Best Ethics in Christian Theology Books
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1. The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos
Author: by Sohrab Ahmari
We’ve pursued and achieved the modern dream of defining ourselvesbut at what cost? The New York Post op-ed editor makes a compelling case for seeking the inherited traditions and ideals that give our lives meaning. Ahmari’s tour de force makes tradition astonishingly vivid and relevant for the here and now.
Rod Dreher, bestselling author of Live Not by Lies and The Benedict OptionAs a young father and a self-proclaimed radically assimilated immigrant, opinion editor Sohrab Ahmari realized that when it comes to shaping his young son’s moral fiber, today’s America comes up short.
For millennia, the world’s great ethical and religious traditions taught that true happiness lies in pursuing virtue and accepting limits. But now, unbound from these stubborn traditions, we are free to choose whichever way of life we think is most optimalor, more often than not, merely the easiest.
All that remains are the fickle desires that a wealthy, technologically advanced society is equipped to fulfill. The result is a society riven by deep conflict and individual lives that, for all their apparent freedom, are marked by alienation and stark unhappiness.
2. Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands
Author: by Jen Wilkin
Crossway (March 30, 2021)
New from the Best-Selling Author of Women of the Word Christianity isn’t about following rules, it’s about a relationship. The rise in popularity of this phrase coincides with a growing disinterest and misunderstanding regarding the role of God’s life-giving, perfect law in the Christian life.
Rather than the source of joy it was intended to be, the law is viewed as an angry god’s restrictions for a rebellious people. In Ten Words to Live By, Jen Wilkin presents a fresh biblical look at the Ten Commandments, showing how they come to bear on our lives today as we seek to love God and others, to live in joyful freedom, and to long for that future day when God will be rightly worshiped for eternity.
Learn to see the law of God as a feast for your famished soul, open to anyone who calls on the name of the Lord.
3. #Staymarried: A Couples Devotional: 30-Minute Weekly Devotions to Grow In Faith And Joy from I Do to Ever After
Author: by Michelle Peterson
Published at: Althea Press (May 23, 2017)
30-minute devotionals to help your marriage last a lifetime I do is only the beginning of a successful marriage. Filled with inspiring scripture and thought-provoking questions, #Staymarried: A Couple’s Devotional helps engaged and married couples strengthen their relationship with each other and Godin only 30 minutes a week.
You and your spouse will learn to connect meaningfully and communicate honestly over the course of 52 couples devotionals. Guided discussions teach you to explore the joys and challenges waiting in your new life, while closing prayers offer you the chance to give thanks and meditate on what you’ve learned.
In this couples devotional, you’ll find: Newlywed challengesExplore common issues facing newlyweds with a couples devotional that speaks to finances, intimacy, communication, and more. Modern adviceDiscover inclusive, open-minded guidance that applies to a wide range of couples and living situations.
Proven techniquesThis couples devotional features wisdom from the Bible, alongside research from reputable sources such as The Gottman Institute. Keep your marriage happy and holy with a couples devotional that you can use anytime, anywhere.
4. Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social Justice
Author: by Thaddeus J. Williams
God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn’t social is like talking about water that isn’t wet or a square with no right angles.
But the Bible’s call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execute justice, but to “truly execute justice.” The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to “test everything” and “hold fast to what is good.”Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, by Thaddeus Williams, makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to “truly execute justice” as Scripture commands.
Not everything called “social justice” today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. The Bible offers hopeful and distinctive answers to deep questions of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge that ought to mark a uniquely Christian pursuit of justice.
5. The Cost of Discipleship
Author: by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat?
What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” “Cheap grace,” Bonhoeffer wrote, “is the grace we bestow on ourselves…
Grace without discipleship…. Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know…. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.” The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.
6. The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe
Author: by Richard Rohr
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a new afterword From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called Christ, and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives.
Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book. Melinda GatesIn his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality.
Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.
Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. God loves things by becoming them, he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from Godexcept by its own negative choice.
7. Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing
Author: by Jay Stringer
Outreach magazine 2018 Resource of the YearCounseling & Relationships! Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing is a ground-breaking resource that explores the why behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.Jay Stringer’s (M.
Div, MA, LMHC) original research found that unwanted sexual behavior can be both shaped by and predicted based on the parts of our storypast and presentthat remain unaddressed. When we pay attention to our unwanted sexual desires and identify the unique reasons that trigger them, the path of healing is revealed.
Although many of us feel ashamed and unwanted after years of sexual brokenness, the book invites the reader to see that behavior as the very location God can most powerfully work in their lives. Counselors, pastors, and accountability partners of those who experience sexual shame will also find in this book the deep spiritual and psychological guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them.
8. The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World
Author: by Rosaria Butterfield
Crossway (March 30, 2018)
Winner of the 2019 Christianity Today Book Award in the Christian Living & Discipleship Category “This book is going to shake us all up in the most wonderfully destabilizing way. Ray Ortlund, Lead Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself?
Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically.
With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same radical, ordinary hospitality to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy liveshelping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.
