Best & Worst Christian Books You've Read

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  1. preacher4truth

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    Top 5 best for me:

    Knowing God - J.I. Packer

    The Religious Affections - Jonathan Edwards

    Studies in the Sermon on the Mount - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

    The Pilgrims Progress - John Bunyan

    The Way to True Happiness - Robert Harris

    (Some really good recent books: Slave - John MacArthur Jr; Christ Among other Gods - Erwin Lutzer; Counterfeit Gods - Timothy Keller; The Sovereignty of God - A. W. Pink; Joy Unspeakable - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones)

    Worst Christian book of all time that I've read:

    Dealing with the Devil - C. S. Lovett

    (I believe this was required in college to the best of my memory)

    - Blessings
     
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    1]The Baptist Catechism with commentary by W.R.Downing

    2] Redemption accomplished and Applied by John Murray

    3]The Grace and Duty of being Spiritually Minded..John Owen

    4]Manual of Theology...J.L.Dagg

    5]The Great Work of God in the History of Redemption...Johnathan Edwards

    6] Know your Christian Life...Sinclair Ferguson

    7]Sovereignty of God...A.W.Pink

    8]Holiness....JC Ryle

    9] A Christian Directory....Richard Baxter

    10] Days of Vengenance.....Chilton

    Worst....

    late great planet earth...hal lindsey

    book of mormon j smith

    rightly dividing the word...cr stam

    anything by hagin,copeland, schuller,etc.
     
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    There are so many good books out there and I agree with many on your lists.

    The worst for me are the two books from the Pearls - To Train Up A Child and Created to be His Helpmeet. Seriously, I want to smack anyone who thinks that they are good books.

    Another bad book that I recently read was Heaven is For Real

    Honestly, I'd just ignore these books but so many think they are SOOOO wonderful and I seriously :BangHead:
     
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    One of the best for me is Knowing God by JI Packer

    The worst is The Shack by Young
     
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    best

    Knowing God
    Mere Christianity
    The Cross of Christ
    Institutes of Christian Religion
    Bondage of the Will

    worst

    Basically, anything done by modern day charasmatic Movements, Copeland/Hagin/paulk/Hinn etc!
     
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    Lol Ann! You sound like me! :saint:
     
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    Nice list Icon.

    Part of the reason for this thread is so I can get a list of some good books from people I trust, and Lord willing read them myself.
     
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    Sad to say that some Christian leaders seem to think the Shack is a worthwile book to read, never knew bad theology would be so recommended!

    Another BAD book is latest one by Robb Bell!
     
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    All of Bell's books are bad.
     
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    Who authored The Cross of Christ?

    Nice list btw.
     
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    The shack..lol they say that might be the worst ever...never read it, just reviews....
     
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    I have it under my false doctrines section of my library. He has another out now. Have not read it.
     
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    they were arrested for child abuse ????right?? is that the ones
     
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    Sure you did, you knew they would turn their ears from truth to fables -- and God is judging them with these false authors and false teachers and preachers who teach heresy, myths and fables as judgment upon them - 2 Timothy 4:1-5...'and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.'
     
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    And that was starting even during the lives of the Apsotles, as Jude/paul/Peter/John all warned them to "watch out!"
     
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    Best
    The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
    The Genesis Record by Henry M. Morris
    Body Life by Ray C. Stedman
    The Greatness of The Kingdom by Alva J. McClain
    If God is Good by Randy Alcorn
    Our God Breathed Book by John R. Rice
    The Life and Epistles of Saint Paul by W.J. Conybeare and J.S. Howson
    Jews Gentiles and The Church by David Larsen
    Found by The Good Shepherd by Adolph Saphir
    Worst
    Power of Postive Thinking by Normal Vincent Peale
    The Shack by Paul Young
     
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    Best:
    Knowing God, J.I. Packer
    Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler
    Vintage Jesus, Mark Driscoll
    Radical, David Platt
    Chosen by God, RC Sproul
    Christian Atheist, Craig Groeschel
    Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin

    Worst:
    The Shack, Young
    The Late Great Planet Earth, Lindsey
     
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    I googled them. They come across as if disciplining a child equals beating them to a pulp.
     
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    Thanks for the list PeterM. I will have to check out some of those I haven't read, Lord willing!

    - Blessings
     
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    I like this list, thanks for your input.

    - Blessings
     

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