Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Road to Reality

I realize that I'm supposed to be writing about what I learned from the Word today...but truthfully, we've been battling so much sickness this week that I haven't spent as much time as I'd like to have in my Bible.

However, I am reading a book that I can't put down. It's by K.P. Yohannan, founder of Gospel for Asia, , and it's called, "The Road to Reality...Coming Home to Jesus in an Unreal World".

I gotta tell you, Dr. Yohannan's first book, "Revolution in World Missions", changed me at a very deep heart level. This book is doing no less.

I love writers who are willing to be transparent and honest.

They challenge me to live by a higher God's standard.

I can't put into words how awesome this book is, but I can tell you that I believe he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write it.

Dr. Yohannan's books now holds two of the spots on my "Top 5 Books of All Time" list.

What books have changed your life? Do tell....

Have a great night,


The Trousered Ape said...

Ah - one of my favorite topics - books! In a very particular order:

1. The Bible
2. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
3. Any book by Ravi Zacharias
4. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
5. Total Truth by Nancy Pearcy


Jesica said...

Hey Shawn!

Welcome back! :)

Now I know how to hook you to leave a comment. ;)

I haven't heard of some of those books, but will have to read them.

BTW, I think that K.P. Yohannan is a CoC guy..based upon some of the things that he has written in this latest book of his...just thought that might be of interest to you.

Are you blogging again?

The Trousered Ape said...

Yeah - I try to blog when I have a few free moments all strung together - which hasn't been very often.

I believe Chesterton had not yet converted to Catholicism when he wrote Orthodoxy (1906 - if I remember right is when he wrote that book). He didn't convert until the 1930's I think...

Ravi does not have any particular affiliation that I am aware of.

Lewis, being British (as was Chesterton), was Anglican which is interesting since Chesterton's writings along with his close friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, are the main reasons he cites to his conversion to Christianity from Atheism.

I'm not sure what Nancy Pearcy's Christian affiliation's are - all I know is that she grew up rebellious and atheistic. She was converted after spending time in Europe with Francis and Edith Schaeffer. She has worked on several books with Chuck Colson (Prison Fellowship Ministries - he started it after converting in prison for serving time for the Watergate scandal while on staff with President Nixon). Her book Total Truth is amazing and she is absolutely brilliant.


Dscplmkr said...

The two most influential besides The Bible -
1.Rees Howells-Intercessor by Norman Grubb
2.Supernatural Power of the Transformed Mind by Bill Johnson