I know the last thing you want to do now that you have graduated is read more books. So with that in mind, maybe you buy them and when they arrive you tuck them away for a long car ride or a rainy day. Either way, I would highly recommend every Christian graduate reads these books as they enter into the next stage of their lives.
1. Can We Trust The Gospels?
In his book, Peter J. Williams is presenting a case for the historical reliability of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He examines evidence from non-Christian sources, assesses how accurately the four biblical accounts reflect the cultural context of their day, compares different accounts of the same events, and looks at how these texts were handed down throughout the centuries. This book is an short and easy read that will give you the tools to speak on the reliability of the four books that give us our accounts of Jesus.
2. Death By Love
This book may be older but I still love picking it up and rereading. Written by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears, "Death By Love" is a book that takes deep theological concepts and breaks them down into easily understood stories. Some of the stories can be a bit graphic, but they are written in such a way to communicate the reality of how theology and life come together in a powerful way in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
3. The Screwtape Letters
C.S. Lewis's classic "The Screwtape Letters" may be a book you are already familiar with. You may even be asking why it's on a graduation must read list. For me, that's an easy answer, this book is so necessary for every Christian. "The Screwtape Letters" addresses the very real struggle between temptation and triumph but approaches both subjects in such a satirical way that one is drawn in with the comedy then realizes this is their life.
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