Controversial Books for JonathanJArmstrong

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
1.402 3.56 Systematic Theology by Lewis Sperry Chafer
1.33 3.85 Oxford NIV Scofield Study Bible by C. I. Scofield
1.329 4.02 The Holy Bible: King James Version (KJV)
1.315 3.73 The Sixteen Documents of Vatican II by Walter M. Abbott
1.311 3.85 La Sainte Bible by Louis Segond
1.288 3.88 Things to Come: A Study in Biblical Eschatology by J. Dwight Pentecost
1.283 3.64 Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation by John F. Walvoord
1.28 3.13 Dispensationalism by Charles C. Ryrie
1.264 3.43 A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament by H. E. Dana
1.195 3.21 The Koran (Dawood, 1956) by al-Qur'an
1.194 3.81 Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament by Joseph Thayer
1.183 3.69 A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblica by Brian D. McLaren
1.174 3.73 The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.155 4.11 The Trinity by Saint Augustine
1.149 3.73 Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith by Peter E. Gillquist
1.133 3.98 Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by H. F. W. Gesenius
1.129 3.71 The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 1-39 (New Intl Commentary on the Old Testament) by John N. Oswalt
1.127 3.86 Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas
1.112 3.5 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life {memoir} by Don Piper
1.111 3.16 The Sword by Bryan M. Litfin
1.099 3.66 Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Luke by William Barclay
1.098 4.23 Catechism of the Catholic Church by Catholic Church
1.093 3.85 The Qur'an (Abdel Haleem) by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem
1.087 3.83 The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
1.086 3.98 The Works of Philo by C. D. Yonge
1.084 3.7 Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of John, Volume 1, Chapters 1-7 by William Barclay
1.072 3.75 Epicenter: Why Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your Future by Joel C. Rosenberg
1.072 3.51 The Gift by Bryan M. Litfin
1.067 4 Major Bible Themes by John F. Walvoord
1.065 3.69 Psalms 1-72 by Derek Kidner
1.061 3.98 Reader's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, A by Sakae Kubo
1.06 3.94 Concerning the City of God against the Pagans by Saint Augustine
1.059 3.79 The Idea of the Holy by Rudolf Otto
1.055 3.48 Angels: God's Secret Agents by Billy Graham
1.054 3.94 The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine
1.05 4.05 Abridged Greek-English Lexicon by Henry George Liddell
1.044 3.69 Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works by St. Anselm
1.037 3.63 The Second Treatise of Government by John Locke
1.033 3.89 Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
1.031 3.79 Marcus Aurelius (Loeb Classical Library) by Marcus Aurelius
1.03 3.78 The Gospel According to John (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Leon Morris
1.03 3.99 I and Thou by Martin Buber
1.03 4.28 The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew-Greek-English by Jay P. Green
1.03 3.62 Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? by Wayne Grudem
1.029 4.14 The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform by Roger E. Olson
1.028 4.02 The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection
1.023 3.98 Revelation: Four Views: A Parallel Commentary by Steve Gregg
1.021 3.67 Eerdmans' Handbook to the History of Christianity by Tim Dowley
1.019 3.77 The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story by Craig G. Bartholomew
1.015 3.65 Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar by Page H. Kelley
1.015 3.77 The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team by John C. Maxwell
1.009 3.6 How to Read the Psalms by Tremper Longman III
1.008 3.91 On Christian Doctrine by St. Augustine
1.007 3.86 A Survey of Israel's History by Leon J. Wood
1.007 3.79 Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus by Michael J. Wilkins
1.004 3.86 A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian
1.003 3.76 A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by Jacob Weingreen
1.001 4.08 Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary by Noah Webster
0.999 3.91 A Christian Manifesto by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.999 3.29 Unger's Bible Handbook by Merrill F. Unger
0.997 3.91 The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
0.994 3.5 The Ancient Near East, Volume 1: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures by James B. Pritchard
