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deltadom
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Hemel Hempstead

 Replacing Bad Media with Good Media!

I work in a christian bookshop, I also find it interesting to direct people to good resources if they have bad resources!
Say they want a Joyce Meyer book, I would try to direct them to say something a bit more sound!
I was trying to think of Good Books to direct people in every section.
Here are the sections
1. Christian Biography
2. Fiction (Historical, Romantic, Teen)
3. Apologetic (Evolution, Other)
4. Theology
5. Bible
6. Christian Resources
7. Christian Music
8. Relationships - Singleness,Marriage
9. Grieving and Death
10. Bible History
11. Prayer
12. Bible devotions
13. Devotions
14. New Christians
15. Church Books
16. Youth Books
17. Childrens Books


What would you direct people to ,if you had your own christian bookshop, what books would you have in each section? I have been trying to direct People from say Rob Bell, Joyce Meyer, The Shack to good books. The best christian publishers are publishers like Day One and Banner of Truth!
The reason I have been thinking of this, is that when I was going through a time of suffering people would give me books such as Rick Warren and John Ortberg,Henry Townsend I started to go to the Christian Classics such as John Bunyan, A W Tozer, R A Torrey, D L Moody, Others.
Which made those books look like rubbish!
What books do you give people who are say new christian other than say Alpha Course books? Could you come up with good books in every category!
New Christians I would tend to direct them to C S Lewis!

I have also been struggling with my parents addiction to films as I it seems I listen to sermons and they watch films and I love listening to my Bible and christian Music.
I just seem extremely lonely sometimes! I have church but it is a long way to go! I have prayed for my parents to question the media they watch but I am hoping god will have a breakthrough I am wanting to find some books that will make the rubbish from films seem rubbish! I have a hunger and thirst for Jesus. Some of the conferences I go to have good books!

What books give you a deeper hunger and thirst for Jesus and to know more about him? Could you give books for every category? I will also vet the books to see if they are good or not!


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Dominic Shiells

 2011/1/1 14:24Profile
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 Re: Replacing Bad Media with Good Media!

What a terrific opportunity you have to point people to godly books. I can offer a few recommendations for the first few categories...

1)Christian Biography
George Muller's Autobiography
Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur
God's Smuggler

2) Fiction
Pilgrim's Progress
The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Man-soul

3)Apologetic
Evidence That Demands a Verdict
Trilogy (Francis Schaeffer)


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Ron Halverson

 2011/1/1 14:45Profile
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 Re:

if you need some books let me know, i am willing to depart on some


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John Beechy

 2011/1/1 15:36Profile
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 Re: Replacing Bad Media with Good Media!

Here is Leonard Ravenhill's book list:
https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6701&forum=34

Also, the Foxe book of martyrs, the best cure against complaint and self-pity.

 2011/1/1 17:46Profile
davidc
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 Re: Replacing Bad Media with Good Media!

Deltadom, do you have a christian poetry section in your shop. I believe that many who are poetry lovers are real seekers for something more real in their lives. George Herbert shines out above them all and was a great comfort to me in my seeking after God. Also there's Henry Vaughan and a whole lot of Milton.

I hear you cry about your parents, but unless they know the Lord for themselves, they will carry on worshipping their idols (films). When He comes, all these "things" just drop away.

Love to you precious brother

David


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david

 2011/1/1 18:57Profile
mguldner
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2) Fiction
Pilgrim's Progress
The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Man-soul


I ditto this! Exactly what I was thinking for Fiction :)
The Losing and taking again of the Town of Man-soul is today called The Holy War there is also a book I am reading now by Bunyan called The Life and Death of Mr.Badman same concept of Pilgrims Progress but the person doesn't go to heaven but hell. I would highly recommend these books to New Christians as well but would suggest purchasing the Modern English Version!

I am glad to see IntheLight we have the same taste in reading :)


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Matthew Guldner

 2011/1/1 19:52Profile
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 Re: Replacing Bad Media with Good Media!

Great topic!

