Ten Most Influential Books


I was asked recently for a youth pastor group that I am in to list the 10 most influential books that I have read, excluding the Bible.  Here is my list:

  1. Cost of Discipleship- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  2. Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome- Kent and Barbara Hughes
  3. Screwtape Letters- C. S. Lewis
  4. Knowing God- J. I. Packer
  5. Don’t Waste Your Life- John Piper
  6. Reason for God- Tim Keller
  7. Ragamuffin Gospel- Brennan Manning
  8. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire- Jim Cymbala
  9. Visioneering- Andy Stanley
  10. Blink- Malcom Gladwell

Honorable mentions whose writings have also shaped me, that I could not land on a specific book for, are:

  • Frederich Buechner
  • John Calvin
  • Martin Luther
  • Andy Root

What books/authors would be on your list?