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  1. thjplgvp

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    Would you all be willing to list the five books that, at this point in your life, have influenced you the most?

    I would then like to do a series of polls to find what books have had the greatest influence of those readers on this board.

    BTW the bible is accepted as the number 1.

    1.Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness by Jerry Cook
    2.With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray
    3.What Wives Wished Their Husbands Knew About Women by James Dobson
    4.Born for Battle by R. Arthur Matthews
    5.Guide Book for Pastors by W.A. Criswell

    Thanks for your input

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    Sovereignty of God, AW Pink
    Grace Awakening, Chuck Swindoll
    Vanishing Ministry, Woodrow Kroll
    Things to Come, J Dwight Pentecost
    Desiring God, John Piper
     
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    Pursuit of God by AW Tozer
    Simple Faith by Charles Swindoll
    Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
    I Was Wrong by Jim Baker (a what not to do manual)
    Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot
     
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    Whatever Happened to Worship by AW Tozer

    Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome by Kent and Barbara Hughes

    The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer

    Knowing God by JI Packer

    Hearing God's Voice by Henry Blackaby
     
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    If I Were Starting My Ministry All Over Again by John Drescher

    Preparing to Preach by Bill Whittaker

    Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd Jones

    Morning and Evening by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    Christian Theology by Millard T. Erickson

    Kent Hughes's book on Liberating Ministry... gets an honorable mention, as does Criswell's Guidebook for Pastors and Jerry Vines's Power in the Pulpit.
     
  6. thjplgvp

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    I appreciate all of you who have responded and encourage the rest to do so as well.

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    Tom,

    In case you did not read it in the ‘leadership books’ post I really appreciated your placing John Drescher’s book on that list. It was not much to look at and when I got it I did not have real kind thoughts about it but after reading it I was very impressed with his wisdom.

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    Sovereignty of God/ A Pink
    God The Redeemer / JM Boice
    The Long War Against God / H Morris
    Knowing God / Packer
    Prayer / John Bunyan
     
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    1. Chosen By God by RC Sproul
    2. Scripture Alone by RC Sproul
    3. And the Word Came With Power by Joanne Shettler
    4. Of the Mortification of Sin in the Believers by Jonathon Owens
    5. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathon Edwards
     
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    Knowing God - Jim Packer
    The Genisis Flood - Whitcombe and Morris
    The Momentous Event - W J Grier
    D M Lloyd-Jones (biography) - Iain Murray
    Preaching and Preachers - D M Lloyd-Jones


    Regards
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    Glad you found it beneficial. When I lectured in a beginning ministry class and advised new seminarians, I always recommended this little book. Still do, though I do it informally (as on here).
     
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    No Wonder They Call Him Savior - Max Lucado
    Any of the 25 books written by Arlen Chitwood
    Erwin McManus - Uprising of the Soul, Dangerous Disciple, The Unstoppable Force
    Real Worship - Warren Wiersbe

    Sorry that's more than five :)
     
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    1. David Brainerd, Pioneer Missionary - John Thornsbury
    2. Desiring God - Piper (Most of it I agree with :) )
    3. Profiles in Evangelism - Gene Gurganus
    4. There Really is a Difference - Reynald Showers
    5. Lectures to My Students - Spurgeon

    I'll probably think of others, but these are the ones that come to mind.

    Could we have five in a particular topic? :)
     
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    Criswell's guidebook for pastors, by Criswell

    Letters to Timothy, by Bisagno

    Confessions, by Augustine

    With Christ after the Lost, Scarborough

    Soul Winner . . . . now who wrote that?
     
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    This is becoming quite a list, and it is reminding me that i still have a lot of reading to do.
     
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    1 The Barbarian Way - Erwin McManus
    2 He Chose The Nails - Max Lucado
    3 Wild At Heart - John Eldridge
    4 The Purpose Driven Church - Rick Warren
    5 Uprising - Erwin McManus
     
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    Ah yes it was the Barbarian Way not Dangerous Disciple that McManus wrote.
     
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    Knowing God by James Packer

    The Sovereignty Of God by A.W.Pink

    Romans by Robert Haldane

    Revival by Dr. Lloyd-Jones

    Full Harvest by Charles Spurgeon

    It's a shame to stop listing at just 5 books .
     
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    Church Dogmatics, Karl Barth

    The Bible & the Future, Hoekema

    How Christians Grow, Russell Hitt

    Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free, F.F. Bruce

    Preaching & Preachers, Lloyd-Jones

    Cheers,

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    I wanted to share something a friend once told me.

    "Never read a good book. You will only be wasting your time. There are far to many great books to read."

    I think he was right.

    I also agree with Rippon. To bad we can have only 5 on the list.

    One last thing...
    It looks like I need to read "Preaching & Preachers" by Lloyd-Jones. I think that is the highest rank so far. :)
     
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