1)biogragpy
George Muller
Samuel Morris

2)fiction
Pilgrim's Progress
Chronicles of Narnia

3)Apologetics
Ray Comfort has some good stuff.
Ken Ham, answers in Genesis stuff

4)Theology
Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology

5)Bible
ESV
NASB

6)

7)Music
Chris Tomlin
Shane and Shane

8)Relationships
Eric and Leslie Ludy books are good

9)

10)Bible History
Halley's Bible Handbook
John Macarthur Bible Handbook

11)Prayer
E.M. Bounds works on prayer

12)

13)Devotions
Spurgeon- Morning to Morning
Chambers- My Utmost for His Highest

14)New Christians
David Platt- Radical

thats about all I can think of right this minute. sorry I'm having to rush lol.

 2011/1/2 9:41Profile
deltadom
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Hemel Hempstead

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1. Christian Biography
George Muller
The Cross and the Switchblade
William Tyndale
William Carey
The Journals of John Wesley
Adoniram Judson
Gladys Alwald
D L Moody
Samuel Morris
Jim Elliot

2. Fiction (Historical, Romantic, Teen)
Narnia
3. Apologetic (Evolution, Other)
Stuart Burgess- Origin of Man, He made the Stars also
Andy Mcintosh
and anything by Answers in genesis
Michael Brown- Jewish Objections to Jesus
Paul Wilkerson-For Zion's Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby (Studies in Evangelical History and Thought)
Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin


4. Theology
5. Bible
KJV
Interlinear Bibles
6. Christian Resources
7. Christian Music
Matt redman
Paul Wilbur
Lou Fellingham
Hymns Series
New Irish Hymns Series
Keith and Kristen Getty
Stuart Townend
8. Relationships - Singleness,Marriage
Joshua Harris -Lust is the not the Problem is
9. Grieving and Death
The Problem of Pain by C S Lewis
10. Bible History
R C Sproul

11. Prayer
D L Moody -Prevailing Prayer
Jonathan Edwards- A CALL TO UNITED, EXTRAORDINARY PRAYER
Anything by Andrew Murray
Anthing by E M Bounds
Oswald J Smith books
I have so many other ones
12. Bible devotions
Oswald Chambers- MY Upmost for his Highest
Come ye Apart by J r MIller
Charles Spurgeon and anything by Charles Spurgeon
13. Devotions
14. New Christians
Mere Christianity by C S Lewis
15. Church Books
16. Youth Books
the Oswain Series
17. Childrens Books
18. Womens Books

I struggle with Womens books and other, i probably have not given an Exhaustive list as I am tired


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Dominic Shiells

 2011/1/8 18:45Profile
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 Re: Replacing Bad Media with Good Media!

Here is a list of books that I appreciate that have not been noted elsewhere on this thread (I think):

1. Christian Biography
The Hand of God by Bernard Nathanson (hard to find)
90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper

2. Fiction (Historical, Romantic, Teen)
Home for Christmas by Lloyd C. Douglass (old book)
Most of Lloyd C. Douglas' books - old but interesting
Pilgrims Progress, Part 2

3. Apologetic (Evolution, Other)

4. Theology
Knowing God by J.I. Packer

5. Bible

6. Christian Resources
Great Stories Remembered by Joe L. Wheeler
Christmas in My Heart series compiled by Joe L. Wheeler
Fearfully and Wonderfull Made by Paul Brand & Philip Yancey

7. Christian Music
Why I Left the Contemporary Christyian Movement by Dan Lucarini
Zion's Praises hymn book

8. Relationships - Singleness,Marriage
'Till death Do You Part by Joseph Webb

9. Grieving and Death
Pain: the Gift Nobody Wants by Paul Brfand & Philip Yancey
To Hell and Back by Maurice Rawlings

10. Bible History

11. Prayer

12. Bible devotions

13. Devotions

14. New Christians

15. Church Books
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth A. Tucker
Under the INfluence by Alvin J. Schmidt
Martyr's Mirror

16. Youth Books

17. Childrens Books
The Adventures of the Nothwoods Series by Lois Waiford Johnson
Naya Nuki by Kenneth Thomasma

Books writen by Women:
All written by Corrie ten Boom
I Dared to Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh
Evidence Not Seen 0by Darlene Rose

Not all may be available new, but can be found on Amazon or eBay or some other used book sellers.

ginnyrose


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