Jonah Notes

The ‘Spiritual’ Books I Read In 2013

I’ve published ‘other’ books I read in 2013 here. Everything we read shapes and impacts us. It makes a difference to our spiritual journey.

There are many God-inspired books available as much as there are some to stay away from. Fortunately I haven’t come across one in while. I only started, this blog, I Am Jonah later in the year and thus never wrote much about books.

spiritual books of 2013

On the other hand, starting this blog is not primarily for reviewing books like I did here. I only will do that if it falls in like with the general theme. Not that I will always be “stuck” to the theme… I’m sure the theme will also evolve with time.

(Then there’s that time I asked about classics…)

Then again, it is great to get an insight into books I’ve read as they form an part of my journey. Dependent on their impact or course.

This is just a list of the ‘spiritual’ books I’ve read in 2013 (outside of my theology studies, that is):

My theology studies and other work get in the way of how much other stuff I can read. That’s all good cause it is also formative and just as important. If not more because of its much more exhaustive nature.

Reading is a great way to have understanding and application of Scripture. Anything that helps you dig a little deeper in tha Word will help you grow better.

Knowledge Of The Holy by A.W. Tozer, has been my favorite ‘spiritual’ book since I read it. It will cause you to yearn for a clear picture of God. I also highly recommend Tozer’s other book, The Pursuit Of God.

Fixing Abraham by Chris Tiegreen challenged me to stop putting God in a frame in how He might want to work in and through me as well as others. Chris makes a very compelling case for not dictating to ourselves and others about God and His ways.

Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna was a great read. Well researched and I would recommend reading. I did a review of the book here.

This is not meant to be a review of the books but just a list. So I’ll end with this: all the books I listed had something that challenged me and the way I walk. Because of personalities and seasons, not everyone is going to draw the same things or find value in the same books to the same extent.

This was my list…

What books did you read in 2013? How did they impact you? Any recommendations for me and others?



By Blessing Mpofu

that i know Him for who He is and follow exactly as He leads

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