Over the years, people have asked me, Which books do you recommend that I buy for my library? For the first time, I’m answering this question publicly by compiling a “must-have-in-your-library” book list. The books are divided up by categories.
What This List Is and Isn’t
I consider these books to be the best Christian works ever written in the 20th and 21st centuries. (I didn’t list older books in order to keep the list to 100.) These are the “core” books in my library. Not the most popular, the best known, or the “hottest.” But those that I regard as exceptional. The list doesn’t include many of the great academic/scholarly works or commentaries. Those appear on separate list.
The books on this list will resonate most with those who have moved beyond evangelical.
My own books appear at the end and are not included in the 100 count.
NEW: Click here to read the Kindle version of this list.
NEW: Click here to see my top 100 Christian academic works and commentaries.
Each book is discounted greatly on Amazon.com.
Just click the book cover or the link, and you will see the discount. A few titles don’t show the cover photo, but they are still available. If a book has an audio or Kindle version, you’ll see it on the Amazon details page after you click on the book. Amazon offers free shipping for orders that exceed $25. So you may want to purchase two or more at a time to get the free shipping.
Disclaimer: The books are not listed in any particular order. I don’t agree with every word of every book nor do I agree with everything the authors have ever said, done, or written elsewhere. I’m a participant in the Amazon Associate’s program, so purchasing a book from this page will be enormously appreciated.
See the blog postwhere I provide further background to this list.
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Mission & Ministry Shelf
Church Life Shelf
Spiritual Growth Shelf
Church History Shelf
Biblical Tools Shelf
Tools for Writers
My Books (not included in the 100 count)