Any book is available on Amazon, so why are the pastors and elders always giving away books? People are always asking about books to help them. Therefore, the elders see giving books away is a discipleship tool. It is an extension of the ministry of the Word. These are books that the elders really want the congregation to read.
We want to help your spiritual growth by recommending good authors and books. Think about reading a recommended book as having a “conversation” with the author you can’t be with in person. Thousands of Christians have thought about God and written those thoughts on paper. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to learn from them. If you have a hard time reading books, read a book with someone else together–just another way to disciple!
If you want to help give away books to others for their gospel growth, see Pastor Josh.