My Top 10 Books of 2017

The end of 2017 is quickly approaching. This means that many of my favorite people within the Christian community are posting their top books of 2017. Some of these lists specifically focus on Christian books that were published in 2017. I always love looking at these lists to get an idea of some books that I would like to read in the coming year! Here they are:

And some of these lists specifically focus on people’s favorite books out of all the books they read in 2017. I enjoy these lists because they focus on both old and new books, they give you insight into what some of your favorite theologians have been studying this year, and they often let you peer into their interests (Russell Moore read a book on Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffet, and a live action comic on batman)! Here they are:

My Top 10

And here are my favorite books that I have read throughout 2017:

The Sermon on the Mount by Martyn Lloyd Jones
Wise Counsel by John Newton
Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot
Steal Away Home by Matt Carter
Tactics by Gregory Koukl
Habits of Grace by David Mathis
Revitalize by Andrew Davis

Wise Words From John Stott 

John Stott, when he was 88 years old, wrote this in the post script of The Radical Disciple:

For there is something unique about books. Our favorite books become very precious to us and we even develop with them an almost living and affectionate relationship. Is it an altogether fanciful fact that we handle, stroke and even smell them as tokens of our esteem and affection? I am not referring only to an author’s feeling for what he has written, but to all readers and their library. I have made it a rule not to quote from any book unless I have first handled it. So let me urge you to keep reading, and encourage your relatives and friends to do the same. For this is a much neglected means of grace.

He went on to be with the Lord years ago, but this was what he ended with in the last book that he authored. I find that fascinating. So with this in mind, make a reading list for 2018, order some books, begin reading, and find nourishment for your soul.

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