Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Protestantism. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The “paradigm-influencing” book ( Christianity Today ) that is fundamentally transforming our understanding of white evangelicalism in America. Jesus and John Wayne  is a sweeping, revisionist history of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism, revealing how evangelicals have worked to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism―or in the words of one modern chaplain, with “a spiritual badass.” As acclaimed scholar Kristin Du Mez explains, the key to understanding this transformation is to recognize the centrality of popular culture in contemporary American evangelicalism. Many of today’s evangelicals might not be theologically astute, but they know their VeggieTales, they’ve read John Eldredge’s  Wild at Heart , and they learned about purity before they learned about sex―and they have a silver ring to prove it. Evangelical books, films, music, clothing, and merchandise shape the beliefs of millions. And evangelical culture is teeming with muscular heroes―mythical warriors and rugged soldiers, men like Oliver North, Ronald Reagan, Mel Gibson, and the Duck Dynasty clan, who assert white masculine power in defense of “Christian America.” Chief among these evangelical legends is John Wayne, an icon of a lost time when men were uncowed by political correctness, unafraid to tell it like it was, and did what needed to be done. Challenging the commonly held assumption that the “moral majority” backed Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020 for purely pragmatic reasons, Du Mez reveals that Trump in fact represented the fulfillment, rather than the betrayal, of white evangelicals’ most deeply held values: patriarchy, authoritarian rule, aggressive foreign policy, fear of Islam, ambivalence toward #MeToo, and opposition to Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community. A much-needed reexamination of perhaps the most influential subculture in this country,  Jesus and John Wayne  shows that, far from adhering to biblical principles, modern white evangelicals have remade their faith, with enduring consequences for all Americans. 15 black-and-white illustrations

  • Author: Kristin Kobes Du Mez
  • Publisher: Liveright (June 8, 2021)
  • Genre: History, World
  • ISBN: 978-1631499050
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.3 inches


2. The Day I Was Crucified: As Told by Jesus Christ

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

The most powerful depiction of the death of Christ ever written. See that infamous day not through the eyes, nor the voice of other men, but rather through the eyes and voice of the Lord Jesus Christ himself. He tells you of that day. There has never been a more stunning, more heart-touching piece of Christian literature to be found in the English language as is The Day I Was Crucified. Because it is His account of His own death, you will discover little known aspects of Christ's death. You are also ushered into a presentation of the Lord's death as seen from the viewpoint of principalities and powers as they gather on Golgatha. You will meet the embodiment of the law, of sin, and the world systemeven the personification of Death as he arrives on the scene to claim his victim. The Day I Was Crucified stands out as literary excellence apart from virtually any books known in the modern era.

  • Author: Gene Edwards
  • Publisher: Destiny Image (July 28, 2011)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks


3. Nobody Left Out: Jesus Meets the Messes: A 40-Day Devotional for Messy, Broken People (Like Me!)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

When Jesus Walked This Earth, He Spent Time With the Messes... A lonely thief.  An unwelcome dinner guest.  A death-row criminal facing his final hours on earth.  What do all of these people have in common? They all faced the messiness of life. Some made the mess themselves. Some were thrown headfirst into a mess through no fault of their own. Then something changed. It wasn't that they suddenly became  un messy. But they each came face to face with Jesus, and he invited them to be part of God’s story. He didn’t leave them out.  This 40-day devotional looks at eight encounters Jesus had with messy, broken people. In short, daily readings, you'll explore each story and see how Jesus met each person in their mess. The eight stories we'll be walking through together are: Jesus Meets The Lonely Thief Jesus Meets The Know-It-All Jesus Meets The Unwelcome Dinner Guest Jesus Meets The Woman Who Was Exploited Jesus Meets The Sick Woman & The Dead Girl Jesus Meets The Blind Man With Perfect Vision Jesus Sees The Invisible Widow Jesus Meets The Honest Criminal Whether you've been following Jesus your whole life or have never cracked open a Bible,  Nobody Left Out: Jesus Meets the Messes  will remind you that God's love is big enough for everyone…. He doesn’t want anyone left out!

  • Author: Michael Murray
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 12, 2020)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 979-8699988648
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches


4. The Bible-Based Dictionary of Prophetic Symbols: Bridging the Gap Between Revelation and Application

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

Not an ordinary dictionary-loaded with divine wisdom! The most comprehensive, illustrated Bible-based dictionary of prophetic and dream symbols ever compiled is contained in this one authoritative book!  Revelations from God are more common than most people would dare to believe—what is scarce is godly understanding of what is revealed. The Bible-Based Dictionary of Prophetic Symbols is a masterpiece that intelligently and understandably bridges the gap between prophetic revelation and application—PLUS it includes the expanded version of the best selling Illustrated Bible-Based Dictionary of Dream Symbols. Expertly designed, researched, and Holy Spirit inspired to provide you an extensive wealth of revelation knowledge about symbols and symbolic actions, this book is divided into four parts that go way beyond listing and defining words. Rhema word and divine prompting lift off every page! Biblically sound and supported, best-selling author and pastor Dr. Joe Ibojie discusses in detail topics including:  God speaks to everyone, but not in the same way. God speaks in dreams and visions. God speaks in clear language. God speaks in riddles or parables. God speaks in dark speeches “Everyone should strive to sharpen all the methods by which God communicates, while mastering the dominant way of receiving from God. When you avoid stereotyping God’s avenues of communication, you open great potentials to hear from Him.” -Dr. Joe Ibojie

