The Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals
Heard, but Not Seen
John and Elizabeth Sherrill may be the most influential Christian authors you know nothing about. They appear three times on this liststep aside, C. S. Lewis and J. I. Packeras co-authors of God's Smuggler, The Cross and the Switchblade, and The Hiding Place. Ghostwriters extraordinaire, longtime editors of Guideposts, and founders of Chosen Books (now a division of Baker Publishing), the couple also published Charles W. Colson's Born Again. Their specialty: testimonials to the power of God's Spirit. And, it seems, bestsellers.
OUR THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR SUBMITTING THEIR NOMINATIONS:
Miriam Adeney, Phyllis Alsdurf, Leith Anderson, Jeanette Bakke, Bruce Barton, Darrell Bock, Tony Campolo, Joel Carpenter, Charles Colson, Cindy Crosby, Andy Crouch, Lane Dennis, Mark Galli, Gary Gnidovic, J. Lee Grady, David Gushee, Stan Guthrie, Mimi Haddad, Collin Hansen, Archibald Hart, Gary Haugen, Michael Horton, James Houston, Al Hsu, R. Kent Hughes, Alan Jacobs, Greg Jao, Jerry B. Jenkins, Todd Johnson, Craig Keener, Douglas LeBlanc, Anne Graham Lotz, Timothy C. Morgan, Rebecca Manley Pippert, Michael Maudlin, Gerald McDermott, Robertson McQuilken, Al Mohler, Rob Moll, Richard Mouw, David Neff, Mark Noll, Ted Olsen, Roger Olson, Richard Ostling, J. I. Packer, Richard Pierard, Patricia Raybon, Haddon Robinson, James Calvin Schaap, Luci Shaw, Ron Sider, James Sire, Howard Snyder, Russell Spittler, John Stackhouse, Agnieszka Tennant, Madison Trammel, Jim Wallis, James Emery White, John Woodbridge, Philip Yancey.
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See also today's article on what evangelical leaders say are the challenges and priorities in Christian publishing for the next 50 years.
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