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This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

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Deviation
RatingTitle
1.3363.48Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe
1.2713.5The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
1.2693.07The Dawkins Delusion? by Alister E. McGrath
1.2653.68The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and Its Scientific Implications by John C. Whitcomb
1.1923.73On Being a Christian by Hans Küng
1.1833.62Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge
1.1643.44The Purpose-driven Church::Growth Without Compromising Your Message And Mission by Rick Warren
1.1193.66The Dead Sea Scrolls by Michael O. Wise
1.1033.64The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English by Septuagint
1.0854.04He Chose The Nails: What God did to Win Your Heart by Max Lucado
1.0723.86King Jesus by Robert Graves
1.0533.33There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind by Antony Flew
1.0444.22Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism by John Piper
1.0373.76What is History ? by Edward Hallet Carr
1.0234.06The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ As the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology by Jürgen Moltmann
1.0213.8Honest to God by John A. T. Robinson
1.0163.61A Summary of Christian Doctrine by Louis Berkhof
1.014.02The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright by John Piper
1.013.89Pensées by Blaise Pascal
1.0064.03The City Of God by Augustine of Hippo
1.0063.58Know Why You Believe by Paul E. Little
1.0064.22The First Epistle to the Corinthians by Gordon Fee
1.0063.87Deliver Us From Evil by Ravi Zacharias
1.0053.88Rough Crossings by Simon Schama
0.9993.65The Dead Sea Scrolls in English by Géza Vermes
0.9974.2Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee
0.9964.03Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey
0.9954.04The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
0.9944.05The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? by Frederick Fyvie Bruce
0.9894.37Don Quixote [Part 1 of 2] by Miguel de Cervantes
0.9813.74The Christian Theology Reader by Alister E. McGrath
0.9794.06Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges
0.9783.68The Black Cloud by Fred Hoyle
0.9693.89The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
0.9674The God Who Is There by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.9663.58The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball
0.9644How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry by Edward Hirsch
0.9563.95The Lord and His Prayer by N. T. Wright
0.9543.93Found: God's Will by John MacArthur
0.9524.43Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots by J. C. Ryle
0.9514.1The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis
0.953.9Oxford Bible Companion by Bruce M. Metzger
0.9474.25The Gagging of God by D. A. Carson
0.9464.29The Gospel According to Jesus: What Is Authentic Faith? by John MacArthur
0.9423.99Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
0.9394.25The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
0.9353.8120th-Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age by Stanley J. Grenz
0.9353.91On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
0.9343.86Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling by James W. Sire
0.9333.97Out of the Saltshaker and into the World: Evangelism As a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert
0.9293.3The Mission Song by John le Carré
0.9284.17Engaging With God: A Biblical Theology of Worship by David Peterson
0.9273.96Basic Christianity by John R. W. Stott
0.924.15A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson
0.9164.08Evil And the Justice of God by N. T. Wright
0.9123.94Your God Is Too Small by J. B. Phillips
0.9114.12Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof
0.9093.44The Last Days According to Jesus by R. C. Sproul
0.9023.28Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
0.93.98Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher
0.93.17Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope
0.8993.95How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee
0.8953.79Commentary on Romans by Martin Luther
0.8943.87Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
0.8943.85Leap over a wall; earthy spirituality for everyday Christians by Eugene H. Peterson
0.8933.99The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard
0.8923.89Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life by Henri J. M. Nouwen
0.8884.08The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark A. Noll
0.8854.47The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen
0.8844.05Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity by Ronald J. Sider
0.8783.75E=mc²: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis
0.8753.81The Idea of the Holy by R. Otto
0.8734.16The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
0.8654.02Selected Poems, 1966-1987 by Seamus Heaney
0.8653.9The Mind of God : The Scientific Basis for a Rational World by Paul Davies
0.8653.84Breath by Tim Winton
0.8593.92Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects by Bertrand Russell
0.8574.08The Message of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7 : Christian Counter-Culture) by John R. W. Stott
0.8563.58The Reformation by Owen Chadwick
0.8553.83Reflections on the Psalms by C. S. Lewis
0.8544.02Christian Theology: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath
0.8533.92New Bible Dictionary by J. D. Douglas
0.8534.18A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
0.8474.18The Complete Poetry of John Milton by John Milton
0.8464.12Soul survivor by Philip Yancey
0.8454.1He Is There and He Is Not Silent by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.8443.7The Message of Acts: The Spirit, the Church, and the World (Bible Speaks Today) by John R. W. Stott
0.8443.88Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer by C. S. Lewis
0.8444.5Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
0.8423.98The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
0.8333.68The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of Earth's Antiquity by Jack Repcheck
0.834.25The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is by N. T. Wright
0.833.76The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Roland H. Bainton
0.8254.1Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem by Simon Singh
0.8233.87Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
0.8213.81Christ & Culture by H. Richard Niebuhr
0.824.36Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright
0.8194.02Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson
0.8164.38The Gospel According to John: An Introduction and Commentary (Pillar New Testament Commentary) by D. A. Carson
0.8134.18Exegetical Fallacies by D. A. Carson
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