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You can tell a lot about people by the types of books they read. So take a good look at my favorites and you’ll get a glimpse at who I am.

Check out my Top 10 picks in various categories of books:

  • Bible Study
  • Christian Living
  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • DVDs
  • Bibles
  • Christian Classics

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Christy’s Top 10 Go-To Books for Bible Study

 

1. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary

 

28364: Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Revised and Expanded Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Revised and Expanded By C. Brand, C.W. Draper & A. England / B&H Books The Holman Bible Dictionary edited by Trent C. Butler has become one of the best-selling Bible reference tools since its publication in 1991. Now this revised, updated and expanded edition called the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary offers even greater value to Bible students and teachers with over 250 new articles, new maps and charts, and 90 new contributors. This book is designed both for those who need information quickly and those who want in depth treatments of hundreds of topics. Each entry begins with a brief definition of the word followed by more detailed information. Through its more than 700 full-color graphics, this book brings readers right into the world of the Bible and enables them to better understand the Scriptures. Features:

  • Exhaustive definitions of people, places, things and events-dealing with every subject in the Bible
  • Over 700 full-color photos, illustrations and charts.
  • Unique scale drawings and reconstructions of biblical places and objects based on careful archaeological research.
  • Over 60 new, full-color maps with map index
  • Major articles on theological topics, collective articles on plants, animals, occupations, etc.
  • Pronunciation guide for all proper nouns and other hard-to-pronounce words.
  • Up-to-date archaeological information from excavations in Israel.
  • Timeline that compares biblical history to world history
  • Summary definitions that begin each entry for quick reference.
  • A variety of Bible translations used-the only dictionary that includes the HCSB, NIV, KJV, RSV, NRSV,REB, NASB, ESV, and TEV.
  • Many articles based on the original languages, but written in a user-friendly style. Technical language and abbreviations are avoided.
  • Extensive cross-referencing of related articles
  • “Quicktabs”: marginal alphabetical guides for quick and easy location of information

 

2. Holman Bible Handbook

 

1763: The Holman Bible Handbook The Holman Bible Handbook By David Dockery / B&H BooksHere’s a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the Bible and its significance for your life. User-friendly and geared to all levels of Bible knowledge, five sections offer practical study helps on all aspects of the Bible—its backgrounds, themes, and applications. Features:

  • Articles, outlines and commentary from leading evangelical scholars
  • Full color photos, illustrations, charts and maps
  • Special section on historical background and recent findings in Biblical archaeology
  • Points out theological teaching and ethical message of each Bible book
  • Study questions for further reflection

 

3. Illustrated Bible Handbook

 

50442: Illustrated Bible Handbook Illustrated Bible Handbook By Lawrence O. Richards / Thomas NelsonThe Illustrated Bible Handbook opens up the world of the Bible—its truths, people, and events—from Genesis to Revelation. Quick-moving overviews of every book in the Bible and clear insights from every paragraph in the Bible guide you to an uncluttered understanding of each part of God’s Word. Scores of black-and-white maps, charts, photos, and illustrations convey a wealth of information at a glance. Time-saving overviews of both Old and New Testaments, notes on basic theology, suggestions for further study, and numerous other features help you apply the Bible to today’s circumstances.

 

4. Holman Bible Atlas

 

97095: Holman Bible Atlas Holman Bible Atlas By Thomas Brisco / B&H BooksExplore the world of the Bible through this visual feast and increase your knowledge of God’s Word! This atlas features hundreds of color photos and maps that show you the land, sites, and archaeology of the entire biblical world. You’ll learn about every time period from the Patriarchs to A.D. 300, and every international power from Egypt to Rome. 256 pages, hardcover.

 

5. Nelson’s Three-in-One Bible Reference Companion

 

09727: The Three-In-One Bible Reference Companion The Three-In-One Bible Reference Companion By Thomas NelsonWith an A-to-Z listing of every important word in the KJV, here’s a complete set of study tools in one easy-to-use volume. The concordance lists words and their uses in biblical context; the topical index traces themes and concepts throughout Scripture; and the dictionary explains ideas, people, places, objects, customs, and events. Features a Fan-Tab index. 811 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

 

6. The Strongest NASB Exhaustive Concordance

 

262844: The Strongest NASB Exhaustive Concordance The Strongest NASB Exhaustive Concordance By ZondervanThis concordance is based on the New American Standard updated Version of the bible. It contains over 400,000 entries that list every word in the NASB Updated Bible alphabetically, with each book, chapter, and verse where the word appears. Features:

  • Every word in the updated NASB listed alphabetically and referenced in order of appearance to every book, chapter, and verse of the Bible.
  • Enhanced Strong’s numbering system for use with updated NASB
  • Hebrew/Aramaic and Greek dictionaries trace words in the NASB text to their equivalents in the original Bible languages for a better understanding of their meaning and application
  • Clear instructions for use of the concordance and dictionaries
  • Select bibliography

 

7. The Handbook of Bible Application

 

14044: The Handbook of Bible Application (for the Life Application Bible) The Handbook of Bible Application (for the Life Application Bible) By Neil Wilson / Tyndale HouseThis book is for anyone interested in a topical study of the Bible. If there is a life-related topic to which the Bible speaks, chances are you will find it here. The topics are arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced with other related topics, key verses, and longer Bible readings. Each entry is designed to address life’s everyday struggles and questions and each topic leads you directly to the Bible passages that speak to those struggles and questions. The purpose of this book is not to supplement the Bible’s answers to life’s questions, but to lead you to them. Under each topic you will find these features:

  • Key questions often asked about the topic
  • Suggested Bible readings related to the topic
  • Key Bible verses (printed in a version that best highlights the meaning)
  • Answers to the key questions
  • Notes adapted from the Life Application Bible
  • Related topics found elsewhere in The Handbook of Bible Handbook

 

8. All the Men/Women of the Bible

 

605881: All the Men/Women of the Bible, 2 Volumes in 1 All the Men/Women of the Bible, 2 Volumes in 1 By Herbert Lockyer / ZondervanThis unique source book on the subject of Bible characters from Dr. Herbert Lockyer is a monumental achievement to benefit Christians who want to have information on biblical characters at their finger-tips. These two books have been combined in a convenient one-volume edition. All the Women of the Bible contains more than 400 entries of named and unnamed women of the Bible. All the Men of the Bible contains entries for more than three thousand named men, and the many thousands of unnamed men are also classified. Also included in this book is a guide to the pronunciation of all the names.

