The work of a good book is to incite the reader to moral action, to turn his eyes towards God and to urge him forward — A.W. Tozer
Welcome to Bookish – a blog for those who love to read Christian books. Here I will occasionally post Christian reviews and articles on Christian living and doctrine.
My name is Jesvin Jose, and I live in Bangalore, India. My wife’s name is Lincy Jesvin and I have a 3 year old son whom we call Christoff! We worship in a Presbyterian Church here in Bangalore, India. I love reading new and old Christian books! That’s what I will be posting about – mostly!
This blog has been long time coming. I have been writing book reviews for a while now and I was always encouraged by friends and family to convert that writing to a full time blog. But my main encouragement came from this article by Tim Challies, where he encourages individuals to start blogging by choosing a theme, among other things. Since I love books (which are one of many means that God has used in my life personally to help know Him better), I hope to encourage a reading culture among my friends and family through this blog. Books don’t have any magical power, for sure. They are just means that God uses for a greater end (knowing Him), much like a sermon or a Bible-study. Further, books don’t replace the Bible, which is our primary means of knowing God! But if we keep books in their proper place and use them as a means of knowing God, there is much to learn and grow. As Tozer says in the quote above, a good book will incite us to moral action and turn our eyes to God! I hope the blog, in recommending good gospel-centered books, will serve that end!
Just to make one thing clear at the outset: It is okay if you don’t agree with my articles or book reviews. Yes, you can convey that to me, but I hope our conversations display gentleness and humility. I hope we bring glory to God through our online dialogues. Hope you enjoy reading as I hope to enjoy recommending solid gospel-centered resources! Soli Deo Gloria!
Stay tuned for more updates and blog posts!