Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

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

1. The Books of Enoch: The Angels, The Watchers and The Nephilim: (With Extensive Commentary on the Three Books of Enoch, the Fallen Angels, the Calendar of Enoch, and Daniel's Prophecy)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

Now buy this amazing volume for a special low price. The well known and acclaimed work of Dr. Joseph Lumpkin has been enlarged to include new research on the Books of Enoch, Fallen Angels, the Watchers, and the Nephilim. After presenting extensive historical backgrounds and brilliant translations of The First, Second, and Third Books of Enoch, Lumpkin takes time to piece together a historical narrative of Fallen Angels, the Watcher, and the Nephilim, using his extensive knowledge of ancient texts. The history of the Fallen Angels is sewn tightly together using such books as Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, The Book of Giants, The War Scrolls, and many others. The story will astonish you. - - - New information on the First Book of Enoch is greatly expanded. Lumpkin describes the Calendar of Enoch and its pivotal place in the prophecy of Daniel. He takes First Enoch apart, section-by-section to describe its history, the time frame of authorship, and its contents. Copious notes are included throughout. - - - This volume, containing The First Book of Enoch (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch), The Second Book of Enoch (The Slavonic Secrets of Enoch), The Third Book of Enoch (The Hebrew Book of Enoch), and The Book of Fallen Angels, The Watchers, and the Origins of Evil. Expanded Commentary is included for the three books of Enoch, as well as the sections on Angels, Prophecies and the Enochian Calendar. These sources are found here, all in a single source. - - - Dr. Joseph Lumpkin is the CEO of Fifth Estate Publishers and the author of over twenty books. He appears regularly of L.A. Talk Radio and the show, "Rain Making Time" as an expert guest on the subjects of religion, theology, and church history.Look for other books by Joseph Lumpkin such as the Book of Jasher, The Book of Jubilees, Lost Books of the Bible, Banned from the Bible, and the Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures. A complete catalog can be seen at

  • Author: Joseph Lumpkin
  • Publisher: Fifth Estate, Incorporated; Second Edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
  • ISBN: 978-1936533077
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.82 x 9 inches


2. God Will Use This for Good: Surviving the Mess of Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

Does it ever feel like life is out of control? Could you use the reminder that God is in control? When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado tells us that though it may not be quick or painless, God will use this mess for good. In this booklet, Max Lucado will help you: Find courage to never give up during turbulent times Trust God to help you through all of life’s trials Remember that God will use every painful circumstance for good Scriptures for Your Turbulent Times also included

  • Author: Max Lucado
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; 8.11.2013 edition (September 17, 2013)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.2 x 6.75 inches


3. The Book of Enoch

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This doctrinal position affirms that the Bible is unlike all other books or collections of works in that it is free of error due to having been given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Tim. 3:16, 17). While no other text can claim this same unique authority, the Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, which played a crucial role in forming the worldview of the authors of the New Testament, who were not only familiar with it but quoted it in the New Testament, Epistle of Jude, Jude 1:14 15, and is attributed there to "Enoch the Seventh from Adam" (1 En 60:8). The text was also utilized by the community that originally collected and studied the Dead Sea Scrolls. While some churches today include Enoch as part of the biblical canon (for example the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church), other Christian denominations and scholars accept it only as having historical or theological non-canonical interest and frequently use or assigned it as supplemental materials within academic settings to help students and scholars discover or better understand cultural and historical context of the early Christian Church. The Book of Enoch provides commentators valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets (Heb. 1:1). As Dr. Michael S. Heiser in the Introduction to his important book Reversing Hermon so powerfully notes: For those to whom 1 Enoch sounds unfamiliar, this is the ancient apocalyptic literary work known popularly (but imprecisely) as the Book of Enoch. Most scholars believe that 1 Enoch was originally written in Aramaic perhaps as early as the 3rd century B.C. The oldest fragments of the book were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls and dated to roughly the second century B.C. This places the book squarely in the middle of what scholars call the Second Temple Period (ca. 500 B.C. 70 A.D.), an era more commonly referred to as the Intertestamental Period. This book will use the more academic designation ( Second Temple Period ) ... The Watcher story of 1 Enoch, as many readers will recall, is an expansion of the episode described in Genesis 6:1-4, where the sons of God (Hebrew: beney ha- elohim) came in to the daughters of man (Gen 6:4; ESV). Consequently, Watchers is the Enochian term of choice (among others) for the divine sons of God. While the story of this supernatural rebellion occupies scant space in Genesis, it received considerable attention during the Second Temple Period ... The Enochian version of the events of Gen 6:1-4 preserves and transmits the original Mesopotamian context for the first four verses of the flood account. Every element of Gen 6:1-4 has a Mesopotamian counterpoint a theological target that provides the rationale for why these four verses wound up in the inspired text in the first place. Connections to that backstory can be found in the Old Testament, but they are scattered and unsystematically presented. This is not the case with Second Temple Jewish literature like 1 Enoch. Books like 1 Enoch preserve all of the Mesopotamian touchpoints with Gen 6:1-4 when presenting their expanded retelling of the events of that biblical passage. The Book of Enoch is therefore intended to be an important supplemental resource for assisting serious researchers and students in the study of the Bible.

