每個青少年基督徒都該閱讀的十本書

提姆.查理斯(Tim Challies)牧師今天貼出一篇文章,名為〈每個青少年基督徒都該閱讀的十本書〉(好啦,我知道您不是青少年,但如果沒讀過,就別錯過了),開列每個青少年基督徒都該閱讀的十本書。其中有兩本,已經由美國麥種傳道會翻譯成中文出版,還有一本也正由麥種翻譯中。

The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges. Jerry Bridges carried out a long and faithful ministry and this book was one of his most important. In it he offers a thorough explanation of the gospel and shows how the gospel pertains to every Christian every day. Teens who read it will learn the important discipline of preaching the gospel to themselves every day and they will become convicted that the very same gospel that saved them will sustain them to the end.

畢哲思著,張書筠譯,《恩典作王》

畢哲思走過漫長而忠心定事奉旅程,本書是他最重要的作品之一。他在本書中為福音提供一個透徹的解釋,指出福音何以是與每個基督徒的每一天息息相關的。閱讀本書的青少年,將會學習每天向自己傳福音的重要操練,並且將會滿有信心,知道拯救他們的福音,同樣會扶持他們到底。

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. This book began with John Piper’s address to thousands of young adults gathered for a Passion conference. Piper laments how many people—even professed Christians—go through life with no passion for God, “spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin.” Teens who read this will hear Piper’s passionate warning not to waste their lives, not to waste their youth, but to “live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God their singular passion.”

約翰.派博著,張書筠譯,《活出熱情》

本書源起於派博在「熱情特會」中對成千上萬年輕人傳講的信息。派博哀嘆,許多人——甚至聲稱是基督徒的人——終其一生沒有對神的熱情,「將他們的生活耗費在沒有價值的消遣上,為了安舒和享樂而活,而且或許還避免犯罪」。閱讀本書的青少年,將會聽見派博充滿熱情的警告,要他們不要浪費生命,浪費年輕的歲月,而要「或生或死,以基督的十字架誇口,以神的榮耀為他們獨一的熱情。」。

(以上兩本書皆為張書筠姐妹翻譯,她是一個殘疾人,但卻竭力以羸弱的身軀,透過文字來服事神。謹此向她致敬!)

第三本書是邁克.何頓所寫,麥種已經出版了他的鉅著《基督徒的信仰》《沒有基督的基督教》,明年還會出版他的幾本書。他最新的作品《核心基督教》(暫譯名)正在翻譯中。

Core Christianity by Michael Horton. For some people, and perhaps especially young people, theology and doctrine can be intimidating words or even irrelevant ones. But this should not be the case. It must not be the case. Reading this book will help your teens understand the basic, foundational doctrines of the Christian faith and hopefully give them a taste for more. It is an ideal book for those who are new to the faith or those who are just beginning to learn the precious truths upon which we stand or fall.

對於一些人——或許尤其是年輕人——而言,神學與教義可能是嚇人的字眼,或者甚至是無關緊要的。但其實不該如此。絕對不是如此。閱讀本書將會幫助青少年,了解基督徒信仰根本的、基要的教義,引發他們的胃口,希望更多品嚐它。對於初信的人、或那些剛開始學習我們興衰之所繫的寶貴真理的人來說,這是一本理想的書籍。

 

 

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