The Christian life is not a life of bed and roses. Just like those who do not know Jesus, the Christian will also face up to challenges and difficulties, although the latter has the advantage of having Someone to turn to. In addition to having Jesus to talk with and share troubles with, the Christian also has the advantage of having a support system in the church, which expresses its love not only in personal relationships but also in the creative expression of their revelations into His heart, such as in music and in Christian books.
Christian books are a great source of encouragement for Christians. Sometimes, Christian parents can be at a loss on how to deal with their toddlers, so they can look for Christian parenting books for advice. A Christian single may have relationship troubles, and find solace in a Christian novel with a similar theme. Overall, books are simply an extension of things that believers find of Jesus in the Bible. As the apostle John says, if everything about Jesus was written down in books, there would not be enough room in all the world to contain all the books that would be written.
The problem is that collecting Christian books is not always practical. After all, a single book can cost several dollars, and after you finish it in a few days’ or weeks’ time, you tend to look for more to add to your reading list. This results in a very big expense for the average Christian. Thankfully, there are Christian book distributors that you can look at as an option for getting your fill of Christian books at a lower cost. How do you find a good Christian book distributor?
- Compare freight costs. There are many Christian book distributors online that you can check out, as these sites sell both brand new and second-hand books. Second-hand books are always much cheaper, and buying online also means that you forego inventory costs and even employee salary expenses. But you need to check where the book distributor is located, especially if you are from countries other than the United States: freight costs may differ, and if you wind up buying books several times a year, it can translate into a huge difference. Comparing freight costs before you buy your first purchase is a good way to make sure you save money as you pursue your reading hobby.
- Consider the quality of books. Christian book distributors, since they also carry second-hand books, may actually have varying qualities of books available for sale. Of course, this is not possible to compare until you actually get to buy books from several sources, and even then, it is possible that you get different qualities depending on the particular book you order. If you do not really mind getting a second-hand book that is slightly ragged, you can save much, but if you are the type who wants his books to be clean and in good condition, you may do well to buy brand new books instead.
- Consider the collection of books. If you are a true Christian book fanatic, you will likely already have a set of preferences for authors or types of books. After all, book reviews from a Christian perspective are supposed to recommend books that point to Jesus and result in readers falling in love with Him. However, it is not always easy to find these kinds of books at all sources. Therefore, it is a good idea to do a search of the books you have found recommended when you first get into websites of Christian book distributors, so that you will know if you can source the kinds of books that will be beneficial for you.
When you know what to look for in Christian book distributors, you are on the right track of collecting books that will benefit your Christian walk. Instead of causing you to waste your time and wind up feeling burdened, you will be able to find books that will draw you closer to Him, resulting in your falling more in love with Him, until you become fully abandoned and totally given over to Him!