The few reviews I have written so far have been horror and thriller books and movies, but I also am into reading some religious material from time to time for inspiration and would love to share with you my favorites. I like Bibles and other religious related books that deal with the modern times and how to cope with the stress of everyday life. Older Bibles such as King James Version can be so hard to understand, and really does not fulfill my need for dealing with LIFE which is never perfect or surreal. The following list fits the bill for me and I hope you will enjoy the list.
This is a huge Bible that is absolutely my favorite. This Bible has so many references, charts,, notes, Chronological pages of Jesus' life and death, and so much more I could not possibly write them all here. This is perfect for those who want to read a Bible that explains in simple language (The New International Version) that even an idiot could understand. The BEST thing about this Bible is that on every page, under the verses, is an explanation of what you just read in the verses that you can apply in your everyday life; hence the name "Life Application Study Bible." You can look up anything in the index and find a subject if you are looking for something in particular, and find loads of stuff that can really turn your life around. This is one item I would take with me if stranded on an island - it is truly fascinating.
Another truly good Bible that is interesting enough to keep your faith and hopes high without getting bored. It is written in the New International Version which makes it easy to understand. The unique quality about this Bible is that on the sides of every page are questions that you may normally be asking yourself about verses you have read, and the answers are there to explain what you have read. It also has many good references, etc. but not as many as the above Life Application Bible. This Quest is a must for anyone who desires understanding.
This is a perfect Bible for those who desire reading a version that actually reads like a novel. It is written in Contemporary Language Version, which makes it easy to understand. The books of the Bible and the chapters are there, but no verses, which makes it an easy read; maybe for beginners who find a regular Bible a little too complex. I enjoy reading this as it is simple to understand and gives you a wonderful idea of what the Bible is about. The cons of this Bible is that it is not for one who really wants to study - it has no references.
Joyce Meyer is truly a wonderful author; I have not had time to read all of her books, but in this book she teaches you, very simply, how to deal with everyday stress, pressures, doubts, etc. of your everyday life. After reading it, you kind of think to yourself "How simple was that and why didn't I realize that on my own?" This book has 100 insights that will change the way you think and is well worth reading, even if you are not religious.
I've used this book over and over again - it covers every subject you can imagine; even computers (yes, this is written about in the Bible) and everything in between. Just look up your subject and it tells you where to find it in the Bible. I couldn't do without this resource.
We all have doubts during life when we wonder if God exists, why did this happen to me, what is my purpose, and finally the biggie: Is Christianity real? Everyone should read this book as it explains with facts that God does exists and that Christianity is real. It explains historical evidence (no, it's not boring at all) and will quickly reconnect you to the faith you desire. Even though I have not finished reading this one, I absolutely love it and recommend it everyone, no matter what faith you are.
Written by the wonderful Billy Graham, this book, as written on the front cover, tells you "How to live by faith in an uncertain world" - I have not completed it yet, but what I have read so far is spectacular. I recommend this to anyone!