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RedPop4
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re: Books on Christianity
Matthew Kelly is very accessible for starters. The next step would be Scott Hahn'sand Brant Pitre's popular works. Both are academics so be careful where you start. Brant was a colleague until last May.

I will add morevto the thread once I am on a real keyboard.


Andychapman13
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re: Books on Christianity
Our Thoughts Determmine Our Lives by Elder Thaddeus
Eastern Orthodox monk from Russia talking about the power of meditation in Christianity.


scrooster
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re: Books on Christianity
Noah Primeval and Enoch Primordial.

I enjoyed those two books ... wish I had read them earlier. Kindel - Amazon Prime. You will not regret it. Be sure to read them in order.


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My utmost for his highest Oswald chambers


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LSUcam7
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re: Books on Christianity
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The Shack


Just turned the last page. WOW...

What a gripping story and it builds even down to the last few pages. I can’t wait to find the right person to pass it along to.


MFn GIMP
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re: Books on Christianity
Any good books about the rise of Early Christianity, say Clement I to the Council of Nicaea?


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re: Books on Christianity
I would be interested in an objective historical survey of the development and spread of Christianity from the Middle East throughout the Roman Empire and Europe, including any changes to dogma or orthodoxy


Andychapman13
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re: Books on Christianity
On Praise of Folly by D Erasmus and Either/Or by Kierkegaard also come to mind.


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TaTa Toothy
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re: Books on Christianity
Diarmaid MacCulloch's The Reformation and A History of Christianity are the best recent books on the historical aspect of the Church.


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re: Books on Christianity
In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's Word.

Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her?
How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood?
Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer?
Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over?
In what way do those beings participate in God's decisions?
Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits?
Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership?
Who are the “glorious ones” that even angels dare not rebuke?

After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.

“There is a world referred to in the Scripture that is quite unseen, but also quite present and active. Michael Heiser's The Unseen Realm seeks to unmask this world. Heiser shows how important it is to understand this world and appreciate how its contribution helps to make sense of Scripture. The book is clear and well done, treating many ideas and themes that often go unseen themselves. With this book, such themes will no longer be neglected, so read it and discover a new realm for reflection about what Scripture teaches.”
?Darrell L. Bock, Executive Director for Cultural Engagement, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership and Cultural Engagement

“‘How was it possible that I had never seen that before?' Dr. Heiser's survey of the complex reality of the supernatural world as the Scriptures portray it covers a subject that is strangely sidestepped. No one is going to agree with everything in his book, but the subject deserves careful study, and so does this book.”
?John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary (2015-08-13)

Amazon link


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arcalades
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re: Books on Christianity
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Would love to hear takes on Killing Jesus.
no book on this planet misses the point of Christ more than Killing Jesus.


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conservativewifeymom
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re: Books on Christianity
This one is more about the Bible than specifically about Christianity, but I found it very interesting and a different approach and perspective.

'Walking the Bible: A Journey through the Five Books of Moses.'

LINK

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conservativewifeymom
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I recently finished 2 books about the Eastern Orthodox church written by the wife of an Orthodox priest in Baltimore. The family are converts from the Western Church so the perspective is very interesting.

Facing East: a Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy by Frederica Mathewes-Green.

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At the Corner of East and Now by the same author
LINK

I liked the first much more than the second.



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RedPop4
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re: Books on Christianity
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Any good books about the rise of Early Christianity, say Clement I to the Council of Nicaea?


Benedict XVI, early on in his life wrote Introduction to Christianity, and later on, as Pope, gave a series of catechesis on the Fathers of the Church which have been compiled into a series of titles called, appropriately enough Fathers of the Church or in some editions, Church Fathers The chapters are short as they were given as weekly public audience addresses.

More scholarly:
From Paul to Valentius / Peter Lampe


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madmaxvol
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re: Books on Christianity
If you really want to dig into something that could shake some of your doctrinal precepts... Chosen by God - R.S. Sproul

It is a frank discussion on Calvinism vs Arminianism.


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TigerScribe
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re: Books on Christianity
My two favorite books:

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn.


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biglego
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I would be interested in an objective historical survey of the development and spread of Christianity from the Middle East throughout the Roman Empire and Europe, including any changes to dogma or orthodoxy


This is a lecture series, not a book, but it covers this material:


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