CHRISTIANITY TODAY'S 
TOP TEN RELIGIOUS BOOKS 
OF THE 
TWENTIETH CENTURY
                       THOMAS MERTON
C.S. LEWIS                            

 

The Periodical Christianity Today asked more than 100 of its contributors and church leaders to nominate the ten best religious books of the twentieth century. By best books they meant "those that not only were important when first published, but also have enduring significance for the Christian faith and church." The top ten books shown in the following are from Christianity Today's web site as posted on April 24, 2000.

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1 C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity
2 Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Cost of Discipleship
3 Karl Barth Church Dogmatics
4 J.R.R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
5 John Howard Yoder The Politics of Jesus
6 G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy
7 Thomas Merton The Seven Storey Mountain
8 Richard Foster Celebration of Discipline
9 Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest
10 Reinhold Niebuhr Moral Man and Immoral Society

 
 
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