 

9. IVP Bible Background Commentary – 2 Volumes

 

81420: The IVP Bible Background Commentary on the New Testament & the Old Testament, 2 Volumes The IVP Bible Background Commentary on the New Testament & the Old Testament, 2 Volumes By J.H. Walton, V.H. Matthews, M. Chavalas & Craig S. Keener / Inter-Varsity PressYou wouldn’t expect Abraham to fathom Wall Street, or Paul to understand how cell phones work. Similarly, contemporary Bible readers often stumble over obscure and obsolete references from ancient times. With this valuable resource, you’ll grasp biblical authors’ original concerns. Old and New Testament volumes provide historical, social, and cultural contexts in a handy verse-by-verse format. 800 pages each, two hardcovers.

 

10. Bible Knowledge Commentary – 2 Volumes

 

693800X: The Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old & New Testament, 2 Volumes The Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old & New Testament, 2 Volumes
By Edited by John F. Walvoord & Roy B. Zuck / David C. CookEdited by John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, The Bible Knowledge Commentary features insightful exposition and commentary on the entire Bible from members of the distinguished Dallas Theological Seminary faculty. For commentary from the historical-grammatical and premillennial perspectives, it’s hard to beat this commentary, and the commitment to scriptural inerrancy is unmatched. Thoroughly conservative and Evangelical, this commentary showcases what Dallas Theological Seminary has become world famous for, and offers all students of the Bible an insightful and applicable commentary. Overview of the Bible Knowledge Commentary:

  • Theologically conservative (Evangelical)
  • Based on the New International Version (NIV)
  • Mainly a section-by-section commentary, with a good amount of verse-by-verse commentary as well
  • Non-technical (all original languages are transliterated)
  • Designed for all Christian students and learners

Special features:

  • Introduction, outline, commentary and bibliography for each book of the Bible
  • Explanations of problem passages, alleged discrepancies, customs, geographical locations, and key Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic words
  • Numerous maps, charts and diagrams for easy reference
  • A presentation of each book’s argument, and how that book’s purpose unfolds and develops
  • Numerous cross-references to parallel topics and passages

 

 

Christy’s Top 10 Christian Living

 

1. Freedom of Simplicity

 

59716: Freedom of Simplicity Freedom of Simplicity By Richard Foster / HarperOneSimplicity is not merely a matter of having less stress and more leisure. It is rather an essential spiritual discipline that we must practice for the health of the soul. Twenty-five years after it first appeared, this updated edition of Richard Foster’s classic work explores the foundation of this discipline, its fundamental importance in the Bible, and how it has been manifested and taught by God’s saints throughout Christian history. This beautiful, moving manifesto on incorporating simplicity into our hectic lives still rings true—and is even more needed today.

 

2. The Treasure Principle

 

014219: The Treasure Principle, CBD-Exclusive Edition The Treasure Principle, CBD-Exclusive Edition By Randy Alcorn / Random House, IncIn 2001, Alcorn first invited readers to partake in a revolution that called for radical generosity and freedom from materialism. This exclusive edition of his perennial bestseller features a provocative ending with challenging questions from God about our stewardship; and a personal journal section. Discover how joyful giving brings God glory. 160 pages, hardcover from Multnomah.

 

3. Sacred Pathways

 

329886: Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul"s Path to God Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God By Gary Thomas / ZondervanIn this revised and updated edition of Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas, the bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, strips away the frustration of one-size-fits all spirituality. Readers will discover a path of worship that leaps the barriers that keep them, regardless of denomination. Sacred Pathways unfolds nine distinct spiritual temperaments–their traits, strengths and pitfalls. Illustrated with examples from the Bible and from the author’s life experience, each one suggests an approach to loving God through a distinctive journey of adoration.For those whose current spiritual walk is not what they’d like it to be, Sacred Pathways will show the route they were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.

 

4. Desiring God

 

423108: Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist By John Piper / Multnomah BooksStrengthen your relationship with God simply by enjoying him and his creation. Piper compellingly reveals why your deepest and most enduring happiness can only be found in God. Laying biblical foundations for a life of celebration, he describes how to glorify the Lord by truly desiring and enjoying him. Includes a discussion guide. 320 pages, softcover from Multnomah.

 

5. Don’t Waste Your Life

 

44988: Don"t Waste Your Life Don’t Waste Your Life By John Piper / Crossway Books & BiblesIn this provocative work Pastor Piper challenges us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment so that we can develop a deeper passion for God. Piper believes that if we passionately submit the sufferings we endure, the risks we take, and the goals we set to the pursuit of God’s glory, then not one moment of our lives will be wasted. Don’t miss this opportunity to rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God.

 

6. Radical

 

422211: Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream By David Platt / Multnomah BooksTake a transforming journey in authentic discipleship. As the pastor of a large and wealthy congregation, David Platt began to see a discrepancy between the reality of his Church and the way Jesus said His followers lived. In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Platt examines how American Christianity has manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences and challenges readers to rediscover the path.A 21-Day Guide to Going Radical is available for download exclusively on Christianbook.com. Download the 21-Day Guide Here.

 

7. Not a Fan

 

331933: Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of  Jesus Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus By Kyle Idleman / ZondervanIf Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan-or perhaps someone who doesn’t even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. Through biblical teaching, anecdotes, and humor, Kyle Idleman explores what it means to truly be a follower of Christ. He also shares several powerful Not a Fan stories–testimonies from fellow followers who turned to Jesus. Don’t miss this wake up call to radical discipleship!

 

8. Unshakable Foundations

 

24086: Unshakable Foundations Unshakable Foundations By Norman Geisler / Bethany HouseBuild your faith on the solid rock of time-tested truths. Presenting contemporary answers to crucial questions, apologists Geisler and Bocchino discuss the origins of life, good vs. evil, heaven and hell, the deity of Jesus, modern ethical issues, and more. Illustrations, graphs, and charts help to clarify abstract concepts. Information you can stand on! 336 pages, softcover from Bethany.

 

9. What Makes Life Worth Living?

 

29889: What Makes Life Worth Living What Makes Life Worth Living By W. Phillip Keller / Kregel PublicationsIn his final work based on decades of ever-deepening Christian experience, Phillip Keller shares his spiritual heritage – showing us the path to confident and resilient faith. He explores twenty-one ways to embrace deeper meaning and joy in our daily lives, beginning with knowing God firsthand. From this central relationship flows a new perspective on the reason and resources for everyday challenges, stresses, and blessings.

