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For more than twenty years Renovaré has pioneered the use of spiritual classics for deepening our lives of discipleship. Their highly praised compendiums Devotional Classics and Spiritual Classics have sold 500,000 copies. Now they have put together a prestigious editorial board and polled respected Christian leaders and thinkers from a variety of Christian traditions, including Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, to present the twenty-five most spiritually influential and important books for Christians to read.
There are books that should be shaping the church, our faith, and our engagement in the world. From timeless classics like The Imitation of Christ to unexpected selections like Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, 25 Books Every Christian Should Read provides historical background for each work and explains its importance for modern Christians, while including selected readings from every book to get you started. In addition, each chapter ends with discussion questions to the work for use in small groups or for personal reflection. 25 Books Every Christian Should Read is a pivotal resource for the future of Christianity, an invitation into the fullness and richness of the Christian tradition.
Renovaré (from the Latin meaning "to renew") is an intrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted manifestations. Founded by bestselling author and well-known speaker Richard J. Foster, Renovaré is Christian in commitment, international in scope, and ecumenical in breadth.
It has introduced me to some literature that I have not read. I have learned. It is best taken in small doses, but I am glad that I got it.Published 18 months ago by D. Bode
These books are classics that will broaden a Christian's view of faith.
The thought-provoking questions make for great conversations, too.
Although I'd heard or read reviews of "25 Books" from several media sources, I didn't purchase it until I decided to participate in a Christian book club. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by TheSWalks
I have other books of this ilk I like better, ..IF you are growing your library I'd recommend this..otherwise, maybe it's a pass...Published on November 13, 2012 by greeneyes
This is a Christmas gift for my mother so it hasn't been opened yet. She enjoys books on religion so I'm sure she will be happy with it.Published on October 26, 2012 by Christine C. White
Every Christian should peruse this book and read some of the recommended books. A book for every Christian's bookshelf. It is full of suggestions by other Christian authors.Published on September 10, 2012 by Katlady
A Patheos.com Book Club selection, 25 Books Every Christian Should Read has me conflicted. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to lose much sleep over this, but I do think that this... Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by Bruce Reyes-Chow
This book assembled a diverse (theologically) group of scholars to pick one book they believe every Christain should read. It is hard to argue with the choices made. Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by John M Haselton