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The following are the 20 highest rated books.


The Case For Christ

Posted by Michael Lane on 09/24/07 : Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 in 4 votes

Category: Apologetics
Author: Lee Strobel
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When Lee Strobel, a self-proclaimed agnostic, decided to get to the bottom of Christianity, he set about to examine the evidence like a judge or jury in a trial. He tried to remain impartial and let the evidence lead him to a conclusion. When it was all over, Strobel was convinced and gave his life to Christ. Now, years later, Strobel takes us on a recreation of the journey as he interviews leading experts in the field who testify about the historical, archaeological, medical and scientific evidence for the claim that Jesus was the Son of God. At the conclusion, he asks you to weigh the evidence fairly and draw your own conclusion.

This book caused a fundamental change in the way I looked at Christianity. After reading this book, I was able to finally able to explain "why" I believe. It showed me that Christianity is made stronger by looking at the evidence and gave me the courage to have conviction in my faith. Many of the articles that I've written about the historical evidence for Jesus got their start from Strobel's interviews. Every Christian should read this book, and buy a copy for their friend, family member or co-worker who insists that Christianity doesn't make sense.

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Wild At Heart

Posted by Michael Lane on 09/24/07 : Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 in 2 votes

Category: Christian Living
Author: John Eldredge
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Helping men rediscover their masculine heart, this guide to understanding Christian manhood and Christian men offers a refreshing break from the chorus of voices urging men to be more responsible, reliable, dutiful and dead. God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. Eldredge gives us a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.

I've written a few book reviews for books which have helped me to grow intellectually and others which have helped me grow spiritually, but this is the book which has helped me grow emotionally. It helped me understand my past and put me on the path to healing. Eldredge helped me to understand my heart, that part of me which is the most foreign and frightening, but that part which is essential to becoming the man which Jesus wants me to become. If you have not done so already, pick up this book today and then order a copy for your father, your son, your husband or your brother. This is the kind of book which changes lives.

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Walking with God

Posted by mrspiggy on 04/22/08 : Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 in 2 votes

Category: Christian Living
Author: John Eldredge

This book is about a year of the author's life. Stories taken from his journal entries covering various situation from his dog dying to unholy artifacts in his home to buying a new truck. Ordinary things which he talks to God about and God talks to him, daily.

This book is written on a high spiritual plane. And though it's for any and every Christian, I don't think any or every Christian would be receptive to it. I state this because throughout the book, the author deals with spiritual warfare. This is a touchy subject for some believers. He touched on this very thing. An excerpt:

'Not all gospels are equal. We've fallen prey to this thinking that it's wrong to draw a distinction between various movements in Christianity or Churches or Christians. ...I recall two different conversations I had with two different friends.'

'...the comment I had just made was, "they don't get it." What I was referring to were three issues - that the heart is central to the Christian life, that we are invited into a conversational intimacy with God, and that spiritual warfare is real.'

' What you believe about these issues will profoundly shape the rest of your Christian experience.'

However, any Christian seeking a more intimate relationship with God should have a copy of this book in their personal library. I have one.

I'm inspired that a man, knowing who he is in Christ, wrote this book. My opinion is a "real" man will lay aside his ego, and humble himself before God. Here is a real man writing about intimacy with God. Had a woman wrote the book, I don't think I would have been as inspired. At the very end of the book is a five-page prayer that he prays every morning, even before breakfast. For me, this moved "As for me and my house..." to another level. I am excited that men are taking their rightful (righteous)places in Christ. Men of God. Excellent read, for me.

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Loving God

Posted by Michael Lane on 09/20/07 : Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 in 2 votes

Category: Christian Living
Author: Charles Colson
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This amazing book reflects on what Jesus told us was the greatest of all the commandments - love God. What does that look like in real-life? How do we put that into practice? Not just a how-to book, Colson takes us on a journey of examining the lives of people who have lived their lives according to this commandment and are loving God through their obedience to God's Word, their dedication, their service and their sacrifice.

I read this book shortly after I was baptized and it shook my life up completely. After reading it, I realized that I had not really changed at all; I was still living for myself. This book caused me to wake up and realize that I needed to start living for God. That was four years ago, and my life has not been the same since. I still have a long way to go, but at least I am headed in the right direction, thanks in large part to this inspiring book.

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Mere Christianity

Posted by Michael Lane on 09/15/07 : Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 in 2 votes

Category: Apologetics
Author: C.S. Lewis
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With no starting assumptions or preconceived notions, C.S. Lewis takes his readers through a comprehensive and compelling explanation of what Christians believe and why the Christian faith makes sense. Lewis uses powerful arguments to build to inescapable conclusions about morality, the existence of God and the nature of Jesus Christ. The appeal of Mere Christianity is that it focus on those common elements of Christianity which are believed by all Christian everywhere and steers clear of the peculiarities of the different denominations (hence the title "mere"). This is not a book that you can quickly breeze through. Every sentence, paragraph and chapter is full of deep meaning, and you will want to stop and re-read parts of it frequently.

