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Church Times 100 Best Christian Books

Description: The list of the 100 Best Christian Books compiled by the Church Times, which claims to be “the world’s leading Anglican newspaper.” Regular reviewers were asked to submit nominations, and from more than 700 titles, 120 were ranked in accordance with the number of mentions received. A panel of eight judges then met and decided on a final list of 100 titles. “Enduring value,” or “lasting influence,” seems to have been the chief criterion applied. It appears also that the titles are listed in order of merit. The editors note: Best is, of course, a value judgement. We have kept it for this project because it is so obviously subjective. “Best” does not just cover a book’s intrinsic worth: it also prompts a consideration of what a book can achieve. Throughout our debate, we found ourselves balancing a title’s historical position with its place in our memories. A different set of judges on a different day — perhaps even the same set of judges — would certainly have come up with a different list.

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19,782 members, 149 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: NicholasV56 (1), bethanyseeley (1), jolib (1), kristamason (1), cej1027 (1), jburlinson (1), hf22 (1), Booknormous (2), Marcos_Augusto (2), thecoroner (2), timspalding (2)

Score: 41.45

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NicholasV56 (1): A classic not only for Christianity, but for Western civilization.

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39,534 members, 696 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Booknormous (1), Marcos_Augusto (1), steller0707 (1), ManWithAnAgenda (3), bethanyseeley (4), ahef1963 (5), jolib (5), cej1027 (6), timspalding (7), hipdeep (9), hf22 (27)

Score: 32.3

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7,137 members, 71 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), NicholasV56 (2), bethanyseeley (2), hipdeep (2), cej1027 (3), timspalding (8), jburlinson (16), hf22 (29)

Score: 23.23

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23,133 members, 202 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: jolib (2), cej1027 (2), NicholasV56 (3), bethanyseeley (3), timspalding (4), Marcos_Augusto (13), jburlinson (13), hf22 (20)

Score: 21.74

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26,301 members, 297 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1), Marcos_Augusto (3), steller0707 (3), thecoroner (3), timspalding (6), jburlinson (14), hf22 (23)

Score: 19.57

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2,919 members, 38 reviews
4.35 stars (4.35 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), ahef1963 (2), timspalding (3), steller0707 (6), jburlinson (6), hf22 (11)

Score: 17.71

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7,094 members, 114 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: steller0707 (2), ahef1963 (3), jolib (3), thecoroner (8), timspalding (11), jburlinson (20), hf22 (76)

Score: 17.26

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1,996 members, 12 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (1), Booknormous (3), hf22 (4), Marcos_Augusto (11), bethanyseeley (12), jolib (13)

Score: 16.32

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3,360 members, 36 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: timspalding (1), Marlae (1), hf22 (2), bethanyseeley (5), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 16.19

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12,099 members, 100 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (2), Marcos_Augusto (4), thecoroner (5), ahef1963 (8), jburlinson (10), hf22 (16)

Score: 15.5

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18,854 members, 173 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (1), jburlinson (2), hipdeep (3), hf22 (5), Marcos_Augusto (12)

Score: 15.23

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16,734 members, 156 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (4), bethanyseeley (6), ahef1963 (6), cej1027 (7), hf22 (7)

Score: 12.86

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10,133 members, 355 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ecamhi (1), steller0707 (4), timspalding (10), ahef1963 (11), hf22 (70)

Score: 12.66

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4,168 members, 52 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), steller0707 (5), jolib (8), timspalding (9), hf22 (45)

Score: 11.74

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2,241 members, 13 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: jolib (6), bethanyseeley (7), jburlinson (8), Marcos_Augusto (10), hf22 (14)

Score: 11.71

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6,036 members, 51 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), jolib (4), cej1027 (5), jburlinson (23), hf22 (84)

Score: 11.48

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8,716 members, 69 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (4), Marcos_Augusto (9), bethanyseeley (9), hf22 (9)

Score: 9.76

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5,477 members, 33 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Marcos_Augusto (5), hf22 (8), bethanyseeley (13), jolib (14)

Score: 9.23

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772 members, 4 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: jolib (7), bethanyseeley (8), jburlinson (12), hf22 (18)

Score: 8.93

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486 members, 3 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8), ahef1963 (9), jburlinson (11), hf22 (17)

Score: 8.85

21
615 members, 4 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), ahef1963 (10), jburlinson (15), hf22 (28)

Score: 8.48

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1,488 members, 21 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), Marcos_Augusto (8), jburlinson (25), hf22 (95)

Score: 8.28

23
4,341 members, 29 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (3), thecoroner (6), hf22 (6)

Score: 8.15

24
3,713 members, 14 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: cej1027 (8), bethanyseeley (10), jolib (21), hf22 (86)

Score: 7.81

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3,001 members, 33 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: bethanyseeley (11), jolib (12), jburlinson (19), hf22 (66)

Score: 7.67

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2,949 members, 20 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: timspalding (5), Marcos_Augusto (7), hf22 (21)