  • Author: Enoch
  • Publisher: Defender Publishing (March 24, 2017)
  • Genre: History, World
  • ISBN: 978-0998142623
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches


4. Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts -Eighteen of the most sought after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary by the author of the highly acclaimed work, "The Books of Enoch: The Angels, The Watchers and The Nephilim," Joseph Lumpkin.- Section One: Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament-First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher, The Story of Ahikar- Section Two: Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days-Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light)- Section Three: Lost Scriptures of the New Testament-Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29

  • Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
  • Publisher: Fifth Estate, Incorporated (August 12, 2011)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
  • ISBN: 978-1933580661
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.87 x 9 inches


5. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

Travel the Shepherd's path to the green pastures and cool, refreshing waters of Psalm 23. As a shepherd, W. Phillip Keller shares his insights into the life and character of sheep--and of the Good Shepherd who loves and cares for them. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 will give new meaning to the ageless Shepherd Psalm, enriching your trust in and love for the Lord who watches closely over you. Keller infuses new hope into our relationship with Christ. This Zondervan Timeless Faith Classic: Is perfect as a treasured self-purchase or gift for any occasion Showcases Scripture which has been the topic of countless books, articles, and gift products Is a trusted inspirational resource for personal growth and reflection As we lie down in green pastures or walk through the shadowy valley, we're assured that whatever our path, whatever our stumbling, the Shepherd will lovingly guide, carry, and protect us. We can depend on His goodness and mercy all the days of our lives. Readers will find comfort , guidance , and reassurance with A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.

  • Author: W. Phillip Keller
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 29, 2007)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.5 x 6.81 inches


6. The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches readers how to create change in their lives and truly receive God's blessings. Includes powerful Scriptures covering over 50 topics, such as patience, loneliness, and wisdom.

  • Author: Joyce Meyer
  • Publisher: Warner; 37432nd edition (August 26, 2004)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0446577366
  • Dimensions: 4.25 x 1 x 6.38 inches


7. The Rational Bible: Genesis

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller Wall Street Journal bestseller Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in world history, is not only outdated but irrelevant, irrational, and even immoral. This explanation of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, demonstrates clearly and powerfully that the opposite is true. The Bible remains profoundly relevant—both to the great issues of our day and to each individual life. It is the greatest moral guide and source of wisdom ever written. Do you doubt the existence of God because you think believing in God is irrational? This book will give you many reasons to rethink your doubts. Do you think faith and science are in conflict? You won’t after reading this commentary on Genesis. Do you come from a dysfunctional family? It may comfort you to know that every family discussed in Genesis was highly dysfunctional! The title of this commentary is “The Rational Bible” because its approach is entirely reason-based. The reader is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dennis Prager’s words, “If something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.” The Rational Bible is the fruit of Dennis Prager’s forty years of teaching the Bible—whose Hebrew grammar and vocabulary he has mastered—to people of every faith and no faith at all. On virtually every page, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you personally. His goal: to change your mind—and, as a result, to change your life.

