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Why Every Spiritual Person Should Read These 12 Powerful Books

Help your soul grow with these 12 books of biblical wisdom to get everyday inspiration and to become a better Christian.
by Rob Gillham | Jan 2 2023
Biblical Wisdom

It’s been a rough year for all of us. We’re all trying to get through the day amid a lingering pandemic, rising inflation, and deep political divides. These are times when a good read that inspires, motivates, and nourishes your mind and soul can help you feel more connected and at peace amidst the chaos — and guide you toward a better place.

To help you gain spiritual wisdom and nourish your soul, Blinkist has assembled a collection of 12 powerful books from its library that derive much of their wisdom from the Bible. Although the Bible was written thousands of years ago, its words still ring true for people today. In difficult times, they can be a source of comfort or guidance. Blinkist provides a collection of powerful books that focus on small moments of wisdom that will inspire and motivate us every day. This book list is the perfect choice for anyone looking for small nuggets of knowledge as well as wisdom.

Discover powerful ideas in Blinkist’s growing library of content.

All 12 books from this collection are available in the Blinkist knowledge app. Blinkist is an app that makes daily knowledge-seeking easy. It shares the key insights of nonfiction books in 15-minute reads and listens, with 5,500 titles to choose from across 27 categories like personal development, psychology, and management and leadership.

“Blinkist encourages you to read more nonfiction books. The app contains cleverly written digests—called Blinks—where books are broken down into their main arguments.”
–The New York Times

We are all on a never-ending journey to find inspiration to enrich our spiritual souls. Let’s take a look at some of the books that offer a good place to start your journey.

1. The Name of God is Mercy: Pope Francis’s appeal for peace and hope by Pope Francis

The first book of spiritual wisdom comes from His Holiness, the Pope himself. Within the first 3 years of his term as Pope, Pope Francis authored his first book, The Name of God Is Mercy. A New York Times Bestseller, the book explores the meaning of mercy, which Pope Francis describes as God’s most fundamental attribute. Yet, the book is more about life than about doctrine. Francis reaches out through the book to people everywhere and in all circumstances to deliver his kind message of mercy and hope.

“The most important thing in the life of every man and every woman is not that they should never fall along the way. The important thing is always to get back up, not to stay on the ground licking your wounds.”
Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy

2. The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today by Shannon Bream

While the Bible and religious life may appear to be male-dominated, this next book debunks that myth. The Women of the Bible Speak tells the story of the women of the Bible, describing their lives in all of their richness. Some of their stories are tragic, some are empowering, some are just very human. But they are all central to the Christian story, and come with their own special lessons and wisdom. The Women of the Bible Speak shows us that even within the rigid hierarchies of the ancient world, women were instrumental.

3. Forward: Discovering God’s Presence and Purpose in Your Tomorrow by David Jeremiah

What is your purpose in life? Forward shows you how you can discover God in your life right now. Bible teacher David Jeremiah explains how Biblical wisdom can be used to attain focus and purpose, helping you on to great personal accomplishment and fulfillment.

“It’s not that your most important work is meaningless; it’s that your most trivial movements are also significant.”
David Jeremiah

4. Mere Christianity: Timeless reflections in defense of Christianity by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis is best known for his beloved children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia, fictional stories of Christian allegory, which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and been made into several movies. His book, Mere Christianity, is one of the most famous and influential apologetics for the Christian faith ever written. Compiled from C.S. Lewis’s legendary World War II radio broadcasts, it brings together a series of timeless reflections designed to explain and defend Christianity. Mere Christianity outlines Lewis’s arguments for the truth of the Christian doctrine. It also explores what Christian life involves and why Lewis thinks we’re all better off as Christians.

More Works Of Spiritual Wisdom Await You

There are 12 books available to learn from in the Blinkist collection, Biblical Wisdom for Everyday Living, and the best part is, they are all available in the Blinkist app.

With the app, you can take learning with you on the go and nourish your soul wherever, whenever. Users can learn on the go while traveling, working out, or doing chores. By multitasking, users can turn pockets of time throughout the day into learning opportunities. Even busy CEOs and parents can find time to learn:

“There’s so much information in the world today, and it seems as if there is less time than ever before. Blinkist’s team of experts sifts through books for me to find the signal and avoid the noise.”
–Aidan McCullen, Athlete

Understand the World’s Most Important Books

The Blinkist library is 5,500 books strong, and it’s always growing — 70 new books are added every month. You can read up on trending titles, the latest bestsellers, and classics in your industry, and develop soft skills in everything from communication to teamwork, creative thinking to time management.

You can also explore collections to get a crash course in one particular skill. For example, you can use collections like the one above to dive into curated reading lists with five to 10 books on a topic.

“Blinkist takes the high points, ideas and crucial thoughts found in a non-fiction book and pulls out just the important parts.”

One of the Best Apps in the World

Blinkist is big in the education and personal development space, and everyone from The New York Times to Forbes has taken notice. The app has won awards from the United Nations for its contribution to education and from Google for its design. Faith Tweet

Start Learning Today

If you’re someone who’s curious about spirituality, or you want to become a better Christian – download the Blinkist app now and learn from powerful books containing spiritual wisdom that can help your soul grow.

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