There’s no substitute for the bible. To nourish the soul with fresh food from heaven, the bible is ultimate source. Direct reading from the bible is still the best avenue to know God intimately. Doing the MPCWA style of personal journal is advisable to those who want to live a discipline life.
For the purpose of supplemental intake, devotional books are available for Christians to grow deeper in the knowledge of Christ. With caution, devotional books are only effective if there’s a direct reading of the Word of God.
In the history of Christendom, devotional books are always part of the lives of Christians who longs to know more of God. Devotional books are serving the seekers to understand more of God through the interpretation revealed by the author.
In my journey with the Lord, devotional books have brought me into deeper relationship with the Lord. I will always treasure these books for they were written by people who met God in a unique and intimate way.
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
A.W. Tozer delineates the journey of the seeking soul. He talks here about spiritual awareness which is the key in being near to God. Tozer writes about self-abnegation and the joy of possessing nothing. This is one of the best books for those who want to seek God deeper.
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
In a world social media and thousands of information being absorbed daily, it is difficult to stay connected with God. The Practice of the Presence of God teaches us how to live in His presence despite the busyness of life.
Morning and Evening Daily Readings by Charles Spurgeon
Waking the soul in the morning and soaking it at night will best fit Charles Spurgeon’s classic. A complete package for a Christian to meditate on God. Online apps are now available for Android and iOS users.
Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann
A thirsty soul will seize the moment by taking minutes in reading this classic. Absolutely, it will make your soul refreshed while it continue to seek God as you ponder on what you read.
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
For living a holy life by being reminded about God, My Utmost for His Highest is the best. Easy to read devotions with supporting verses from each page. I was reading this daily devotions at the bus in commuting to school.
Of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis
One of the most favorite devotional books, Of the Imitation of Christ will always be part of a Christian upbringing. There are so many topics that a person will keep on reading. I love the topic about “Meditation of Death” as well as the “Vanity of Life”.
Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon
Madam Jeanne Guyon was one of the soul searchers in the post biblical era. Her discoveries on how to seek her Creator have continuously influencing Christians in such an impactful way.
The Seeking Heart by Francois Fenelon
Fenelon’s best will always be part of my Christian upbringing. Fenelon’s contemplation of God through this book reached vastness of the knowledge of God.
Heaven: Your Real Home by Joni Eareckson Tada
“You’ll learn what heaven is like and who will be there and how you can prepare your heart here on earth for the reality of heaven. You just might discover that heaven is closer–and more real–than you’ve ever thought.”
An encouragement for all of us who are waiting for the place Jesus prepared for us.
Confessions by Augustine
An old classic. Confessions by Augustine will never be effaced in the books of devotionals. This book has engraved in the hearts of early Christians.
I pray to God that these books will help you in at a certain degree in experiencing God in a deeper way.