Top Christian Book Lists

Those of you who are into books may find these lists interesting:

Westminster Bookstore Top Ten Books of 2007

Favorite Books I Read In 2007…What About You?Tullian Tchividjian

My Top 7 Books of 2007 – Challies.com

Top Books of 2007 at adoption-through-propitiation (what a great blog name)
Scroll down on that page to find more lists.

Update:
Best Christian Books of 2007
Scroll down on that page to find more lists.

For what’s it’s worth, my top five books:

  1. The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine by A.W. Tozer
  2. Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  3. The Lord by Romano Guardini
  4. The Gospel According to Job: An Honest Look at Pain and Doubt from the Life of One Who Lost Everything by Mike Mason
  5. Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Favorite books I read in 2007 (not written in 2007):

  1. Cries of The Heart by Ravi Zacharias
  2. Romans (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) by Thomas Schreiner
  3. 1 Corinthians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) by David Garland
  4. 2 Corinthians (New American Commentary) by David Garland
  5. God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer by Pete Grieg
  6. The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life by A.W. Tozer

Books to read in 2008:

  1. Polishing God’s Monuments: Pillars of Hope for Punishing Times by Jim Andrews
  2. Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
  3. Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper et. all
  4. Praying Backwards: Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus Name by Bryan Chapell
  5. I Will Follow You, O God: Embracing Him as Lord in Your Private Worship by Jerry Bridges
  6. Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing by C.J. Mahaney
  7. Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 41, Galatians by Richard N. Longenecker
  8. The Letter to the Ephesians (Pillar New Testament Commentary) by Peter O’Brien
  9. Colossians & Philemon by R.C. Lucas
  10. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Gordon Fee

Stinkers:

  1. Abandonment to divine providence – Jean Pierre de Caussade
  2. The Release of the Spirit by Watchman Nee
  3. Prayer by Richard Foster

As a tangent, I’ve become interested in reading more about the (negatively stereotyped) Puritans like Richard Baxter, John Owen etc. If you’re interested here is a post to get you started:
Puritans, We Greet Thee in 2008
Updated Link:
Join the 2008 Puritan Reading Challenge!

If there are other lists out there or if you have your own, please post them here.

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