#47 – The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (My 100 Favorite Books)

I remember picking up this book at Borders Bookstore back in the late 90s.  Most of my reading then was Star Wars novels, when I had a break from required reading for my freshman year of college.  I had also read Lord of the Rings and was interested in more fantasy reading.  I believe the … Continue reading #47 – The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (My 100 Favorite Books)

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#55 The Mission of God by Christopher Wright (My 100 Favorite Books)

I often tell people that I learned stories from the Bible ever since I was a small child, but it was not until my twenties or so that I saw how all the disparate stories in the Bible tell one big story.  One of the books, perhaps the best book, that helped me see this … Continue reading #55 The Mission of God by Christopher Wright (My 100 Favorite Books)

#71 – Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd (My 100 Favorite Books)

What is God truly like?  This is a question I have wrestled with.  My whole life I have heard people say, and have said myself, that God is a God of love and of justice.  Your sin deserves God’s eternal and unending punishment, or wrath.  You can avoid this punishment by trusting in Jesus for … Continue reading #71 – Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd (My 100 Favorite Books)

#96 – Unspoken Sermons by George MacDonald (My 100 Favorite Books)

Spoiler alert for my top ten books - both CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien will make an appearance.  But if you want to know who influenced them (and GK Chesterton), go back to the 1800s and meet George MacDonald.  MacDonald wrote some wonderful fantasy stories (The Princess and the Goblin, for one) that clearly point … Continue reading #96 – Unspoken Sermons by George MacDonald (My 100 Favorite Books)

#98 – The Hole in Our Gospel by Rich Stearns (My 100 Favorite Books)

Gospel means good news.  Growing up, the good news was simply that Jesus has died on the cross so we can be forgiven and go to heaven when we die. Rich Stearns, president of World Vision, thinks there is much missing in this formulation. Stearns was a successful CEO when World Vision pursued him to … Continue reading #98 – The Hole in Our Gospel by Rich Stearns (My 100 Favorite Books)

#99 – The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (My 100 Favorite Books)

Its a book about building a cathedral. Okay, so it doesn't sound riveting at first.  But Ken Follett's book, set in medieval England, is filled with interesting characters and much drama.  What I recall liking best is that the book avoided stereotypes - there are both good and evil churchmen, good and evil skeptics.  The … Continue reading #99 – The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (My 100 Favorite Books)

#100 – The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr (My 100 Favorite Books)

A few weeks ago I was invited to share pictures of seven books on Facebook, with no comment.  I love reading and had trouble picking just seven favorite books.  So I decided to spend the summer sharing my 100 favorite books.  I tried to roughly put them in some order, so my all-time favorites will … Continue reading #100 – The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr (My 100 Favorite Books)