Controversial Books for Jhbird

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.575 3.58 The Greatest Book on "Dispensational Truth" in the World by Clarence Larkin
1.455 2.08 The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey
1.335 3.5 God's Promises for Your Every Need by A. L. Gill
1.288 3.88 Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology by J. Dwight Pentecost
1.28 3.16 Dispensationalism by Charles C. Ryrie
1.272 3.47 The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
1.239 3.42 The Epistle to the Romans: The English Text with Introduction, Exposition and Notes (New Testament Commentary) by John Murray
1.204 3.66 Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics by Reinhold Niebuhr
1.174 3.89 The Seven Laws of Teaching by John Milton Gregory
1.174 3.73 The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.172 3.64 Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
1.169 3.63 The Gospel According to Mark: The English Text with Introduction, Exposition and Notes by William L. Lane
1.163 3.82 The Whig Interpretation of History by Herbert Butterfield
1.155 3.43 Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth by Charles C. Ryrie
1.152 3.74 Revolution in World Missions by K. P. Yohannan
1.127 3.94 Experiencing God: How to Live the Full Adventure of Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry T. Blackaby
1.12 3.74 In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
1.097 3.81 The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World by Alister McGrath
1.087 3.4 Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond by Darrell L. Bock
1.082 3.86 The Book of the Acts (New International Commentary on the New Testament) by F. F. Bruce
1.065 3.84 The Epistle to the Romans by Karl Barth
1.065 4.23 Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell D. Moore
1.065 3.83 Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
1.061 3.58 Daily Study Bible: The Acts of the Apostles by William Barclay
1.061 3.8 A Religious History of the American People by Sydney E. Ahlstrom
1.06 3.94 City of God by Saint Augustine
1.054 3.94 The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine
1.048 3.77 That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis
1.038 3.79 Power Through Prayer by E. M. Bounds
1.037 3.95 The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, 200-1000 AD by Peter Brown
1.03 3.78 The Gospel According to John (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Leon Morris
1.029 4.08 The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis
1.025 3.93 Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tim Tebow
1.017 3.76 Be Mature : An Expository Study of The Epistle of James by Warren W. Wiersbe
1.017 3.49 Fatherhood by Bill Cosby
1.014 3.84 How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins
1.011 3.65 Romans: Tyndale New Testament Commentaries by F. F. Bruce
1.01 4.18 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1.004 3.88 A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian
1.003 3.43 Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle E. Cairns
1.002 3.99 Out of the Saltshaker and into the World: Evangelism As a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert
1 3.81 Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen
0.999 4.03 The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall
0.998 4.07 The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour
0.995 4.2 Humility by Andrew Murray
0.993 4.03 In Memoriam (Norton Critical Edition) by Alfred Lord Tennyson
0.991 3.93 Fundamentalism and American Culture by George M. Marsden
0.988 3.9 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
0.984 4.16 Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof
0.979 4.12 Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks
0.976 3.69 Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
0.976 4.21 Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible by J. Scott Duvall
0.975 4.33 The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene H. Peterson
0.974 3.87 The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
0.973 4.02 Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper
0.972 4.03 Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
0.97 4.05 A Tale of three Kings: A Study in Brokenness by Gene Edwards
0.969 3.48 Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask About the Christian Faith by Josh D. McDowell
0.968 4.17 The Elements of Style by William Jr. Strunk
0.966 3.86 God: A Biography by Jack Miles
0.965 3.71 The Book of Revelation by Robert H. Mounce
0.964 3.95 The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman
0.964 4.04 Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith by Richard J. Foster
0.963 3.99 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins
0.962 3.37 That Noble Dream: The "Objectivity Question" and the American Historical Profession by Peter Novick
0.958 4 Light in August by William Faulkner
0.957 3.38 Reader's Digest Atlas of the Bible by Editors of Readers Digest
0.956 3.93 Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life by C. S. Lewis
0.956 3.94 Church History In Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley
0.955 4.05 The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan O. Hatch
0.954 4.44 The Holy Bible: New American Standard Bible (NASB) by The Lockman Foundation
0.953 3.97 Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion by Os Guinness
0.952 4.3 The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards
