Sometimes I have been asked what are some classic Christian works that every believer should read or be familiar with. Excluding fiction and poetry, here are twenty of the best Christian classics, in my opinion:
On The Incarnation, Athanasius.
On Loving God, Bernard of Clairvaux.
Commentary on Galatians, Martin Luther.
The Institutes, John Calvin.
The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan.
Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards.
The Wonderful Works of God, Herman Bavinck.
Christianity and Liberalism, J. Gresham Machen.
The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, B. B. Warfield.
Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis.
Knowing God, J. I. Packer.
The Cross of Christ, John R. W. Stott.
Knowing the Times, Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
Spiritual Depression, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Toward A Recovery of Christian Belief, Carl F. H. Henry.
The Trilogy, Francis Schaeffer.
And here are five newer ones that may make the cut...
The Reason for God, Tim Keller.
The Resurrection of the Son of God, N.T. Wright.
The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Craig Blomberg.
The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, John Frame.
Canon Revisited, Michael Kruger.
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