  • Author: Dennis Prager
  • Publisher: Regnery Faith (May 7, 2019)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1621578987
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.7 x 9 inches


8. The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

Bestselling author Robert Morgan offers ten strategies for dealing with hard times and discouragements in order to move from fear to faith—a divine protocol for handling life. Red Sea Rules has been updated with new study questions. Life is hard, especially for Christians. It is certain that we will face difficulties and that God will allow them. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out. As The Red Sea Rules makes comfortingly clear, He is in control. Using the Israelites' story in Exodus 14 as an example, Robert Morgan offers ten sound strategies for moving from fear to faith. Just as Moses and the Israelites became trapped between Pharaoh's rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea, so are we sometimes overwhelmed by life's problems. In The Red Sea Rules , readers will learn strategies to: Realize that God means for you to be where you are Acknowledge your enemy, but keep your eyes on the Lord Stay calm and confident, and give God time to work View your current crisis as a faith builder for the future The Red Sea Rules reveals that even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations, God promises to make a way for us. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife, financial problems, or whatever challenges Satan places in our path. The Red Sea Rules also is available in Spanish, reglas del Mar Rojo .

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 13, 2014)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-0529104403
  • Dimensions: 4.63 x 0.63 x 6.5 inches


9. Messiah ben Joseph

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

David Mitchell's Messiah ben Joseph is the largest book ever written—and the first ever in English—on Messiah ben Joseph, the slain messiah of Rabbinic Judaism.     The author traces Messiah ben Joseph from his origins in the Book of Genesis, through the Pentateuch, the Prophets, the Psalms, the Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Targums, the New Testament and Church Fathers, the Talmud, the homiletic, exegetic, and apocalyptic midrashim, the Zohar, and the medieval rabbis, down to modern times.     This journey to the roots of messianism has profound implications for Jewish-Christian debate and fresh insights for all who love the Bible.      "Mitchell presents his case with great clarity and conviction. An immensely valuable monograph by an undoubted authority on this fascinating topic." Professor Robert Gordon.      "David Mitchell demonstrates that the Messiah ben Joseph—who dies before the appearance of the conquering, nationalistic Messiah ben David—is a product not of the first centuries C.E. but of earliest Judaic messianic thinking. Critically acute and authoritative, this study is essential to any future evaluation of the foundations of Jewish and Christian messianic thinking." Professor Alan Avery-Peck.

  • Author: David C. Mitchell
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 30, 2016)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1532743924
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches


10. The Complete Apocrypha Collection of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Oldest Library of Ancient Texts including All The 12 Christian Apocryphal Books

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Jewish Sacred Writings - August 2021

THE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKS: All 12 Christian apocryphal books + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms—18 books in one The complete collection, high-quality, 8,5" x 11" paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numbering. Etymologically, the word "apocrypha" means "things that are hidden", but why they were hidden is not clear. Some have suggested that the books were "hidden" from common use because they contained esoteric knowledge, too profound to be communicated to any except the initiated...others have suggested that such books were hidden due to their spurious heretical teaching. This is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as "The Apocrypha". The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts. This handsome 8,5" x 11" edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages. These ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets” (Heb. 1:1). The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced. Protestant and Catholic churches recognize 27 New Testament books. Protestants recognize 39 books of the Jewish canon in the Old Testament. Roman Catholics hold 46 books of the Old Testament as canon, along with expanded versions of Esther and Daniel. In addition to the 73 books of the Catholic Bible, the Orthodox Church adds three more books to their canon. By far, the largest canon of all is found in the Ethiopic Church, whose Bible totals 81 books. This Apocryphal volume contains the books of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Ethiopic Bibles. The texts were carefully reformatted and reproduced to provide the reader with a comprehensive collection of the most critical lost, rejected, and forgotten books of the Bible. In an effort to build an all-in-one volume of these texts; we present to you the "The Apocrypha Collection". History Academy represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • Author: History Academy
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 10, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 979-8518544109
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.16 x 11 inches