Occasionally, in order to describe a favorite writer or speaker, one might say, “He certainly has a way with words!” The point of course is that the communicator very masterfully makes use of the English language to convey his message. I have read many such books, but I must tell you that the book that has affected my life the most is one that you probably already own, …the Bible. You might think it strange that I would recommend the Bible for your reading pleasure. Perhaps you believe the Bible to be a boring book of theology and deep truths that are hard to understand. But I have discovered that while the Bible certainly does contain doctrine and theology, it is a book of excitement and adventure as well.
How about love stories, the kind that will help you rather than lead you into sin? You should read the story of Ruth and Boaz in the book of Ruth. Maybe you are into Adventure? Check out the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel, or the story of a nations’s deliverance from the Pharaoh of Egypt in the book of Exodus. If you like Politics, take a look at Esther and Ahasuerus, King of Persia, in the book of Esther, or the plight of the Jews and the tyranny of the Roman Empire in the Gospels. If you prefer stories with an element of surprise, consider the donkey that spoke to a man in the book of Numbers, or the man who had a 13.5 foot bed in Deuteronomy, or 2 Kings that tells of an ax head that floated, and of the time a woman boiled and ate her son. War stories? There has never been a better one written than in Isaiah 37 when an army of 185,000 was destroyed in a single night, or in Judges, where an army of 700 left handed men was assembled. Are you into Sports? How about fishing? You could read the book of Jonah that tells of the big fish that caught a man, or maybe you’d like to read about Peter, who went fishing literally “for the money,” in Matthew 17.
Get into the Word, and allow God to demonstrate that He, above all others, “has a way with words!” —and His Words are more than entertainment; they will answer your questions, save your soul and change your life.