“Christian.” If I’ve learned anything on my walk with God, it’s that the word Christian means many, many different things to different people. To some, Christian is about the Bible. To others, it’s about prayer. To others, it’s about a denomination or church.
While it is all those things and more, I believe the word Christian is first of all about our connection to God Himself, and that it must be viewed through the Cross which unites us to all other Christian believers. For it is the Cross which is unique and yet common to all Christians everywhere.
It is the Cross which Jesus Christ hung on and died for us. It is the Cross where God sent His Son to ransom us from death itself. It is the Cross, its vertical beam pointing to Heaven, its crossbeam reaching out to gather us all in that shows us what being a Christian really means.
Christian is not just a label. It’s a way of life. Christian is not just a religion or a movement. It is God actively working through a life here on earth, and through that life reaching out with His love and His hope to all the world.
That’s why the name CrossReads was chosen for this site about Christian Books–because the Cross is what unites us as Christians. It is what reminds us that life is not always easy, but no matter how hard it gets, God is always with us. In the Cross we find triumph and trials, heartaches and joy, perseverance and peace. And that’s what you will find here:
We here at CrossReads pledge with God as our leader and center to mold this site into not just a library where you can find something good to read but into a community of believers who support one another, pray for one another, hope together, laugh together, cry together, read together, and most of all to seek Him ever-closer each day… together.
It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from or what denomination you are. What matters is who you are, and who you are as a Christian is a Child of the King.
So welcome and we invite you to explore the site, connect with the readers and the authors here, and most of all learn to simply be a blessing to each other!