But I think I might have found my new favorite!
Sure, it doesn't stream Bible passages together to teach people the truth, it leaves that up to the person who will follow up with the perspective Christian. But what it does do is strike right to the heart of the person reading it and convict, encourage and instruct them about a very real possibility.
I'm talking about the new book "I Died Last Night" by John Orr (published by Start2Finish Books).
This Book Hurts!
I Died Last Night was amazingly blunt in its delivery of some very scary truths! As the story follows the first few moments of a man's life in torments after passing from this life, you read about his first impressions of the place, his encounters with people from his past life and even those who lived long before him.
The imagery of demons, pain and memories is so vivid that one person said, "Don't read this book before you go to sleep at night!" - I wish I had read that quote before starting to read it at 10PM one night!
But it's not just the imagery or the great style of writing that makes "I Died Last Night" a convicting read, although that might be enough. This book strikes at the heart of American religion today! It addresses many misconceptions and concerning truths. Like the conversation the main character has with a mega-preacher in torments who admittedly suppressed the truth for popularity and wealth or the encounter the character has with a "friend" of old who points out some very common flaws that many of us can admit to having at one point or another.
"Every man ought to hear his own eulogy before he dies."
I highly recommend every single person reads this book and buys copies (that's right, multiples) to give to every person they know!