18 Must-Read Christian Classics for the Intellectual Believer

Man is reading a big book

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.

This classic book for both seekers and believers is available here.


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.

This book is available to purchase here.


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.

This book is available to purchase here.


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.

This book is available to purchase here.


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.

This book is available to purchase here.


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.

This book is available to purchase here.


7. Orthodoxy

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.

This book is available to purchase here.


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.

The book is available to purchase here.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post, Michael Gryboski

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