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25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual…

by Julia L. Roller

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A beautiful introduction for the new Christian, and a fine refresher on the excellence of the classics for the longtime Christian.
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For more than twenty years Renovaré has pioneered the use of spiritual classics for deepening our lives of discipleship. Their highly praised compendiums Devotional Classics and Spiritual Classics have sold 500,000 copies. Now they have put together a prestigious editorial board and polled respected Christian leaders and thinkers from a variety of Christian traditions, including Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, to present the twenty-five most spiritually influential and important books for Christians to read.

There are books that should be shaping the church, our faith, and our engagement in the world. From timeless classics like The Imitation of Christ to unexpected selections like Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, 25 Books Every Christian Should Read provides historical background for each work and explains its importance for modern Christians, while including selected readings from every book to get you started. In addition, each chapter ends with discussion questions to the work for use in small groups or for personal reflection. 25 Books Every Christian Should Read is a pivotal resource for the future of Christianity, an invitation into the fullness and richness of the Christian tradition.

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"In the Christian life, spiritual formation is hugely influenced by devotional reading. Whether its Augustine's Confessions or C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, books greatly shape your beliefs and actions. Renovare has long been a proponent of the importance of being well-versed in the spiritual classics. Now they have polled leaders and thinkers in the field to present the twenty five books every Christian must read. These are the books that should be shaping the church, your faith, and your engagement with the world. From timeless classics like Dietrich Bonheoffer's Life Together to contemporary works, 25 BOOKS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD READ will gather the most important books along with historical background, why they made the cut, how to read them, and an excerpt"--… (more)

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