My Neighbour’s Faith: Islam Explained for African Christians by John Azumah.
With the resurgence of Boko Haram in Nigeria, Al Qaeda in Uganda and Al-Shabaab in Somalia and Kenya fear with regards to the Muslims is on the rise. This is an insightful read that sheds light on Islam as a religion rather than a theory and act of terror.
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
Renowned author Dr. Gary Chapman explains how as individuals we have our own ways of showing, giving and receiving love. He states the five forms of the love language and how to discern yours and that of your partner for a more fulfilling relationship. (Additional Love Language resources by Chapman can also be found online)
Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult.
Once again Picoult delivers a heart-wrenching story which revolves around the care of Willow O’Keefe, a six year old prodigy born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), a disease also known as brittle bone syndrome. Each character narrates their ordeal, allowing an experience of the emotional, financial and social struggles of the family and those around them. A must read.
For The Kids
For the children The Berenstain Bears; the Joys of Living by Jan Berenstain is a book with family stories they can relate to each with an underlying message. Perfect for a Christian upbringing.
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones.
A narration of stories from the time of Noah to Moses, each serving as a reminder of God’s love for his children and how He saves them. All through the birth of a child, Jesus. This book shows how the Bible ceases to just be a book of rules, but also a book of one big story.