1. Standard memberKellyJay
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    Who are the "Christian" writers others like to read?
    I like C.S. Lewis and Dallas Willard.
    Lewis for Mere Christianity and Willard for The Divine Conspiracy.
    Mere Christianity I read in one sitting, while I had to read and
    ponder The Divine Conspiracy because it made me think about
    the subject matter I couldn't just drink it in like I did Mere
    Christianity.
    Kelly
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    22 Aug '05 04:44
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Who are the "Christian" writers others like to read?
    I like C.S. Lewis and Dallas Willard.
    Lewis for Mere Christianity and Willard for The Divine Conspiracy.
    Mere Christianity I read in one sitting, while I had to read and
    ponder The Divine Conspiracy because it made me think about
    the subject matter I couldn't just drink it in like I did Mere
    Christianity.
    Kelly
    The works of Bishop John Shelby Spong, most notably Living in Sin?,
    Born of a Woman, and, especially, Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism.

    Nemesio
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    Skakespeare, Cervantes
  4. Standard membergenius
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    22 Aug '05 07:48
    john grisham?

    acutally-i quite like brother yuo's autobiography, "the heavenly man" (i may have spelled him name wrong though...) and "the cross and the switchblade" by david wilkerson, the founder of the Times Square church, if i remember correctly.
  5. Standard memberKellyJay
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    Originally posted by genius
    john grisham?

    acutally-i quite like brother yuo's autobiography, "the heavenly man" (i may have spelled him name wrong though...) and "the cross and the switchblade" by david wilkerson, the founder of the Times Square church, if i remember correctly.
    Wilkerson wrote another book I read, The Vision, I believe
    was the title. You ever read that one?
    Kelly
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    22 Aug '05 09:021 edit
    Dostoyevsky--Crime & Punishment. Atonement all the way.

    Baudelaire--The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal)--Investigations into Sin by a Damned Poet.

    T.S. Eliot--Murder in the Cathedral, Four Quartets.

    John Bunyan--Pilgrim's Progress. I was surprised that this book was so readable.

    John Milton--short poems & Paradise Lost (can't get into the other long ones).

    The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone ed.).

    Elaine Pagels--The Gnostic Gospels.
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    22 Aug '05 15:06
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Dostoyevsky--Crime & Punishment. Atonement all the way.

    Baudelaire--The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal)--Investigations into Sin by a Damned Poet.

    T.S. Eliot--Murder in the Cathedral, Four Quartets.

    John Bunyan--Pilgrim's Progress. I was surprised that this book was so readable.

    John Milton--short poems & Paradise Lost (can't get in ...[text shortened]... er long ones).

    The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone ed.).

    Elaine Pagels--The Gnostic Gospels.
    Didn't John Bunyan write Pilgrim's Progress while in jail for his faith,
    maybe I'm thinking of someone else?
    Kelly
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    22 Aug '05 15:15
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Didn't John Bunyan write Pilgrim's Progress while in jail for his faith,
    maybe I'm thinking of someone else?
    Kelly
    He did indeed. He was a Puritan.
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    22 Aug '05 15:38
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Who are the "Christian" writers others like to read?
    I like C.S. Lewis and Dallas Willard.
    Lewis for Mere Christianity and Willard for The Divine Conspiracy.
    Mere Christianity I read in one sitting, while I had to read and
    ponder The Divine Conspiracy because it made me think about
    the subject matter I couldn't just drink it in like I did Mere
    Christianity.
    Kelly
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    22 Aug '05 15:45
    I am not sure if he is christian or not, but i like frank e. peretti's books
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    22 Aug '05 15:49
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Who are the "Christian" writers others like to read?
    I like C.S. Lewis and Dallas Willard.
    Lewis for Mere Christianity and Willard for The Divine Conspiracy.
    Mere Christianity I read in one sitting, while I had to read and
    ponder The Divine Conspiracy because it made me think about
    the subject matter I couldn't just drink it in like I did Mere
    Christianity.
    Kelly
    Three books by Peter Marshall and David Manual;
    "The Light and the Glory" then the sequal;
    "From Sea to Shining Sea" and
    "Sounding Forth the Trumpet"
    Of course they concern American History, but the theme is "Did God have a plan for America?"
    I highly recommend all three and in that order.
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    22 Aug '05 16:11
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Who are the "Christian" writers others like to read?
    I like C.S. Lewis and Dallas Willard.
    Lewis for Mere Christianity and Willard for The Divine Conspiracy.
    Mere Christianity I read in one sitting, while I had to read and
    ponder The Divine Conspiracy because it made me think about
    the subject matter I couldn't just drink it in like I did Mere
    Christianity.
    Kelly
    I like B. Fulton J. Sheen's works - very readable. I know a lot of people who swear by Kempis; more recently I've started reading S. Teresa of the Cross's (Teresa of Avila) Interior Castle. I also hope to read the works of S. Catherine of Siena and S. Teresa of the Infant Jesus (Therese of Lisieux) some time.
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    For those who like fiction, Francine Rivers writes interesting stuff.
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    22 Aug '05 20:48
    Originally posted by iamroot
    I am not sure if he is christian or not, but i like frank e. peretti's books
    Yes he is...I like him too..
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    22 Aug '05 21:32
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Yes he is...I like him too..
    Have you read his latest book, "Monster"? I still think "The Oath" is his best work ever. A masterpiece.
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