Finding God Outside of Christian Books

Finding God Outside of Christian Books

When we grow up and go to church, we are told that God is everywhere. He’s in the rocks and the trees and the animals and even us. Yet, when we look for answers and spirituality in books, the first place we look is the Christian book section of our local library or book store.

It’s filled with stories and parables about the Bible and topics range from everything from family values to living a better life. I admit that I was always one of those people myself. I thought there was no sense in going through more mainstream books because they aren’t Christian.

The writers who write all the books in the Christian section are obviously better and have a better understanding of my problems because they base their books on my beliefs. While it’s true that you are guaranteed to get a Christian centered book in that section, don’t discount others as well.

Spirituality is an important part of people’s lives and while they may not come right out and say it, the authors of many books in self-help and other arenas place a major focus on God. Christian books can help Christians. That’s their audience.

Non-Christian books have the potential to help people of all faiths. They may not focus specifically on the Christian God, but I can tell in the writing that he is the words. I am not saying that every book will be that way and you may find a few that you don’t agree with, but it’s worth giving it a try. You can find God outside of the Christian section if you just look.