Here is the list of The Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals as compiled by the editors of CT magazine.
As with any list like this, there will be some interesting choices that were included and some others that seem strangely absent from their list as well. A few that I thought should have been on the list was:
1. "The Gospel According to Jesus" by Dr. John MacArthur - which singlehandedly confronted and silenced the easy believism gospel of the non-Lordship view of salvation.What do you think? Let me know what your contributions would have been and if there are any titles that you think should clearly not have been included as well.
2. "The Pursuit of Holiness" and "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges - which are significant contributions in the fields of Christian Life and Christian ED.
3. The study Bible. The invention of so many study Bibles in today's world has shaped personal devotional times and Bible study profoundly. What I did find interesting, on the translation front they included "The Living Bible" (a paraphrase) as part of their top 50 and not "The NIV" which has clearly been the most influential translation to impact the general landscape of evangelicalism (though not my personal favorite) Here's hoping the ESV makes the grade next year.
*Here is a list of the those whom the editors obtained their nominations:
Miriam Adeney, Phyllis Alsdurf, Leith Anderson, Jeanette Bakke, Bruce Barton, Darrell Bock, Tony Campolo, Joel Carpenter, Charles Colson, Cindy Crosby, Andy Crouch, Lane Dennis, Mark Galli, Gary Gnidovic, J. Lee Grady, David Gushee, Stan Guthrie, Mimi Haddad, Collin Hansen, Archibald Hart, Gary Haugen, Michael Horton, James Houston, Al Hsu, R. Kent Hughes, Alan Jacobs, Greg Jao, Jerry B. Jenkins, Todd Johnson, Craig Keener, Douglas LeBlanc, Anne Graham Lotz, Timothy C. Morgan, Rebecca Manley Pippert, Michael Maudlin, Gerald McDermott, Robertson McQuilken, Al Mohler, Rob Moll, Richard Mouw, David Neff, Mark Noll, Ted Olsen, Roger Olson, Richard Ostling, J. I. Packer, Richard Pierard, Patricia Raybon, Haddon Robinson, James Calvin Schaap, Luci Shaw, Ron Sider, James Sire, Howard Snyder, Russell Spittler, John Stackhouse, Agnieszka Tennant, Madison Trammel, Jim Wallis, James Emery White, John Woodbridge, Philip Yancey.