 

10. Authentic Christianity

 

30197: Authentic Christianity Authentic Christianity By Ray Stedman / Discovery HouseAuthentic Christianity proclaims the most liberating secret in all of Scripture. Jesus died for us so that He might live in us. That’s a life big enough to carry the loads, strong enough to face the demands. A life so attractive and compelling that men and women are drawn to seek its Source.An in depth study of II Corinthians, this Christian classic avoids popular religious trends and jargon to reveal the genuine purpose, simplicity, and joy of true Christianity.

 

 

Christy’s Top 10 Biographies

 

1. Autobiography of George Muller

 

83100: Autobiography of George Muller Autobiography of George Muller By Whitaker House PublishersMuller is best known for the orphanages he built and operated in Bristol, England, during the 19th century. Now a Christian classic, his diary shares one man’s journey from sin and rebellion to a lifetime of service. A remarkable story of childlike dependence on God to meet your every need! 237 pages, softcover from Whitaker.

 

2. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

 

39202: Hudson Taylor"s Spiritual Secret Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret By Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor / Discovery HousePhysician, evangelist, administrator, visionary, compassionate husband and father–Hudson Taylor filled all these roles, and more. He left a lasting mark on the great country of China. This classic biography of his life has been revised to make it accessible to today’s reader.

 

3. Through Gates of Splendor

 

2371516: Through Gates of Splendor Through Gates of Splendor By Elisabeth Elliot / Living BooksIn January 1956, a tragic but inspiring story broke in headlines across the world. Five young men had dared to make contact with a Stone Age tribe deep in the Jungles of Ecuador. The goal: to establish communication with a people whose only previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers. The men’s mission combined modern technology with innate ingenuity, sparked by a passionate determination to get the gospel to a people without Christ.

 

4. Spurgeon: A New Biography

 

1514510: Spurgeon: A New Biography Spurgeon: A New Biography By Arnold Dallimore / Banner of TruthThis will meet the need of those completely ignorant of Spurgeon and his vast achievements, but will also stir the interest of all who value a unique ministry, yielding 62 volumes of “deathless” sermons and many other highly valuable publications. 272 pages.

 

5. Surprised by Joy

 

0118: Surprised by Joy Surprised by Joy By C.S. Lewis / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt“This book,” Lewis says in his opening sentence, “is written partly in answer to requests that I would tell how I passed from atheism to Christianity and partly to correct one or two false notions that seem to have got about.” One of the most important spiritual autobiographies in the last 100 years! 252 pages, softcover. Harcourt.

 

6. C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands, DVD

 

64813X: C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands, DVD C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands, DVD By Vision VideoAuthor and theologian C.S. Lewis was no stranger to pain. This original heartwarming account of his marriage to Joy Davidman gives you insight into how Lewis moved forward in faith out of the dark shadowlands following his beloved wife’s death. Starring Joss Ackland and Claire Bloom. C.S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands includes both, a 90-minute television version and 73-minute abridged version.

 

7. Martin Luther, DVD

 

646234: Martin Luther, DVD - 50th Anniversary Edition Martin Luther, DVD – 50th Anniversary Edition By Vision VideoWhen Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, his deed reverberated throughout the world—challenging assumptions about religious authority and how we are to approach God. This classic black-and-white presentation captures the passion of the life and times of the Great Reformer. Stars Niall MacGinnis and includes tour of Luther sites. 105 minutes.

 

8. God’s Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale, DVD

 

647370: God"s Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale God’s Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale By Vision VideoA true story, God’s Outlaw is about international politics, church intrigue, cold-blooded betrayal, and false justice ending in a criminal’s death. But it’s also about victorious faith and spiritual triumph over some of the greatest political and religious forces known in the 16th century. This 93-minute film depicts William Tyndale’s obsession with translating the Bible into English, and the voyage he made to avoid capture by kings and the pope. The tale of how he lived and died as “God’s outlaw” is a compelling story and is especially a moving encouragement for modern people of faith. Approx. 93 minutes.Special features:

  • Chapter titles for easy access
  • Biographical information on Director and leading actors
  • In the DVD-Rom folder: Christian History magazine article and study guide/worksheets in PDF format
  • Abridged version with commentary by Ken Curtis
  • Subtitles in English
  • Audio: English, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean

 

9. John Hus, DVD

 

647834: John Hus, DVD John Hus, DVD By Vision VideoThe history books make little mention of this Bohemian priest and scholar who lived 100 years before Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Yet John Hus was convinced and taught openly that the Bible should be presented in the language of the people, that salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ, and the Word of God is the final authority. He was summoned to the Council of Constance and promised safety, but he was betrayed. In the end, Hus was accused, imprisoned, and charged with heresy. Ultimately, he was condemned and burned at the stake as a heretic. Approx. 55 minutes.Special Features:

  • 55-minute version in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, with or without English subtitles
  • 30-minutes abridged version in English
  • Study materials in PDF format

 

10. The Hiding Place

 

082105: The Hiding Place, DVD The Hiding Place, DVD By Wesscott MarketingIn wartime Holland, the Ten Boom family quietly sheltered Jews in their small house—until Nazis discovered the “hiding place.” This is the remarkable true story of Corrie and her sister Betsie’s endurance of the death camp, and their sure hope that God alone is our true refuge. Starring Julie Harris, Eileen Heckart, and Arthur O’Connell. 2 hours, 20 minutes.Special Features:

  • Complete Carrie ten Boom’s video anthology
  • Scene Selection
  • Cast and Crew Filmography
  • Original Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Photo gallery
  • Languages available: English 5.1, English 2.0, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Subtitled Language: English

 

 

Christy’s Top 10 Fiction

 

1. Till We Have Faces

 

4365: Till We Have Faces Till We Have Faces By C.S. Lewis / Houghton Mifflin HarcourtThe unlovely Orual, eldest daughter of the King of Glome, becomes so consumed by her mingled love for and jealousy of her beautiful half-sister that she makes a complaint to the gods—and receives an answer she did not expect. This novel, possibly Lewis’ best work and his personal favorite, is the compelling reworking of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. 313 pages, softcover from Harcourt.

