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Struggling to Find Faith? Reconnect With God With This Christian Reading List

Want to find out what top Christian thinkers have to say about living a faith-filled life? This reading list can help.
by Vanessa Gibbs | Jan 2 2023

Christianity in America is changing and changing fast. Research by Pew Research Center suggests that if people keep leaving the religion at the same rate as they were in 2020, Christians will make up less than 50% of the population by 2070.

Outside of America, things don’t look much better. One in seven Christians worldwide faces persecution or discrimination for their faith.

But whether you’re feeling anxious about the state of religion worldwide or feeling distant from God in your personal life, turning to faith-based books can help. Top Christian thinkers, ministers, and bible teachers have shared their thoughts on how you can connect with God, live a life of service, and embody Christian values.

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Want to learn from these thinkers in less time? That’s where Blinkist comes in. The Blinkist app gathers key insights from nonfiction books and shares them as 15-minute explainers you can read or listen to. There are 5,500 titles to choose from across 27 categories including religion, personal development, and mindfulness.

Here’s a selection of the impactful faith-based explainers you can discover on the Blinkist app.

1. The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

Need a reminder of all the good things Christianity stands for? Pastor Timothy Keller dives into them in detail in The Reason for God.

Keller outlines the common misconceptions of Christianity — like that the church is exclusive or that it has strict regulations — and argues why these things simply aren’t true. It’s an ideal read for anyone just discovering their faith or anyone who needs a reminder of why they’re Christian to begin with.

2. The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

Another title from Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God offers a new take on the parable of the prodigal son, focusing on the older son as the sinner. It teaches us that there’s more than one way to sin, and that living a devout life out of fear or because you want something from God is just as bad as straying from him — if not worse!

As well as offering new takes on traditional Bible stories, the book gives you powerful reminders of how you can always come home to God no matter what.

3. Undistracted by Bob Goff

You may have grand ideas of living a fulfilled life close to God, but then distractions — think Netflix or social media— get in the way.

Undistracted dives into how Christians can resist the siren call of distractions and focus on their true calling and life’s purpose.

“Decide in advance that you will do whatever it takes to get your heart right, and then do it- even if it will kill all previous versions of you. You need to ask yourself what makes your heart beat in ways that make you stronger, more courageous, more giving, and more loving. Figure out what makes your heart skip a beat with joy and what makes it miss a beat with dysfunction and distraction.”
Bob Goff

4. Forward by David Jeremiah

Want to live life with more focus and purpose? Forward by David Jeremiah uses teachings from the bible and examples from everyday Christians to teach you how.

For anyone just finding faith or renewing their relationship with God, Forward discusses traditional lessons from the bible and how these can be applied to modern life.

Find Faith With Books on Blinkist Written by Christian Leaders

Beyond these four titles, the Blinkist app has explainers of titles like Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst, and The Second Mountain by David Brooks.

There are also collections of expertly curated reading lists like “This is Christian Self-Help” and “Christian Wisdom in Life” to help guide your spiritual journey. Whether you want a crash course in Christianity, help renewing your faith in God, or want to immerse yourself in His teachings, these explainers can help.

Want to learn how you can get all these insights? Here’s how the Blinkist app works.

Top Christian Books Explained in 15 Minutes

Christian nonfiction books are packed with helpful insights and interesting lessons, but they can also take hours to read and be hard to digest at once.

The Blinkist team gathers all of the actionable advice, powerful ideas, and real-life case studies from a book and puts them into a 15-minute bite-sized explainer, making it quick and easy to access the knowledge leading authors have to share.


“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


Blinkist’s library ranges from categories like spirituality and parenting to entrepreneurship and psychology. And it’s always growing — the team adds 70 new books each month, including the latest New York Times bestsellers and trending titles.

Learn About Faith On the Go

Turn pockets of time throughout your day into moments to connect with your faith. You can listen to audio versions of Blinkist’s explainers while traveling to work, walking the dog, or running errands.

Blinkist’s award-winning audio is recorded by real people — not text-to-speech software — and features sound effects and multiple narrators to make the content even more engaging and memorable.

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

Over 94 Thousand 5-Star Ratings

Blinkist users aren’t shy about how much they love the app. They’ve given it over 94,000 5-star ratings across app stores, and Blinkist has had 24 million downloads on all platforms.

Here’s what some users have got to say about the app:

“This app is perfect for my needs. There are so many books I want to read and not enough hours in the day. Now I can get the “low down” on books I’m interested in, only purchasing the books that genuinely intrigue me!”
–5-star review
“As I’ve continued to use this app I’ve been overwhelmed by the information it has given me and shaped me as a person. As a result, I felt compelled to write this review and simply tell you to subscribe. We all have spare minutes in our lives, use those minutes to read/listen to something in this app and they won’t be wasted.”
–5-star review


One of the World’s Best Apps for Self-Discovery

As well as being loved by 24 million users, Blinkist has been praised by the likes of Forbes and The New York Times.

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Blinkist’s users love to learn with the app that was specifically designed with you in mind.

It’s won awards from Google and the United Nations, and even Apple is a fan, calling it one of the world’s best apps and naming it one of the top 20 apps for lifelong learning.

Want to discover what leading Christian thinkers have to say? Download the Blinkist app to get started.

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