As much as we all love our screens, it’s not healthy to stare at your screen all day during shelter-in-place.
Getting outside and enjoying some fresh air, family board games, and books are other great ways to entertain yourself and your family with no screens involved.
If you’re looking for a few good books to read—other than your Bible that you are reading daily… 🙂 – here are a few I recommend:
Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado – We’re (understandably) living in a time of high anxiety. This comforting book helps you rest in the peace of God that passes all understanding.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers – This is a fiction book set in the Gold Rush era re-telling the story of Hosea in a way that shows how much God loves you even when you’ve traded Him in for other lovers.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – This beloved childhood series holds more than meets the eye. These books will reawaken the wonder of fantasy while pointing to a deeper truth of the love and power of God. For those looking for something more straightforward, you should check out Mere Christianity or The Screwtape Letters.
Love Does by Bob Goff – Bob tells whimsical and outrageous stories about his own life, but all along, he’s really telling the story of how God can use anyone.
When you order these books using smile.amazon.com and choose The Connection Church of Kyle, Tx, a portion of the proceeds will go towards our ministry. It’s a win/win!
Free Books to Download
Also, check out this list of free instant downloadable ebooks from Crossway Publishers:·
- Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age (Bob Cutillo) — (MOBI | EPUB | Discussion Guide)
- Big Picture Bible Crafts (Gail Shoonmaker)
- A Shelter in the Time of Storm (Paul Tripp) — (MOBI | EPUB)
- The Final Days of Jesus: The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived (Andreas J. Köstenberger and Justin Taylor)
Right now, Audible is also offering free streaming books for kids as long as schools are closed.
Reading is a great way to rest and grow. I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading at home.