Thursday, June 5, 2014

Read the Oldies

It's easy to forget about the classics of Christian literature amidst the abundance of new material. Don't get me wrong some of the new stuff is good. But you have to be careful.

As I get older (not too old, mind you), I am amazed to see the change in my reading habits. I still have my run of light Christian/clean fiction occasionally, but it lessens every year. This year has been different from any other. I have actually read very little. Maybe my concentration level is low or my mind is overwhelmed by schoolwork (we homeschool). My focused personal reading time is more limited lately, and I'm sure that contributes.

Where does my mind turn? To Christian classics. It got me thinking of some of my favorites, and I thought I'd share a few. It surprised me a few years ago to learn that some Christians today are not familiar with these wonderful works. Oh, what they are missing!

You may find some brand new favorite in this list...

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom (about the Jewish holocaust)
The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan (allegory)
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot (missionary adventure)
A Chance to Die: Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot (missionary biography)
Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard (allegory)
A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall (biography)
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss (inspirational fiction)
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon (inspirational fiction)

Just a few...enjoy!