The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield
"I believe that we have a unique ability to minister to the homosexual community right now. I want to know more about this community so that I can be sensitive to the ways to speak into their lives with the Gospel.” – Pru Sloderbeck
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
This is a beautiful and insightful account of a person coming to faith. C.S. Lewis takes us from his childhood in Belfast through the loss of his mother, to boarding school and a youthful atheism in England, to the trenches of World War I, and then to Oxford, where he studied, read, and, ultimately, reasoned his way back to God. It is perhaps this aspect of Surprised by Joy that we—believers and nonbelievers—find most compelling and meaningful; Lewis was searching for joy, for an elusive and momentary sensation of glorious yearning, but he found it, and spiritual life, through the use of reason.
Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias
As Ravi Zacharias points out, unquestioning acceptance of all things spiritual is absurd. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true. In this book, Zacharias considers a unique claim that Jesus made and then contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism with compelling insight and passionate conviction. In addition to an impressive breadth of reading and study, he shares his personal journey from despair and meaninglessness to his discovery that Jesus is who He said He is.
Mother Teresa: In My Own Words by Jose Luis Gonzalez-Balado
The legendary Mother Teresa's work for and among the poor has become the yardstick by which the entire world measures compassion, generosity, and selflessness.