 

2. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

 

928180: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, 4 Volume Boxed Set The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, 4 Volume Boxed Set By J.R.R. Tolkien / Mariner BooksThis collection of The Lord of the Rings will sit perfectly on any bookshelf. Slipcased in a sturdy, attractive box with eye of Sauron emblem, this collection includes The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Fellowship of the Ring.The Lord of the Rings maintains the breaks between the 3-volume set, as well as Tolkien’s division of the text into six “books;” page numbers follow the “books” as if they were in one volume, not three. Softcovers. Index and appendices included in The Return of the King.This text contains all revisions and corrections, and is based on the 1965/66 edition published by Houghton Mifflin.

 

3. The Chronicles of Narnia

 

38508: The Chronicles of Narnia, One-Volume Edition, Softcover The Chronicles of Narnia, One-Volume Edition, Softcover By C.S. Lewis / Harpercollins PublishingC.S. Lewis’ classic series is now available in an attractive streamlined paperback volume that includes the complete text of all seven books. A Pauline Baynes illustrations pulled from the original 1950s editions graces each chapter, and the unabridged text, presented in C.S. Lewis’ original spelling and punctuation, is also used. Now adults can enjoy the entire series as much as the next generation.

 

4. The Book of God

 

22021: The Book of God The Book of God By Walter Wangerin, Jr. / ZondervanPrepare to be swept away by Scripture as never before! Wangerin’s “Bible storybook for adults” features original texts enhanced by brilliant settings, dramatized scenes, and added dialogue—all gleaned from current research. It’ll seem like you’re reading the Bible for the very first time! (Note: these “seconds” have a sticker on the cover.) 660 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

 

5. Paul

 

43165: Paul, A Novel Paul, A Novel By Walter Wangerin, Jr. / ZondervanWith vivid imagination and scholarly depth, award-winning author Walter Wangerin Jr. weaves together the history of the early church with the life story of its greatest apostle – Paul. Wangerin begins to unfold Paul’s incredible life by imagining the childhood and early family life of a boy then called “Saul”. A fierce prosecutor of Christians before his conversion, Paul never lost his fiery dedication, boldness, and strong personality. After his shocking encounter with God on the road to Damascus, he applied his formidable strengths to spreading the gospel. Wangerin deftly reveals Paul’s character through each stage of his life, and enables us to see Paul’s character through each stage of his life, and enables us to see Paul the person, living and complex, viewed through the eyes of his contemporaies: Barnabas, James, Prisca, Seneca, and Luke.Paul’s rich interaction and brilliant dialogue with friendsand foes, leaders and slaves, Jews and Greeks, creates a swift and intense historical drama around the man who spread the seed of the Gospel to the ends of the known world.

 

6. The Space Trilogy

 

664829: The Space Trilogy, 3 Volumes in 1 The Space Trilogy, 3 Volumes in 1 By C.S. Lewis / ScribnerNow C.S. Lewis’s classic trio of fantasy tales is in one convenient volume! Called to join the universal battle of good vs. evil, Dr. Elwin Ransom, a renowned scholar, fights demonic forces with the help of heavenly messengers. Follow his out-of-this-world adventures in Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. 728 pages, softcover from Scribners.

 

7. The Great Divorce

 

652950: Great Divorce Great Divorce By C.S. Lewis / HarperOneLewis’s highly influential fantasy about heaven and hell. In Grey Town the inhabitants keep moving farther apart because of their quarrels, while in the Country, sunrise always seems a moment away. Heaven is real and the redeemed quite solid, while hell is minuscule and the damned insubstantial. 160 pages, softcover. HarperOne.

 

8. The Screwtape Letters

 

708183: The Screwtape Letters - Special Illustrated Edition The Screwtape Letters – Special Illustrated Edition By C. S. Lewis / HarperOneA classic work by C.S. Lewis now available in a special illustrated edition, The Screwtape Letters is a masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” This ultimate gift edition has beautiful, four color illustrations by the artist Papas and a ribbon marker, and will be a must-have for Lewis fans. Jacketed hardcover.

 

9. The Pilgrim’s Regress

 

6018: The Pilgrim"s Regress The Pilgrim’s Regress By C.S. Lewis / Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.The story of John and his odyssey to an enchanted island which has created in him an intense longing. John’s pursuit of this longing takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media Halfways, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, Mr. Sensible, and Mr. Humanist and through such cities as Thrill and Eschropolis, as well as the Valley of Humilation. The first book written by C.S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim’s Regress is, in a sense, a record of Lewis’s own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction that eventually led him to Christianity.

 

10. Tales from the Perilous Realm

 

154111: Tales from the Perilous Realm Tales from the Perilous Realm By J.R.R. Tolkien / Houghton-MifflinA must-have for any Tolkien fan, this collection of Tolkien’s short fiction features some of his early fiction for his children (Roverandom), as well as tie-ins to the LOTR series (The Adventures of Tom Bombadil). Five selections in all provide a unique look into his “faerie” realm, while the included essay “On Fairy-Stories” provides a fascinating look into the mythology and understanding that served as the foundation for his creative genius. 403 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.Stories Include:

  • Roverandom
  • Farmer Giles of Ham
  • The Adventuers of Tom Bomadil
  • Smith of Wootton Major
  • Leaf by Niggle

 

 

Christy’s Top 10 DVDs

 

1. The Visual Bible

 

050698: Matthew, John & Acts, 6-DVD Set Matthew, John & Acts, 6-DVD Set By Randolf Productions IncJourney back to first-century Palestine and witness the extraordinary events that changed the world! Meet Matthew and John as they reflect on the events they witnessed as Jesus’ disciples. Travel with Luke as he shares the struggles and triumphs of the early church. Shot on location, these vivid portrayals are adapted word-for-word from Scripture. Six DVDs, approx. 13 hours total.

