Books you should read

It is said that the only difference between who you are now and who you will be in five years are the people you meet and the books you read.  Here is a list of books that have been influential to me and my faith.

One thing to note.  It is definitely beneficial to read great works from Christian thinkers of both the past and present.  However, without a doubt, all of those great thinkers would agree, the Bible, the Holy Scriptures are most important.  II Timothy 3.16-17 tells us that “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (ESV).  Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (ESV).  “Take it and read” was the cry heard by Augustine.  For anyone who would know God truly and commune with him, the cry is the same.  Whatever else one reads about the Bible and about God he or she must read it with the Bible side by side.

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard

The Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer

The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

Passionate Conviction: Contemporary Discourses on Christian Apologetics, Paul Copan and William Lane Craig  editors.

Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality by Ravi Zacharias

Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message by Ravi Zacharias

Confessions by St. Augustine

The Francis Schaeffer Trilogy by Francis A. Schaeffer

True Spirituality by Francis A. Schaeffer

The Devils Delusion by David Berlinski

Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel


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