Top 10 Christian Books Of 2015

By: Curtis Wayne 0 Comments   11/20/2015

Here are my top 10 Christian books for 2015.  Last year was a big year and this year was even bigger.

If you missed my picks last year, you can check them out here.

This year my theme is Romans 1 - as the culture rejects reality-it has no option but to deteriorate.

The truth is all around us, revealed by the power of his creation. History is unfolding with every detail that was predicted in the scriptures and soon Jesus is coming back to take his place as King.

The knowledge in these books is more valuable than gold and silver (Psalm 119:72).  The Lord's personal involvement in the world today is more fascinating and more entertaining than anything else under the sun.  Forget Monday night football, the Lord is doing much greater things in the world. Pick up one of these books.

Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom

In the first book to respond to the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, Ryan Anderson draws on the best philosophy and social science to explain what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal redefinition. He also gives a comprehensive roadmap on how to rebuild a culture of marriage.

Target Israel: Caught in the Crosshairs of the End Times

Targeting Israel looks at the prophecies in both the old and new testimony regarding the nation and land of Israel. They address what is known as ‘Replacement Theology’, that the church has replaced Israel and therefore the prophecies regarding the land no longer apply. Isaiah 1:11 makes this very difficult. Tim and Ed explain on page 51. ".. Don’t you think Israel could suffer ... be scattered once more?” ... the Bible makes it very clear that once the Jewish people are gathered a second time, they will never be scattered again."

Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case

This new book by Frank Turek is a look at how Atheists cannot make a case against God without using what God has created to argue against him. This book points out that Atheists have no arguments that are not based on something that God has created, because there is nothing they can begin with that can exist without God. Frank Turek says it this way on page 41, “In order to construct any valid argument for atheism, the atheist has to steal tools from God’s universe because no such tools exist in the world of atheism.”

Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes

Christians need to take questions seriously, need to study in order to help people realize all other worldviews are inferior. Nancy uses Romans 1 show how Christianity offers a better answer to every question. The goal of this book is to give you the skills to cut to the heart of any set of ideas that attempts to answer the questions of life. It teaches you how to recognize false gods, especially when they are hidden under secular labels and taught by an educational system. This book shows how remarkably effective Christianity outperforms all competing worldviews. This may be the greatest book ever written in giving a process to completely discredit all other worldviews.

When A Jew Rules the World: What the Bible Really Says about Israel in the Plan of God

Recognizing where we are on the timeline is of tremendous strategic benefit to the Church. The Gospel culminates with a Jew ruling the world in Jerusalem, Israel. It is also that in the last days the world events will culminate with the rage of Satan against God’s plan to restore the nation of Israel. The confusion of “replacement theology” versions amillennialism and postmillennialist are deeply rooted, even though they cannot be reconciled with the straightforward reading of the scriptures, which repeatedly affirm a future restoration of the Jewish kingdom. The restored State of Israel stands before us as the ultimate evidence that the King is coming soon.

Whatever the Cost: Facing Your Fears, Dying to Your Dreams, and Living Powerfully

This book is a great story of how God was involved in the lives of David and Jason Benham from childhood to college to professional baseball to multi-million dollar business empire. It is also a great business book, full of business tips of how to create and grow a business. This books shows how to use and apply biblical principles every day to guide work and families in practical terms for daily lives.

Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide

From redefining marriage to dominating the culture, it appears that there is no stopping the gay activist agenda, but Dr. Brown boldly proclaims that the gay revolution is already a failure, containing within itself the seeds of self-destruction. This book clearly spells out eight principles to help Americans with conservative moral values outlast the gay revolution: never compromise your convictions, take the high moral ground, cherish sexual purity, defend natural marriage, celebrate gender distinctions, propagate the truth, turn to God, and refuse to throw in the towel.

A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America

In A Time for Truth, the outspoken Texas Senator tells his story for the first time—the story of a Cuban immigrant's son who made it to the Ivy League, to the Supreme Court bar, and eventually to the U.S. Senate. It's a deeply personal journey that begins with Cruz's father's experience of brutality in a Cuban prison and ends with Cruz's discovery that Washington has neither the courage nor the desire to do what is needed to preserve the freedom and opportunities that gave hope to his father and millions like him.

Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn't Make Sense

Human suffering is perhaps the greatest means to bring us to think about God. Suffering brings up so many questions. Why would a loving and powerful God allow so much pain and suffering? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered together provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer. Exploring the possible reasons leads us to a deeper understanding of God, which results in blessing us. Christianity stands alone, as the only foundation for reasoning with suffering and the means to find its blessings.

We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong

Twenty years ago, not one nation on earth had legal same-sex marriage. In a matter of less than a generation, western cultures have experienced a drastic moral decline. Dr. R. Albert Mohler examines how this transformation occurred to help Christians understanding the underlying issues of this significant cultural shift and how to face the challenge of believing faithfully, living faithfully, and engaging the culture faithfully in light of this massive change.

Bonus 5 - 

There are so many great books published this year that I couldn't cut them off at ten.  Here are the next top 5 Christian books of 2015.

Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture

It’s time to prepare—prepare for a future none of us could have imagined just a few years ago. Paul Nyquist will help you understand and live faithfully in this new America, which is declining further and further into secularism and immorality, and so growing increasingly hostile toward Christianity. Americans are not used to living with persecution, in the years to come, they will be learning how most Christians around the world survive.

Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism

Daniel’s story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four young men, born in the tiny state of Judah around 500 b.c., and captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to senior positions in public office – yet they refused to hide their faith. Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith. This is a great biblical example for us today.

Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

This book explains how the homosexual movement puts the entire nation at risk. The further institutionalization of homosexuality will mean the triumph of force over reason, thus undermining the very foundations of the American Republic. The truth is that homosexuality is harmful, so the only way for the movement to gain influence is by force. But as we surrender our grasp on reality, we lose the ability to reason at all. The consequences are far reaching. Already America's major institutions have been transformed—its courts, its schools, its military, its civic institutions, and even its diplomacy.

enGendered: God's Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship

enGendered celebrates the God-given distinctions between a man and a woman. It concludes that the more distinction is embraced, the closer a man and woman become. Thus gender, rightly understood, is a tool for intimacy. Written in a compassionate tone and winsome style, the volume speaks to Christians who want to know what the Bible says about gender differences and why. We were created in his Image, with gender so that we could understanding Him through our relationships, just as He is 3-persons in relationship.

Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism

Whether you are preaching to your friends and family or you neighbors or on the internet or as a pastor of a church, this book will encourage you and it will give you great insights to make your preaching more effective. Communicating in an age of skepticism is different than in an age of faith. Pastor Keller does a masterful job explaining how to engage the mind and the heart of your listeners. He points how to ‘preach Christ through every theme of the Bible’. What text you start with, lead the listener to the person of Christ.

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