25 Books Every Christian Should Read

25 Books Every Christian Should Read is a pivotal resource for the future of Christianity. From timeless classics like The Imitation of Christ to unexpected selections like Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, this book provides historical background for each work and explains its importance for modern Christians, while including selected readings from every book to get you started.

In addition, each chapter ends with discussion questions to the work for use in small groups or for personal reflection.

For more information, visit: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/25...
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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather A new list of Christian classics for me to tackle : ).


message 2: by Faye (new)

Faye This is a good, diverse list.


message 3: by Jon (new)

Jon Great list...I've read quite a few and about to start some more!
You can find many of these as eBooks for super cheap here:
http://christianclassicbooks.blogspot...


message 4: by (✿◠‿◠) (last edited Apr 20, 2012 01:23PM) (new)

(✿◠‿◠) I looked through your link, Jon. The Five Top Classics of Devotion is a pretty good deal at only $3.00. I noticed that a lot of these titles are available individually on kindle through amazon for .99/ea, and some are even free (Orthodoxy, The Pilgrim's Progress, The Practice of the Presence of God, Revelations of Divine Love, The Interior Castle, A Serious Call to a Devout & Holy Life, Pensees, The Divine Comedy, The Brothers Karamazov). Philokalia is available at archive.org free for download but not wifi (must use cord to transfer file). I think there's only four that I haven't found yet, and I'll probably resort to used books for those.

Is The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers by Merton the one listed in the book 25 Books Every Christian Should Read? I thought it was supposed to be The Sayings of the Desert Fathers by Benedicta Ward, but I don't have the actual book yet, so I'm not sure. Will you look it up for me?
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers The Alphabetical Collection (Cistercian studies 59) by Benedicta Ward


message 5: by Jon (new)

Jon Hey there, yes, you're right. There are quite a few of those that are available for free on Amazon...however, I've found that many of them have really bad spelling and/or don't have a working Table of Contents...So I'd rather pay the extra dollar or two to get a better version!

I'm not sure about the Desert Fathers, sorry. However, I've found a couple other really good compilations and both under $5.00 -

Top 7 Catholic Classics: http://amzn.to/Catholic-Classics
Top 7 Rules of Christian Faith: http://amzn.to/Top7RulesFaith


MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) The title of the book is the Sayings of the Desert Fathers and it is the one translated by Benedicta Ward. ISBN 0879079592.

I took the info out of the 25 book.


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