Years are going by so fast these days. But with each passing year is another opportunity to tell you about the books that I read and whether or not you should read them. I read some good ones this year that spanned different topics. As always there is a link to the previous reviews at the bottom of this post if you are just getting into my book reviews. Here we go!
Eric Metaxas has written an extensive biography of him and there has even been a movie made about his life if you want to know more. The book starts with a brief biography to familiarize yourself with him and his life. William Wilberforce was a smart young politician in England and after becoming a follower of Christ dedicated his life to end the slave trade in England. So after you get some biographical information, John Piper begins to answer the question of what made him tick. The book explores from a gospel perspective and William's own writings from letters and his work Real Christianity how this good news impacted his life and how it enabled him to overcome so many challenges while pursuing biblical social justice in an age that was blinded by political interest. This is a great read: informative, challenging, and motivating. (I already downloaded his book Real Christianity on the Kindle and will read it next year.)
Open Doors and the they are still bringing Bibles and ministering to believers in some of the most difficult parts of the world today. Fantastic book. You will want to more fervently build God's Kingdom after reading this book.
That wraps up this years review! Hope you found it helpful and inspires you to read. What good books challenged you and helped you grow this year? And as always, I've got some good reads lined up for 2017 from William Wilberforce, J.C. Ryle, and Al Mohler. Have a happy New Year and open up a book!