What are the best-selling books on spiritual development this year? Find out!
Churches and religious organizations all across the country use books as supplementary materials for their spiritual studies. As expected this year, devotionals and bibles are amongst the most popular picks of the Religion category — but also on the list are powerful narratives and inspiring discourses on life. Explore our top list to see all our best religion books of the year!
BookPal’s 6 Best Religion Books of 2016:
1. Catechism of the Catholic Church by the U.S. Catholic Church Staff
This is it: the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years! The book is a complete summary of what Catholicism looks like across the world. Drawing from the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church traditions and teachings, and the lives of the saints, the Catechism is a coherent and contemporary guide for the Catholic Church.
2. The NLT Bible Promise Book by Amy E. Mason and Ronald A. Beers
This little book helps you face life’s twists and turns — both the good ones and the bad. Filled with God’s promises for your future, as well as His promises to help you make sense of your day-to-day challenges, The NLT Bible Promise Book is a wonderful resource to come back to each and every day.
3. A Journey Through Grief: Life Beyond the Broken Heart by Julie Yarbrough
Readers will find comfort through both spiritual and practical guidance in their journey through grief in this affordable and pocket-sized book. Using excerpts from an eight-week support and grief ministry program called Beyond the Broken Heart, Julie Yarbrough helps people move through grief — a crisis of the heart, not of faith.
4. Fields of Gold by Andy Stanley
A Christian text focused on the simple but integral principle of sowing and reaping, Fields of Gold navigates the precarious and seemingly complicated boundary between God and money. The foundation of this text: if the basis of your thoughts around giving are rooted in fear, then that is what you’ll get in return — so why not plant faith instead?
5. Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale by Ian Morgan Cron
What happens when the pastor of a mega church loses his faith? This is the story of Pastor Chase Falson, a man on a life-changing journey to Italy where he struggles to resolve his own crisis of faith by retracing the footsteps of Francis of Assisi, a saint who changed the history of the world. This riveting novel will inspire you to embark on a life-changing journey of your own!
6. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis, one of the most popular Christian writers of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all Christians stand on. A powerful apologetic for both believers and nonbelievers, this book brings together Lewis’ legendary talks during World War II and his work from previous books.
See all the lists in BookPal’s Best of 2016 series here!
This post was written by Elizabeth Lee, the marketing associate at BookPal. She is currently reading Onward by Howard Schultz and The Evil Hours by David J. Morris.