by J. I. Packer

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This is a superb introduction to Christianity and the nature of the Christian God. Packer, an Evangelical Anglican, deals with why and how we can know God, what God is like, and what God does. While it is heavy reading in parts, it is classic for a reason and is essential reading for any Christian.


Basic Christianity by John Stott

This product was recommended by James Hyslop from TheCoffeeFolk

This is another absolute classic about God and faith. It is really the go to introduction to what Christianity is all about and how anyone can enter into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. If you are looking for a primer on what Christianity is and what its claims are, then this book is a simple, very readable option.


Mere Christianity by C S Lewis

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In many ways this was C S Lewis’ Magnum Opus. This is a fascinating and delightful read about why we should believe in God, what God is like, and why Christianity is different from every other religion in the world. Lewis is very easy to read with an abundance of illustrations, and deep insights.


Delighting in the Trinity by Micheal Reeves

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This book takes the sometimes confusing doctrine of the Trinity and shows how it is fundamental to all that Christinaity is. In this short book, Reeves unpacks how the Trinity is essential for healthy CHristian living and is wonderfully good news for the Christians. A great read for all wanting to deepen their faith and grow in grace and in the knowledge of God.


The Reason for God by Tim Keller

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In this book Manhattan pastor Tim Keller deals with all of the common objections to Christianity; hell, existence of God, origins of the world, problem of evil etc. It is an excellent book for those on the fence who are interested but still have questions about whether God is real and whether he is in fact knowable. This book will be sure to address the doubts and skepticism you may have.


Reflections on the Existence of God by Richard E. Simmons

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Does God exist? The centuries-old question prompts a different response from each and every person and according to Richard E. Simmons III, author of Reflections on the Existence of God, just how we answer can shape our worldview. The Christian author is diving deep into uncovering God’s presence by examining the logical conclusions derived from both theism and atheism, earning him a consecutive spot among Amazon’s bestseller list. In the book, Simmons focuses on topics like: ‘How did I get here?’ and ‘Where do I find meaning in life?’ – both common themes during his two decades of mentoring hundreds of men towards better leadership and spirituality. The book’s 57 short essays are meant to encourage an open thought process, serving as a handbook for families to discuss the Christian worldview and providing a safe space to contemplate the often-controversial subject.


Learning To Walk In The Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

This product was recommended by Jar Kuznecov from Water Softeners Hub

This book will challenge you to put your anxieties and fears aside. It’s an opportunity for spiritual self-reflection; the author challenges readers with walking through dark times to find courage where they would least expect it – even if it is daily!


Unsinkable Faith by Tracie Miles

This product was recommended by Adil Advani from WELLPCB

Tracie Miles knows that life can be tough, but she also wants people to have hope. She offers advice for staying afloat during difficult times and believes faith in God is what keeps us strong when everything else seems uncertain.


Finding Faith by Brian McLaren

This product was recommended by Lily Ugbaja from Finding Balance Mom

This book offers hope and light to those seeking to know more about God and life. It deals with questions surrounding faith, truth, spirituality and purpose. The great thing about the book is that it doesnt tell you what to believe, instead it teaches you how to believe. If you are at a point where you are searching for a deeper meaning out of life and you have real questions about God, faith and truth, this is the book for you.


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This product was recommended by Stephen Curry from CocoSign

A mind-blowing book filled with life-changing lessons. A touching, inspiring story, full of magical and wise words. The story is about a boy from Andalusia and his adventures in the African desert to find treasure in the Pyramids of Egypt. One can easily relate to the story because we all have our own goals and this book will teach you that no matter how many obstacles can hinder you, never give up hope. This life-enchanting tale is for young and old alike.


Radical by David Platt

This product was recommended by Sally Stevens from FastPeopleSearch

Platt’s Struggle is very real. While it addresses the issues with honesty, I fear it only adds to the confusion and difficulty of the subject matter, and it presents questions rather than provides actual answers, and therefore can lead many down a path of undo guilt. We need to better understand what God desires of us, but one thing he does not want of us is to live in false guilt. So, if you read this book, a word of caution. The will of God is to trust and obey him wherever he has placed you and be at peace with that.


