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Authors Whom I Trust

Discussion in 'Books & Publications Forum' started by Dr. Bob, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    While some authors are "flash-in-the-pan" with just a popular book or two, others stand tall with every book they write. Here are a few that I simply trust and would read/devour anything they write:</font>
    • John Piper</font>
    • John MacArthur</font>
    • A.W. Pink</font>
    • Charles Haddon Spurgeon</font>
    • R.C. Sproul</font>
    • James White</font>
    • Francis Schaeffer</font>
    • John Walvord</font>
    • G. Campbell Morgan</font>
    • Warren Wiersbe</font>
    While not conclusive, I am wracking the egg trying to think if I've ever read something from one of these that was "off the wall". They are all conservative (most reformed) and I trust them.
    Your choices?
     
  2. Molly

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    I have some of the same:

    John MacArthur
    John Piper
    George Zemek
    Douglas Wilson
    Jay Adams
    J.C Ryle
    Jonathan Edwards
    Stuart Scott

    Women authors:

    Martha Peace
    Susan Hunt
    Elizabeth George
    Nancy Leigh Demoss
     
  3. Jacob

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    Here's some of my favourites:
    Hank Henagraaf
    Lee Strobel
    Norman Geisler
    John Macarther
    Ravi Zacharias
    Chuck Colson
    CS Lewis

    However, generally I'll read anything. I think it's important go out of one's particular theological box to keep sharp. Iron sharpens iron.

    Jacob.
     
  4. Ben W

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    Jacob Prash is indeed a trustwothy author who writes as a Messianic Jew. His latest book "The Final Words of Jesus" is excellent
     
  5. Harald

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    William Gadsby
    Joseph Charles Philpot
    John Brine
    Frank L Gosden

    Those are some I trust in every kind of weather.

    Harald
     
  6. John Miller

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    The authors that I trust and really enjoy reading are:

    John Phillips
    Warren Wiersbe
    John R. Rice
    Jack Hyles (I know most of you wouldn't agree with this one)
    J. Vernon Magee
     
  7. Bible-belted

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    I appreciate the insights on scholarly issues of:

    Doug Moo, Darell Bock, Craig Blaising, Craig Evans, D.A. Carson, Don Hagner, George Eldon Ladd, among others.

    On practical issues, I prefer Bill Hybels, and Rick Warren as well as Bill Easum and Thomas Bandy

    On spirituality, I like Eugene Peterson, Richard Foster, and the classics.
     
  8. Jim1999

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    C.H. Spurgeon
    Dr. T.T. Shields
    Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Dr. Alan Redpath
    G. Campbell Morgan
    G.E. Ladd
    A.A. Hoekema
    Charles Hodge
    Geoffrey B. Wilson
    F.F. Bruce

    there is a long list over many years, but mostly the old Puritans and Reformers.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  9. Bob Alkire

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    Just a few:
    Clearence Larkin
    J.Vernon McGee
    A.W.Tozer
    Henry Morris
    John F. Walvoord
    Charles C. Ryrie
    H.A. Ironside
    Alva J. McClain
    W.A. Criswell
    John R. Rice
     
  10. neal4christ

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    Here are just a few:

    Henry Morris
    Ken Ham
    John MacArthur
    Warren Wiersbe
    David Jeremiah
    James White

    Neal
     
  11. Wisdom Seeker

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    It's so cool to see John MacArthurs name mentioned so often as being a trusted author...as he used to be my pastor...before we moved out of the area.

    My list:
    John MacArthur
    Paul Chappell
    Sherry Hutson Camperson
    Barbara Johnson
    John R. Rice
    Lee Roberson
    C.H. Spurgeon
    C.S. Lewis
    H.G. Wells
    Lewis Caroll
    Charlotte Bronte
    Maeve Binchy
    Rosamunde Pilcher
    Charles Dickens
    Jane Austin
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    James Clavell

    I read your topic...just to make sure that the others did not have to write specifically in the Christian genre...I hope it was okay to include the authors that I most valued for their consistancy to be satisfying in their readability.
     
  12. Gina B

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    I get frustrated with MacArthur and wouldn't have him on this list, although I do enjoy reading and listening for the most part.
    Gina
     
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    C.S. Lewis
    Philip Yancey
    Charles Ryrie
    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    [ January 04, 2003, 12:12 PM: Message edited by: sodzei ]
     
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    John Gill
    J. C. Philpot
    William Gadsby
    Sylvester Hassell
    R. H. Pitman
    P. D. Gold
    W, J. Berry
    Gilbert Bebee
    Silas Durand
    P. G. Lester
     
  15. rsr

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    Anything by C.S. Lewis, Paul Johnson, Shelby Foote and James McPherson.
     
  16. Dr. Bob

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    Sounds like I have found a fellow Civil War officianado! I really was thinking RELIGIOUS authors, but I looked back and guess the topic is plenty broad enough to include good secular writing, too!

    (unless Foote or McPherson have some theological tome in their repertoire??) :eek:
     
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    No, although Foote can wax lyrical. Honest, I didn't intend to get off-topic. After Dostoevsky, I figured the others were fair game. Would be happy to take up Foote, McPherson, et al on another thread.
     
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    Anybody ever hear of or read, Watchman Nee?
     
  19. Jacob

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    I enjoy most of his insights but do get frustrated at the amount of recycled material his uses in his work. I mean the exact same information, word for word, appears in his commentaries, study Bible, tapes and books. No wonder he can put out a gizzilion resources per year...

    Jacob.
     
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    John MacArthur
    A.W. Pink
    James R. White
    R.C. Sproul
    Tom J. Nettles
    Erwin Lutzer
    Joseph C. Morecraft
    C.H. Spurgen
    John Gill
    John Piper
    Jonathan Edwards
    Frances Schaffer
    J.I. Packer
    Richard Belcher
     
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