68 Books I Recommend

I love reading! Reading is one of the reasons why I became an author to begin with. Books are always the first on my list of things to buy with money I receive from birthdays, or Christmas’.

I also love recommending great books to other people. The purpose of this article will be just that: to compile a massive list of authors and books in various categories that I have found enjoyable (or life changing!).

We’ll organize it like this. There will be four sections: (1) Theology, (2) general Christian, (3) fiction, and (4) bibles. Each section will be broken up into authors, and the list of their books I recommend. The first book listed from each author is the book I recommend you begin with (if you’ve never read that author before). This helps especially with difficult theologians, such as Barth, who are sometimes impossible to read if you pick up the wrong book. Most authors have multiple books listed that I recommend, I have organized their books by importance and personal enjoyment.

So without further-ado here is my list of recommendations! I hope you’ll enjoy these books as much as I have!

Leave a comment if you have any books to add, or if you like this list! :)


Thomas F. Torrance:

The Mediation of Christ (link)

Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ (link)

Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ (link)

Trinitarian Faith: The Evangelical Theology of the Ancient Catholic Faith (link)

The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (link)

James B. Torrance:

Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace (link)

C. Baxter Kruger:

Jesus and the Undoing of Adam (link)

The Shack Revisited (link)

The Great Dance (link)

God Is for Us (link)

St. Athanasius:

On the Incarnation (link)

Defense Against the Arians (link)

Life of Anthony (link)

Karl Barth:

Dogmatics in Outline (link)

Evangelical Theology: An Introduction (link)

The Humanity of God (link)

Epistle to the Romans (link)

Church Dogmatics (link)

Gottingen Dogmatics (link)

Jurgen Moltmann:

Jesus Christ For Today’s World (link)

The Crucified God (link)

God in Creation (link)

The Trinity and the Kingdom (link)

Theology of Hope (link)

The Coming of God: Christian Eschatology (link)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 

Letters and Papers from Prison (link)

Christ the Center (link)

Irenaeus of Lyons: 

Against Heresies Book III (link)

Against Heresies (link)

Hilary of Poitiers:

On the Trinity (link)

Paul Tillich:

Dynamics of Faith (link)

Wolfhart Pannenberg:

Jesus: God and Man (link)

An Introduction to Systematic Theology (link)

General Christian

Thomas Merton:

A Thomas Merton Reader (link)

The Seven Storey Mountain (link)

Thoughts in Solitude (link)

Brother Lawrence:

The Practice of the Presence of God (link)

C. S. Lewis:

The Great Divorce (link)

The Weight of Glory (link)

Mere Christianity (link)

The Four Loves (link)

Robert Farrar Capon:

Between Noon and Three (link)

Kingdom, Grace, Judgement: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus (link)

The Mystery of Christ … And Why We Don’t Get It (link)

George MacDonald:

Unspoken Sermons (link)

Brian Zahnd:

A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey Towards the Biblical Gospel of Peace (link)

John Crowder:

Cosmos Reborn: Happy Theology on the New Creation (link)

Mystical Union (link)

Benjamin Dunn:

The Happy Gospel (link)


George MacDonald:

Phantastes (link)

Lilith (link)

The Princess and the Goblin (link)

C. S. Lewis:

Chronicles of Narnia (link)

Parelandrea (link)

William Paul Young:

The Shack (link)

Tim Heath:

Cherry Picking (link)

Ayn Rand:

Anthem (link)

John Milton:

Paradise Lost (link)


Reliable Translations:

New American Standard Bible (link)

English Standard Version (link)

Quotable Translations:

New International Version (link)

The Message Bible (link)

Other Interesting Translations:

J.B. Phillips (link)

Kenneth Wuest (link)

New English Bible (link)

St. Paul From the Trenches (link)

LXX Septuigent (link)

Cotton Patch Translation (link)

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