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25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Definitive Spiritual Classics

25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Definitive Spiritual Classics

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In the Christian life, spiritual formation is hugely influenced by devotional reading. Whether its Augustine’s Confessions or C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, books greatly shape your beliefs and actions. Renovare has long been a proponent of the importance of being well-versed in the spiritual classics. Now they have polled leaders and thinkers in the field to present the twenty five books every Christian must read. These are the books that should be shaping the church, your faith, and your engagement with the world. From timeless classics like Dietrich Bonheoffer’s The Cost of Discipleship to contemporary works, 25 BOOKS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD READ will gather the most important books along with historical background, why they made the cut, how to read them, and an excerpt. Foreword by the new head of Renovare, Chris Webb. Editorial Board members include: Gayle Beebe James Catford Richard J. Foster Emilie Griffin Fredrica Matthews-Green Michael G. Maudlin Richard Rohr Lyle SmithGraybeal Phyllis Tickle Chris Webb Dallas Willard John Wilson The 25 Books Every Christian Should Read Are: The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky The Cloud of Unknowing, Unknown Confessions, Augustine The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Dark Night of the Soul, John of the Cross The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis Institutes, John Calvin The Interior Castle, Teresa of Avila Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis On the Incarnation, Athanasius Orthodoxy, GK Chesterton Pensees, Blaise Pascal The Philokalia, Various Pilgrims Progress, John Bunyan Poems, Gerard Manley Hopkins The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen Revelations of Divine Love/Showings, Julian of Norwich The Rule of St. Benedict, Benedict of Nursia The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, Various A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, William Law The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton A Testament of Devotion, Thomas R. Kelly The Way of a Pilgrim, Unknown

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  • ISBN-139780060841430
  • Publish Date09/13/2011
  • PublisherHarperOne
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)1.15 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)32.22 lb
  • Dimensions 9.0(h) x 7.0(w) x 1.06(d) inches
  • Pages416
  • Price $18.99