I’ve read so many books this far into my life there is no way to count them all. I enjoy so many from several different subject matters. I do highly prefer nonfiction over fiction. Although, one type of book that is an emerging favorite is historical fiction where the author writes a true account but in a story format filling in the blanks with a compelling narrative.
At any rate, I enjoy a variety of books. But I was thinking about singling out a few books that have been influential or have had a lasting impact on my life. While I have many favorite books, I have compiled a list of my “most influential books.” This list is sure to expand or possibly change over time. It should be noted that the Bible clearly impacts my life more than any other literature in the world. But this list includes influential books aside from the Bible. Also, I’m simply listing the books and their authors. I’m typing this on my iPhone and it’s not conducive to posting summaries at this point. In no particular order:
- I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek
- The Reason For God by Tim Keller
- The Man in Black by Johnny Cash
- Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
- Mere Christianty by C.S. Lewis
- Christian Apologetics by Douglas Groothuis
Again, I have many more favorite books, but these ones I return to often for reference, inspiration, reflection, to provoke thoughtfulness, and for direction.
Do you have a book that greatly influenced your life?