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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Jedi Knight, May 14, 2009.

  1. Jedi Knight

    Jedi Knight Well-Known Member

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    What has been you favorite book for inspiration other than the Bible? Mine was Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby
     
  2. Tom Butler

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    These may sound strange, but I nominate The Screwtape Letters and The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis.
     
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    At least you didn't say a favorite book of inspiration.

    On the non-God-breathed side of things -- Pilgrim's Progress, Knowing God, just about anything from the pen of Charles Spurgeon, A.W.Pink, Boice, and Herman Hoeksema.

    Once I get going on this kind of stuff it's hard to stop.
     
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    The Valley of Vision.
     
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    I study mostly Bible. I have read Pilgrims Progress, some John Gill, some Spurgeon, Hoeksema's Behold He Cometh, which I considered excellent. My tastes run a little more toward the likes of John Dagg, Hoekema, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Thomas Nettles. I even like John MacArthur except for his dispensationalism.

    My understanding is that Hoeksema is a supralapsarian. I could never get too excited about supra vs sub, perhaps out of ignorance. Is there any reason I should, get excited that is, or just remain ignorant considering my age? The argument seemed to me equivalent to the so-called discussion about how many angels could dance on the head of a pin. I say all this given that while I was still on milk I was semi-Arminian!
     
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    Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

    How many people prior to going on their dream vacation would not study up on their dream destination first...yet most Christians do just this with our eternal dream destination.
     
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    Philip Keller's a Shepards look at Psalm 23.
    AW Tozer's Attributes of God
    RC Sproul Myth of Chance
    CS Lewis the Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity, the abolition of Man
    Deitrick Bonnhoffer Cost of Discipleship
    John Foxe's Book of Martyrs.
    Elizabeth Elliots Keep a quiet heart
    Jesse Miller's A prisoner of hope
    Oswald Chambers (for devotional purposes) My Utmost for his Highest
    David Wilkerson Cross and the Switchblade
    Most recently
    ECF actually very inspirational. But generally I like biographies of Christian missionaries and preachers.
     
  9. Joseph M. Smith

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    Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture.
     
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    Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today by John R. W. Stott
     
  11. Martin

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    ==A favorite of mine is "The Assurance of Salvation" by Martin Lloyd-Jones. It is a study of John 17. I have others.
     
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    In His Steps (the original WWJD story)
     
  13. Alive in Christ

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    The Complete Green Letters. Miles Stanford.
     
  14. Jedi Knight

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    Been studying John 17 recently and Dr. J. Vernon McGee preach about it on the radio last night.....gonna look it up.:jesus:
     
  15. Bob Alkire

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    Authentic Christianity by Ray C. Stedman
    The Way to Wholeness by Ray C. Stedman
    The Attributes of God by A. W. Tozer
    The Greatness of The Kingdom by Alva J. Mc Clain
    Our God Breathed Book by John R. Rice
    The Genesis Record by Henry Morris
    Genesis to Deuteronomy by C. H. Mackintosh
     
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    A grief observed by CS Lewis
     
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    The single book that had the greatest impact on my spiritual life was Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot. The story of Jim Elliot and the other four missionaries killed by the Auca indians in South America. Jim Elliot, the one whose quote has inspired more missionaries than any other incident: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

    Betty Elliot and Rachel Saint returned to tell the gospel to those same people who killed her husband and Rachel's brother. Amazing story; amazing lives!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan
    The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis (and several others by Lewis!)
    How Should We Then Live? Francis Schaeffer
    David Wells has written some very insightful books on modern culture: No Place for Truth, God in the Wasteland, Losing Our Virtue, and...what's the other one in the series?
     
  19. Bob Farnaby

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    Selecting just one book is hard, but probably
    Knowing God by Jim Packer

    Regards
    Bob
     
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    That is a fun book! I don't agree with everything Dr. Morris taught, but I really like the way his mind worked.
     
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