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My Top Ten Christian Books

Posted in uncategorized by Nathan Creitz on December 5, 2008

banner1Many of my readers have read my post about the Christian fiction book from William Paul Young entitled The Shack. I appreciate all of your comments and questions about that post. This new post is in response to what Mike asked. He said.

Hey, can you give me a list of maybe 10 Christian nonfiction books you would recommend and maybe 10 fiction books to read? Thanks.

So, Mike, thanks for that question. I can only give you a sampling from the books I personally have read. If others would like to offer suggestions in the comment section of this post…that would also be helpful.

Top Ten Christian Nonfiction Books (in my library that I believe everyone should read).

ß. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

ß. The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer

ß. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

ß. On the Incarnation by Athanasius

ß. A Mind for God by James Emery White

ß. The Question of God by Armand M. Nicholi Jr.

ß. The Post Christian Mind by Harry Blamires

ß. Does God Believe in Atheists by John Blanchard

ß. Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

ß. Sacred Companions by David G. Benner

Top Ten Christian Fiction Books (in my library that are not necessarily the unorthodox pop fiction of today like “The Shack”)

ß. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

ß. Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

ß. Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

ß. The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

ß. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

ß. The Silver Chalice by Thomas Costain

ß. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan from Baker

ß. The Zion Chronicles Series by Brock and Bodie Thoene

ß. The Zion Covenant Series by Brock and Bodie Thoene

ß. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

What about you? What are your favorite books? What would you like to see on this list?

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  1. Helen Fuller said, on December 5, 2008 at 2.57 pm

    A mixed list of fiction and non-fiction:
    ‘Healing’ Francis McNutt
    ‘Bible Doctrine’ Wayne Grudem
    ‘The Puritan Hope’ Iain Murray
    ‘The Four Loves’ C.S. Lewis
    The Narnia series C.S. Lewis
    ‘Blink’ Ted Dekker
    ‘Shadowmancer’ G.P. Taylor
    ‘No Well Worn Paths’ Terry Virgo
    ‘The Reason for God’ Timothy Keller
    ‘Preachers & Preaching’ Dr M Lloyd Jones

  2. Austin said, on December 7, 2008 at 12.21 am

    How did I know that Mere Christianity was going to be at the top?

    P.S. I’m surprised that the Shack didn’t make your favorites haha.

  3. Breezy said, on December 7, 2008 at 9.30 am

    I have read a lot of the books mentioned. But I am really enjoying Terri Blackstocks 4 book Restoration series. It is about a crisis that causes a world wide power outage and how a group of people in this one community have to depend on their faith in God to help them survive. It really makes you think about God and how strong your faith should be.

  4. Helen Fuller said, on December 7, 2008 at 1.39 pm

    Thought of a couple more:

    The O’Malley series by Dee Henderson
    Enjoying God’s Grace by Terry Virgo.

    I have had to buy most of my Christian fiction on trips to the States. We don’t have a great deal of choice in the bookstores in the UK.


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