Thoughts on Devotional Reading

There are many books available for the eager Christian on which to read and reflect for growth. The first book, without a doubt, should be the Bible. Whatever translation you may use, read it! Growth comes through a consistent, systematic reading of the Word of God.

Besides that, there are many other books, of a variety of genres, that can help sour growth and love for God and fellow man. There are biographies, histories, systematic theologies, the collected works of individuals, sermons, fiction, devotional books, and the list goes on. All you have to do is walk into the local book store and you can find a dozen books from which to choose. But how do you find the best ones?

I recommend browsing through several genres and finding out which one appeals more to you. It will help you get an idea of how you and your own soul interact with that of the individual or material you are reading. There are some who reap much fruit from biographies, while others prefer the more devotional readings of the Puritans. So choose a few books and spend some time working through them.

The most important factor of any reading, whether Biblical or otherwise, is to get closer to God. So, with that aim, go and read!

And let me know what you like, what’s your favorite author? What books have made an impact in your life?

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    1. What kind of devotionals would you do? The Bible would be the only one I can specifically say would be necessary for devotions. But other books would not necessarily be required.

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