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Recommended Reading 

The Bridge Staff put together a list of the greatest Christian books of all time. God has used these great books to shape and mold the character of millions of Christ followers. For your convenience the list is broken down by subject matter. We highly recommend them for your reading pleasure.

Bible Study & Reference/Devotional

Bible Study Methods by Rick Warren
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a' Kempis
What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
Women of the World: How to Study the Bible w/Hearts & Minds by Jen Wilkin


A Man Called Peter: The Story of Peter Marshall by Catherine Marshall
"Bonhoffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" by Eric Metaxas
Born Again by Charles W. Colson
Rich Mullins: A Devotional Biography: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven by James Bryan Smith
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom

Children's Literature

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Christian Allegory

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Christian Apologetics

Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson
Knowing God by J. I. Packer
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
The God Who Is There by Francis A. Schaeffer
The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
"The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses" by C. S. Lewis

Christian Fiction

A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
In His Steps by Charles Sheldon
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti

Christian Living

Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray
Basic Christianity by John Stott
Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster
Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Dare to Discipline by James Dobson
Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper
Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper
Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul
Evangelism Explosion by D. James Kennedy
Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry T. Blackaby
Forgotten God by Francis Chan
Holiness by J.C. Ryle
How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western... by Francis A. Schaeffer
Humility by Andrew Murray
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Lost in the Middle by Paul David Tripp
Love & Respect by Emmerson Eggerichs
Making Sense of God by Timothy Keller
More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp
Shaken by Tim Tebow
The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The Life We Never Expected by Andrew & Rachel Wilson
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
When Trouble Comes by Philip Ryken

Church Planting

The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren


The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Emmerson Coleman
The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee


"A Pair of Miracles: A Story of Autism, Faith, and Determined Parenting" by Karla Akins
Confessions by Saint Augustine


Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move... by Dutch Sheets
Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey
The Book of Common Prayer
The Chosen Fast and Prayer by Robert P. Holland
The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson
Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God by Bill Hybels
With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray


Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
The Bible
The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Ralston Martin
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer



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