0.951 4.08 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
0.95 3.96 Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins
0.95 3.72 Four Views on the Book of Revelation by C. Marvin Pate
0.949 3.82 The Epistle to the Hebrews (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by F. F. Bruce
0.942 4.18 The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by David Brainerd
0.941 3.98 Your Mind Matters: The Place of the Mind in the Christian Life (IVP Classics) by John R. W. Stott
0.94 4.25 The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible by James Strong
0.94 3.85 Christian Theology by Millard J. Erickson
0.938 3.82 Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede
0.937 3.35 The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics by Barton Swaim
0.936 4.08 The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard
0.935 4.09 The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
0.934 3.76 Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse
0.932 3.98 Be Joyful by Warren W. Wiersbe
0.929 4.17 Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just by Timothy Keller
0.926 4.41 Charity and Its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards
0.924 3.69 Inerrancy by Norman L. Geisler
0.923 4.11 Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged by Matthew Henry
0.921 4.19 The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk
0.916 3.94 A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada by Mark A. Noll
0.911 4.03 Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
0.911 3.93 The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
0.91 4.3 The Spiritual Man (3 volume set) by Watchman Nee
0.91 3.36 The Janson Directive by Robert Ludlum
0.909 4.31 Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Paul David Tripp
0.909 4.35 Teaching to Change Lives: Seven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive by Howard Hendricks
0.909 3.67 The book of Leviticus by Gordon J. Wenham
0.907 3.67 Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler
0.905 4.05 Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy
0.905 4.04 Dogmatics in Outline by Karl Barth
0.9 4.19 Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
0.897 3.81 Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot by T. S. Eliot
0.896 4.26 America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln by Mark A. Noll
0.896 3.93 The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard by Elmore Leonard
0.895 4.51 All of Grace by C. H. Spurgeon
0.895 4.07 Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
0.893 3.77 A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards by George M. Marsden
0.892 4.37 Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper
0.891 3.99 How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee
0.89 4.24 Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis
0.886 4.13 When helping hurts : how to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor -- and yourself by Steve Corbett
0.885 3.58 Black Wind by Clive Cussler
0.885 3.81 A Harmony of the Gospels by A. T. Robertson
0.885 3.9 The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History by Gordon S. Wood
0.881 4.27 Dune by Frank Herbert
0.878 3.76 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
0.878 3.9 Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought by Alister E. McGrath
0.877 4.07 The Dangerous Duty of Delight by John Piper
0.875 4.14 What We Talk about When We Talk about Love by Raymond Carver
0.872 4.31 Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
0.872 3.66 Old Testament survey : the message, form, and background of the Old Testament by William Sanford Lasor
0.872 3.39 Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern by Ernst Breisach
0.867 4.27 The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
0.866 4.21 The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
0.865 4 The Son by Philipp Meyer
0.863 4.03 The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
0.86 4.29 Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
0.859 3.89 Roughing It by Mark Twain
0.858 4.04 Christian Theology: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath
0.856 3.91 Reflections on the Psalms by C. S. Lewis
0.855 3.62 White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
0.852 3.85 Creeds of the Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine from the Bible to the Present by John H. Leith
0.852 3.9 A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin by John F. Collins
0.85 4 Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey
0.849 4 The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
0.847 3.92 Ethics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0.845 4.2 Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton
0.84 4.2 Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar by William D. Mounce
0.839 4.26 Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View by Garry Friesen
0.838 3.75 Creation and Fall Temptation: Two Biblical Studies by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0.834 4.29 The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World by Richard Stearns
0.831 4.42 The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens by Wallace Stevens
0.83 4.09 Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved by J.D. Greear
0.83 3.91 Luther: Man Between God and the Devil by Heiko A. Oberman
0.829 4.04 Complete Short Stories by Graham Greene
0.827 4.3 Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry by John Piper
