Best Christian Books You Have Read....(other than the Bible)

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Butterflyyy

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I thought it would be a blessing if we shared which Christian books have been so good that we just had to finish them... my favourite books so far are:
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Chasing The Dragon by Jackie Pullinger
Appointment In Jerusalem by Lydia Prince
The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala🙂
 

Tinkerbell725

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Wide awake - raphael mcmanus
Chasing daylight - raphael mcmanus
The shack - william young
Cross roads - william young
God said yes - Heather Hornback-Bland and ninnie hammon
Fervent - Priscilla Shirer
Desiring God - John Piper
Captivating - Stasi eldredge
Beautiful Outlaw - John eldredge
It's not about me - max lucado
 

cinder

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I think I'm just going to list favorite Christian authors:

Mark Buchannan
Phillip Yancey
George Macdonald (for those who like really old school stuff and don't mind working through archaic language, diary of an old soul is probably my favorite devotional ever)
And Liz Curtis Higgs Scottish lowlands series was really good, parallelling the story of Jacob and his wives from the Bible
Also pretty much anything I've read by CS lewis has been great
 

posthuman

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George Macdonald (for those who like really old school stuff and don't mind working through archaic language, diary of an old soul is probably my favorite devotional ever)
i've been reading a lot of his books in the last couple years, since a friend recommended him to me. i haven't read that one yet, though. in the middle of 'beautiful thoughts' at the moment :)
 

Lanolin

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wow too many to name the best...church librarian here. Since everyone has a testimony everyone has the potential to write a book about their own journey of a life in Christ.

Will have to think of a top ten. Jackie Pullinger, Corrie Ten Boom and David Wilkerson would be on my list though.

these authors come to mind

Liz Curtis Higgs
Aw Tozer
Brother Yun
Francine Rivers
Priscilla Shirer
Christina Noble
 

Krumbeard

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I thought it would be a blessing if we shared which Christian books have been so good that we just had to finish them... my favourite books so far are:
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Chasing The Dragon by Jackie Pullinger
Appointment In Jerusalem by Lydia Prince
The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala🙂
I have also read "The Hiding Place" and 'The Cross and the Switchblade".

In my list, I would put;
"The Hiding Place"
"Walking with God through Pain and Suffering" Timothy Keller
"Good news for Anxious Christians" Phillip Cary
"The meaning of Marriage" Tim Keller
And the "For you" study books for different books of the Bible. Various authors.

I have seen the movie "Not without my Daughter" but not read the book. How do they compare? Is the movie accurate?
 

KhedetOrthos

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Next to the Bible, this is the best Christian book I’ve read. Followed by “Ecclesiastical History” by Eusebius.
 
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Norman Geisler's Christian Apologetics (2nd ed., 2013)

G.K. Chestorton's Orthodoxy.

C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity. :)
 

Lanolin

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Don't forget

The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan
 

Butterflyyy

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I have also read "The Hiding Place" and 'The Cross and the Switchblade".

In my list, I would put;
"The Hiding Place"
"Walking with God through Pain and Suffering" Timothy Keller
"Good news for Anxious Christians" Phillip Cary
"The meaning of Marriage" Tim Keller
And the "For you" study books for different books of the Bible. Various authors.

I have seen the movie "Not without my Daughter" but not read the book. How do they compare? Is the movie accurate?
I am hoping to watch the movie, thank you for reminding me😊I'm glad I read the book first though; it was amazing, it made me cry a few times and sometimes I couldn't turn the page fast enough lol; it had a big impact on me👌
 

Dino246

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I used to read about 30-50 books a year when I rode a bus to work. Now it's more like 10-15 at most. Rather than echoing some good ones that others have mentioned, I'll just add a few that have stood out:

Living by the Book (Howard and William Hendricks)
Wild At Heart (and every other book by John Eldredge and Stasi Eldredge)
The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
The Knowledge of the Holy (A.W. Tozer)
Boundaries (Henry Cloud and John Townsend)
Tactics (Greg Koukl)

There are hundreds more that I'm looking forward to reading. :)
 

Ghoti2

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Paradise Restored and The Days of Vengeance, both by David Chilton, rise to the top of my list.
 

Ghoti2

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Wide awake - raphael mcmanus
Chasing daylight - raphael mcmanus
The shack - william young
Cross roads - william young
God said yes - Heather Hornback-Bland and ninnie hammon
Fervent - Priscilla Shirer
Desiring God - John Piper
Captivating - Stasi eldredge
Beautiful Outlaw - John eldredge
It's not about me - max lucado
Beautiful Outlaw and The Shack were great!
 

Krumbeard

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Another good book I have read is "Secret thoughts of an unlikely convert" Rosaria Butterfield
 
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I'm not a big book reader (other than the Bible), but Wild at Heart by John Eldredge was a good one. Currently reading The Teleios Man by Larry Titus. Not too far in, but so far so good.
 

kinda

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Chicken soup for the Christian Soul.
Anti-christ and a Cup of Tea.
Pilgrims Progress.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs.
 

Deade

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Then there are my two books:

Stumbling Blocks: A Lack of Knowledge
Twenty First-Century Prophecy Primer

The first one is offered free on my website (listed in my profile).

The second one is available at most outlets. :)(y)
 
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I just finished reading CS Lewis' 'The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe' to my 6 year old yesterday, and reading it again inspired me to order 'Mere Christianity' which should be in any day now. I recently read 'Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving the Bible Again' which was excellent....it opened my eyes to the mind blowing depth of scripture, there are so many layers.
 

Pipp

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Thorn in My Heart
Book by Liz Curtis Higgs


Beloved Leah
Book by Cynthia Davis
 

Dino246

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Thorn in My Heart
For some reason this reminded me of the Eurhythmics' song Thorn In My Side.

… which leads me on a whole lateral-thinking odyssey which I shall not put in print, lest I offend everyone.