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Favorite Writers - Jordan M. Poss - 01-05-2011 09:03 PM
Who are some of your favorite writers? And by favorite, I mean those who have had the most profound influence on you and your decision to leave (or, perhaps, stay in) Fundamentalism?
Mine, in the order I came to them (plus a few specific works important to me), are:
Dante Alighieri -- The Divine Comedy, La Vita Nuova
C.S. Lewis -- The Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves
Peter Kreeft -- Socrates Meets Jesus, The Best Things in Life, The Unaborted Socrates
G.K. Chesterton -- Orthodoxy, The Everlasting Man, Heretics, What's Wrong With the World
RE: Favorite Writers - exIFB - 01-05-2011 09:06 PM
Steve McVey - Grace Walk
Andrew Farley - The Naked Gospel
Joseph Prince - Destined to Reign (although I don't agree with his word faith leanings in this book, which are minimal, but the grace stuff is great)
Green Letters - Miles J Stanford
Normal Christian Life - Watchman Nee
RE: Favorite Writers - Darrell - 01-05-2011 09:35 PM
St. Paul. - complete works.
RE: Favorite Writers - Jordan M. Poss - 01-05-2011 09:39 PM
I just hope those are the "complete works" as held by tradition and not the cut-down list established by modern critics.
RE: Favorite Writers - Darrell - 01-05-2011 09:41 PM
(01-05-2011 09:39 PM)Jordan M. Poss Wrote:
actually, I should say "orthodox canonized works" there are allusions in the canon to other epistles that have since been lost to us.
RE: Favorite Writers - Jordan M. Poss - 01-05-2011 09:45 PM
(01-05-2011 09:41 PM)Darrell Wrote: there are allusions in the canon to other epistles that have since been lost to us.
Good point. I've always wondered about those other letters. Anyway, if we're going to include the Bible I'll add St. Paul, St. Peter, and the Gospel writers to my list, too.
RE: Favorite Writers - Soli Deo Gloria - 01-05-2011 10:18 PM
Andy Stanley The Best Question Ever, The Next Generation Leader. (oddly enough, these books were recommended by a fundy youth pastor)
Francis Chan - Crazy Love
Jim Cymbala - Fresh Wind-Fresh Fire, Fresh Power
Mark Driscoll - Religion Saves, Vintage Church, Doctrine
Rick Warren - Purpose Driven Church, Purpose Driven Life
Dan Kimball - They Like Jesus but Not the Church
I just got Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton on my Kindle, good read so far.
Some of these books are not intensely Theological, but they opened my eyes to the reality that non-IFB's were (better) Christians too.
RE: Favorite Writers - Don - 01-05-2011 10:51 PM
Donald Miller- Blue Like Jazz
C.S. Lewis- Till We Have Faces
J.P Moreland - Love Your God With All Your Mind
James W. Sire- The Universe Next Door
David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons- unChristian
Michael Beasley - All Nations Under God
George Orwell - 1984 [I was in my forties before I read it]
Ray BradBury - Fahrenheit 451 [again, in my forties]
Frank Viola - Reimagining Church
Jim Petersen - Church Without Walls
Dave MacPherson - The Incredible Cover Up
The ESV and NASB Bibles
RE: Favorite Writers - Phatchick - 01-05-2011 11:23 PM
Robert Hienlen- Stranger in a Strange Land
Gerald Stroud- Salvation for Sale
James Randi- Flim Flam
C.S. Lewis- Mere Christianity
RE: Favorite Writers - supernova8610 - 01-06-2011 02:01 AM
1) God- The Bible (NIV & KJV)
2) Mark Dever- 9 Marks of a Healthy Church
3) JP Moreland- Love Your God with All Your Mind
4) Quentin Schultz & Robert Woods- Understanding Evangelical Media
5) JP Moreland & Tim Muehlhoff- The God Conversation