Even though the Bible has always been the best-selling book of all time, other Christian books have also been great sources of inspiration and help for a long time now.
Since many nonfiction Christian books are about personal growth and improvement, they have been popular for a long time with both spiritual and non-spiritual readers.
Classic Christian Nonfiction Books
These nonfiction Christian books cover everything from history to self help and motivational books.
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis is a well-known piece of Christian literature. The author was a man who was willing to do whatever it took to be like his favorite person, Jesus Christ. This commitment makes the book unique because Kempis did what he said he would do.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
In addition to writing The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis was also a well-known British author.
The book “Mere Christianity” is based on his radio talks on the BBC. It talks about the “common ground” that all people who believe in God stand on.
The Confessions of St. Augustine by St. Augustine and John K. Ryan
The Confessions of St. Augustine is thought to be one of the most important books in the Christian faith.
He wrote more than just an autobiography in this book. There were many crossroads in the Emperor’s life, such as when he lived at the imperial court, when he had sex struggles, when he gave up his ambitions, and when he went back to the Catholic faith.
This book will be useful for anyone who wants to learn more about one of the most important people in the history of Christian thought.
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
In Christian literature, J.I. Packer’s book, “Knowing God,” is also a great book. Many Christians think it’s a good way to learn about the joy and wonder of getting to know God personally.
In a 2006 review by Christianity Today, the book was ranked as one of the 50 best books for evangelicals.
Packer talks about who God is and how we can connect with him in three parts: the first talks about why and how we know God, the second talks about the different attributes of God, and the third talks about the benefits of getting to know him better.
More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
Josh McDowell’s More Than a Carpenter is an inspirational book that has been updated for the new generation of truth-seekers, like the ones who read this book. Sean, McDowell’s son, has given some advice in the new version.
Josh McDowell used to be a skeptic, but he looked at the evidence about Jesus. Over the years, More Than a Carpenter has sold more than 15 million copies and been translated into a number of languages. It was first published in 1977.
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
When Brother Lawrence was a monk, he found a way to keep God in mind even when he was doing things that were not very important.
When Father Joseph de Beaufort was a priest, he read a book called The Practice of the Presence of God that was written by Brother Lawrence.
Letters and conversations that were written by people who Brother Lawrence talked to are included in the book, which is about becoming more aware of God’s presence.
Contemporary Christian Nonfiction Books
The classics are still popular with both old and new Christians, but there are also a lot of contemporary Christian nonfiction books on the shelves of this new group of people.
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
It was a best-seller when Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life first came out in 2002. Besides the Bible, this book is now the second most translated book in the world, after the Bible. It teaches new Christians how to find out what God wants them to do with their lives.
Warren has recently made changes to the book, adding new chapters about the things that can get in the way of living a life of purpose.
Also in the new edition, there are links to video introductions to each chapter, as well as audio messages that go into more depth on the main points of each chapter.
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Top of the list of Christian nonfiction books is Jesus Calling, a daily devotional written by Sarah Young, which is the best. In the beginning, the author kept a journal of her conversations with God. She wrote the book in the first person, with Jesus as the speaker.
You’ll be encouraged to seek God’s presence on a regular basis by reading this book of daily inspirations. It will also help you start a habit of having your own quiet time.
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Lee Strobel, an award-winning legal journalist, was another skeptic who did his best to look into the evidence for Christianity.
The atheist used his job skills to look into the claims of Christianity, and he wrote a book about it called The Case for Christ.
The book shows how Strobel went from not believing in God to believing in Christ. You will see how he looks at truths in science, history, literature, and religion through the eyes of experts.
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
Francis Chan is an American author, preacher, and teacher in evangelical churches. He used to be the pastor of Cornerstone Community Church.
Among the best books he has written is Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. It talks about the love of God as “radical, unconditional, and self-sacrificing.” He talks about how people try to get God’s approval by doing good things. He also encourages people to get to know God’s love for themselves.
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper
Don Piper was on his way home from a conference when a truck crossed into his lane and hit his car, causing it to break down. In the words of medical professionals, he died right there. Over the next 90 minutes, his body lay dead inside what was left of his car.
As soon as the minister prayed over him, Piper came back to life in a very real way!
Piper says that during those 90 minutes, he went to Heaven, and he talks about it in this book.
The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
Another book that helps Christians or people who want to learn more about the Christian faith, The Reason for God, looks at common doubts about the Christian faith.
To show that faith in Christ can be a rational choice, Timothy Keller uses philosophy, literature, real-life conversations, and logic to show that it can.
The book gives people who believe in God a strong foundation on which to build their faith. It also asks atheists, agnostics, and skeptics to try to have a relationship with and better understand God.
Wild At Heart by John Eldredge
John Eldredge, the director of Ransomed Heart, wrote Wild At Heart to show a different side of the male heart. The heart is naturally drawn to adventure and being a hero.
Eldredge starts his book by looking at the current state of manhood, as well as the church’s influence on it. He opens up ideas about the male heart, which was made in the image of a passionate God.
Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen
Among Joel Osteen’s core beliefs is that what we believe shapes who we are. His book, “Your Best Life Now,” perfectly sums up these beliefs.
If you read this book, you should try to figure out who you are based on what God thinks of you. He also tells people to be people of faith, trusting God to do the impossible in their lives.
The Love Dare by Stephen Kendrick
In Stephen and Alex Kendrick’s book, The Love Dare, they give advice on how to build a strong marriage. It has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a while and has sold 5 million copies.
In the book, married couples are given a 40-day challenge by the author in which they have to learn how to unconditionally love each other. The book will help you find the keys to true intimacy and build a healthy marriage with your partner.
Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst
He and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, wrote the book Kingdom Woman to encourage women to live lives that are free and healed and full of hope.
The book talks about ideas about what a woman is that aren’t true, and it tells them who they are in Christ. There is no limit to what a true kingdom woman can do. She can instead live victorious lives through Christ.
Passion for Jesus by Mike Bickle
In Passion for Jesus, the founder of the International House of Prayer, Mike Bickle, tells people to live their lives with passion for Jesus.
He talks about how he went from being a religious person to not being religious at all. He also talks about how he came across the overwhelming love of God, which made him love himself.
This isn’t the only thing he talks about in the Song of Solomon. He also talks about how God and man interact.
Loving Our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk
Danny Silk, one of Bethel Church’s Senior Leaders, talks about how to help your kids make good decisions in this Christian parenting book. He talks about how to help your kids make good decisions.
Children do better when their parents let them choose what they want to do instead of controlling everything, he says. He gives parents the tools and techniques they need to make sure their kids grow up to be godly adults.
Love After Marriage by Barry and Lori Byrne
In this book, Barry Byrne and his wife, Lori, are both licensed marriage and family therapists, and they wrote it to help couples find out more about how God meant for them to be married.
They openly talk about the anger, distrust, and contempt that are common in married relationships. They believe that the Holy Spirit wants to help couples who can’t connect.
How to be honest and vulnerable with your spouse is one of the strategies in the book. It comes from the world-famous Love After Marriage workshops that the authors run.