We live in a throw-away society. We’re often desperate to move on to the next big thing: TV show, film, book. Yet, in amongst the fast-pace some books stand the test of time, featuring on bookshelves, coffee tables, bedside nightstands year after year. This ultimate guide to classic Christian books celebrates these: Biographies, fiction, apologetics, there’s something for everyone.
The Grace Outpouring by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts
If ever the phrase “from little acorns big oak trees grow” need a materialisation , Ffald-y-Brenin retreat centre is just that. This captivating account of the power of the Holy Spirit has amazed and inspired believers the world over.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie Ten Boom’s powerful true story is awe-inspiring, her decision to risk everything for the sake of others, during the Nazi regime, for the sake of others, is a powerful reminder to stay faithful even in the bleakest of situations.
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
So iconic they added more chapters and gave it a shiny new cover. Fornearly 20 years, The Purpose Driven Life has impacted the lives of thousands, the world over, encouraging them to address the big questions in life and strive towards their God-given purpose.
If you Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg
John Ortberg’s invitation to brave the deep waters of life and cling fast to Jesus has encouraged hundreds of people to step out in faith. As practical as it is inspirational, If You Want to Walk on Water has become a small group favourite.
What’s so Amazing about Grace? by Phillip Yancey
Any number of Yancey books could have made this definitive list, but What’s so Amazing about Grace? stands out. Why? Because Yancey applies his passionate, down-to-earth teaching to one of the biggest, toughest question believers hold.
Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall
This list highlights that some questions of faith are timeless. The difficulty of forgiveness is one of them. Regardless of age, political or economical situation or technological advances, Which is why RT Kendall’s radical, challenging book is a classic.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Having sold over 1 million copies, Francine River’s Redeeming love cannot be ignored. A powerful retelling of the book of Hosea set against a backdrop of 1850’s California gold rush is an exciting, engaging read.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
For over 60 years, storyteller, theologian and former-sceptic, CS Lewis has been encouraging Christians with his collection of wartime radio broadcasts in print. C.S. Lewis provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
One of the most profound Christian writers of his time, Richard Foster, shares his rich wisdom on discovering a spiritual life infused with joy, peace and a deeper understanding of God.
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Lay monk Brother Lawrence shares his enduring-wisdom on finding God’s presence in every day and growing deeper in joy.
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
First written over 5 centuries ago, The Imitation of Christ has gone on to influence notable figures including: John Wesley and John Newton. The Imitation of Christ is in essence a manual on the pursuit of holiness.
Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
From St Stephen in the book of Acts to reformation martyrs, in his power writing, John Foxe recounts the lives, sufferings and triumphs of those who paved the way for modern-day believers.
Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell
Infamous for his controversial nature, Velvet Elvis is Rob Bell’s original and best-selling book, inviting readers to wrestle with their faith and encouraging believers to look upon Christianity with new eyes.
Basic Christianity by John Stott
Another book addressing key, timeless questions. One of the UK's finest authors answers the questions, “Who is Jesus? Why the Cross? Why is it relevant Today?”
In His Steps by Charles M Sheldon
Having sold over 30 million copies, Charles M Sheldon’’s influential work can only be described as a classic . Having first coined the phrase, ‘What Would Jesus Do?’, In His Steps encourages each new generation to explore that question and then take action.
What book do you find yourself reading again and again?
April 15th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White