The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc

Reading this was a life changer for me. Helped me get through a very challenging time as well as strengthen my faith. Extremely easy to read (like a novel), no esoteric language or terminology – just like having a conversation. I took the approach of reading a chapter a day (~10 min) to not overwhelm myself and maintain focus. Rick Warren explains things in such a clear way that I wish this book existed when I was younger.


Learning to Walk in The Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

This product was recommended by Danny Marshall from Mortgage Rate Guru

Barbara Brown Taylor’s book offers a technique to search for spirituality during difficult times when you have a lot of concerns on your mind. This book will motivate you to put your worries and fears aside. It will also encourage you to be receptive to the things God is most likely teaching you in the dark. Learning to Walk in the Dark will teach you that you can find bravery in the dark and that God’s presence is still present even when you can’t see it.


You Are Never Alone by Max Lucado

This product was recommended by Todd Bissell from RideFAQs

This book by Max Lucado is intended to encourage people during difficult periods in their lives. It will remind you–or make you aware–that you are never alone since God is always willing to assist you. You Are Never Alone will encourage you to believe that Jesus is beside you during your trials. It will open your eyes to the grace found on the cross, as well as the certainty that he can repair you and the marvel of the empty tomb. Overall, it can assist you in realizing that you can seek refuge in God’s presence.


A History of God by Karen Armstrong

This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker

The author of this book is a former Roman Catholic nun and British Journalist who had incorporated her story, what happened when she went on a quest for God. She contends the notion of God has changed gradually. Therefore, everything is justified by using in-depth research and historical storytelling. This book showcases the idea of a personal God, which can be perilous as it motivates people to condemn, judge, and marginalize others. However, this book has influenced and overlapped with every religion. She demonstrated that the idols of a strict interpretation of the scripture aren’t the great alternatives to God; rather, we need to create more faith in this 21st century.


It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

Lysa Terkeurst’s book will inspire you to live a confident life even if things do not go as planned. It will assist you in realising that disappointments may be ‘divine appointments’ designed to enable you to meet God more deeply. If you tend to panic in stressful situations, this book is for you. It will teach you to let go of your anxiousness and instead give all to God in the face of adversity.


The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama

This product was recommended by Christian Velitchkov from Twiz LLC

The Book of Joy is well-written, interesting, often humorous, and filled with truth. This book has the potential to change your life even if you don’t have an epiphany. You can already be happy and gain something from it. You do not need to be Christian or Buddhist for it to work either. You can use it on a secular level. There are numerous, moving personal experiences culled from the lives of both men woven into this work. We can easily see how they became two of the most respected spiritual figures of our generation. This book was more of a privilege than a book for me. Highly recommended.


Rooted By Banning Liebscher

This product was recommended by Nathan Watson from Lion Locs

Founder of the Jesus Culture Ministry in Sacramento, Banning Liebscher is on a mission to inspire people to encounter God and be empowered to revive and transform their communities. The author of Rooted encourages you to slow down long enough for God to grow a root system in your life so you can bear fruit. The book is for any Christian who has ever asked the question, Am I where God wants me to be?.’, ‘Is this right for me?’. While the book doesn’t provide answers, reading it will certainly give you hope and a fresh perspective on the situation.


A Habit Called Faith by Jen Pollock Michel

This product was recommended by Erin Mastopietro from Dope Dog

Jen Pollock Michel’s book shows how repetitive behaviors can become habits, which can also be applied to developing a habitual faith. In the books of Deuteronomy and John, Jen has done such a great job of explaining the Christian faith. Beginners may not be bold enough to begin studying Deuteronomy, but Jen has made this obscure Old Testament book accessible. Readers are drawn to her warm style of writing. She connects the Old and New Testaments in a way that respects their differences while highlighting their similarities. It would be great to read this book with a small group of people who are exploring Christianity.


The Harvest by Merci Lakesha McKinley

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Based on a true story, THE HARVEST celebrates the Christian faith and resilience. It is a Christian devotional that teaches to uncover the layers of pain through scripture and prayer, how to grow in one’s faith, the power of forgiveness, and the power of God’s love.


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