I was recently asked to compile a list of the 10 books every Christian should read. It was tough to pick only ten, but I boiled it down to these books that have been the books I believe have influenced me the most. [Updated Dec 22, 2021]
1. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
2. The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre
3. The Heart of a Servant Leader by C. John Miller
4. Knowing God by J.I. Packer
5. A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin
6. The Loveliness of Christ by Samuel Rutherford
7. The Glory of Christ by John Owen
8. The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
9. The Wonderful Works of God by Herman Bavinck
10. Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund
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9 thoughts on “Ten Books Every Christian Should Read”
Reading Knowing God for the second time and it’s cutting me real deep…
Awesome list! “Letters of Samuel Rutherford” is new to me. I need to read that one! Another book that has influenced me is Brother Lawrence’s “Practicing the Presence of God.”
Two of my utmost favorites are “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” and “The Jesus I Never Knew” both by Philip Yancey. Such great reads and with glorious truths Mr. Yancey put out there which I’ve never seen before in quite the same perspective.
Great! I love a good Must Read List! I would add:
Hinds’ Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurdard
I would add, “Crazy Love”, by Francis Chan. It challenges you to face the reality of what your spiritual life with God is, and what it should be.
Thanks for posting these – I definitly want to get at some of these sometime. I just finished listening to Pilgrim’s Progress for the first time ever. Currently I’m working on Holiness by JC Ryle – amazing old book. Korey http://www.papermovement.com
Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler. Faith interrupted, AW Tozer. Erasing Hell, Francis Chan. The righteous shall live by faith, RC Sproul.
Very heady books – not a bad thing – but I’d include on my list “Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire” and “This Present Darkness.” The former being meant to encourage and show the fruitful results of persistent prayer, and the latter as a reminder (through fiction) of the bigger picture of God’s reality. Cheers!
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Someone once said “if you aim at nothing you’ll be sure to get it”. So read about what you are aiming for!