0.989 3.19 A Survey of the New Testament by Robert H. Gundry
0.988 3.63 The Crusades: A Short History by Jonathan Riley-Smith
0.988 4.04 The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon by Francis Brown
0.986 3.94 A Survey of the Old Testament by Andrew E. Hill
0.984 3.87 The Works of Josephus by Flavius Josephus
0.982 4.07 Can Man Live Without God? by Ravi Zacharias
0.98 4.06 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader by Ralph D. Winter
0.978 4.18 The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
0.976 3.87 20th-Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age by Stanley J. Grenz
0.976 4.2 Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible by J. Scott Duvall
0.975 3.74 The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
0.972 4.04 Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
0.972 3.76 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
0.969 3.82 Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church by Robert E. Webber
0.965 3.71 The Book of Revelation by Robert H. Mounce
0.961 3.9 The Aeneid by Virgil
0.96 3.72 The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine by Eusebius
0.959 3.97 The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
0.956 3.92 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
0.952 3.69 Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road by Donald Miller
0.952 4.07 The Times complete history of the World by Richard Overy
0.951 3.75 L'Abri by Edith Schaeffer
0.95 3.75 A History of Christianity: A.D. 1500-A.D. 1975 by Kenneth Scott Latourette
0.949 3.86 From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker
0.949 4.08 Soul Survivor: How My Faith Survived the Church by Philip Yancey
0.948 4.04 Justification: God's Plan & Paul's Vision by N. T. Wright
0.948 3.98 Systematic Theology [3-volume set] by Charles Hodge
0.948 4.04 the God who is there : Speaking historic Christianity into the twentieth century by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.947 3.98 A Summa of the Summa by Thomas Aquinas
0.945 4.02 The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
0.942 3.73 Five Views on Apologetics by Steven B. Cowan
0.94 3.79 A History of Christianity: To A.D. 1500 by Kenneth Scott Latourette
0.94 3.85 Christian Theology by Millard J. Erickson
0.94 4.09 The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks by Benedicta Ward
0.938 4.08 Keep in Step With the Spirit by J. I. Packer
0.937 3.93 Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity by J. P. Moreland
0.935 4.03 The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God by Robert Louis Wilken
0.934 3.8 The Dead Sea Scrolls by Géza Vermes
0.932 3.99 Jesus through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture by Jaroslav Pelikan
0.932 3.98 Be Joyful by Warren W. Wiersbe
0.93 3.83 Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture by Jaroslav Pelikan
0.929 3.93 Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook by William D. Mounce
0.927 4.07 The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? by F. F. Bruce
0.926 3.56 Hand Me Another Brick by Charles R. Swindoll
0.924 4.26 Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary by A.S. Hornby
0.924 3.71 Inerrancy by Norman L. Geisler
0.923 4.15 The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character by Samuel Noah Kramer
0.923 4.12 Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged by Matthew Henry
0.923 4.01 New Testament Greek for Beginners by J. Gresham Machen
0.922 3.48 Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices by Peter F. Drucker
0.922 4.35 Spurgeon's Sermons (5 book set) by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
0.914 4.09 Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview by Albert M. Wolters
0.912 3.95 The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright by John Piper
0.912 4.19 Pseudo-Dionysius: The Complete Works by Dionysius the Areopagite
0.911 3.57 Two Lives of Charlemagne by Einhard
0.911 4.26 Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
0.911 3.94 The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
0.905 3.88 Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller
0.898 3.88 The Early Church by Henry Chadwick
0.898 4.3 The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
0.898 3.64 Addicted to Mediocrity: Contemporary Christians and the Arts by Frank Schaeffer
0.894 3.92 The King James Version Debate: A Plea for Realism by D. A. Carson
0.893 4.02 The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis
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
0.887 4.21 An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine by John Henry Newman
0.886 3.82 The Epistle to the Romans by Leon Morris
0.885 3.84 A Harmony of the Gospels by A. T. Robertson
0.883 4.15 What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
0.883 3.71 Halley's Bible Handbook by Henry H. Halley
0.883 4.09 Wheelock's Latin by Frederic M. Wheelock
0.882 4.14 The Reformation by Will Durant
0.881 3.95 God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades by Rodney Stark
0.878 3.86 Escape From Reason: A Penetrating Analysis Of Trends In Modern Thought by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.876 4.02 Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages by Haddon W. Robinson
0.875 4.29 The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel
0.872 4.32 Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
0.871 4.27 Virgil: Eclogues. Georgics. Aeneid: Books 1-6 (Loeb Classical Library) by Virgil
0.869 3.74 Ancient Iraq by Georges Roux
0.866 4.21 The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
0.866 4.07 Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Loraine Boettner
0.864 4.4 On the Incarnation: The Treatise De Incarnatione Verbi Dei by Athanasius
0.86 4.29 Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
0.858 4.03 Christian Theology: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath
0.857 4.5 Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
0.855 4.18 Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross
0.855 3.57 Genesis (The Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series) by Derek Kidner
0.855 3.96 The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views by Robert G. Clouse
0.853 4.02 St. Basil the Great on the Holy Spirit by Basilius Magnus
0.852 3.61 A Primer on Postmodernism by Stanley J. Grenz
0.85 3.99 The Portable Voltaire by Voltaire
0.85 4.23 The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations? by James R. White
0.85 4 Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey
0.849 4.39 The Oxford Spanish Dictionary by Beatriz Galimberti Jarman
0.848 4.46 The Sovereignty of God by Arthur W. Pink
0.847 4.5 The Greek New Testament by Eberhard Nestle
0.845 4.09 Just As I Am by Billy Graham
0.845 4 The Holy Spirit by Billy Graham
0.845 4.2 Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton
0.844 4.11 The Bible and the Future by Anthony A. Hoekema
0.843 4.28 The Gagging of God by D. A. Carson
0.842 4.17 A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
0.84 4.2 Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar by William D. Mounce
0.839 4.43 Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament by R. Laird Harris
0.839 4.17 Surprised by Joy / Reflections on the Psalms / The Four Loves / The Business of Heaven by C. S. Lewis
0.838 3.81 Gospel of Luke: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Commentary) by I. Howard Marshall
0.837 4.02 Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity by Mark A. Noll
0.832 4.08 The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist by Dorothy Day
0.83 3.91 Luther: Man Between God and the Devil by Heiko A. Oberman
0.826 4.33 The Text of the New Testament by Bruce M. Metzger
0.826 4.16 Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek by Bruce M. Metzger
0.825 3.58 Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath
0.823 3.73 A History of the Franks by Saint Gregory of Tours
0.823 4.02 Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ by Alfred Edersheim
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 4.23 Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness by Charles R. Swindoll
0.822 4.26 On the Apostolic Preaching by Irenaeus of Lyons
0.819 4.4 The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
0.819 3.9 Documents of the Christian Church by Henry Bettenson
0.818 4.39 Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics by Daniel B. Wallace
0.817 4.45 The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 5: Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700) by Jaroslav Pelikan
0.815 3.89 Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer by C. S. Lewis
0.812 3.79 Cassell's Concise Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary by D. P. Simpson
0.81 3.65 The Gospel According to St. Luke by Leon Morris
0.807 4.39 Biblical Words and Their Meaning by Moisés Silva
0.805 4.43 Knowing God by J. I. Packer
0.799 4.55 Biblia Sacra Vulgata by R. Weber
