1. New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp
As Christians, whether young or old, we are constantly seeking to find some new trick to holiness. We want a ten-step program or list of things to do to become more like Jesus. But the hard truth is, it takes time and practice. Not only does it take time but it takes renewing our hearts and minds in the simple truths of the gospel. This devotional begins each day with the refreshing truth that we need. Paul David Tripp is always worth reading because he leads us down the old paths toward Christ whose life is the fountain of our life.
2. The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Timothy and Kathy Keller
Ever wonder what Jesus used as his worship book to commune with his Father? Well, we need not look any further than the Psalms. This book would have been on the lips of Jesus as he went to synagogue or to the Temple Mount. We even know they were the words he spoke on the Cross. If they were that important for him, what should that tell us about our own personal time for worship? This book helps us in that very goal, allowing us to meditate and pray the Psalms like Jesus. This devotional is a great way to experience intimacy with God. Experience what Gods people have used for centuries.
3. Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon
Charles Spurgeon is someone who bled Scripture. He knew the main plotline, that red thread of the Bible, pointing us again and again to the complete work of Jesus. Spurgeon was no stranger to suffering. The intimacy with the Lord that he had because of those dark times comes through and has something to teach all of us. His classic devotional is something Christians should read for their on-going benefit.
C. S. Lewis is one of those giants in the 20th century who understood the human heart and its desires. But the thing that makes his writings so poignant even today, is his capacity to speak to the modern (and postmodern) heart. The power he had was the imagination. Whether it was his fictional writings or his apologetic pieces, he ceaselessly wrestled with the modern worlds questions. He sought to present Christianity in a fresh, compelling, and beautiful way. This devotional is no exception.
For centuries Christians have sought to encourage a broad understanding of Gods Word. As wonderful as simple Bible memorization is, we need to see the coherent belief system. Each generation must be able to summarize the major doctrines of the faith. We should see how Scripture points to the redemption purchased for us by the triune God. Using the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Shorter Catechism, this booklet brings the riches of the gospel to the 21st Century.
May these resources be an encouragement to you as you keep your eyes on Christ and your faith steady.