Blog Readers Weigh In on Most Influential Books

Recently, Kevin DeYoung (Just Do Something, Why We Love the Church) asked his blog’s readers, “What book has been influential in your Christian life?” The results, culled from 326 responses, are below:

1. John Piper, Desiring God
2. Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology
3. J.I. Packer, Knowing God
4. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
5. John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life
6. R.C. Sproul, Holiness of God
7. Jerry Bridges, Disciplines of Grace
8. C.J. Mahaney, Cross-Centered Life
9. Mark Driscoll and Gary Breshears, Doctrine
10 (tie). R.C. Sproul, Chosen by God; John Piper, God is the Gospel; Joshua Harris, Dug Down Deep; Francis Chan, Crazy Love; David Platt, Radical

DeYoung’s comments on this list can be found here: .

I’ve read all or part of #1-5, and I’d recommend every one as solid material for encouraging believers. Now I just want to read #6-10!


About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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