10. Newlywed Couple's Devotional: 52 Weeks of Everyday Scripture, Reflections, and Prayers for a God-Centered Marriage
Author: by Christopher Bailey
52 Weeks of Newlywed Devotionals for Navigating a God-Centered MarriageMarriage is a journey of both hills and valleys, and newlyweds are just beginning this great adventure. By following God’s way and making him the center of their marriage from the start, couples can avoid rockier paths and create stronger foundations.
In this spiritual and practical devotional, marriage coaches Chris and Jamie Bailey speak to the particular challenges that every newlywed couple faces and provide both inspiration and guidance. Newlywed Couple’s Devotional features: 52 Weekly Devotionals that explore common issues and themes every couple experiences, such as intimacy, love, commitment, household duties, finances, and more Everyday Scripture and Reflective Bible Studies that provide practical solutions to bringing marriages closer to God Action-Oriented Discussion Prompts that hold couples accountable for maintaining their God-anchored vows Weekly Prayers that are specific and relevant to the topics discussedWhether couples are just getting back from their honeymoons or renewing their vows, this timeless devotional offers essential navigation tools for finding God’s purpose in marriage.
11. If God, Why Evil?: A New Way to Think About the Question
Author: by Norman L. Geisler
February 1, 2011
Bestselling author and apologist takes on one of the most difficult questions Christians face. How can an omnipotent, loving God preside over a world filled with evil and suffering? The author’s approach is concise, systematic, and clearly communicated, just what Geisler fans have grown to expect.
In addition to relying on time-tested solutions to the problem of evil, the author also presents a compelling new way to think about this puzzle.
12. Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God's Grand Story
Author: by Christopher Yuan
From the author of Out of a Far Country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, desire, and relationships.
Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality-chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage-in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you’re wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God’s grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.
13. Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation
Author: by Latasha Morrison
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ECPA BESTSELLER When it comes to the intersection of race, privilege, justice, and the church, Tasha is without question my best teacher. Be the Bridge is THE tool I wish to put in every set of hands.
Jen Hatmaker WINNER OF THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award A leading advocate for racial reconciliation calls Christians to move toward deeper understanding in the midst of a divisive culture. In an era where we seem to be increasingly divided along racial lines, many are hesitant to step into the gap, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing.
At times the silence, particularly within the church, seems deafening. But change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions. These ongoing dialogues have formed the foundation of a global movement called Be the Bridgea nonprofit organization whose goal is to equip the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racism and racial division.
14. Every Man's Battle, Revised and Updated 20th Anniversary Edition: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time
Author: by Stephen Arterburn
The groundbreaking guide to fighting sexual temptation, with more than 4 million copies sold in the seriesnow revised and updated to help men navigate the realities of technology and other contemporary challenges Every male should read this book. As the battle for our minds intensifies, the need for direction increases.
Max Lucado, pastor and bestselling author We live in a world awash with sensual images 24/7. The exponential growth of pornography and internet infidelity has men locked in a battle of spiritual warfare against these temptations, often drowning in addiction, defeat, and shame.
But you can be victorious in the battle for sexual integrity. Every Man’s Battle reveals a detailed strategy that has helped millions of men win the war against temptation. This revised and updated edition of the bestselling classic offers: Guidance for navigating cultural challenges with a godly view of women and sexuality Current insights into the proven connection between porn and sexual dysfunction Critical advances in brain science that show how addiction affects our minds Practical solutions to rein in wandering eyes and lustful thoughts Suggestions for nurturing a marriage filled with vibrant sexual intimacy A clear plan to help you avoid or end addictive behavior and experience lasting freedomEvery Man’s Battle offers a practical, biblical plan to help you experience victory and wholeness, as well as a comprehensive workbook for group discussion or personal reflection.
15. 52 Uncommon Dates: A Couple's Adventure Guide for Praying, Playing, and Staying Together
Author: by Randy Southern
OVER 100,000 COPIES SOLD! Fun, creative, and spiritually engagingthese are no ordinary dates! Have you ever tried a photography date?A water date? What about a second first date? 52 Uncommon Dates is more than a book…It’s an experience! Each date will set the scene for you and walk you through making it happen.
Learn how to practically speak each other’s love language, incorporate prayer in ways that are natural and relevant to real life, and finish strong with questions that help keep conversation alive. You can even dig deeper to discover Bible passages that fit the theme of each date.
Ignite prayerful and playful connections in ways that deepen the relational, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your relationship, one date at a time.
16. Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion
Author: by Gary Chapman
Help for anger management from NYT bestselling author Gary ChapmanAnger is a cruel master. If you struggle even a little with anger, you know how it feels to get mad too easily. To lash out at someone you love. To hold onto frustration.
You might even notice others seem uneasy around you. You know anger is hurting your life, but you don’t know how to fix it.There is hope. When you understand why you get angry and what to do about it, you can change the course of your life for the better.
In Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, counselor Gary Chapman shares surprising insights about anger, its effect on relationships, and how to overcome it. His advice and real-life examples will help you: Understand yourself betterOvercome shame, denial, and bitterness Discern good anger from bad angerManage anger and conflict constructively Make positive life changesLet go of your grudges and resentmentHelp others (like your children) deal with anger and moreWhether your anger is quiet or explosive, if it’s clouding your judgment and hurting your relationships, it needs to go.