 

2. A.D.

 

888926: A.D., DVD A.D., DVD By Vision VideoThe stunning sequel to Jesus of Nazareth, this captivating epic vividly re-creates the turbulent years following the crucifixion of Christ. Witness the growth of the fledgling church, from Peter’s first bold sermon at Pentecost to the martyrdom of Paul. Filmed on location in the Middle East and Europe with an all-star cast. Includes a 12-session on-disk study guide. Two DVDs, 6 hours total. Abridged Edition

 

3. St. John in Exile

 

717352: St. John in Exile, DVD St. John in Exile, DVD By Starring Dean Jones / BMGDean Jones is Saint John in this intimate, inspiring one-man presentation of John in exile on Patmos. Full of humor, strong in spirit, and resolutely committed to Christ, John shares his account of the events that changed the course of human history—and challenges us with his last words before his death: “Little children, love one another.” Directed by Emmy award winner Dan Curtis (War and Remembrance). Approx. 90 minutes.Special Features:

  • Interviews
  • Biographies
  • Dean Jones’ Disney Film Clip
  • Photo Gallery
  • English Subtitles

 

4. Jewish Roots: The Heritage of the Christian Faith

 

187038: Jewish Roots: The Heritage of the Christian Faith, DVD Jewish Roots: The Heritage of the Christian Faith, DVD By Discovery HouseIs your best friend Jewish? He is if you are a Christian!For many followers of Jesus Christ, who was born in the lineage of King David and other prominent Jews, the connection between Judaism (the Jewish Faith) and Christianity never occurs to them. Often Christians see the two faiths as being separate and almost unrelated.The Day of Discovery program Jewish Roots: The Heritage of the Christian Faith was designed to help Christians see that this is simply not an accurate portrayal. In fact, the two religions have some fascinating and surprising things in common. To help explain those commonalities, Mart De Haan traveled to Jerusalem to visit some key first-century locations and discuss with three Hebrew Christians the Jewish roots of Christianity.As you and your friends view this video and discuss the Bible teaching included, you will begin to realize how closely associated Christian faith and practice to Jewish faith and practice. You will gain a new appreciation for first-century Jews who accepted Jesus as Messiah.You’ll never look at Judaism the–or even modern day Christian practices–the same way again after you have heard De Haan and his friends discuss Jewish Roots: The Heritage of the Christian Faith. Includes Leader’s Guide.

 

5. Faith Lessons DVDs, Volumes 1-12

 

212536: Faith Lessons DVDs, Volumes 1 - 12 Faith Lessons DVDs, Volumes 1 – 12 By ZondervanEach Faith Lessons DVD pack includes a Leader’s Guide which helps to facilitate each meeting and provides the opportunity for leadership rotation.
Discovery Guides for each member with Bible studies and discussion/ reflection questions are available separately.

 

6. The Bible Collection, 7 DVDs

 

689822: The Bible Collection, DVD Gift Set The Bible Collection, DVD Gift Set By Warner Home VideoWitness the frailty, triumph, and glory of Old Testament heroes Abraham, David, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Samson and Delilah. Stars include Richard Harris, Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Jonathan Pryce, Barbara Hershey, Leonard Nimoy, and Ben Kingsley. Experience anew the beloved stories you know by heart with this outstanding collection. Six-DVD boxed set. More than 16 hours of Bible stories. Not rated.DVD Features:<br/ >

  • Fullscreen
  • Languages: English & Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French & Spanish (Movie Only)
  • Region Code 1

 

7. Resurrection

 

556697: Resurrection, DVD Resurrection, DVD By Max Lucado / BMGIn the tumultuous events following Christ’s crucifixion, Roman guard Claudius finds himself in the middle of a cover-up that has religious leaders, the government, and his closest friends attempting to hide something from the world. Will he uncover the truth at the risk of losing his life? Based on Max Lucado’s short story. Dove approved. Approx. 50 minutes. Closed-captioned.

 

8. Inn of the Sixth Happiness

 

060949: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, DVD The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, DVD By 20th Century FoxRejected by mission agencies, Englishwoman Gladys Aylward earns the money to send herself to China. There she opens an inn for mule drivers, serves as “foot inspector,” and advises the local Mandarin. But when the Japanese invade, she discovers her true destiny—leading 100 orphans across the mountains to safety. Rated PG. Approx. 158 minutes.DVD Features:

  • Audio commentary by Nick Redman, Aubrey Solomon, and Donald Spoto
  • Movietone Newsreels
  • Restoration comparison
  • Anamorphic widescreen
  • Audio: English stereo, English mono, French mono, Spanish mono
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Closed captioned

 

9. End of the Spear

 

840220: End of the Spear End of the Spear By EthnoGraphic MediaWhen five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of miraculous events unfolds that changes the lives of the slain men’s families and the Ecuadorian tribe they were attempting to befriend. Based on a true story of love and forgiveness. (PG-13.) 111 minutes. Closed-captioned.

 

10. The Passion of the Christ

 

222835: The Passion of the Christ, Definitive Edition DVD Set The Passion of the Christ, Definitive Edition DVD Set By Fox FaithFrom Academy Award winning director Mel Gibson comes a profound story of courage and sacrifice, depicting the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus Christ. Featuring stunning cinematography and an inspired performance by Jim Caviezel, The Passion of the Christ is a triumphant and uncompromising filmmaking achievement. This long-awaited, 2-disc, Definitive Edition DVD set provides the viewer with hours of behind-the-scenes material. Aramaic/Latin/Hebrew languages with English and Spanish subtitles. Rated R (for sequences of graphic violence). Closed captioned. Widescreen. Region 1. Approx. 126 minutes.Special Features:Disc One:

  • Recut Version of the Film
  • Enhanced Viewing Mode Featuring Biblical Footnotes
  • Filmmaker Commentary with Director Mel Gibson, Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and Editor John Wright
  • Production Commentary
  • Theologian Commentary
  • Music Commentary

Disc Two:

  • Exclusive Documentary By His Wounds We Are Healed: Making Of The Passion Of The Christ, Including Insights Into Artistic Inspiration, Ancient Language Exploration, The Director, The Cinematography, The Score, Trials And Tribulations Of The Cast And Crew, Sound Effects, A Spiritual Journey, And Much More
  • The Legacy Featurette, Including “Paths Of The Journey,” “On Language,” “Anno Domini,” “Crucifixion: Punishment In The Ancient World,” And “Though The Ages” Segments
  • Still Photo Galleries Featuring Production Art, Historical Texts, Characters And Actors, And Unit Photography
  • Deleted Scenes and More

 

 

Christy’s Top 10 Bibles

 

1. The Listener’s Bible, MP3

 

207862: NIV Listener&amp;quot;s Bible: Narrated by Max McLean, 1 MP3 Disc NIV Listener’s Bible: Narrated by Max McLean, 1 MP3 Disc By Max McLean / Biblica

Max McLean’s passionate reading of the NIV, enhanced by subtle background music, transforms the words of Scripture into living history. Commuters, joggers, and anybody who loves God’s Word will be transported to the ancient world of the Bible where patriarchs and kings rule, prophets and teachers counsel, and the Messiah dies and rises again.
  • 1 Audio MP3 disc in DVD case containing the entire Bible (data not video DVD)
  • Over 75 hours of playing time.
Max McLean, narrator for the NIV Listener’s Bible, is an actor, storyteller, and student of the Bible whose life’s work is to help make your time listening to the Bible joyful and revealing. He has dramatically presented God&rsquo;s Word in countless churches and one-man dramatic productions of the Bible in theaters worldwide. His radio ministry is heard daily on over 670 radio affiliates.

