What are the best must-read books for Christian thinkers?

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    #1Mere Christianity

    Mere Christianity

    Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis is a theological book that tackles the pure essence of faith and the Christian doctrine. This novel is inspired by a series of radio talks between 1941 to 1944 by BBC. 

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    #2The Problem of Pain

    The Problem of Pain

    The Problem of Pain is a book by C.S Lewis that tells a story about suffering and pain. He elaborates the possible reasons and the thing we can do to stop it.

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    Edward Grant
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Problem of Pain is a must-read books for Christians. It will help you understand better the reasons people act a certain way when they are in pain or suffering."
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    #3Knowing God

    Knowing God

    Knowing God is a book by J.I Packer that enlightened Christians from all over the world.The book teaches deeper knowing and understanding of the word of God.

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    Christine Ryan
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Knowing God is an important read for anyone looking to deepen and explore their faith. There is so much wonder in religion and Packer manages to highlight the many joys of looking toward God. The book is organized in a way that you can bounce around and read different parts depending on what yo want. Very meaningful and worth sharing with friends and family."
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    #4The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

    The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

    The Reason for God is a book by Timothy Keller that tells the story of how Keller proved all the arguments of disbelief that non-believers throw at them. In this book, he explained the skeptic issues.

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    #5The Great Divorce

    The Great Divorce

    The Great Divorce is a religious theological Christian fiction book written by C.S. Lewis as an allegory of heaven and hell. With over 100 pages, this book is published in 2002 by HarperCollins.

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    Andrea Armstrong
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I first read this book as part of our church's book club series. I found it rather difficult to understand at times, even with the interpretations of other members in the book club. Sometimes is seems fantastical, other times it reads like a theology book. I found the creativity of what Heaven and Hell is like, to be refreshing, yet caused more curiosity than traditional perceptions of Heaven and Hell (right and wrong)."
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    #6A Grief Observed

    A Grief Observed

    A Grief Observed is a nonfiction theology book by C.S. Lewis which is a volume dedicated to examining his feelings and experiences after the death of his first wife, poet Joy Davidman. It was published in 2015 by HarperOne.

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    Keith Patterson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A Grief Observed is a nonfiction theology book by C.S. Lewis which is a volume dedicated to examining his feelings and experiences after the death of his first wife, poet Joy Davidman. It was published in 2015 by HarperOne. its a good inspirational read"
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    #7Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    While Hitler seduces Germany, a very small group of unorganized dissidents starts a sabotage mission against the Third Reich from the inside. One of them was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, involved in the famous 'Valkyrie' plot and the 'Operation 7'.

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    Ann Hoffman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I would love to read this book. It has a great story line. Also I am a big fan of history"
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    #8Celebration of Discipline

    Celebration of Discipline

    Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth is a nonfiction book about Christianity written by Richard J. Foster. This was originally published in 1978.

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    Craig Beck
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I love my bible but I like how the authors were able to challenge thought in a time that was not allowed. It seems a little taboo but the authors expounded upon topics that was needed for the time that we are in."
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    #9St. Augustine Confessions

    St. Augustine Confessions

    St. Augustine's Confessions is Henry Chadwick's English translation of the famous biography written by St. Augustine himself. It is about the saint's life, from his childhood as a farm boy in Algeria to a powerful clergyman in Milan.

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    Guo Shao
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Confessions is one of the classics when it comes to books for Christian thinkers. I read it in school and it shaped my thinking and had a positive change on my character. It's really a must-read."
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    #10The Cost of Discipleship

    The Cost of Discipleship
    With our constantly busy schedule, what does it truly mean to be a loyal disciple of Jesus? Of His word and of His teachings? The Cost of Discipleship presents the demand for sacrifice to live the life of Christianity.
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    Julie Hicks
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Interesting read. This isn't generally my cup of tea, but this book brought up some interesting points about self granted grace and grace that is earned. It's not enough to just identify as Christian and then pat yourself on the back, you must also act and sacrifice as one. It's not a title given, but a title earned. "
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    #11Orthodoxy

    Orthodoxy

    Orthodoxy is a classic Christian non-fiction book written by G.K. Chesterton. This spiritual theology book is first published in 1908. 

