Best 5 Classic Christian Books You Should Read First
June 27, 2017

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With so many Classic Christian books, which are the best? These Classic Christian books made it to our list of top books and we’ve compiled them to make it easy for you to find them. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews).

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1) The Weight of Glory

 

The Weight of Glory
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The late C.S. Lewis’ classic The Weight of Glory includes nine sermons delivered by Lewis (former Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University) during World War Two. Published in 1949, these sermons give guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a tumultuous time in history.  These essays reveal Lewis’ deep insights and thoughtful introspection and are valuable help to anyone trying to live a more meaningful and effective life.

 

2) The Confessions of St. Augustine

 

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Augustine of Hippo (also known as Saint Augustine) was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. In his autobiographical The Confessions of St. Augustine, St. Augustine chronicles his sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity.  This book should be high priority reading for anyone interested in learning about Christianity, its origins, as well as those studying in more serious intent, such as theology.  A true masterpiece.

 

3) Pilgrim’s Progress (Bunyan): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations.

 

Englishman John Bunyan was a celebrated English minister and preacher who wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress in 1678.  The book was the most characteristic expression of the Puritan religious outlook of its time.  This updated, modern English version was published by Aneko Press in 2015 and contains more than 100 illustrations.  Bible verses are also added to this classic of the Christian allegory category.

 

4) Pascal’s Pensées

 

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Blaise Pascal was born in 1623 and died in 1662.  Although he had a short life, he left his mark on mathematics, physics, religious controversy and literature. Pascal’s Pensées, translated by A. J. Krailsheimer, is a classic book of notes and essays in which Pascal explores human nature in many realms and terms.  A classic of Christian thought, Pascal’s essays display profound insights into the human condition, in its spiritual and existential dimensions.

5) Mere Christianity

 

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Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis’ classic apologetic for the Christian faith. Lewis was arguably the most important writer of the 20th century. In this book he explores the common ground that all those of Christian faith stand on. Mere Christianity includes Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two culled from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality.

 

 

 

 



 

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