 

2. The Message, MP3

 

94567: The Message, Complete Bible on MP3 The Message, Complete Bible on MP3By Narrated by Kelly Ryan Dolan / Oasis Audio LLCEugene Peterson’s authentic, earthy translation of the Scriptures is designed to be read aloud—and sounds like everyday conversation. Each chapter of this audio edition of his 21st-century Bible has its own track. You can easily download just what you want to your portable MP3 player—or listen on your computer or MP3-enabled CD player. Complete on only three CDs.

 

3. The NASB New Inductive Study Bible

 

928014: The NASB New Inductive Study Bible, Hardcover The NASB New Inductive Study Bible, Hardcover
By Precept Ministries International / Harvest House Publishers

The NASB New Inductive Study Bible is designed to encourage you to study the Bible for yourself, rather than relying on the interpretation of commentaries. It presents an inductive method of study and Bible marking which leads you directly back to the source, allowing God’s Word to become its own commentary.

Its study tools and questions teaches you how to understand and apply Scripture to your own life. Through an effective system of Bible-marking, the Bible itself becomes a personal record of insight and growth. Contains the Updated NASB.

Special features include:

  • Step-by-step instruction in the acclaimed “inductive study method”
  • Beautifully illustrated diagrams of:
    • The Tabernacle &amp; The High Priest in his Priestly Garments
    • Solomon’s Temple
    • Herod’s Temple
    • The Temple Mount – During the Second Temple Period
    • Timeline of Israel’s history from Adam to Modern Times
  • Single-column format
  • Inner-margin cross-references
  • Individualized overviews and instructions for every book of the Bible
  • Wider margins for note-taking
  • 24 pages of maps and charts
  • Black letter
  • Bible Study Helps section includes:
    • Understanding the Value of God’s Word
    • Major Events in Israel’s History
    • Historical and Grammatical Helps
    • Bible Reading Plans
    • Harmony of the Gospels
    • Historical Charts index
    • Topical Charts index
    • Maps index
    • Illustrations index
    • NASB Concordance
    • 8 Pages of Color Maps
  • Blank pages for personal notes
  • 9-point text size
  • 9.50″ x 6.50″ 2.00″

Discover how letting God’s Word speak for itself is the best way to experience its life-transforming power!

 

4. Archaeological Study Bible

 

938520: NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Personal Size Hardcover 1984 NIV Archaeological Study Bible, Personal Size Hardcover 1984
By ZondervanAn Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture, The NIV Archaeological Study Bible sheds new light on the Bible. From the beginnings of Genesis to the end of Revelation, this new study Bible is filled with informative articles and full-color photographs of places and objects that will open your eyes to the historical context of the stories you read and the people you meet in Scripture. From kings and empires to weapons of war to clay pots used for carrying water, the archaeological record surrounding God’s Word will help contextualize and inform your personal study.Features:

  • 4-color interior throughout
  • Bottom of page study notes highlight and add further explanation to passages that speak on archaeological or cultural facts included in the Scripture
  • Articles (520) covering one of the following five categories:
    • Archaeological Sites (Hazor, Ugarit, Arad, Ephesus)
    • Cultural and Historical Notes (ancient seals and scarabs, perfume and anointing, the missionary journeys of Paul)
    • Ancient Peoples and Lands (the Persian empire, the history of Egypt)
    • The Reliability of the Bible (the question of the Psalm superscripts, the reliability of Judges, the ending of Mark)
    • Ancient Texts and Artifacts (the Mesha Stone, the Prayer of Confession)
  • Approximately 500 4-color photographs interspersed throughout
  • Detailed book introductions that provide basic, at-a-glance information
  • Detailed charts on pertinent topics
  • In-text color maps that assist the reader in placing the action
  • Single-column format
  • Side-column references
  • Section headings
  • Book introductions
  • Timelines
  • Hardcover
  • 8-point text
  • 9.00″ x 6.00″ x 2.25″

 

5. Key Word Study Bible

 

577500: Key Word Study Bible NASB (2008 new edition), Hardcover Key Word Study Bible NASB (2008 new edition), Hardcover
By Spiros Zodhiates / AMG PublishersThe Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible combines essential tools for Hebrew and Greek with translations that accurately and clear. An easy-to-use style plus the benefits of the Strong’s Dictionary numbering system makes this study Bible one for every student of God’s Word, no matter what age.The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible is a complete English Bible text for cross-reference study to the original languages from which the Bible was translated.Features

  • Bible text of the 1977 NASB
  • Wider margins than previous editions
  • Introduction to each book of the Bible
  • Words of Christ in Red
  • Table of Weights and Measures (Download Here)
  • AMG’s Concordance of the Bible
  • AMG’s Annotated Strong’s Dictionaries
  • Combining Strong’s dictionaries with additional material taken from AMG’s Complete Word Study Dictionaries
  • Footnotes on the original languages, Bible history, Bible doctrines, and difficult passages
  • Strong’s numbers on key words in the text of the Bible
  • Grammatical codes on key words in the text of the New Testament
  • Used with the Grammatical Notations, these codes identify the forms of Greek grammar behind the English translation

System of Study

  • Key Words in the English Text Identified by James Strong’s Numbering System
  • Codes in the New Testament Text Identify Grammatical Structure of Key Greek Words
  • Notations Explain the Significance of the Grammatical Codes
  • Hebrew and Greek Word Studies
  • Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries
  • Center-column Reference System
  • Concordance

 

6. Chronological Study Bible

 

020682: The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Hardcover The NKJV Chronological Study Bible Hardcover By Thomas Nelson

The Chronological Study Bible is the only study Bible that presents the text of the New King James Version in chronological order&mdash;the order in which the events actually happened&mdash;with notes, articles, and full-color graphics that connect the reader to the history and culture of Bible times and gives the reader a dramatic, “you are there” experience.

