Recently someone asked me what my top five books were – those that have influenced my life and ministry the most.
Juicing down all the books that have had an impact on me to just five is no small challenge. Especially in view of my Best 100 Christian Books Ever Written List.
After giving it some thought, however, I came up with these. Keep in mind that each one has a tie-breaker to match it!
You may be wondering why my top 5 includes two books by two of the same authors. Well, if you read this post you’ll quickly discover why.
We live in a day of profound spiritual shallowness. Perhaps more shallow than any other generation.
Today’s Christianity is so shallow a gnat would have a difficult time drowning in it.
The aforementioned books contain spiritual depth. What is more, they are timeless.
I wish every reader of this blog would get and read them, especially those of you who are active in some kind of ministry. And very especially those of you who are in your 20s or 30s.
See also my Best 100 Christian Academic and Commentaries List.