The Perspectives course that I am taking is making me want to read every book on missions/other cultures that I can get my hands on. Every week, the speaker is an experienced, world-traveled, sweet follower of Jesus, and every time they mention a book title, I'm jotting it down.
I'm currently reading a thin book I found on our bookshelf titled "A Muslim's Heart." Most of my life, I have not had any close Muslim friends. I've known some basics about Islam, but that's about it. When we ate with our Muslim neighbors last week as they broke their daily fast, I realized how very little I know about their culture and ideas. I want to invite our Muslim neighbors into our lives without constantly assaulting them with cultural roadblocks, so this book has been helpful to me.
Right now, here are the Top 10 Books I Want to Read Soon:
1) Peace Child by Don Richardson.
2) Imprisoned In Iran by Dan Baumann
3) Epicenter by Joel Rosenberg
4) The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway.
5) Tea With Hezbollah by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis
6) Muslims, Christians, and Jesus by Carl Medearis
7) Radical by David Platt
8) The Barbarian Way by Erwin McManus
9) Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian (#5 in the Aubrey/Maturin series--had to throw some fiction in here!)
10) Something just for fun...do you have any suggestions?
Since I haven't yet read any of the books on my list, I cannot (with the exception of "Peace Child") recommend them wholeheartedly...yet! Have you read any of these books? Thoughts?
I'm linked up to Top Ten Tuesday and Bookin' It. :D
P.S. Disclosure: The book links/images are affiliate links. If you were already planning on buying one of these books, then by all means purchase it via one of the links! If not, I put the links there so that you can read a bit more about each book, if you are curious. :)