Features include:

  • The entire New King James Bible with translators’ notes, arranged in chronological order for absorbing and effective Bible study
  • Full-color illustrations of places, artifacts, and cultural phenomena that give you a dramatic, “you are there” experience
  • Fascinating articles that connect the Bible text to world history and culture
  • Daily Life Notes that explain how people lived in Bible times
  • Epoch Introductions and Historical Overviews that provide vivid chronological context
  • Transition Comments that set the stage and prepare you for the biblical text that follows
  • “Time Capsules” of world history that accompany the Bible text
  • Time Panels and Charts that show the flow of Bible history
  • In-text and full-page color maps of the biblical world
  • A handy scripture finder index that provides rapid access to any passage
  • Topical Index Scripture Index, Concordance, and Glossary to facilitate study
  • Dynamic One-Year and Two-Year daily reading plans&mdash;allow you to read through the Bible chronologically in one or two years.
  • Eight pages of full-color maps
  • Blank lined pages for personal notes
  • Presentation page
  • 9-point text size
  • 9.50″ x 6.75″ x 1.75″

 

7. Jewish Study Bible

 

5297512: The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish   Publications Society Tanakh Translation The Jewish Study Bible: Featuring The Jewish Publications Society Tanakh Translation By Oxford University PressThe Jewish Study Bible is a one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Nearly forty scholars worldwide contributed to the translation and interpretation of the Jewish Study Bible, representing the best of Jewish biblical scholarship available today. A committee of highly-respected biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements produced this modern translation.No knowledge of Hebrew is required for one to make use of this unique volume. The JSB uses The Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation, whose name is an acronym formed from the Hebrew initials of the three sections into which the Hebrew Bible is traditionally divided (Torah, Instruction; Nevi’im, Prophets; and Kethubim, Writings).Since its publication, the Jewish Study Bible has become one of the most popular volumes in Oxford’s celebrated line of bibles. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. The Jewish Study Bible is a perfect, uniquely affordable resource for both students and general readers.Features

  • Informative essays that address a wide variety of topics relating to Judaism’s use and interpretation of the Bible through the ages
  • In-text tables, maps, and charts
  • Tables of weights and measures
  • Verse and chapter differences
  • Table of Scriptural Readings
  • Glossary of technical terms
  • An index to all the study materials
  • Full color New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.
  • Old Testament only

 

8. Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible, NLT

 

361987: NLT Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible, Leatherlike Purple NLT Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible, Leatherlike Purple By Tyndale HouseFor over 50 years Our Daily Bread has touched the hearts and lives of millions of readers. Now, for the first time, the most widely used devotional in the English language is available as a daily devotional Bible. Featuring 365 devotions, this Bible offers the reader a way to spend time in God’s Word and find deeper meaning every day.

 

9. The Message

 

839168: The Message, Numbered Edition The Message, Numbered Edition
By NavPressYou spoke, and NavPress listened. They’ve learned a lot about Bible publishing since the full Bible release of The Message in 2002. They’ve heard from many loyal readers on what would make The Message better. Verse numbers and a smaller, lighter size are only the beginning. The Message numbered edition has over a dozen newly enhanced features you will love!

  • 9 point text
  • Single-column format
  • Book Introductions
  • Exclusively designed numbering system
  • The Story of the Bible in Five Acts
  • Timeline
  • Books of the Old Testament Organized by General Order of Events
  • Books of the New Testament Organized by General Order of Events
  • Hardcover
  • 6 1/4″ x 9 1/2″ x 1″

 

10. NIV Serendipity Bible

 

93733: NIV Serendipity Bible, Hardcover  1984 NIV Serendipity Bible, Hardcover 1984By ZondervanA Bible study for every person, every group, every interest, every need! Hot coffee, donuts, and hearts that are hungry for more than just snacks – all the makings of a great Bible study group. Get the most out of your times together with the NIV Serendipity Bible.The Serendipity Bible gives you everything you need in one practical, flexible, easy-to-use package. It provides Bible study leaders with ready-made, life-changing discussion quesiton on any passage of Scripture. In-text study questions help groups open discussion, dig deeper into the meaning of a passage, and reflect on life application. The 200 studies and 60 course plans address the needs of ten different groups, including men, women, singles and more. The only thing a group leader has to prepare is the coffee!Features

  • Provides Bible study leaders with ready-made, life-changing discussion questions on any passage of Scripture
  • In-text study questions help groups open discussion, dig deeper into the meaning of a passage, and reflect on life application
  • 200 new studies and 60 course plans address the needs of 10 different groups men, women, singles, youth, and more
  • Single-column format
  • Book Introductions and Outlines
  • Translation and textual notes
  • Thousands of penetrating study questions
  • Bible teachings with margin questions to start the meeting, to probe the scripture, and to close the meeting
  • Guides:
    • A Course for Every Group: Felt-Need Groups, Topical Study Groups, Book Study Groups, and Lectionary-Based Groups
    • 60 Felt-Need Courses for Men, Women, Singles, Marriage, Parenting, Youth, Marketplace, Spirituality, Special Needs, and Recovery
    • Find Your Kind of Group… and Pick a Course
  • 16 topical study courses offer basic and deeper question tracks for study
  • 200 Bible Stories with Questionnaires
  • “Open-Dig-Reflect” questions help you discover each other’s hearts and apply God’s Word to your life
  • 200 general group studies address the needs of ten different groups, men, women, singles, youth, recover, and more
  • Table of Weights and Measures
  • Lectionary – Three-Year Cycle with endnotes
  • Index of maps and visual aids
  • Subject index
  • Dictionary-Concordance
  • Blank notes section
  • Presentation page
  • My Group Members Page&mdash;record members of your group
  • 10-point text size
  • 9.50″ x 6.75″ x 1.50″

 

 

Christy’s Top 10 Christian Classics

 

1. The Religious Affections

 

491028: The Religious Affections The Religious Affections By Jonathan Edwards / Dover PublicationsIn one of the unsurpassed religious masterpieces of American writing, Jonathan Edwards distinguishes between true and false religion by defining a believer’s correct affections and explaining their importance. He further identifies the distinction between genuine-seeming and legitimate affections.A Christian preacher and one of the greatest theologians of the English-speaking world, Jonathan Edwards played a critical role in the First Great Awakening and oversaw some of the first revivals in 1773 at his church in Northampton, MA. His famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God” remains a classic of early American literature, and Religious Affections constitutes essential reading for divinity students and students in American religious history.

