25 Books Every Christian Should Read (and I Agree!)

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When I got this book — 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics — in the mail, I was looking to pick a fight.  There was no way I was going to agree with all 25, probably not even half.  In fact, I’d say that the content of this book is right in my wheelhouse.  I had to come up with just such a list for the first year of the D.Min. course I’m teaching at Fuller Seminary, though my list is closer to 50 books.

So I got the book, and opened the front cover, ready to argue with the choices, ready to point out the obvious and not-so-obvious theological biases that went into the compilation of the list.

But I’m happy to report that, as well as admiring the editorial board that compiled this list, I really like their list.  Here it is:

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