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    Pamela Coleman
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Im happy with this purchase! The writing style is amazing and the book is very interesting. Now this is a very large book but so worth the read."
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    #12The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Shana Wang
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is a classic and I have loved reading it multiple times. With this book being a classic, I encourage all parents to make sure that their tween/teen reads this as well. We love the series, Chronicles of Narnia. Its honestly an easy read. The price is perfect and I love that it has a kindle version."
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    #13The Cross of Christ

    The Cross of Christ

    The Cross of Christ is a book by John R.W Stott that elaborates the meaning of the cross and how its power is used.

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    Stephanie Hunter
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I would rank The Cross of Christ as second only to the Bible! This book is a must-read if you are serious about your study of Christianity. Everything is explained well and clear in this book."
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    #14Shaped by the Gospel

    Shaped by the Gospel
    Shaped by the Gospel is a book by Timothy Keller that tells how a ministry can be considered gospel-centered. The author elaborates that it is more on the theological approach and that every ministry can achieve it. 
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    Andrea Pena
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Shaped by the Gospel is one of the best books I have read. It was engaging and really opened my eyes to some new ways to think about things in the world. I would tell everyone who was a Christian to pick this book up and read it!"
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    #15Romans 8-16 For You

    Romans 8-16 For You
    Romans 8-16 For You is a book by Timothy Keller. In this book, he elaborated the real meaning behind the verses Romans 8 to 16. He mentioned things that Christians don't fully understand. 
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    Rachel Alexander
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I think this book has a very unique version of story that explains some sides that the majority of Christians doesn't understand or don't see. It is a very good thing reading the version this book give to Christian community. "
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    #16The Daniel Plan Jumpstart Guide

    The Daniel Plan Jumpstart Guide

    The Daniel Plan Jumpstart Guide: Daily Steps to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen, and Mark Hyman is a cookbook, Christian literature novel originally published in 2014. This book discusses the key factors in living a healthier life.

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    Kyle Richardson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I am not a christian thinker so I didn't read this. I find this topic boring."
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    #17The Power To Change Your Life

    The Power To Change Your Life

    The Power To Change Your Life by Rick Warren is a Christian literature originally published in 1990. This book explores the powerful truths as discussed in the Bible and it offers spiritual guidance to readers.

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    Jessica Guerrero
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I had been in search of the best must-read book for Christian thinkers for a while. I found The Power to Change your Life, and the book has been wonderful. Rick Warren did a really good job writing it and giving spiritual guidance to other people."
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    #18The Purpose of Christmas

    The Purpose of Christmas

    The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren is a Christian literature originally published in 2008. This book was written to remember the purpose of Christmas season and the miraculous story of the birth of Christ.

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    Dennis Perry
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I don't know a lot about Rick Warren. I have heard things on both sides. I figured I would read this book to know for myself where he stands. My family celebrates the holiday, and I was interested in the history of how it developed along with the added in folklore and how it came into being."
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    #19God's Power to Change Your Life

    God's Power to Change Your Life

    God's Power to Change Your Life by Rick Warren is a Christian literature novel originally published in 1990. This book helps readers to dwell and explore their current position in their Christian life and experience God's greatness.

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    Henry Lee
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "God's Power to Change Your Life is a motivational novel. It helps you think in Christian terms and experience a higher point of view. The novel is positive and full of great advice."
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    #20Episcopal Hymnal 1982

    Episcopal Hymnal 1982

    Episcopal Hymnal 1982: According to The Use of The Episcopal Church is a religious nonfiction music book written by Scott Field Bailey. With over 900 pages, this book is published in 2001 by The Church Hymnal Corporation.

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    Beverly West
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Episcopal Hymnal 1982 contains beautiful songs for singing at home or at church with the choirs. These are all gorgeous and important works, presented in an easy to read way. Many of my favorite hymns are included here and having a copy means I can practice my church songs every morning."
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    #21One Enduring Story: A Basic Guide to Safely Navigating the Biblical Terrain

    One Enduring Story: A Basic Guide to Safely Navigating the Biblical Terrain
    One Enduring Story: A Basic Guide to Safely Navigating the Biblical Terrain is written by Christopher M. Morgan which provides a guide to help you better understand the Bible. 
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    Aaron Murray
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "One Enduring Story: A Basic Guide to Safely Navigating the Biblical Terrain is a must read book for any Christian who likes to think on their own. Countless ideas and different ways to think about the bible are waiting for you in here."
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    #22The Mystic Saga Omnibus

    The Mystic Saga Omnibus

    The Mystic Saga Omnibus is the first to the fifth book of The Mystic Saga series by Scott McElhaney. This book is a good combination of topics from business to science fiction.