 

2. The Practice of the Presence of God

 

566727: The Practice of the Presence of God--Book and MP3 CD The Practice of the Presence of God–Book and MP3 CD By Brother Lawrence, narrated by Stephen Johnston / Hendrickson PublishersThree hundred years ago, a French monk named Brother Lawrence, discovered how to live in God’s presence moment by moment. His reflections have become the devotional classic The Practice of the Presence of God. Discover his secret as you read—or listen to—this timeless classic! 176 pages, softcover with MP3 CD from Hendrickson.Read by Emmy Award Winning narrator Stephen Johnston whom in the past three decades has sold over 100 million cassettes, CDs and DVDs of his narrations and productions worldwide. His crystal clear, mellow baritone voice provides distinct pronunciation, and easily makes the pages come alive, in a contemporary easy to understand style.

 

3. Humility and Absolute Surrender

 

566871: Humilty &amp; Absolute Surrender--Book and MP3 CD Humilty & Absolute Surrender–Book and MP3 CD By Andrew Murray, narrated by Stephen Johnston / Hendrickson PublishersAndrew Murrary penned some of the most enduring devotional classics of Christian literature. Presented together in one volume Humility and Absolute Surrender reflect Murrary’s longing for a closer walk with Jesus that encourages Christians to live authentic lives of faith. Read by Emmy Award Winning narrator Stephen Johnston whom in the past three decades has sold over 100 million cassettes, CDs and DVDs of his narrations and productions worldwide. His crystal clear, mellow baritone voice provides distinct pronunciation, and easily makes the pages come alive, in a contemporary easy to understand style.

 

4. The Imitation of Christ

 

566864: The Imitation of Christ--Book and MP3 CD The Imitation of Christ–Book and MP3 CD By Thomas a Kempis, narrated by Stephen Johnston / Hendrickson PublishersThe most important work of the devotio moderna movement, Thomas a Kempis’s classic is saturated with Scripture and classical philosophy and reveals a deep understanding of human nature. Matthew Arnold called it “the most exquisite document, after those of the New Testament, of all that the Christian spirit has ever inspired.” 184 pages, softcover with MP3 CD from Hendrickson.Read by Emmy Award Winning narrator Stephen Johnston whom in the past three decades has sold over 100 million cassettes, CDs and DVDs of his narrations and productions worldwide. His crystal clear, mellow baritone voice provides distinct pronunciation, and easily makes the pages come alive, in a contemporary easy to understand style.

 

5. The Pilgrim’s Progress (Fiction)

 

566741: The Pilgrim&amp;quot;s Progress, Book and MP3 Audio The Pilgrim’s Progress, Book and MP3 Audio By John Bunyan, narrated by Stephen Johnston / Hendrickson PublishersImmerse yourself in a life-changing reading and listening devotional experience! John Bunyan’s 17th-century spiritual allegory will enrich your soul. 270 pages, softcover with MP3 from Hendrickson.Read by Emmy Award Winning narrator Stephen Johnston whom in the past three decades has sold over 100 million cassettes, CDs and DVDs of his narrations and productions worldwide. His crystal clear, mellow baritone voice provides distinct pronunciation, and easily makes the pages come alive, in a contemporary easy to understand style.

 

6. Classics of the Christian Faith

 

047593: Classics of the Christian Faith: Audiobooks on CD Classics of the Christian Faith: Audiobooks on CD By Narrated by Max McLean / Listener’s Bible CompanyNext to the Bible, no other works have had more impact on believers than these Christian classics. Narrated by Max McLean, this outstanding collection includes Augustine’s Conversion, Martin Luther’s Here I Stand, John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Jonathan Edwards’s Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, and George Whitefield’s The Method of Grace. Nine slipcased CDs.

 

7. In His Steps (Fiction)

 

707825: In His Steps-Softcover In His Steps-Softcover By Charles M. Sheldon / Bridge-Logos PublishingAlthough author Charles M. Sheldon wrote In His Steps as a work of fiction, he did his research and patterned his work in the real-life decisions and actions of a handful of Christians battling the brutality and poverty of urban Illinois in the 1890s. Sheldon chronicled their efforts to remain faithful in God’s work by asking and answering the questions, “What would Jesus do?”Sheldon disguised himself as an unemployed printer to find out how much kindness would be extended by Christians and Christian churches. Shocked at how little compassion he received, he wrote his stories to read from his pulpit on Sunday evenings. Within a few weeks he was reading to standing-room only crowds. Sheldon’s question “What would Jesus do?” had struck a spiritual chord within them, just as it does today.This revised Pure Gold Classics Edition contains exciting new features, including: detailed indexes; author biography; beautiful illustrations; and minor, helpful revisions.

 

8. I Talk Back to the Devil

 

60354: I Talk Back to the Devil I Talk Back to the Devil By A.W. Tozer / Wingspread PublishersResist the lies of the Enemy and become all that God wants you to be! One of Satan’s greatest tactics is to discourage you, by reminding you of your past and sins. But because of Christ’s work on the cross we have been cleansed and are blameless before Him. “I Talk Back to the Devil” is a collection of sermons by A.W. Tozer on this, and similar themes that will encourage and inspire you to draw closer to Christ. Learn to talk back to the Devil and tell him to go back to where he came from!

 

9. Tozer on Worship and Entertainment

 

661033: Tozer on Worship and Entertainment Tozer on Worship and Entertainment By A.W. Tozer / Wingspread Publishers“Here in one volume is a collection of Tozer’s thoughts on the vitally important subject of worship—and its corruption by what he referred to as ‘the great god of Entertainment.’I have culled from my extensive library of some 500 tape-recordings of Tozer preaching to his Chicago congregation, camp meetings, conventions, his denomination’s General Council and his last years at the Avenue Road Church in Toronto,” from the Preface. Also includes Tozer’s essay “The Menace of the Religious Movie.”

 

10. Mere Christianity

 

2926X: Mere Christianity Mere Christianity By C.S. Lewis / HarperOneArguably the 20th century’s most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.

 

I’ll be adding more titles in the future so check back later. I currently have 7 Top 10 lists and I’m aiming for 10. That will be my Top 100 list of books and products.