27.9.10

Q11: Best Book Ever?

Question: What is one book (besides the bible) that has had the greatest influence on your life? 

Here we have another second choice question.  I think I need to give two answers though, and I will explain why. 

The first book that comes to mind is The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. The book itself is great, however the reason I would count it as having the greatest influence in my life is because this was the first Christian Non-Fiction I read and it led me to read many others.  I can think of no greater influence than this, because it encompasses, in a way, many of the good books I have read since.  Most, if not all, of the best books I have ever read have had this effect: they lead me to other good books.  


However, I have a feeling that this may not be quite what the question is getting at.  If I had to choose a single book that, as it stands and without considering how it has led me to other books, has had a great influence on my life then I think I would choose Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster.  The reason for this choice is that this book helped me more than any other in deepening my walk with, and experience of, God. 


2 comments:

PakG1 said...

Eh? What happened to your love for Cost of Discipleship? ;)

Andrew said...

Still a great book, near the top of my list :)