Tuesday, October 10, 2006

THE LIBRARY IS LACKING...


I was reading Christianity Today's list of the top 50 books that have shaped Evangelicals and it would seem that my library is lacking. However I do own 10 of the 50 books listed, which is more than I thought. But those ten that I do own have been quite influential in shaping me. Check the list out and see how many that you own. Be honest- doesn't everyone have a copy of David Wilkerson's The Cross and the Switchblade somewhere in a box in the attic?

10 comments:

gmw said...

Yeah, I thought this was an interesting article/list as well. I appreciate that they name is "most influential books" as opposed to "best evangelical books." I've only read 7 of these actually: The Next Christendom, Boundaries, The Cost of Discipleship, The Divine Conspiracy, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Celebration of Discipline, and Mere Christianity.

There are a good half dozen or so that I'd like to read. And plenty of others that aren't really as intriguing, but are well described as influential.

SLY said...

Ok, so I have 8 in my library, but I can't claim to have read all 8 of them. I've been sitting on The Cost of Discipleship and Mere Christianity for some time, but just can't seem to get to them. I got lost trying to get through Knowing God (actually tried it several times and have yet to complete it).

Mary Beth said...

Five of them I'm certain I've read, two I may have read. I only have one in my active library. Some on that list I wouldn't even allow in my home!

Natalie said...

I've read 8 of 'em... The Cost of Discipleship is an absolutely amazing book. I first read it while on a mission trip in Brazil... it did quite a number on me.

nimrod said...

I only have four of them, and, of these, I hardly imagine A Wrinkle in Time as being particularly evangelical. I am in agreement with Mary Beth -- I would not even seriously consider reading the vast majority of them. Then again, I am not an evangelical.

gavin richardson said...

i can claim 5, with one being 'this present darkness'.. i'm not sure what to think.. "i'm not evangelical?"

St.Phransus said...

hey, remember ya'll- jim wallis is an evangelical. there's hope for us too. :)

Anonymous said...

4...

Thats about it...

Joel Thomas said...

I have two of them and I have read an additional three of them. So if you stretch it for me, count it as five.

Most of them I haven't even heard of, much less read.

Brad Smith said...

I would include God's Politics By Jim Wallis as a redefinition of what it means to be evangelical.