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Although I enjoy fiction, in recent years, I have done more reading of my favourite non-fiction writers.  I enjoy books that make me think and even re-examine some of my presuppositions.  Of course, I am not referring to challenging the fundaments of Christianity but to looking at some of the ways I apply Christianity.  Many genuinely Christian people hold to the core doctrines but view other issues in a different light.  By examining why they believe what they do, in the light of Scripture, we can either be confirmed in what we believe or discover our blind spots.  Hard as it is to admit, we all have blind spots.

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"Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."  Acts 17:11, NIV

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We need to be like the Berean Jews.  They were open-minded and heard what Paul had to say, but they didn't take his word for it.  They took what he said and checked it out with the Scriptures.  Many Christian people today will fall into one of three categories:

First, Some people are closed-minded.  They are going to believe what they have always been taught and are not open to considering anything else.  Facts and Scriptural presentations mean nothing because that's not the way it is - you understand!  There is no point in trying to share something new or different with these people.  All you will get is an argument.  

Second, Other people are 'fans' or hero-worshippers of some person or organization.  Whatever that person writes must be true.  They don't check it out with Scripture in context.  They simply take that person's word and run with it.  Many times it is because they are unwilling to take the time to study the Bible for themselves.  [I have written a course with 20 short lessons on how to study the Bible for yourself:  Feed Yourself.]  So they are gullible, and many times their lives are destroyed because of it.  I know of authors who are great on some subjects but way off base on other topics.  Everything must be tested with the Word of God in context.  Not even Paul was above being checked out!

Third, There are the Truth Seekers.  They want to know the Truth.  The Truth takes priority over what is comfortable or familiar.  They are willing to discuss new ideas.  They will go to the Scriptures to see if they are true or not.  They are the ones who will enter new frontiers to build solid, mature lives on the Word of God that will stand the storms of life.

"Many preachers preach to be popular, instead of preaching to change lives. Their sermons are 95 percent their own thoughts and 5 percent God's truth. And the average church member cannot tell the difference because he or she is Biblically illiterate!" Anne Graham Lotz

Some of my favourite non-fiction writers include Neil Anderson, David Chilton, Judson Cornwall, Terry Law, C.S. Lewis, Martin Lloyd Jones, Anne Graham Lotz, Gary North, R.J. Rushdoony, Malcom Smith and Jonathan Welton.  [I have developed free study courses on some of their books on my other website Free Bible Study Lessons.]  These are men and women who are solid in the faith.  But just because I have great respect for their writing doesn't mean that I agree with everything they say.  [Of course, just because I disagree doesn't make them wrong - I could be the one who is wrong.  I have to keep on an open mind!].   And below, you will have the chance to share your favourite non-fiction writers.  You can review an author or a specific book.  Let us know what you are reading and who has touched your heart.  The book does not have to be Christian.  If you've found a helpful cookbook, you can share it!  If you have read an inspiring biography, let us know.  And don't forget to read the reviews others have left and rate it.

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