My Read of the Month:

Title: Should I get married?
M. Blaine Smith
Published: 2000 (revised edition)
Genre: Christianity- Courtship/Marriage
Ratings: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Far from what the title of this book suggests, this is not a book that advocates celibacy. In fact, I must confess that this is the best book on courtship and marriage that I have read in my personal collection.

Personally I like the author’s manner of presenting his insights and perspectives on marriage and empowering the reader in making a sound and biblical decision in finding a partner.

Unlike the other books written by Joshua Harris- I kissed dating goodbye and Don Raunikar- Choosing God’s best, Smith offers a more experienced, matured and balanced view on this topic. It is really helpful.

Being an easy read which can be finished easily within 1-2 weeks would be an added value which leaves you so much wiser and prepared in asking all the right questions in deciding the compatibility of your partner. I strongly recommend this read above all other relationship books!

Who should read it: Anyone who’s seriously contemplating marriage or anyone who wish to learn more insights about marriage

My Read of the Month:

The Fourth Estate by Jeffrey ArcherTitle: The Fourth Estate
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Published: 1997
Genre: Fiction- Political
Ratings: 4.2 out of 5 stars

After reading too many teachy books, I picked up this one to stimulate my creative juices and widen my worldview in the media world. Great to say that I was not disappointed as Mr Archer presented the story with such virtuoso that is mainly centred between two characters.

Mr Archer keeps you in suspense with every chapter escalating with the dueling media moguls, Richard Armstrong and Keith Townsend – the main characters. And it is alleged that these characters are resemblance of the flamboyant British publishing magnate, the late Robert Maxwell and Australian press, Rupert Murdoch.

It is an entertaining read as it provides insights into the media business and also some historical knowledge about how life was like during Hilter’s rampage against the Jews.

Who should read it: Those who enjoy reading a “rags-to-riches” story.

My Read of the Month:

Disciples are made not bornTitle: Disciples Are Made, Not Born
Walter A. Henrichsen
Published: 1974
Genre: Christianity- Discipleship
Ratings: 4.2 out of 5 stars

If you are not sure what discipleship is all about or how to disciple. Then this is the book to start reading!

Besides it being a very insightful book to beef up one’s spiritual growth, the author also provides lots of useful lessons in guiding a spiritual mentor or mentor-to-be in discipling someone in Christ. Every chapter presents a step by step process in laying the biblical framework in mentoring a disciple.

But just as how I might be describing this read, this book can get a little draggy because of its teachy-style. Otherwise, it is still a handy book to read and keep to use in discipleship training.

Who should read it: Aspiring spirtual mentors-to-be and spiritual mentors