The Great Christian Books Podcast

The Great Christian Books Podcast

Richard Foster. Elisabeth Elliot. J. C. Ryle. Bonhoeffer. So many authors, so many books, so little time to read them all! Daniela and John read books and discuss them together, sharing highlights, takeaways, and personal convictions.

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May 22, 2020 47 mins

Have you ever felt hopelessly lost trying to get through the Old Testament? If so, we highly recommend Sandra Richter's The Epic of Eden. In today's episode, we discuss a few of the key themes in her work: patriarchy, redemption, and covenant in the Old Testament.

Music from today's episode: Psalm 139:6-8 by Ross King from theversesproject.com

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What comes to mind when you think about the Parable of the Prodigal Son? Perhaps you can imagine the wayward son eating alongside the pigs in the pigsty. Or maybe you remember the father running out to clothe his son in his own robe and signet ring. But have you ever considered why the elder son refuses to enter the father's feast? Join us as we discuss Tim Keller's Prodigal God and the "elder brother" mentality...

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"Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting to-day for costly grace." So begins Dietrich Bonhoeffer in arguably his most famous book, The Cost of Discipleship. Though he was writing to his fellow German believers over 80 years ago, his incisive message rings even more true today. Join us as we discuss the cost of following Jesus.

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February 18, 2020 54 mins

During his freshman year in college, John bought boxes of Francis Chan's Crazy Love to hand out to his friends. More than a decade later, he still considers the book one of his favorites, if not his absolute favorite. Tune in to find out why. 

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February 10, 2020 51 mins

Being joyful when things are going great might be easy, but how do we maintain joy in the midst of trials and difficulties? For Ann Voskamp, the answer lay in the posture of eucharisteo- thanksgiving. Join us today as we discuss how thanksgiving anchors us in times of suffering. 

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February 3, 2020 47 mins

To date, this episode was the most personally edifying for us to record. We discuss J. I. Packer on the judgment and wrath of God, as well as on salvation and adoption in Christ. If you’ve ever wrestled with reconciling God’s kindness and severity, this may be the episode for you.

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January 27, 2020 40 mins

Theology and doctrine often have the reputation for being dry and academic. J. I. Packer argues that genuine theology gives us life and purpose, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. Join us for our discussion of his classic book, Knowing God

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January 17, 2020 50 mins

Did you know Leonard Ravenhill was buried in Lindale, Texas? Neither did Daniela until she visited his graveyard in 2008. His penetrating book Why Revival Tarries has sold over a million copies. His life has been an inspiration to believers across denominations and generations. Tune in to find out why.

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This week we continue our discussion of Celebration of Discipline, this time on the outward and corporate disciplines. Join us as we ponder simplicity, solitude, confession, and more.

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Although discipline may sound like a scary word, Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster is one of our all-time favorite books and seemed like a great choice to kick off the podcast. The book is divided into three parts: inward disciplines, outer disciplines, and corporate disciplines. Today, we tackle the inward disciplines.

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