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    Christine Lawrence
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a multi-volume set of a nice sci-fi story. If you're looking for sci-fi, congratulations, you found it! But a "must-read book for Christian Thinkers"? These are not the droids you are looking for."
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    #23The Purpose Driven Church

    The Purpose Driven Church

    The Purpose Driven Church: Every Church Is Big in God's Eyes by Rick Warren is a Christian literature novel originally published in 1995. This book focuses on the Church and its people who give humble faithfulness to God.

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    Robert Ortiz
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "looks like a good choice"
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    #24Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life

    Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life

    Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life: Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose by Rick Warren is a Christian literature novel originally published in 2003. This book won the Retailers' Choice Award.

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    Dennis Herrera
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I like this book. It gave me insight into a lot."
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    #25The Purpose Driven Life Journal

    The Purpose Driven Life Journal

    The Purpose Driven Life Journal by Rick Warren is a non-fiction, Christian literature novel originally published in 2002. This devotional book was published by Zondervan. More than 30 million copies of this novel were sold by 2007.

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    Kelly Cunningham
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a good book I'd recommend for anyone interested in inspiration and the Christian faith. I might even be tempted to recommend it for non-Christians, as the philosophy is pretty broad-reaching and, in some cases, maybe even generic, although that isn't necessarily a bad thing."
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    #26The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day

    The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day

    The Story of Christianity: The Reformation to the Present Day is written by Justo L. González which talks about the introduction of the early history of the Church until the Protestant Reformantion. 

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    #27A Mere Christian

    A Mere Christian

    A Mere Christian is written by Ron Smith is a lesson on Christianity explaining the real meaning of being a Christian and how the church is chastised on its preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus. 

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    Ethan Alexander
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This really isn't what i was looking for. This is a relatively unknown book by an MD. I was looking for something a lot more profound and insightful from someone with better credentials. I'll continue my search. "
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    #28Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light

    Anchored in Light is a self-help book by Carl Prude Jr. that tells the five major problems of this generation. This book will help readers determine how the crowded traffic of idea of today's generation affects the faith.  

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    Samuel Pena
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Mr. Prude is an excellent writer. I was drawn in from the very first page by his raw and conversational style. He is writing about a topic very real and vital to him and that communicates into a book that carries his zeal in its pages. Many writers of his generation could learn from his style. That being said I struggled at certain points with the topic of his inspiration. This book is marketed as the 5 major problems of faith in this generation which is a hugely subjective statement. I have been where Mr. Prude was, struck by a beautiful distillation of principles of faith in the midst of tragedy. In that time I sought to show everyone around me the importance of what I was learning and one of my brothers showed me that I was trying to solve everyone's problems with my own solutions. I felt as though Mr. Prude is doing the same here. I enjoyed this book, I only wish it were couched in terms of reflection."
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    #29The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

    The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation

    The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation is written by Justo L. González which talks about the introduction of the early history of the Church until the Protestant Reformation. 

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    Bryan Brewer
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation is perfect solution for best must-read books for Christian thinkers because it is a popular book for The Story of Christianity."
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    #30Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods

    Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods

    Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren is a Christian literature originally published in 1981. This spiritual guidebook explores the 12 different approaches to living God's Word and how to apply it in daily situations.

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    Howard Nelson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "If you're into bible studies or your children are I'd highly recommend this book. Overall it provides a thorough breakdown of how the bible should be disseminated and I've been very pleased with this purchase."

Summary

Best What are the best must-read books for Christian thinkers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mere ChristianityBooks 31 Paid
2The Problem of PainBooks 28 Paid
3Knowing GodBooks 27 Paid
4The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of SkepticismBooks 24 Paid
5The Great DivorceBooks 22 Paid
6A Grief ObservedBooks 19 Paid
7Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, SpyBooks 17 Paid
8Celebration of DisciplineBooks 15 Paid
9St. Augustine ConfessionsBooks 14 Paid
10The Cost of DiscipleshipBooks 13 Paid
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