What A Good Christian Book Is

H.K. Holland
3 min readMay 10, 2022

It brings about life changes

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A friend once told me there is nothing like Christian books. It is just books written by Christians. Books cannot be Christian. Very confusing statement, but I think you know what I mean.

A long time ago, when Dr. Myles Munroe was still alive, he once shared how most “Christian books” are so boring. And Christians laughed. But he was right. You know how most say something and quote a Bible verse, and say nothing about the Bible verse? That’s more like most of these books.

If your book is filled with unexplained Bible verses, why write it? It is the same as going to read the Bible for myself. I think.

A good Christian book is the same as a good Christian preacher.

Changes the way you view life

I see a lot of articles here in the field of Christianity, but I don’t know what to make of them. Most of them are life experiences. I don’t know whether it is due to the fact that we live in the age of social media that I don’t remember a lot of things I read on the Internet.

Sometimes I read something, and I get to know so-and-so is such a good writer. But their articles do not improve my life. They simply entertain me. But a good Christian book changes the way I interact with my God, and the way I view the Bible.

A good Christian book helps me understand certain verses in the Bible. And just like that, it changes the way I view how life works.

For instance, I once grabbed C.S. Lewis’s book — “A reflection on Psalms.” I read a few pages, but I didn’t like it. But there is something he wrote in the preface. It is the only thing I remember in the book, and it had a huge impact on me. Up to now.

Sometimes it is much better to feed on the truth than to defend the truth.

Something like that. I don’t remember the exact phrasing, but I remember it. I don’t defend the truth. I feed on the truth. I leave that defending to the defenders.

Answers Bible questions

This is a big one. Who doesn’t have questions when it comes to spirituality? Good Christian writing answers our deep questions. I once read a book by Larry Winget and I…