Top Ten Books: Christian Living

Elkin, North Carolina
November 19, 2009 9:21pm CST
I am an avid reader and have been for a very long time. I have a wide variety of favorite genres however, my favorite genre would be Christian living. The reason I love this genre so much is that the authors who write in this category are able to connect on a personal level with individual readers on the topics that effect Christians everyday. I have compiled a list of my top ten favorite books in the Christian living category. They are as follows: 10. Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller 9. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren 8. Cure For The Common Life by Max Lucado 7. What's So Amazing About Grace? by Phillip Yancey 6. Come Thirsty by Max Lucado 5. Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado 4. Right People, Right Place, Right Plan: Discerning the Voice of God by Jentezen Franklin 3. Wild At Heart by John Eldredge 2. Life Wide Open by David Jeremiah 1. Holier Than Thou: When Faith Becomes Toxic by Dr. Ergun Caner There you have it....that's my top ten list. However, this barely scratches the surface of this vast genre. Do you agree or disagree with any of these? What are some of your favorites in this genre?
2 responses
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
26 Nov 09
i would have to say a purpose driven life by rick warren is good and anything by max lucado. i especially love max lucados children's book, after all, the message of salvation is a simple one!
• Elkin, North Carolina
26 Nov 09
Max Lucado's books are awesome for all ages because his style of writing makes even complex stories easy to understand. His children's books are great as well. I have several of them for our little boy. Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life is one of my favorite books ever. Finding my true purpose in life was something that I struggled with for a long time, so his explanation of the life God desires for me and everyone else was much needed. I actually used his book to do a Bible study for my Sunday School class and everyone really enjoyed it. If you work in your church in any way, I would also check out his book, The Purpose Driven Church. It's a great book that describes the purpose of the local church in preaching the Gospel, training disciples, sending out missionaries, and serving the community.
• Australia
20 Nov 09
Hi Scott. Welcome to myLot! I appreciate Max Lucado's books - very easy reading, but a good message. My favourite authors would be: Charles Swindoll - Living Above the Level of Mediocrity and many others John Ortberg - If You Want to Walk on Water, You've got to get out of the Boat - The Life You've Always Wanted. John Maxwell - ALL the Leadership series and all his books. Henry Blackaby - Spiritual Leadership
• Elkin, North Carolina
20 Nov 09
Thanks for the welcome! I enjoyed reading when I was younger but got out of it during high school. But when I discovered the writings of Max Lucado, my love for reading was rekindled. I love the flow of his writing and how he is able to make the story come alive to the point that I can picture myself in the story. You also mentioned several authors that I enjoy as well that completely slipped my mind. John Ortberg is an awesome writer and his books are definitely an encouragement. John Maxwell has some great stuff too. I think it's pretty impressive that a lot of business schools use his books on leadership and other topics as their textbooks. The list could really go on and on because we are blessed to have access to some amazing Christian writers who have a gift of conveying the truths of God's Word in a way that anyone could understand. I use many of their works to learn from and sharpen my own skills in writing.