Matthew 11:28-30 - Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Joshua 24:15 -
Choose this day whom you will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.


Suffice it to say there are many books in our home.  I've loved reading since I was young because it helped me learn things I didn't know and understand something about things I had never experienced.  Some books are good, some are great, and others are well....not so good.   I'll try to focus on the great ones here.


History, Cultural, Political
  • Carl Medearis books - (Carl's website) - Carl's books "Muslims, Christians and Jesus", "Tea with Hezbollah", and "Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism" could be listed under the Spiritual category, but they have so much to say about contributing positively to the major conflicts of our day, I've listed them here.  Carl lived for a major portion of his adult life in the crucible of the Middle East (Beirut, Lebanon) so his approach is well vetted and proven successful.  He's lived this stuff with his life, and his testimony really moved me.