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Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Christianity books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

2. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation (2010)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn The Story of Christianity: Volume 1, Justo L. González, author of the highly praised three-volume History of Christian Thought, presents a narrative history of Christianity, from the Early Church to the Dawn of the Protestant Reformation. From Jesus’ faithful apostles to the early reformist John Wycliffe, González skillfully traces core theological issues and developments within the various traditions of the church, including major events outside of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese conquest of the New World. This updated and expanded edition incorporates recent archaeological discoveries about the life of…
Author(s): Justo L. Gonzalez

3. Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (2011)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the major turning points in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in often neglected accounts of conversion and confrontation in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and discover Christianity’s essential role in shaping human history and the intimate lives of men and women. And he uncovers…
Author(s): Diarmaid MacCulloch

4. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels (2013)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to…
Author(s): J. Warner Wallace, Lee Strobel

5. The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set): An Anthology of 8 C. S. Lewis Titles: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, Miracles, The … The Abolition of Man, and The Four Loves (2017)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA gorgeous boxed set that includes all eight paperback volumes of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics.Boxed together for the first time, here are the signature spiritual works of one of the most celebrated literary figures of our time. Perfect for gift-giving, The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set) contains: #4,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #14 in Christian Apologetics (Books) #125 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): C. S. Lewis

6. How Christianity Saved Civilization… And Must Do So Again (2019)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAncient Rome’s brutal culture exploited the weak and considered human life expendable. Women were used as property; unwanted children were left on the streets to die.Four centuries later, even ordinary men and women prospered in what had become a vigorous new Christian society, a society that served the vulnerable, exalted women, treasured virtue, and loved peace. Faith had triumphed. Truth was proclaimed. And on this rock-solid foundation, Christian society flourished in the West for the next 1500 years.These eye-opening pages document the many ways in which Christians penetrated and civilized that debased Roman empire,…
Author(s): Mike Aquilina, James L. Papandrea

7. Mere Christianity Study Guide: A Bible Study on the C.S. Lewis Book Mere Christianity (CS Lewis Study Series) (2014)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe most trusted study guide to learning Mere Christianity! Reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis should not be difficult but rather a rewarding, life-changing experience. And it can be with the Mere Christianity Study Guide! This easy-to-understand workbook digs deep into each chapter and in turn into Lewis’s thoughts transforming you into an expert on this apologetics classic. Mere Christianity Study Guide is perfect for book clubs, church groups, and independent study. This comprehensive Bible study workbook includes daily study questions relative to each of the twelve sessions. For small-group flexibility,…
Author(s): Steven Urban

8. Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices (2012)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHave you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that…
Author(s): Frank Viola, George Barna

9. Basic Christianity (IVP Classics) (2012)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded,” writes John Stott. “We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone.” Who is Jesus Christ? If he is not who he said he was, and if he did not do what he said he had come to do, the whole superstructure of Christianity crumbles in ruin. Is it plausible that Jesus was truly divine? And what would that mean for us? John Stott’s clear, classic book, now updated, examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation…
Author(s): John Stott

10. Backgrounds of Early Christianity (2003)

 Best Christianity Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfHaving long served as a standard introduction to the world of the early church, Everett Ferguson’s Backgrounds of Early Christianity has been expanded and updated in this third edition. The book explores and unpacks the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds necessary for a good historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church. New to this edition are revisions of Ferguson’s original material, updated bibliographies, and fresh discussions of first-century social life, of…
Author(s): Everett Ferguson

Best Christianity Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some christianity books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Christianity or Islam, you decide!

Author(s): Lionel Alfred Luckhoo, Sir
ID: 878586, Publisher: [Luckhoo Ministries] , Year: [199-?], Size: 82 Kb, Format: epub

Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity

Author(s): Yonatan Moss
ID: 2400787, Publisher: University of California Press, Year: 978-0520289994, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven’t Tried Yet

Author(s): Meggan Watterson
ID: 2387911, Publisher: Hay House Inc., Year: 9 July 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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