0.799 4.46 The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer: A Christian Worldview (5 Volume Set) by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.797 4.26 Westminster Confession of Faith: A Study Manual by G. I. Williamson
0.795 4.6 A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature by Walter Bauer
0.789 3.38 Worldviews in Conflict by Ronald H. Nash
0.788 4.26 He Is There and He Is Not Silent by Francis A. Schaeffer
0.786 4.08 Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ by Robert H. Stein
0.784 4.53 The Iliad: Books 1-12 by Homer
0.783 3.87 A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker
0.78 4.16 The Orthodox Church by Kallistos Ware
0.778 3.68 Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) by I. Howard Marshall
0.778 3.86 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
0.777 3.96 Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky
0.776 4.35 Total truth : liberating Christianity from its cultural captivity by Nancy R. Pearcey
0.774 4.17 An Introduction to the New Testament by D. A. Carson
0.773 4.38 The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press Staff
0.773 4.28 Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (The Gospel and Our Culture Series) by Darrell L. Guder
0.769 3.98 C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath
0.763 3.58 Protestant Biblical Interpretation: A Textbook of Hermeneutics by Bernard L. Ramm
0.76 3.94 A Little Exercise for Young Theologians by Helmut Thielicke
0.757 4.31 The Odyssey: Books 1-12 by Homer
0.753 3.89 Narrative Poems by C. S. Lewis
0.751 4.34 Backgrounds of Early Christianity by Everett Ferguson
0.749 4 The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul by Wayne A. Meeks
0.746 4.51 Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set) by John Calvin
0.746 4.29 Augustine of Hippo: A Biography by Peter Brown
0.746 4.43 Greek Grammar by Herbert Weir Smyth
0.745 4.29 Facing Your Giants: A David and Goliath Story for Everyday People by Max Lucado
0.744 4.11 Who You Are When No One's Looking by Bill Hybels
0.74 3.8 The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity by Philip Jenkins
0.737 4.6 Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia by Karl Elliger
0.736 3.6 Augustine: A Very Short Introduction by Henry Chadwick
0.734 4.18 Is There a Meaning in This Text? by Kevin J. Vanhoozer
0.733 3.86 Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers by Christopher A. Hall
0.731 4.11 The Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark
0.729 3.98 It's Still Greek to Me: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek by David Alan Black
0.728 4.4 Synopsis of the Four Gospels by Kurt Aland
0.723 4.59 The Iliad: Books 13-24 by Homer
0.722 4.32 The Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament by Warren C. Trenchard
0.719 4.04 Josephus: The Essential Works by Flavius Josephus
0.709 4.15 The New Testament Background: Selected Documents by Charles K. Barrett
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
0.696 4.3 Robert's Rules of Order in Brief by Henry M. Robert III
0.679 4.09 The Hard Sayings of Jesus by F. F. Bruce
0.672 4.33 Evangelism in the Early Church by Michael Green
0.669 4.1 The Harper Atlas of the Bible by James B. Pritchard
0.66 4.34 Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller
0.657 4.29 The Church by Edmund P. Clowney
0.657 4.12 Models of the Church by Avery Dulles
0.653 4.53 A Greek-English Lexicon, Ninth Edition with a Revised Supplement by Henry George Liddell
0.65 4.38 The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance by Bruce M. Metzger
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
0.628 4.44 Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Michael Ward
0.623 4.1 The Holy Spirit (Contours of Christian Theology) by Sinclair B. Ferguson
0.619 4.33 The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays by Dorothy L. Sayers
0.605 4.47 Romans (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) by Thomas R. Schreiner
0.59 4.6 The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Vol. 2: Expansions of the Old Testament and Legends, Wisdom and Philosophical Literature, Prayers, Psalms, and Odes, Fragments of Lost Judeo-Hellenistic works by James H. Charlesworth
0.569 4.42 The Nag Hammadi Library by James M. Robinson
0.566 4.4 The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity by Andreas J. Köstenberger
0.556 4.53 The Odyssey: Books 13-24 by Homer
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
0.467 4.79 The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations by Michael W. Holmes
0.403 4.75 Catholicism: Christ and the Common Destiny of Man by Henri de Lubac