I had the privilege of joining Tim Challies, Owen Strachan, Trevin Wax, and Terry Delaney of coming up with a short list of books (five to be exact) we believe every Christian should read. Terry, who came up with the idea, explains a little about our thinking in this blogpost. There are other great books not on this short list, but we felt that these were foundational to the Christian life, enduring in their influence, and accessible to all Christians, especially those just beginning in their relationship with Christ.
Westminster Bookstore agreed to offer a special discount for those desiring to purchase these books individually or as a whole. Here’s the list:
- Knowing God by J.I. Packer
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
- The Cross of Christ by John Stott
- The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
- Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney
The sale at WTSBookstore is now offering these books at an additional 10% discount which will last only through December 31, 2010. If you decide to buy all give books together, you will save $40 and receive free shipping for your order. To take advantage of this sale, you will need to enter 5BOOKS as a coupon code when you come to the screen,”ENTER SPECIAL OFFER COUPON CODE.”
You may already own most if not all five of these books, but I’d encourage you to consider creating a “giveaway” shelf in your personal library of great books that you can hand out to those who come into your home as a guest or into your life as a friend. I come to find that those who love good books love giving them away as well. These are five that any Christian can enjoy and truly be impacted for their good and God’s glory in their life!