0.824 4.4 Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards
0.823 4.02 Church History, Volume One: From Christ to Pre-Reformation: The Rise and Growth of the Church in Its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Context by Everett Ferguson
0.822 4.22 The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande
0.821 4.02 Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired by Benson Bobrick
0.819 4.14 The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical-Theological Commentary by John H. Sailhamer
0.819 3.9 Documents of the Christian Church by Henry Bettenson
0.816 4.05 The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation by Justo L. González
0.815 4.15 True Grit by Charles Portis
0.815 4.42 The Ryrie Study Bible: New American Standard Bible by Charles C. Ryrie
0.814 3.76 Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive by Thom S. Rainer
0.812 4.31 The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0.81 4 Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam M. Grant
0.805 4.44 Knowing God by J. I. Packer
0.804 4.33 Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind by Michael Massing
0.803 4.21 Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney
0.798 4.33 Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0.798 4.63 The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected by Nik Ripken
0.798 3.96 God Is Closer Than You Think: This Can Be the Greatest Moment of Your Life Because This Moment Is the Place Where You Can Meet God by John Ortberg
0.797 4 The Reformation to the Present Day by Justo L. González
0.796 4.12 Reformation : Europe's house divided : 1490-1700 by Diarmaid MacCulloch
0.796 4.44 A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D. A. Carson
0.795 4.33 Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright
0.791 4.33 Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
0.789 4.07 Cassell's Latin Dictionary by D. P. Simpson
0.783 4.14 The Early Stories: 1953-1975 by John Updike
0.783 4.01 Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
0.78 4.35 Collected Poems by W. B. Yeats
0.778 3.88 The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died by Philip Jenkins
0.773 4.37 The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press Staff
0.772 4.25 Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry
0.77 4.31 What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe
0.763 4.25 Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 5) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0.763 3.6 Protestant Biblical Interpretation: A Textbook of Hermeneutics by Bernard L. Ramm
0.763 4.25 The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark A. Noll
0.762 4.16 Genesis in Space and Time: The Flow of Biblical History (Bible commentary for layman) by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.761 4.14 The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni
0.759 3.99 Three Treatises by Martin Luther
0.756 4.46 Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor
0.746 4.2 The Anabaptist Story by William Roscoe Estep
0.742 4.11 Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan
0.737 4.6 Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia by Karl Elliger
0.73 3.61 The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life by Louie Giglio
0.728 4.22 Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch
0.728 4.45 Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
0.724 4.24 The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
0.723 4.43 The Cross of Christ by John R. W. Stott
0.721 3.87 Handbook on the Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy by Victor P. Hamilton
0.721 4.32 These Truths: a History of the United States by Jill Lepore
0.718 4.16 Reformation Thought: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath
0.707 4.51 The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600) by Jaroslav Pelikan
0.702 3.96 A History of Christian Thought: From the Beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon by Justo L. González
0.699 4.51 Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane C. Ortlund
0.681 3.77 Pirate (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) by Clive Cussler
0.676 3.68 Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
0.676 4.51 Preaching & Preachers by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
0.673 4.4 Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches) by J. MacK Stiles
0.66 4.18 You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions by Tim Chester
0.649 4.17 The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe by Steven Ozment
0.641 4.46 Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever
0.64 4.51 The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 4: Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700) by Jaroslav Pelikan
0.638 4.37 Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible by Stephen G. Dempster
0.625 4.32 A Reader's Greek New Testament by Richard J. Goodrich
0.62 3.77 Martin Luther: renegade and prophet by Lyndal Roper
0.611 4.69 The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions by Arthur Bennett
0.609 4.55 The Epistle to the Romans by Douglas J. Moo
0.551 4.78 The ESV Study Bible by Crossway Bibles
0.529 4.46 The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 3: The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300) by Jaroslav Pelikan
0.513 4.63 The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 2: The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700) by Jaroslav Pelikan