3 summer reading suggestions

Summer is a really great time to read. Here are a few of the books I've really enjoyed recently.

What are your suggestions?

Simply Jesus by Tom Wright

Tom Wright is one of the greatest New Testament scholars of our times.

Whether you are a Christian or not, there is no denying that Jesus of Nazareth and his followers have had a crucial impact on history down to our own times. Simply Jesus is a good place to start studying Jesus. For Christians, the book convicts us again of what being a follower of Christ truly means. For other readers, there is no proselytizing. The information and its presentation are of value to anyone trying to understand the signs of our own times..

What is the Bible? by Rob Bell

A stimulating exploration of how to understand the Bible. We won't all agree with everything in it but it gives a fabulous overview and understanding of what the Bible is and is helpfully thought-provoking. If you're disenchanted or sceptical about the Bible, this is particularly worth reading.

Getting involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament by Ellen Davis

If you've been enjoying learning more about the Old Testament in our recent Sunday services, try this book.

It is one of the most refreshing and fascinating books on the Old Testament I have read. It is not difficult to read but is full of wisdom, insight and scholarly knowledge. It does not shy away from some of the more difficult questions that scripture poses and helped me to think through their relevance for today.