Books Worth Reading Twice

I’d like to know what Christian books you think are worth reading twice. More specifically:

  1. A book you have read in its entirety that you would like to read again
  2. A book you have read twice or more in its entirety because you thought it was that good, not because you had to because of school etc.

This would not include reference type books unless you’ve read them cover to cover as you would a normal book.

Starting with #2 I have read these books twice:

  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
  • The Gospel According to Job by Mike Mason
    Amazon review:

    This is the best book I have ever read, bar none. I’m sixty years old. Been in ministry 30 years. Mason has turned my nice neat evangelical theology on its ear. I never read a book more than once. Ever. I am starting my fourth reading this month. I would give a month’s salary to sit down over coffee with this author.

  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapell

Books I would like to read again:

I’d like to hear yours but notice I didn’t turn this into an evil meme. If you’d like, please reply here or write a post on your blog.

I’ve scheduled this to post while I’m having surgery. Isn’t technology great?

15 Responses to “Books Worth Reading Twice”


  1. 1 ElShaddai Edwards

    “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis.

  2. 2 Kevin Walker

    Really, any of the C.S. Lewis Signature Series. “The Great Divorce” or “Mere Christianity” would be tops out of there.
    I would add “In the Name of Jesus” by Henri Nouwen, and anything on the subject of prayer by E.M. Bounds.
    I agree totally with Tozer’s “Pursuit of God.” I would add his books on the “Attributes of God” too.

    Okay, okay, I’m stopping now. I’m a bit of a book nut… can you tell?

  3. 3 Bryan

    Want to read again:

    Culture Making by Andy Crouch
    Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright
    The Justification of God by John Piper (now that I have some greek under my belt)
    Total Church by Chester and Timis
    Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek by David Allan Black (this will take several readings for me to feel like I have it down)

  4. 4 john

    Some of the books already mentioned are very good so i thought i’d add a few not on the list

    The Soul Winner by C.H. Spurgeon
    All of Grace by C.H. Spurgeon
    The Cost of Discipleship by Deitrich Bonhoeffer
    The Economy of God Witness Lee
    The Trail of Blood by J.M. Carroll
    Let’s Go Soul Winning by Dr. Jack Hyles
    Her Hand in Marriage by Douglas Wilson
    How should we then live by Francis Schaeffer
    Preaching to a dying nation by I forgot

  5. 5 Stan McCullars

    Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God by J.I. PackerOvercoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen (edited by Kapic and Taylor)Religious Affections by Jonathan EdwardsThe Cross of Christ by John StottTriumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation by Dennis JohnsonApologetics to the Glory of God by John FrameThe Bible and the Future by Anthony HoekemaThe Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthurFaith and Reason by Ron NashGospel Worship by Jeremiah BurroughsCharity and Its Fruit by Jonathan Edwards

  6. 6 Stan McCullars

    Why did it do that?

  7. 7 Douglas K. Adu-Boahen

    The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthurPierced for our Transgressions (read like 18 times in 18 months lol), Steve Jeffrey, Andrew Sach, Michael OveyThe ESV Study Bible (I had to do it LOL)

  8. 8 john

    That J.I. Packer book you talked about was very good read. We read that last semester for chapel. I have been wanting to read some Jonathan Edwards also. Are those some of his better works?  

    Imitation of Christ, good book!

  9. 9 matthew r malcolm

    I’ve read Augustine’s City of God twice.  I can’t think of many books that I’d want to read twice though – partly because I feel like it’s such an accomplishment to actually finish reading a book cover-to-cover that I  it would seem to diminish the accomplishment to have to start again!  I like “having read” books more than I like “reading” books, I think.  That may be a sign of laziness…

  10. 10 Tim

    The Lamb’s Supper, by Scott HahnLetters to a Young Catholic, by George WiegelThe Challenge of Jesus, by N.T. WrightJesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVISt. Thomas Aquinas “The Dumb Ox”, by GK ChestertonSt. Francis of Assis, by GK Chesterton

  11. 11 Brian

    I agree with others on C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce.  One mentioned Henry Nouwen, I would go with Out of Solitude and The Way of the Heart.   Carson’s Exegetical Fallacies.  And of course, the Bible.  G.K.  Chesterton’s Orthodoxy.  Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together.   Watchman Nee’s The Normal Christian Life.  I agree with others on Tozer’s The Pursuit of God and would add, Knowledge of the Holy.   These are just a few to mention.

  12. 12 tc robinson

    My list is too long.  Forgive me! 🙂

  13. 13 Scripture Zealot

    Stan, not sure why that happens (no paragraph breaks0. It even happened to me once. It’s the MCE Comments thing.
    Jeff

  14. 14 Scripture Zealot

    I like “having read” books more than I like “reading” books, I think.  That may be a sign of laziness…

    I think it’s a sign that you’re a guy.
    Jeff

  15. 15 Blanca

    Top 3 FavoritesThe Bible (I prefer the NKJV-Spirit Filled Life Bible) edited by Jack HayfordThe Jesus Style by Gayle Erwin (http://www.servant.org)Matthew Henry Commentary

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