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Influential Books In My Life.

Jeffrey C. Reynolds "Preacher Jeff"
The list author says: "These are books that have had an influence in my life in one way or another. I have put these in alphabetic order by title."
An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith: A Prophetic Alarm for the Bride of Christ
An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith: A Prophetic Alarm for the Bride of Christ
"A great Apologetics book.  A quote that influences me:  "And here we have an example of what faith is:  . . . it is a rational step which follows the evidence and logic as far as reason is able, then takes another step beyond reason, always and only in the direction that evidence and reason have pointed." p.21"
Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World
Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World
"Excellent marker on how to move forward in a Christian life, instead of giving in to pragmatism.  Excellent commentary on Paul at Mars Hill."
Balancing Life's Demands: A New Perspective on Priorities
Balancing Life's Demands: A New Perspective on Priorities
"This book had an influence on looking at priorities properly."
Discipled Warriors: Growing Healthy Churches That Are Equipped for Spiritual Warfare
Discipled Warriors: Growing Healthy Churches That Are Equipped for Spiritual Warfare
"Dr. Lawless does an excellent job connecting discipleship with spiritual warfare."
How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life
How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life
"Wonderful book on prayer, detailing five distinct parts in praying: Worship, confession, petition, intercession, and meditation."
How to Write and Sell a Christian Novel: Practical Advice from a Best-Selling Author
How to Write and Sell a Christian Novel: Practical Advice from a Best-Selling Author
"Helped me think about writing a novel, and has great exercises."
Iceberg Dead Ahead! (The Urgency of "God-seeking Repentance")
Iceberg Dead Ahead! (The Urgency of "God-seeking Repentance")
""Iceberg Dead Ahead!" has really gotten me thinking about God's call to repentance, and is an influence on one of my novels."
Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century
Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century
"Excellent missions biography, illustrating how God has put eternity in the hearts of all people, even in cultures that think of Judas as a hero."
Sola Scriptura!: The Protestant Position on the Bible (Reformation Theology Series)
Sola Scriptura!: The Protestant Position on the Bible (Reformation Theology Series)
"The best part of the book (which means its a 10.5 on the scale of 10 instead of a 10.1 like the rest of the book) is pointing out the WHY of Sola Scriptura:  the Bible's transforming power."
The Supremacy of God in Preaching
The Supremacy of God in Preaching
"Here is a quote that constantly encourages me:  ". . . God will hide from you much of the fruit he causes in your ministry.  You will see enough to be assured of his blessing, but not so much as to think you could live without it." p. 19"
The Gospel According to Jesus: What Does Jesus Mean When He Says Follow Me?
The Gospel According to Jesus: What Does Jesus Mean When He Says Follow Me?
"Points out that Jesus is Lord, whether we like it or not, and Christians need to show this.  His point on the parable of the wheat and tares that the field is not the world but the church influenced me. The theme is actually a statement of how I already thought, though MacArthur is more Calvinistic than I am."
The Seduction of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days
The Seduction of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days
"While this book did influence me as far as the dangers of the new age movement infiltrating the church, what struck me more is that he points out where he agrees with another author 99% of the time, but noting the 1% as well, in a spirit of Christian love."
This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness
This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness
"These books are an influence on the promise of Christian fiction."
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity
"This is definitely an eye-opener.  It shows the importance of a Christian world-view, and shows battlegrounds such as evangelical traditions, gender roles, and evolution carried to its logical conclusion."
What Love is This? Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God
What Love is This? Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God
"This book is not really an influence on my views of Calvinism, but someone who is on the same wave length as I am, who spent more time in research than I had."
William McKinley: The American Presidents Series: The 25th President, 1897-1901
William McKinley: The American Presidents Series: The 25th President, 1897-1901
"This is a great biography, more philosophical than your normal bio, and one that helped me rethink McKinley."
Writing for the Soul: Instruction and Advice from an Extraordinary Writing Life
Writing for the Soul: Instruction and Advice from an Extraordinary Writing Life
"A great book on writing from the co-author of the Left Behind Series."
Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow
"There are things I disagree with the author on.  However, his book helps me control my frustration in not seeing fruit in a gift I'm not gifted in (evangelism) and instead focus where I am gifted (knowledge, teaching, encouragement)."