I have always tried to recommend good reading to people in the various churches where I have served. This year I seem to have an unusual response from people who are taking me up on my challenge. I have recommended again an old book that is available in our library. It is ETERNITY IN THEIR HEARTS by Don Richardson. This book explores how God makes himself known to peoples who have not yet heard the good news of Jesus. It is a fascinating read. IF GOD IS GOOD and HAPPINESS both by Randy Alcorn are outstanding books that are well researched. The first book is about suffering and what we need to know about it in light of the message that God is love. The second book is about all of the Scriptures that reveal God to be joyful and his desire for us to be joyful. What is particularly interesting is his research of the various words that describe this experience and how they relate to the common desire for happiness. I will recommend more later.