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Books that changed me, pt 2

The God Who Is There; He Is There and Not Silent; and True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer. These books by Schaeffer introduced me to the wonderful world of Christian thought and apologetics. I have recently reread True Spirituality, and am reading Schaeffer's Genesis in Space and Time with some young bucks.

Designed to Be Like Him
(Formerly: Pattern for Maturity) by J. Dwight Pentecost. I got so much out of this book by Dwight Pentecost in the mid-to-late-1970s, and although Pentecost was not as well known as Hal Lindsay, it was my introduction into biblical exposition and specifically, the ministry of Dallas Seminary. It was teaching like this that influenced my choice for further training.

Knowing God,
by J. I. Packer. This was a classic, pure and simple. Still is, some twenty years later. It is a wonderful and deep elaboration of the character of God, the sinfulness of man, and the marvel of the gospel. It was probably this book, along with others, that gave me a love for sound doctrine.

Til He Come: Communion Meditations and Addresses
by Charles Spurgeon. My wife gave me this early in our marriage. There have been very few like Spurgeon who can so lovingly set forth the beauty of Christ.


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