It is not accident when we grow closer to Christ. If we are not moving forward and pursuing godly wisdom, and right living, we will probably go backward.
There is no greater book you can read for spiritual growth than the Bible. It would not even be close in comparison.
Charles Spurgeon has said, "Visit many good books, but live in the Bible." He also said, Nobody ever outgrows Scripture. The Book widens and deepens with our years."
However, other books can be helpful to the extent that they help us grow in understanding of Scripture truth, as well as in wisdom in various areas of life. Proverbs 3 & 4 challenge us to pursue and get wisdom at any cost. We are often only one good book away from success in any given area of our lives.
I personally enjoy reading many spiritual growth, leadership and business books. For many, many years I have not been able to keep up with all I want to read, and have been reading at least a book a week, in some cases more.
The most important genre of books we can read is those that help us grow closer to Christ, because our faith is the most important thing in our life, and affects every other area of our life for the good or bad.
Here are 10 important books to help you grow in Christ:
The Saving Life of Christ by Major Ian Thomas
Not by Sight by Jon Bloom
God is the Gospel by John Piper
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
The Incredible Patience of God by Lane Adams
Unbelievable Gospel by Jonathan Dodson
The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
Power Through Prayer by E.M. Bounds
The Book That Transforms Nations by Loren Cunningham