  • Author: Dr. Joe Ibojie
  • Publisher: Destiny Image; Expanded edition (October 16, 2018)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0768443394
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches


5. Discerning the Spirit Realm: The Key to Powerful Prayer and Victorious Warfare

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

Partner with angelic activity and release God’s breakthrough answers through prayer!   Rebecca Greenwood believes that the key to effective warfare prayer is discerning what spiritual forces are at work around you. When you can sense the movement of God’s Spirit and identify the enemy’s tactics, you can pray with power, warring from a position of victory!   Prayer leader, prophetic intercessor, and spiritual warfare strategist, Rebecca Greenwood offers this powerful resource for seeing in the spirit realm and victorious warfare prayer.   Learn to… recognize demonic forces at work in the atmosphere–and shut them down. discern spiritual activity in territories and geographies–and be an informed intercessor. grow in your ability to discern what is happening spiritually – without having a critical spirit. recognize cues from the natural world–to enhance your spiritual discernment.   When we can discern what is happening in the spirit realm, we can shut down the enemy’s agendas and enforce God’s Kingdom purposes in our world!   Your handbook to discerning the invisible realm of angels, demons, and the move of God’s Spirit.

  • Author: Rebecca Greenwood
  • Publisher: Destiny Image (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality


6. Praying in the Holy Spirit: Secrets to Igniting and Sustaining a Lifestyle of Effective Prayer

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

If you’ve ever been frustrated in your prayer life, this book is for you. Do you ever feel like your prayers are not effective? Does your prayer life lack vitality and consistency? The secret to a thriving prayer life is not a formula—it is the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. As you learn to engage with the Spirit of God, your prayer life will soar to levels you never dreamed were possible! In Praying in the Holy Spirit, internationally recognized evangelist, teacher, and healing minister, David Hernandez presents bold answers to tough questions about prayer and offers revelatory insights to help you commune with the Holy Spirit in powerful ways. This book will help you: Overcome common barriers to finally praying in tongues. Cultivate a fiery desire to pray. Walk in a 24/7 awareness of God’s presence. Break off mental and emotional obstructions to prayer. Expose deceptive myths about the gift of tongues. Discover the incredible power of praying in the Holy Spirit. Move beyond striving and struggling in prayer. It’s time to pray in perfect faith from unhindered union with the Holy Spirit.

  • Author: David Diga Hernandez
  • Publisher: Destiny Image (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality


7. Every Moment Holy, Volume 1 (Pocket Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

This "Pocket Edition" is smaller in size and made with a flexible cover. It fits easily in a bag or glovebox or coat pocket--perfect for everyday use while on the move. It includes all the liturgies from the Volume I hardcover edition plus a new liturgy from the forthcoming book featuring liturgies for seasons of dying and mourning. -over 100 liturgies for daily life (including liturgies for meals) -beautiful leather-bound flex-cover -silk bookmark Also includes two new illustrations by Ned Bustard.

  • Author: Douglas Kaine McKelvey
  • Publisher: Rabbit Room Press; Illustrated edition (June 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-1951872021
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 7 inches


8. The Final Quest Trilogy

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

What if a single revelation could change your destiny in a moment? In this riveting bestselling series, author Rick Joyner takes you on the supernatural journey that has captivated millions. This is more real than an allegory. The Final Quest Trilogy is a panoramic vision of the epic struggle between light and darkness, and your part in it. As the series unfolds, you can join in the great battle, encounter angels and demons, apostles and prophets, and the heavenly realm itself. This Trilogy is about the greatest adventure—to serve the greatest King and to stand for His truth with courage. This is not for the timid, but for the bold who care.

  • Author: Rick Joyner
  • Publisher: Morning Star Publications (October 18, 2016)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-1607086659
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches


9. Are You Really OK?: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

Just Because You’re a Christian Doesn’t Mean You’re Healthy We tend to assume we’re okay—until we’re not. Getting healthy is an ongoing process that requires you to stop, dig deep, and ask yourself the hard questions. In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing. You’ll learn to… understand and express your emotions in healthy and helpful ways get to the root of what you believe about yourself, others, and God recognize the influences of past traumas and replace them with God’s truth honestly assess your own mental health, and pursue help when it’s needed prioritize your physical wellbeing and see how it affects every other area of your life It’s time to get intentional about pursuing health in every part of your life. Using a combination of science, psychology, and faith, Are You Really OK? will help you get healthy from the inside out.

  • Author: Debra Fileta
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (May 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0736982511
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches


10. Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Protestantism - August 2021

Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year Winner - Spiritual Formation Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year - Beautiful Orthodoxy A Beloved Bestseller Now in Hardcover In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.

  • Author: Tish Harrison Warren
  • Publisher: IVP Books (December 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0830846788
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.25 inches