It was truly a delight to recently discover Experiencing the Spirit written by Henry Blackaby and his son, Mel.
In a soul-gripping manner, these two godly men call us to a deeper walk with the Lord, and challenge our spiritual mediocry with this simple concept: Repent, Trust, Obey and Be Filled With the Holy Spirit!
As I was reading this book, it seemed to be reading me!
What a delightful treasure! Books like this don't come around very often. Experiencing the Spirit ranks right up there with my other spiritual "meat and potatoes" books -- such as Andrew Murray, Hannah Whitehall Smith, Wesley Duewel, Bounds, Tozer, and Brengle. (Most of those are more a hundred years old -- how exciting to find a fresh expression of the same thing!!)
Speaking of treasure, if you haven't read Randy Alcorn's little book, The Treasure Principle, There's a recently revised edition available with a profound concluding chapter: 31 Radical, Liberating Questions to Ask God About Your Giving.
This is an outstanding resource for pastors and churches, particularly during these troubled economic times. Alcorn shows us how to keep a proper and healthy perspective about our "stuff." "You can't take it with you -- but you can send it on ahead!"
The Treasure Principle is the best book on financial stewardship I've ever read. A couple of years ago, it inspired the best sermon on possessions and giving that I've ever preached.
Both books can be ordered here.