2013 Editor’s Choice Top 10 Christian Books

By: Curtis Wayne 0 Comments   12/3/2013

Here they are, my top 10 Christian books of 2013.  Like every year, I have looked at over a thousand Christian books released in 2013 and found these 10 to be the best.

In case you missed my picks from last year's, click here to read those.

I chose these books because they target the leading arguments attacking the knowledge of Jesus Christ.  So remember them and refer to them wherever you see these arguments being made – after all that is what we are here to do.  

"… demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God" - (2 Corinthians 10:5)

These books cover the last day’s wars and rumors of wars in the Middle East, sensational true stories of how God works among men, marriage is hard but worth its rewards, how the culture is exchanging Christ for a state-religion, why the media cannot satisfy without the reality of God, evidence for God in a postmodern culture, the missing Christian intellects, the exceptionality of the bible among all other books in the world, the increasing Global persecution of Christians as predicted by Jesus.

I am so glad we can still publish and read books like these.  The day will come when the increase of wickedness will no longer tolerate books like these, so get them while you can.

2013 Top 10 Christian Books with the Greatest Impact 

Iran and Israel: Wars and Rumors of Wars

Mark Hitchcock has put together an incredible book which contains research of both the prophecies of the Bible and the current turmoil in the Middle East to show exactly how these crises were so profoundly and accurately predicted in the Bible centuries ago. This book not only confirms the prophecies of God’s Word as they pertain to today’s turmoil, it shows clearly how those prophecies predicted the growing hatred for Israel by its neighbors and the determination of those enemies to wipe Israel from the face of the earth. The escalation of hostilities are building into the greatest storm the world has ever known.

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected

How far would you go? How far would you go to save other people? When you believe in the words of Jesus like, “if you lose your life, you will find it”, you look insane to the world because the world does not comprehend the light that has gone into the world. (John 1:5) This book tells stories of missionaries that have went into the darkest places in the world, willing giving up their lives in order to tell people about Jesus. What drives people to do that? What is more rewarding the living a good long life? This book talks about how great it is to devote yourself to the mission that God has given us to participate in his plan to save the world.

Marriage Is Hard: Truths I Wish I Had Understood Before I Got Married

Marriage is vital to the health and future of every society. But it’s not easy to find a new book these days in a world turned against marriage, hell bent on self-destruction. Here it is. Susan Black’s book takes an honest look at how hard marriage is to get right and just how valuable it is for us to figure it out. This is a short book with discussion questions in the back, making it perfect for a couple’s small group study. Susan does a great job of opening your eyes to the challenges of marriage and equipping you for the journey. She uses personal examples and is very practical. She gets a hold of your heart and points you to God.

Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion

The age of great deception is upon us. Our leaders have been deceived into believing that they can turn the culture away from Christianity and our nation will remain free and prosperous. They think there is such a thing as a government and culture that is religiously neutral, and by de-Christianizing society they are helping to create a better nation. What they don’t realize is that they are exchanging a Christian culture for a state controlled religion – which will make things much, much worse. This book points to a mountain of facts to prove just that. Christianity is being replaced with the national religion of secular humanism – replacing our trust in God with a government dictatorship.

Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media

Editor of the leading Christian magazine, Marvin Olasky addresses just how far the media has moved away from Christianity over the last century. He points out the failure of journalism without a Christian worldview, unable to make sense of life, to address what is right and wrong, good and evil. Without realizing it, journalism has abandoned what makes them useful. When a journalist abandons a Christian worldview, they become uninteresting, which is why the press is no longer trusted or respected. They have tried to keep people interested in other ways, which has driven instant news on the Internet, but nothing compares to Christian worldview in the daily lives of people.

God's Not Dead: Evidence for God in an Age of Uncertainty

This point shows that there is overwhelming and exciting evidence for God’s existence and the God who exists is indeed the God of the Bible. Presented in layman’s terms, this book addresses the most challenging topic of the twenty-first century. The evidence is undeniable. If anyone is willing to take an honest look at the evidence for God, they will come face to face with the reality of his existence. This book is a great tool for dialog with thinkers of today’s culture, filled with statements that cut the lies of the postmodern culture in pieces.

Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?

This book is an amazing study that reveals what people believe about academia is not true. Particularly, this book point out why a higher percentage of liberals and Atheists are professors vs. Conservatives and Christians. The reasons given by Academia, that the liberal ideology is a greater intellectual idea does not hold up to scrutiny. The evidence in the book makes it easy to see that the theory that intellectual people do not hold a Christian worldview – is a myth. The reason there is a higher percent of people in Academia with a non-Christian worldview is because the mind is hostile and intolerant of the righteous, just as scripture tells us, and it is that hostility that causes intellectuals to push Christian intellectuals out of Academia.

The Uniqueness of the Bible: How to Help Jews, Muslims, Mormons, and Catholics Discover God's Ultimate Source of Truth

In an age of scoffers (2 Peter 3:3), Dr. Larry tackles the hardest question with his new book. How do we know what is true about God and religion? Ultimately this question boils down to whether we consider our supreme authority to be tradition or revelation. This study deals with the Hebrew Scriptures and demonstrates how reliable and miraculous they are. Dr. Larry presents convincing evidence in order to help people see the superiority of the Bible to all other means of discovering spiritual truth.

Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians

This book offers a glimpse at the modern-day life of Christians worldwide, recounting the ongoing attacks that rarely make international headlines. Every Christian could have the opportunity to read this and to learn what is happening around the world so that they can stand firm against the growing persecution in America before it becomes like it has around the world. This book is a wake-up call to those that do not think that standing up incremental persecution of the gospel is worth fighting. This book also shows how the media is participating in the intolerance and persecution of Christians.

The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution

This book is about the most dramatic religion story of the early twenty-first century, yet one that most people in the West have little idea is even happening: the global war on Christians. Christians today indisputably are the most persecuted religious body on the planet. The author takes the reader around the world and offers both examples of persecution and why such persecution is taking place. In Matthew 24, Jesus speaks about a very similar time, “… what will be the sign of your coming … you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations”.


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