What three books (other than the Bible) have most influenced you and why? Mine The Truth War--John MacArthur. Radical--David Platt. Until Christ Returns Dr. David Jeremiah. Truth War is all about fighting for the truth and defending it against the false teachers like Bill Johnson, Osteen, and may others. Its all about standing for Christ in the day we live in and fighting against PostModernism which has GREATLY impacted the church. Many these days want to hide behind their church walls, hide in their small groups, and never engage in spiritual warfare on the streets of their cities or in their lives. They are afraid to engage the false teachers and help the innocent. When one takes this kind of a stand Satan will be on him, and both unbelievers and Christians will engage in the criticism of the truth loving believer. Radical is all about living for Christ and the book emphasizes his lordship and describes that true believers, or better yet obedient believers will subscribe to the Lordship of Christ. Until Christ Returns is also very applicable but it nails prophecy on the head, a subject Ron Rhodes writes much on. The book is good because its very application based from the Olivet Discourse.