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Top Three Favorite Christian Books

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  • Top Three Favorite Christian Books

    Let's say a friend came to you and said "I've just become a Christian and I'd like to read some good Christian books". Which three books would you recommend to them and why? Excluding the obvious answer of the Bible, of course.

    I think I'd choose the three that really impacted my work early on, which were these:
    1- "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan.
    2- "Radical" by David Platt
    3- "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life" by Donald S. Whitney.

    I'm also going to cheat and add a fourth book called "Growing Up" by Robby Gallaty. This was a book my mentor went through with me about a year ago and, honestly, it was a great lesson for me in how to train others in discipleship, but I also noticed that new Christians learned a lot from it as well. I love using it as a tool to teach new believers about the importance of discipleship. I consider this one cheating since it's a book I prefer to go through with someone as opposed to just recommending they read on their own.

    What about you? What three would you recommend and why?

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    My recommendations are mainly for newly converted Christians or the Christian curious:
    1. "More than a Carpenter" by Josh and Sean Mcdowell
    2. "Apologetics Bible Understand Why You Believe" by Holman Bible Staff
    3. "Reformed Study Bible" by Ligioner Ministries


    I recommended two apologetic books because they generally deal with presuppositions and objections people have before even opening the cover to the Bible. I'll even recommend a 4th book, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem or Louis Berkhof. Berkhof's book can be downloaded here for free: Systematic Theology
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