Tuesday, December 21, 2004

2004 Top 10... Christian Books I've read this year

1. Stop Dating the Church, Josh Harris
(best book on church I've read, prophetically relevant)
2. Shadow of the Almighty, Elisabeth Elliot
(Biography of martyr Jim Elliot, here is the man who knew it was no sacrifice)
3. The Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper
(teaching the bible to make God look really good)
4. One Thing, Sam Storms
(Really helpful book on delighting in God, great illustrations)
5. A new way to be human, Charlie Peacock
(people/presence of God, easy to read, and by an artist which is cool)
6. Temple & The Church's Mission, Greg Beale
(people/presence of God, big book but worth pressing through it)
7. Cinderella with Amnesia, Michael Griffiths
(second best book on church, 30 years old and prophetically relevant, tragically)
8. Christ and his People, David Peterson
(on Isaiah/Old Testament, shows his working really helpfully)
9. Life's Big Questions, Vaughan Roberts
(bible overviews of key topics, with bible study outlines)
10. Sacrifice, Howard Guinness
(by the guy who went round the world planting the CU movement)

I've restricted myself to one book per author. The ranking isn't particularly strict and probably has most to do with how much they've influenced me. These are simply the best of the many books I've read in 2004. Selected from well over 100 titles. Why not "comment" yours...

1 comment:

  1. Calvin is still downloading...
    1) Jim Elliot's journals. - like the shadow of the almight but bigger!
    2) Holiness by JC Ryle
    3) Mortification of Sin - Owen
    4) Dont Waste Your Life
    5) Expulsive power of a new affection
    6) 10 Sermons on the Cross by Spurgeon
    7) Keeping the Cross centred life (these are in no order else this would be way higher)
    8) Supremacy of God in preaching
    9) Humility
    10) Prayer (a 5 in 1 of Andrew Murray on Prayer)

    I would love to put Religious affections in there too, but I havent finished it...

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