His Truth Will Set You Free

Listen to what Jesus says; “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

Better than Books



Recently, several people have asked me for recommendations of good books that may help strengthen their relationship with Jesus. Here are some of my favorite books, which have really helped me:

“The Practice of the Presence of God,” by Brother Lawrence

“Humility,” by Andrew Murray

“Absolute Surrender,” by Andrew Murray

(almost anything by Andrew Murray)

“The Knowledge of the Holy,” by AW Tozer

But what’s helped me more than reading is devoting as much time as I can to praying. While praying, I try to visualize the Holy Spirit within me. It’s taken me a long time to truly believe in the presence of the Spirit of God within me. But now I believe, and that’s more powerful than any book I’ve read. For with the Spirit, I FEEL God’s love, which is far more powerful than just knowing about God’s love.


Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

6 thoughts on “Better than Books

  1. Knowledge is nice
    Spirit is life

    Thank you CJ for your everyday aid to us in this world to realize and focus on the Spirit’s world– the Kingdom.

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  2. Great books! I love “The Shack” and “Messy Spirituality” Ephesians is spot on too! Spirit is life! The Secret Place!

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  3. I love this and it is so spot on.. I try to get into books as well, hoping to connect with him more but it’s always the experience of actually connecting through prayer that works best.

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  4. I love that books give me facts, figures, substance to my knowledge. But in the end the most Godly people I know aren’t the well read ones, but the humble loving ones, and that takes a heart filled with God. Lets love books while not letting that stop us from spending time learning to be God’s people better.

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