Read!I’m always interested in what people are reading. It makes for great conversation to hear about what someone is learning and what has challenged them lately. I recently took a random sampling from some friends and family to find out what books have been most influential to them. These suggestions came from charismatics, postmoderns, Southern Baptists, and everything in between, so it made for an eclectic mix of books!

Here is the list in no particular order, along with links to Amazon for more info. Some books like The Divine Conspiracy and The Ragamuffin Gospel turned up more than once. If you would like to contribute your own 3 or 4 most influential books, just leave a comment with your list.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Ragamuffin Gospel – Brennan Manning
Revolution Within – Dwight Edwards
Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
This Beautiful Mess – Rick McKinley
The Life You’ve Always Wanted – John Ortberg
The Divine Conspiracy – Dallas Willard
Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster
Surprised by Joy – C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
A New Kind of Christian – Brian McLaren
A Generous Orthodoxy – Brian McLaren
Six Hours One Friday – Max Lucado
Destined for the Throne – Paul Billheimer
Don’t Waste Your Sorrows – Paul Billheimer
Safely Home – Randy Alcorn
The Last Sin Eater – Francine Rivers
Wild At Heart – John Eldridge
Epic – John Eldredge
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Artist’s Way – Julian Cameron
Loving God – Charles Colson
If You Want To Walk On Water You’ve Got to Get Out Of The Boat – John Ortberg
Common Grounds: Conversations About… – Ben Young, Glenn Lucke
Gilead – Marilynn Robinson
The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Jesus I Never Knew – Phillip Yancey
Amazing Grace – Phillip Yancey
Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper

Oh, and by the way… check out for a great way to catalogue your books! We’ve got about 40 books listed and are gradually adding the rest of our library.

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