And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:3-6)

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. (Psalm 69:6)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Survey Results

Thanks to all who participated. Several days ago I began asking around the question "What are some of your favorite all time books?" The results were a mixed bag. All were interesting to me as they reflect the personalities of each person quite well. I have tried to leave them with little editing. Most are discernible between persons by the fonts used.


Two somewhat recent (and excellent) books I’ve read were Nancy Pearcey’s Total Truth and Mike Farris’ From Tyndale to Madison.
In the fiction department, I’ve always enjoyed just about anything by Dickens, but especially Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Tale of Two Cities.
And last, but certainly not least, the Bible. ;-)
First of all, for me, that would be a very short list to pick from. Literally. Outside of The Bible and my school text books, I read very little. You read more books in a year than I have in my lifetime.

Here are a few that pop to mind:

The Bible.
Experiencing God.
His Needs - Her Needs
Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti
Five Love Languages
I presume you mean besides the Bible.

Here are some:

Till we have faces, C. S. Lewis
That Hideous Strength, C. S. Lewis
Riders of the Purple Sage, Zane Gray
A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
Genesis and the Mystery Confucius couldn't solve, Ethel Nelson
“Finishing Strong” – Steve Farrar
Here’s some of the Christian Books I have really liked
The Purpose Driven Life, Six Hours One Friday, My Utmost For His Highest, Becoming A Contagious Christian, The Case For Christ, Experiencing God, The Five Love Languages, Blue Like Jazz, God Works The Night Shift, Living Free In Christ, Sold Out, Twelve Ordinary Men, In His Steps
Although I don’t really have much time for any other kind of reading, some books that I vividly remember from days gone by were A TALE OF TWO CITIES, THE SHINING, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, TOM SAWYER, LORD OF THE FLIES, 1984, THE GREAT GATSBY
Old testament evangelistic sermons by Lloyd-jones; divine conspiracy by Dallas Willard; the Jesus way by Eugene Peterson (all five volumes in this "conversations" series are excellent)
1) Experiencing Father' Embrace by Jack Frost

2) From Spiritual Slavery To Spiritual Sonship by Jack Frost
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Man's Search for meaning by viktor frankl is one of them.

Here’s my Top 5 of all time (not counting the Bible, which is number 1 obviously…)
1. A Tale of Three Kings by Dave Edwards
2. Wild At Heart, by John Eldredge
3. The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
4. Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Terry Tripp
5. Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald
Pilgrim’s Progress, Bunyan (I read this annually)
The Sovereignty of God, Pink
Mere Christianity, Lewis
Sharpening the Focus of the Church, Getz
Decision Making and the Will of God, Friesen
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, Packer
Curious George Rides a Bike, Rey
No Place for Truth, Wells
Disciplines of a Godly Man, Hughes
Manual of Theology & Manual of Church Order, Dagg
Ashamed of the Gospel, MacArthur
Tell the Truth, Metzger
Let the Nations be Glad, Piper
The Prayer Factor, Tippit
Spiritual Leadership, Blackaby
Biblical Eldership, Strauch
Peacemaker, Sande
Idols of the Heart, Fitzpatrick
Deliberate Church, Dever
Treasure Principle, Alcorn
Anything by Dabney, Spurgeon or Edwards
Where the Red Ferns Grows
Anne of Green Gables
Pride and Predjudice
Sense and Sensibility
Lord of the Rings series
Don't Make Me Count to Three
Keeping Our Children's Hearts
Narnia series
CS Lewis's Space Triology
NOT FAIR! I've read so many books and so many of them are good. How to pick the BEST???

By the Great Horned Spoon (Fleischman)
Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy)
The Firm (John Grisham)
Naya Nuki (Thomasma)
Debt of Honor (Tom Clancy)
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Hobbit (Tolkein)
The Copper Scroll (Rosenberg)
I could list many more, but I'll stop here.
Forgot one: Skipping Christmas (Grisham)
Oh, and Austenland (Hale)
And...oh, never mind. LOLOL
Who You Are When No Ones Looking by Bill Hybels
Man to Man by Chuck Swindoll
Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
The Only Road North by Erik Mirandette
Prayer by Yancey

Those are ones that quickly come to mind. The Only Road North is a GREAT read for anybody who likes's a true story.

This Present Darkness
Atlas Shrugged
Great Expectations

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss, A Chance to Die by Elizabeth Elliot.... Of course the Bible. :)

Favorite book I read recently ;
George MacDonald ; “Ministers Restoration”
how soon you need them--trying to fnd titles
1-practicing the presence of god-brother lawrence
2-jesus calling--a daily devotional by sahra young

On Prayer by Andrew Murray, Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing God's Will by Henry Blackaby, Humility by Andrew Murray

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