25 Christian Books I Love to Recommend
I enjoy encouraging people to read good, worthy, and readable Christian books, especially rich doctrinal books about the one who called you to his glory and excellence. In a year (365 days), you would read for 5,475 minutes, or 1,368,750 words.
Read Well, Not (Necessarily) Much
I don’t believe that reading a lot of books is important, at least not for the average person. What is important is reading good books, solid books, non-sudsy books, substantial books, and reading them well. Augustine’s Confessions is the longest prayer you will ever read.
Stories from the Mission Field
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret was written by his son and daughter-in-law, and Elisabeth Elliot’s Amy Carmichael biography is excellent. John Paton’s autobiography, John G. Paton: The Autobiography of the Pioneer Missionary to the New Hebrides, is worth reading just for the first few pages.
The Basics of Reformed Theology
Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity is valuable because these ten brothers become portals into African-American authors. Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections is in a class by itself for elevating and clarifying the role of the affections, or emotions, in the Christian life.
The Wonder of Salvation
I’d recommend two books by John Stott: Basic Christianity and The Cross of Christ, both of which are out of print. We need Stott, not only for his biblical faithfulness, but also for his impeccable clarity and precision.
How to Live Like a Christian
Jeremiah Burroughs and his book The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment are worthy of our attention. On the Mortification of Sin is the most comprehensive exposition and application of Romans 8:13 that I am aware of. Spurgeon has written so much that you can’t begin to read it all.
Stories That Never Happened
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan has sold more copies than any other book outside the Bible, while Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is engrossing because of his insights into the human soul, and C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia are fantastic for both children and adults.
Read for Your Soul
Perhaps we wouldn’t need books to become wise if we could live a thousand years and have a thousand relationships in a thousand times, places, and cultures; however, our lives are short, and God has been merciful in providing us with many places, times, cultures, and experiences distilled into books.
What Christian books should I read?
Every Christian college student should read these 12 books.
- David Platt’s Radical: Reclaiming Your Faith from the American Dream. Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck’s Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion. John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life. J. I. Packer’s Knowing God.
What is the holy book for Christianity?
The Holy Bible is the sacred text of Christianity, and it is divided into two parts: the Old Testament, which contains writings about Jesus Christ and the early church, and the New Testament, which contains writings about Jesus Christ and the early church.
What is the best religion book in the world?
Religions based on Abraham
- The Hidden Words.
- Days of Remembrance.
- Epistle to the Son of the Wolf.
- The Four Valleys.
- Gems of Divine Mysteries.
What are 5 main Christian beliefs?
The five are: 1) Jesus’ Uniqueness (Virgin Birth) on October 7; 2) One God (Trinity) on October 14; 3) Need for the Cross (Salvation) on October 14; 4) Resurrection and Second Coming on October 21; and 5) Inspiration of Scripture on October 28.
Is the Bible the best selling book ever?
The Bible is the most widely read book on the planet, according to him, with 3.9 billion copies sold in the last 50 years, far outselling any other book.
How long after Jesus died was the Bible written?
The four gospels of the New Testament were written over the course of nearly a century after Jesus’ death, and while they tell the same story, they reflect very different ideas and concerns. There is a forty-year gap between Jesus’ death and the writing of the first gospel.
Where is the original Bible?
The Codex Vaticanus, which is kept at the Vatican, and the Codex Sinaiticus, which is mostly kept at the British Library in London, are both fourth-century manuscripts. “They’re both fourth-century manuscripts,” Evans said, “somewhere between 330 and 340.”
What are the 3 main beliefs of Christianity?
Belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit; Christ’s death, descent into hell, resurrection, and ascension; the Church’s holiness and the communion of saints; and the death, descent into hell, resurrection, and ascension of Christ.
Which is the most peaceful religion in the world?
Islam, according to Islamist Sayyid Qutb, is the religion of peace in the sense of preventing humanity from worshiping anything other than Allah and submitting humanity to him.
Which is the most selling religious book?
According to Guinness World Records, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time, having sold and distributed an estimated 5 billion copies, while sales estimates for other printed religious texts include at least 800 million copies for the Qur’an and 190 million copies for the Book of Mormon as of 1995.
What is the oldest religion?
While Hinduism has been dubbed the world’s oldest religion, many adherents refer to their religion as Santana Dharma (Sanskrit:, lit.
Who is a founder of Christianity?
Christianity began with the ministry of Jesus, a Jewish teacher and healer who prophesied the coming of God’s kingdom and was crucified in Jerusalem, Roman province of Judea, around AD 30u201333.