Books about Christianity
Christianity (from the Greek word "Christ", anointed one) is a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in the New Testament. The Christian faith is essentially faith in Jesus as the Christ (or Messiah), the Son of God, the Savior, the manifestation of God to humankind (Immanuel), and God (Yahweh or the "Lord") himself.
Adherents of the Christian faith, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the Messiah prophesied in the Hebrew Bible (the part of scripture common to Christianity and Judaism). Christian theology, as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds claims and predominantly accepted by followers of the Christian faith, holds that Jesus suffered, died from crucifixion, buried, and was resurrected from the dead to open heaven to those who believe in him and trust him for the remission of their sins (salvation). They further maintain that Jesus bodily ascended into heaven where he rules and reigns with God the Father. Most denominations teach that Jesus will return to judge all humans, living and dead, and grant eternal life to his followers. He is considered the model of a virtuous life, and both the revealer and physical incarnation of God. Christians call the message of Jesus Christ the Gospel ("good news") and hence refer to the earliest written accounts of his ministry as gospels.
Christianity began as a Jewish sect and is classified as an Abrahamic religion. Originating in the eastern Mediterranean, it quickly grew in size and influence over a few decades, and by the 4th century had become the dominant religion within the Roman Empire. During the Middle Ages, most of the remainder of Europe was Christianized, with Christians also being a (sometimes large) religious minority in the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of India. Following the Age of Discovery, through missionary work and colonization, Christianity spread to the Americas and the rest of the world. More »
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Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
By Jennie Allen
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to transform their outlook and their liv...
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
By Gary Chapman
Over 12 million copies sold! A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running.Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How c...
Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe
By Craig Groeschel
Do you ever wonder, "Why doesn't God answer my prayers?" Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it...
New York Times bestseller! More than Five million copies sold!You CAN take control of your money. Build up your money muscles with America’s favorit...
The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
By Ian Morgan Cron
Foreword INDIES 2016 Book of the Year Awards FinalistMissio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2016Ignorance is bliss―except in self-awareness. What...
Prayer Journal for Women: 52 Weeks Scripture, Devotional, & Guided Prayer Journal includes Scripture verses, reflections on the Word, and journaling p...
New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life does...
When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re more likely to want to tame God, not trust ...
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDo you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has somethin...
Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing―and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of...