Friday, October 13, 2006

How many have you read?

Christianity Today has published a list of the Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals in their October 6, 2006 issue.

Who makes the list? The list includes popular story tellers from Catherine Marshall to C.S. Lewis, familiar theologians such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Francis Schaeffer, as well as books on a range of practical matters from family life to spiritual growth and personal evangelism.

How did they choose? "These are books that have shaped evangelicalism as we see it today—not an evangelicalism we wish and hope for. Books that have been published since World War II—not every book in the history of Christianity. Books that over the last 50 years have altered the way American evangelicals pray, gather, talk, and reach out—not books that merely entertained."

Do we have all fifty in the library? No, they don't all fit the Darling Library's collection development profile. But we do have quite a number of them on the shelves. Search the OPAC and check it out!

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