Where To Begin

Mark Twain is credited with saying that, "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."

For a Christian, reading must be an irreplaceable discipline. Reading is fuel for the mind and soul. It exposes us to worlds we would never have otherwise discovered. It shapes our thinking. It has a lasting effect on our lives.

Yet, the body of Christian literature is vast. Where do we begin?

The recommendations below are just a place to start. They will lay a foundation for further study. After all, a person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Let the journey begin.

  1. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  2. Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  3. War of Words by Paul Tripp
  4. The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
  5. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Lois Tverberg
  6. The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
  7. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald
  8. How Now Shall We Live? by Charles Colson
  9. The Call by Os Guinness
  10. The God Who Is There by Francis Schaffer