The question this week:
Have you read any Christian classics? Which would you recommend and why? If you haven’t read any, why not? Are they too intimidating? Not enough time? Are any on your TBR pile?
Much like Becky, the first classics to come to mind that I have read are Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, Hinds’ Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard, and The Christian’s Secret Of A Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith. I actually haven’t made it through The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, but I did just finish Mere Christianity and I have read The Great Divorce.
I have also read The Attributes of God by Arthur Pink and a few books by A. W. Tozer. I have also read In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, Practicing His Presence by Brother Lawrence, and and Frank Laubach’s letters. I have also read The Compete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer.
In my TBR pile for this year I have The Confessions by Augustine, On Incarnation by Athanasius, The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, and Writings by Thomas Aquinas. At some point I also want to read The Dark Night of the Soul.
While I think the classics have a lot of benefit, I also read more current books such as Desiring God and others by John Piper and books by R. C. Sproul. I plan to come back from the Ligonier Fall Conference with a stack of new books to read.