The list author says: "I¬íve selected books written by people that this reader finds to be ¬ďon fire¬Ē God in their writing. These studies rise to the level of occupying one's mind days and weeks later ... real theological staying power.
This list spans many levels of maturity in my walk with Christ. Some books are academic. I'm an applied physicist by training and straddle the worldview that Science + Christianity = Truth. We need more Christians in the hard sciences. Christianity is losing traction on the high frontier of technology."
"Swindoll delivers one of the most thought provoking commentaries on this most important book of Christian theology in the NT. It is written for the 'hot for God' seeker that's graduated from Henry's-like commentaries to the next level of study. Break out a new highlighter!"
"After 2 years, I've demoted my other devotionals. This is clearly #1. It's like a lifetime supply of Godiva chocolates. This devotional has an almost supernatural ability to align scripture, Spurgeon's theology and the ups and downs of life. Spurgeon captures, elucidates and brings to understanding this precise, temporal understanding of the message."
"Peterson guides the reader through Christ's work-a-day, casual and spontaneous conversations. Peterson provides another reflection basis to imagine the God made flesh as He deals with all sorts that came across Him and were curious. Part 1 is masterpiece!"
"Holiness on God's level is simply incomprehensible ... Sproul is not. God is Holy, man is not ... but ... we must be made Holy. So ... how far are we from Holiness??? Sproul points out that the distance between man and angels can be hypothetically measured. God said we were created a little less than angels. However, the Holiness distance between man and God is infinite."
"Ben Witherington appears to be a unique combination of an updated and expert ancient linguist, master of the Bible as we know it + hundreds of Gnostic and ancient commentaries, and a "what were they thinking" inquisitiveness that transports the time and place of Paul's world into current focus. What a commentary should be."
"If you've enjoyed the works of CS Lewis, it would follow that Tozer's, Pursuit of God will leave you with a similar WOW. Pursuit of God is an "A-list" read for those with that curiously voracious need to better understand God."
"I tried this book after seeing it referred to in other texts where it was described as initiating a fundamental shift from moral sermonizing to Biblical based teachings. Barth's strong commentary of Paul's letter jumps from the pages. Barth's interpretations leave little wiggle room to debate anything but the straight up interpretation of Paul's letter."
"Having read everything I can get my hands on by CS Lewis, this one is indespensible. It's a chronologic collection of short lectures, guest sermons, letters to the editor, secular speaking, audience Q&A's from the WWII years through his last. This is a great collection of how to make the most complex, simple"
"Vol 3! I spent over a year reading all of Wright's 3 volume set. The 3rd Volume superbly crafted and the best of the 3 IMHO. Want to know about what happens when you die? Here is the most Judeo-Christian information I've ever seen gathered on the topic for your consideration"