Top 5 Most Influential Books

The people that have impacted me the most whether they be a scholar, family member, friend, or laymen, it has always been the ones who were personal with me. Honest and real. They let me into their lives and didn’t interact with me from a distance. Fortunately, many of those have been both pastor and theologian. So, in an attempt to be personal with everyone who is reading my blog, here are some tid-bits about me and some of the things as far as the culture goes, that God has used to shape my life and worldview.

I have many favorite books and there are an assortment of ones that deserve to be on this list. But, I still reserve the right to add the disclaimer “subject to change.” However, what you will find here are the masterpieces and works of art that God has used tremendously to shape the way I live my life and the way I think.

1) Future Grace by John Piper – Future Grace

2) How Now Shall We Live? by Charles Colson – How Now Shall We Live?

3) God is the Gospel by John Piper – God is the Gospel

4) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

5) On Christian Liberty by Martin Luther – On Christian Liberty



  1. In no order, and over all my life whether for ill or good (besides Holy Scripture):

    Schaeffer – How Should We Then Live
    Pink – The Sovereignty of God
    Rand – The Romantic Manifesto
    von Daniken – Chariots of the Gods
    Calvin – Institutes

    (Sorry, I just love lists!)

  2. 1.The Pursuit of God-Tozer
    2.Knowing God -Packer
    3.Towards Spiritual Maturity -Wiliam Still ( in Works of William Still Vol 1)
    4.The Contemporary Christian -Stott
    5. God’s Smuggler ( first Christian book I read) Brother Andrew

  3. Hmmm….that’s a tough one because I’ve got lot’s of favorites. So I’ll just list some favorites of the last 10 years or so and in no order:

    1. The Long War Against God….Dr. Henry Morris with foreward by David Jeremiah

    2. The World That Perished – John C. Whitcomb

    3. The Biblical Basis for Modern Science – Dr. Henry Morris

    4. Defending the Faith – Dr. Henry Morris

    5. Where Was God – Erwin Lutzer

    6. Doctrines that Divide – Erwin Lutzer

    7. Thousands not Billions – Dr. Don DeYoung

    8. Chuck Swindoll’s Series of Bios – Great Lives From God’s Word

    I might be slightly biased because Morris was also an engineer.


    • Jerry,

      A strong list; I really appreciate Morris’ work.

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