3. Be sure to read a biography of Sir Isaac Newton the physicist and inventor of calculus--also a Christian and agreed by most scientists to be the greatest scientist who ever lived. We need to know that Christians (Bible-believing followers of Jesus Christ!) have furthered the advance of science, technology, and civilization beyond any other group (and certainly beyond the contributions of secular humanists!).
5. "The Enemy at Home--the Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11," by Dinesh da Souza. This is not a religious book, but it describes the cultural environment in which Christian faith must now fight for its very existence, as all our Christian institutions are assaulted daily and aggressivively by media, mainline church denominations that have turned secular humanist, by Hollywood films and videos and the speeches of film stars, by blasphemous musicians and celebrities, by the press, by obscene talk show hosts, by popular fiction and dishonest, anti-Christ writers such as Brown who wrote that blatant, historical distortion, the Da Vinci Code.
7. "George Muller, Man of Faith and Miracles," biography hy Basil Miller, Bethany Fellowship, Dimension Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota. No one ever equaled him at prayer except maybe Praying Hyde or Amy Carmichael or my mother!
8. "Hope for Man in a Hopeless World," by Basilea Schlink, Bethany Fellowship, Dimension Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota
9. "Glory in the Church, the Coming Revival," by Edward E. Hindson, Thomas Nelson Publishers, New York/Nashville
10. "Czechmate," by British evangelist to Russia and Siberia and Slavic nations and Europe and Israel, David Hathaway. This is his own autobiographical account of his unjust imprisonment in a communist country, Czechoslovakia, for taking Bibles in to give to Christians.
11. "The Next World Order," by evangelical Bible prophecy scholar, the late Grant R. Jeffrey who died in 2012 suddenly by cardiac arrest, who is still an excellent source for Israel's role in eschatological prophecies and developments of the End Times and even information on the whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant. To order his book or books, go to amazon.com, which has many that were bestsellers.
12. A very handy guidebook, "The Everyday Guide to "God," A to Z Listing of God's Attributes, with Scriptures, by Amy Ng Wong, Humble Creek Publisher, Uhricksville, Ohio
13. "The Complete Book of Bible Lists," by H.L. Willmingon, Tyndale House, Wheaton, Illinois
"God Sent a Man," the story of Joseph, by Carlyle B. Haynes, Review and Herald Publishing Association, Washington, D.C.
14. "Israel Act III," The Bible and the Mideast in prophecy, by Richard Wolff, Tyndale House, Wheaton, Illinois
15. "Eric Liddell, Pure Gold," biography of the Chariots of Fire Olympic runner turned missionary to China, by David McCasland, Discovery House Publishers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
16. "Messianic Christology," by Arnold J. Fruchtenbaum, Ph.D., Th.M., Ariel Ministries, Tustin, California. This book costs $25, available through the Purple Pomegranate, Jews for Jesus, 60 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-5895. It is worth it, and should be in the library of every serious Bible student.
17. "C.S. Lewis," Heroes of the Faith series biography, by Sam Wellman, Barbour Publishing, Uhrichsville, Ohio
18. Pastor Richard Wurmbrand's books, particularly his "Tortured for Christ." Lutheran and Jewish, Richard Wurmbrand was the founder of the Voice of the Martyrs ministry to the persecuted Christians of the world. He spent 14 years in Romanian prisons for his faith in Christ (his very survival was a great miracle--since thousands perished, unable to bear the torture, starvation, unsanitary conditions, lack of adequate heat and warm clothing, lack of decent hospital care, and brutality and persecution by the communist guards). Make every effort to read his accounts of his years of persecution and prison ordeals. They will tell you exactly what Christians are experiencing in prisons in Nepal, Burma, China, and Moslem countries. You and I need to know in order to pray and support ministries that go to the aid of Christians in such places.
19. "The Pastor's Wife," by Sabina Wurmbrand, Richard's valiant Jewish wife who was taken from her young son and suffered horribly in the Danube Canal slave camps as a woman of God who would not recant her faith in Jesus for communism. Her story is very well worth reading too.
20. Richard Wurmbrand's "The Answer to the Atheist's Handbook," can be obtained by going to the VOM magazine/bookstore website.
22. The true account of how a Japanese boy, Koji Honda, born into rank supertition and false idol worship taught him in his home by his own parents and grandparents, found Jesus Christ who set him free, free, free!
23. "Hell in the Land of the Morning Calm," by Dallas Plemmons. A real treat as far as the stupendous miracle in it, a true account by an American POW about his capture and deliverance. He was serving in the U.S. army during the Korean War in the Land of the Morning Calm, or Korea, as it is also called by the outer world, when the Red Chinese attacked with human waves and overwhelmed the Allied forces line in the far north of the country. Captured with a group of other U.S. soldiers around him in camp, they were subjected to a death march into the north, on a path through the mountains leading into worse hells beyond. But Private Plemmons realized by all the deaths around him, they were not going to make it alive out of those icy mountains in the dead of winter. The Chinese guards were systematically killing them. Every time a POW collapsed, if he did not get up right away and continue walking, he was killed. Some by vehicles running over them deliberately. Plemmons, a tough cracker from the Carolinas, wasn't going to try and make it on this death march to nowhere. He knew he had to escape.
How? Guards were shooting them right and left, and anyone who attempted to break out of the line of POWS would be immediately shot.
Got your interest now? .
His book is "Hell in the Land of the Morning Calm", and can be found at www. smile.amazon.com and a portion of your qualifying purchase will go to Dallas Plemmons Ministries, Inc. He went to his great heavenly reward in 2010 at 80 years of age. I tried to get him to come speak at our family reunion, but he was far too busy at the time and did not seem to be in good health. What a tremendous experience that would have been if he had been able to come to us at the family farm in South Dakota and we could have invited the community to come and share the event. I had seen him twice on Daystar and I believe TBN, and his miraculous deliverance from death on the Bataan like death march amid the savage Chinese guards and the Korean winter conditions, will be an unforgettable experience for you. That will help to support his wonderful legacy, an orphanage and church in Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, as well as help toward the project of a medical clinic and even a furniture factory to employ Haitians.