Score: 7

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3,904 members, 28 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Marcos_Augusto (6), bethanyseeley (16), hf22 (88)

Score: 5.86

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916 members, 6 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jolib (10), jburlinson (18), hf22 (50)

Score: 5.7

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4,677 members, 32 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (7), jburlinson (21), hf22 (77)

Score: 5.68

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1,276 members, 17 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (7), hf22 (12)

Score: 4.61

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819 members, 3 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5), hf22 (22)

Score: 4.52

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220 members, 5 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (9), hf22 (15)

Score: 4.34

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1,182 members, 9 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), hf22 (33)

Score: 4.23

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176 members, 1 review
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: NicholasV56 (4), hf22 (74)

Score: 4.19

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2,533 members, 26 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: jolib (9), hf22 (25)

Score: 4.1

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2,177 members, 7 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: bethanyseeley (14), hf22 (19)

Score: 3.98

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386 members, 3 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: jolib (11), hf22 (46)

Score: 3.73

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5,114 members, 49 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: jolib (15), hf22 (39)

Score: 3.63

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7,562 members, 45 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: bethanyseeley (15), hf22 (40)

Score: 3.62

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5,817 members, 39 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (17), hf22 (38)

Score: 3.58

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2,135 members, 13 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: jolib (16), hf22 (44)

Score: 3.55

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457 members, 2 reviews
4.55 stars (4.55 stars)

Lists: timspalding (12), hf22 (81)

Score: 3.48

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543 members, 4 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: jolib (17), hf22 (55)

Score: 3.44

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312 members, 3 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: timspalding (13), hf22 (90)

Score: 3.41

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386 members, 4 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jolib (18), hf22 (63)

Score: 3.36

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413 members, 4 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: jolib (19), hf22 (67)

Score: 3.31

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1,024 members, 15 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: bethanyseeley (17), hf22 (89)

Score: 3.27

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485 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: jolib (20), hf22 (83)

Score: 3.22

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1,273 members, 5 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (22), hf22 (80)

Score: 3.18

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1,835 members, 13 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: jburlinson (24), hf22 (85)

Score: 3.13

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1,130 members, 10 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: hf22 (3)

Score: 3.04

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642 members, 1 review
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

Lists: hf22 (13)

Score: 2.11

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197 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: hf22 (24)

Score: 1.81

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186 members, 1 review
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: hf22 (26)

Score: 1.77

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1,125 members, 14 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hf22 (30)

Score: 1.71

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243 members, 1 review
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: hf22 (31)

Score: 1.7

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1,042 members, 9 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: hf22 (32)

Score: 1.68

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123 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: hf22 (35)

Score: 1.65

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3,644 members, 30 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: hf22 (36)

Score: 1.63

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1,297 members, 8 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: hf22 (42)

Score: 1.57

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273 members, 1 review
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: hf22 (43)

Score: 1.56

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111 members, 3 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: hf22 (47)

Score: 1.53

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431 members, 4 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: hf22 (48)

Score: 1.52

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1,098 members, 9 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: hf22 (51)

Score: 1.5

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471 members, 3 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

Lists: hf22 (53)

Score: 1.48

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105 members, 0 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hf22 (54)

Score: 1.48

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24 members, 0 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: hf22 (56)

Score: 1.46

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130 members, 0 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: hf22 (57)

Score: 1.46

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104 members, 0 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: hf22 (58)

Score: 1.45

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1,816 members, 29 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: hf22 (60)

Score: 1.44

77
580 members, 2 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: hf22 (61)

Score: 1.43

78
541 members, 6 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: hf22 (62)

Score: 1.43

79
7,454 members, 90 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: hf22 (64)

Score: 1.41

80
144 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

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Score: 1.41

82
46 members, 0 reviews
3 stars (3 stars)

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Score: 1.39

83
353 members, 4 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

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Score: 1.38

84
122 members, 0 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

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Score: 1.37

85
564 members, 4 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: hf22 (73)

Score: 1.37

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100 members, 1 review
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Lists: hf22 (75)

Score: 1.36

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117 members, 3 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

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Score: 1.35

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67 members, 1 review
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: hf22 (79)

Score: 1.34

89
367 members, 0 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: hf22 (82)

Score: 1.33

90
258 members, 1 review
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: hf22 (87)

Score: 1.31

91
236 members, 1 review
4.63 stars (4.63 stars)

Lists: hf22 (91)

Score: 1.3

92
262 members, 4 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: hf22 (92)

Score: 1.29

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28 members, 0 reviews

Lists: hf22 (93)

Score: 1.29

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96 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: hf22 (96)

Score: 1.28

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277 members, 4 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hf22 (97)

Score: 1.28

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164 members, 2 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: hf22 (98)

Score: 1.27

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20 members, 0 reviews
2 stars (2 stars)

Lists: hf22 (99)

Score: 1.27

100
843 members, 1 review
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hf22 (41)

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Score: -0.42

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