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Joined: 2003/5/8
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Charlotte, NC

 Must Read Books

What are the must reads that should line every Christian's bookshelf? I need some stuff with substance.

Jimmy H

 2003/11/17 21:25Profile

Joined: 2003/6/11
Posts: 9192
Santa Clara, CA

 Re: Must Read Books

The Pursuit of God
The Knowledge of The Holy

Pilgrims Progress ~ John Bunyon

Right off the bat those to me are must reading.
Certainly there are many others. As far as I am concerned if it has Tozer's name on it, it is a must.

Guessing that you have been through the other post's in this regard and the list's vary. So I also would like to see the "Must" read list's, see if I have missed something.

But perhaps for clairification we shold move this over to the "Recommended Books" section.

Mike Balog

 2003/11/17 21:44Profile

Joined: 2003/7/21
Posts: 268

 Re: Must Read Books

I don't know what your level of "substance" is, and before y'all attack me, please remember I'm less than two years old! lol :-P
I have to say that I really love the student editions of Case for Christ and Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. I'm impressed by them, and love buying them as gifts for those who are non-believers or new in their faith or struggling in their faith. I like student editions because he doesn't spend pages building up the credibility of those he's about to interview.
A.W. Tozer's Pursuit of God and Pursuit of Man are must-reads. I especially loved the sequel, especially the bit about the Holy Spirit. I agree with Mike, too; my women's Bible Study group is reading Knowledge of the Holy right now. Awesome book.
I like Max Lucado for young Christians, too. I loved Six Hours One Sunday. A good book to put things into perspective.
And for women, and men who have trouble putting themselves in the place Jesus. It's another simple book, and a bit pop culture and modern in its approach...but you know what? It was Biblical, honest, forthright, and definitely an amazingly good read. It's by Dee Brestin and Kathy Troccoli (yes, the singer). Kathy proves to be such a humble yet strong woman of God. She really bears her heart, sharing bits of the journal she writes to the husband she hopes God will send soon. The book is about that personal and intimate relationship with Christ, while still remembering that He has the position of authority, and will care for you like no other. It really lays out how He's the only one we should desire and seek and realize that He's the only one we need and should depend on. Good stuff.

Mary M.

 2003/11/17 22:01Profile

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Re: some powerful books

Power Through Prayer - E.M. Bounds
Autobiography of John Sung
Journals of David Brainerd
Rees Howells Intercessor by Norman Grubb
Autobiography of Charles G. Finney
The Way to Pentecost by Samuel Chadwick

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2003/11/20 2:35Profile

Joined: 2003/10/6
Posts: 91
Tralee, Ireland

 Re: Must Read Books

A few of the books that have encouraged\enriched me in the last year...

Christ as All in All - Manfred Haller
The Assembly of God - C H Mackintosh
Seven Lamps of Fire by George Warnock
The Naked Church - Wayne Jacobsen


 2003/11/20 5:27Profile

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Posts: 6566
Reading, UK


The Crises of the Christ: G Campbell Morgan
The Spirit of God: G Campbell Morgan

anything by G H Lang will be stimulating and often controversial.
anything by Amy Carmichael or Oswald Chambers
the 'Dynamic of ' series by Paget Wilkes

Ron Bailey

 2003/11/20 7:19Profile

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Just discovered! There's an entire forum for this topic!
[url=]Books Reviews & Recommendations[/url]

Mary M.

 2003/11/21 17:17Profile

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Posts: 4533

 Re: Book Recommendations

Some of my favorites:

"The Cross and the Switchblade" by David Wilkerson
"The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom
"God's Smuggler" by Brother Andrew
"Why Revival Tarries" by Leonard Ravenhill
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
"No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green" by Melody Green and David Hazzard
"Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan
"Grace Abounding" by John Bunyan
"The Autobiography of Charles Finney" by Charles Finney (who else? :P )
"Hungry for More of Jesus" by D. Wilkerson
PLUS -- Anything Tozer, T. Austin Sparks, and Ravenhill

Cool stuff!


 2003/11/23 10:56Profile

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11


I am re-reading and going through some books by Duncan Campbell I look forward to sharing some great stuff in the [url=]Duncan Campbell Forum Section[/url]. I also want to start listening to his sermons more closely and start to piece together some principles and events from the revivals he experienced. There is much to be learned from this man of God!

The Nature of a God-sent Revival by Duncan Campbell
The Price and Power of Revival by Duncan Campbell
Channel of Revival (biography of Duncan Campbell) by Andrew A. Woolsey

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2003/11/23 15:13Profile

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11


[b]NOTE:[/b] I copied this information from the forum that lars had posting:
[url=]Tozer; a picture of a man[/url]

I thought that this is quite invaluable information so it wouldn't hurt to re-post it in this section, thanks lars for supplying this great information.


Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage Jan van Ruysbroeck
Amendment of Life Richard Rolle
Ascent of Mt. Carmel, The John of the Cross
Ascent of Mt. Zion, The Berdardeno de Laredo
Book of Eternal Wisdom Henry Suso
Centuries of Meditations Thomas Traherne
Christian Perfection Fenelon
Cloud of Unknowing, The Anonymous
Confessions St. Augustine
Dark Night of the Soul John of the Cross :
Goad of Love, The Walter Hilton :
Guide to True Peace, A Molinos and others
Hymns Gerhard Tersteegen
Imitation of Christ Thomas a Kempis
Introduction to a Devout Life De Sales
Letters of Direction de Tourville
On the Incarnation Athanasius
On the Love of God Bernard of Clairvaux
Poems Frederick Faber
Poems Isaac Watts
Practice of the Presence of God Brother Lawrence
Private Devotions Lancelot Andrewes
Proslogium Anselm
Quiet Way, The Gerhard Tersteegen
Revelations of Divine Love Julian of Norwich
Scale of Perfection, The Walter Hilton
Sermons John Tauler
Song of Songs Bernard of Clairvaux
Spiritual Combat, The Lorenzo
Scupoli Spiritual Guide, The Michael Molinos
Talks of Instruction Meister Eckhart
Testament of Devotion, A Thomas Kelly
Theologia Germanica (Winkworth Translation) Anonymous
Vision of God, The Nicholas of Cusa
Way of Christ, The Jacob Boehme

In recommending these books Dr. Tozer did not mean to put his stamp of approval on the entire contents. Rather they were offered as products of men and women who ardently loved their Lord; if any doctrinal defects should appear these would be far overbalanced by the spiritual verities.

A. W. Tozer
A Twentieth Century Prophet
By David J. Fant Jr.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

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