THE IMPORTANCE OF READING CHRISTIAN BOOKS

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By Dr. Foster H. Shannon

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

“Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence:” I Peter 3:15

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

As we believe in Jesus, we have a responsibility to tell others about him. In our day, we are confronted with a phalanx that oppose the Bible and its teachings. For some time, we have been challenged regarding having prayer and references to the Bible in schools or in public places. This involves basic Constitutional principles, regarding freedom of speech, that should be respected. We need to respond. We need to be able to politely correct their errors. If we do not respond to friends or casual acquaintances, they may think that we are dumb or ignorant or even worse that we don’t care!

It is vitally important that we read in the Bible every day. This helps us to keep close to our Savior, and to be reenforced in his purposes. Our reading should include the books that defend our faith (apologetics); that ably contend with many of the errors of this day. We should read the biographies of outstanding Christians from the second century to the present.

Through our non-profit Christian ministry, Green Leaf Press, Inc. We seek to equip Christians and others who are interested, with a background of information and knowledge—that will give you confidence in your faith in Jesus Christ and ability to inform and correct others who do not believe.

To see the books that we offer, please go to our Greenleaf Press website, www.gogreenleaf.com. The books have been carefully selected. We give a discount of 35% on all of our books, and do not charge for shipping. You can see our offering of a selection of books that are of high quality and engaging.

We have just released my ninth book, Answering Questions People Ask about Christianity. The thirteen chapters deal with answering crucial questions that are on the minds of many. It is very much up-to-date regarding the secularist beliefs and errors that are very much of a part of the society in which we live today. The retail price is $20.00. You can purchase it for $14.17 in California (includes sales tax) or for $13.00 in other states. You can buy the books via our website or by phone, 626-281- 7221 or by email at: glp880@aol.com.

Foster H. Shannon

Foster H. Shannon
More about Foster…
Foster H. Shannon, Brief Biographical Note Dr. Foster Shannon received his degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science, and went on to obtain a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, with emphasis on church growth. The Interim Pastor of True Light Presbyterian Church in Alhambra, CA until recently, he is the author of seven books and a Sunday School curriculum. As the President of Green Leaf Press, a non-profit Christian publishing company, established in 1981, he publishes and markets Christian books with special emphasis on Bible Study, Church Growth, and Christian Evidences.
The website is: www.gogreenleaf.com.
He enjoys riding his bicycle and swimming weekly. He likes both classical and popular music. He roots for the CAL Bears and the Chicago Cubs.
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