The world of books abounds in literature that is profound, interesting, provocative, and at times influential over the past centuries.
In addition to the Bible, here are 18 Christian books that are must-reads for the believer seeking intellectual, emotional, and/or spiritual edification.
1. Mere Christianity
C.S. Lewis’ famous argument for Christian doctrine was based off of BBC radio addresses he gave during the Second World War and was first published as a unit in 1952.
2. The Screwtape Letters
Another C.S. Lewis classic, this 1941 satirical novel follows a veteran demon who writes correspondence to others in Hell on how to deceive human beings and recent converts to Christianity.
3. My Utmost for His Highest
A daily devotional first published in 1923 was a compilation of Oswald Chambers’ preaching to students and First World War soldiers, where he served as a chaplain.
4. The Case for Christ
In this critically acclaimed apologetics work, journalist Lee Strobel interviews experts to see if there is evidence that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, which traces his own journey from atheism to Christian belief.
5. The Five Love Languages
Christian marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman showcases five ways to help to have married couples of all faiths communicate love to one another.
6. The Pursuit of God
Aiden Wilson Tozer’s 1948 classic on how to seek God, the impulse to follow Him, and the need for faith even in secular endeavors continues to inspire to this day.
GK Chesterton’s 1908 apologetics work focusing on how the author came to believe in Jesus Christ has been labeled by many as the prolific author’s most important work.
8. The Cost of Discipleship
German Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s influential theological work coined the phrase “cheap grace” and powerfully warns Christians against compromising with secular society.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post, Michael Gryboski