This is the book that lit the spark of this ministry. Lewis showed me that it was acceptable to ask the tough questions and that those questions have fulfilling and meaningful answers. Lewis showed me that we don't need to shy away whenever we have doubts, or whenever why want to know why things are the way they are. Asking these questions and finding the answers has significantly strengthened my faith, and gave me the idea to start this ministry so that others could experience the same awakening that Lewis offered to me through this life-changing. book.

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Provocative Faith

Posted by loverofhim08 on 06/30/08 : Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 in 1 votes

Category: Christian Living
Author: Matthew Paul Turner

It is basically a manual on how to live your life "provocatively" A lot of times that word gets thrown around in a wordly sense, but in this book, it is used completley differently. I love this book and the lessons it teaches. If you want to change your faith around and start to live on the wild side of faith, then try this book.

I really learned how to live a little more wild in my faith. Not in a bad way, but in a way that when people see me they want to know what is different about me. I love it.

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Discover the Keys to Staying Full of God

Posted by mrspiggy on 07/27/08 : Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 in 1 votes

Category: Christian Living
Author: Andrew Woack

This book is great for anyone who has a yo-yo relationship with God. Andrew relates many personal testimonies that he experienced either himself or someone he prayed for, including raising the dead. It is very practical and chock full of scriptures to emphasize each point. A must-read for any new Christian. The keys are found in Romans 1:21. 1. Glorify God 2. Be thankful 3. Recognize the power of your imagination and 4. Have a good heart.

After reading this book, I realize that I have more authority and power than I thought.

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Left Behind Series

Posted by Michael Lane on 09/25/07 : Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 in 3 votes

Category: Fiction
Author: Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
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This series of 13 books, starting with Left Behind and concluding with Glorious Appearing, chronicles the events which occur after the rapture. It follows an ever-growing group of new-believers who in the wake of the loss of their friends and family, accept Christ and band together to oppose the forces of the anti-Christ. The series remains faithful to the events prophesied in the book of Revelation and other sources of prophetic scripture.

It can be very difficult to find Christian fiction, let alone good fiction, so although the writing may not be on par with Grisham or Crichton, it's certainly adequate and the spiritual element more than makes up for any deficiencies in plot or suspense. There are definitely ebbs and flows, with some books being far better than others. In particular, I thought the series started stronger than it finished. However, though the action dies down in the middle, there are certainly some compelling, heart-wrenching moments, especially in The Mark. All in all, I found this to be an excellent and fulfilling read, and I learned quite a bit about the end-times, given that this series stimulated my interest in the often-neglected book of Revelation.

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Save Me From Myself

Posted by SoldierForOne on 01/14/08 : Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 in 1 votes

Category: Biography
Author: Brian "Head" Welch

Anyone who listens to hard secular music will know the band Korn. Many people who DON'T listen to hard music even know the band Korn. This book is about the former lead guitarist for Korn - Brian Welch. It is autobiographical, and tells the story (in much detail) about growing up and forming Korn with some friends and living the 'Rock & Roll' lifestyle complete with drugs and alcohol. Then some changes happen in his life, including Brian's decision to live for Christ and the birth of Brian's daughter.

There is some language in this book that some may find offensive, but it is used to describe the state of the author at the time.

This book is an amazing testimony to how God can take the most messed up of lives and totally change them for Him. No matter who you are or what you have done...God loves you intensely and will forgive you.


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Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow

Posted by mrspiggy on 03/19/08 : No Ratings

Category: All Books
Author: C. Peter Wagner

This book discusses the Spiritual gifts given to born-again Christians as in I Corinthians Chapter 12. It includes definitions of the gifts and a list of survey questions designed to help you discover your gift(s).

I better understand why we have the gifts of the Spirit and feel better equiped to walk in my purpose.

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The Holiness of God

Posted by navyservant on 08/05/09 : No Ratings

Category: Theology
Author: Dr. R. C. Sproul

This is an incredible account of how Holy and terrifying our loving God is.Yes He is forgiving and loving as well as pure, but these are not the only qualities of God

There are several accounts in the Old Testament of how careful and cautious God's people had to be to approach Him. He is still that same God and this book will surely put the awe and respect and fear back into followers.This book is not written as one to scare anyone or show God as a mean, angry God, but He did display anger in a terrifying way and struck those dead instantly,who treated Him lightly. We as followers need to always put His Holiness first when drawing near to Him.This is seldom done or taught in the churches today. An outstanding book that shows us how to view our creator.

This book has definitely showed me to take my walk with God oh so seriously and to realize how great a blessing it was to have this terrifying unknowable God give His son to pay our debt and appease His anger because He loves us that much.I always knew that the Lord is and never was a soft, pushover or a cushy wushy easy creator as too many view Him. Churches all speak of love as God's greatest character trait,but His holiness is the greatest and most important and should never be overlooked.

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