100 Books (Besides the Bible) Recommended for Christian Readers


The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community. Listopia is a special area of Goodreads, which allows people people to create lists which are, by default, polls — as anyone can vote on any list and can add books to any list.

1. The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1–7) C.S. Lewis (64,248)


2. Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis (58,306)


3. The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis (50,488)


4. The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom Corrie ten Boom (41,467)


5. The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan (29,249)


6. The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1–3) J.R.R. Tolkien (28,676)


7. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) C.S. Lewis (21,418)


8. The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank (17,990)


9. The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis (17,827)


10. To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee (17,238)


11. The Shack William Paul Young (17,063)


12. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for? Rick Warren (16,309)


13. My Utmost for His Highest Oswald Chambers (16,220)


14. Redeeming Love Francine Rivers (15,717)


15. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens (15,309)


16. Les Misérables Victor Hugo (14,386)


17. The Cost of Discipleship Dietrich Bonhoeffer (14,241)


18. The Case for Christ Lee Strobel (14,016)


19. Little Women (Little Women, #1) Louisa May Alcott (13,408)


20. Confessions Augustine of Hippo (13,083)


21. This Present Darkness (Darkness, #1) Frank E. Peretti (12,467)


22. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) L.M. Montgomery (12,229)


23. Left Behind (Left Behind, #1) Tim LaHaye (11,242)


24. Hinds’ Feet on High Places Hannah Hurnard (10,701)


25. Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë (10,583)


26. A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle (9,834)


27. Knowing God J.I. Packer (9,433)


28. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate Gary Chapman(9,282)


29. Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life C.S. Lewis (9,009)


30. Charlotte’s Web E.B. White (8,922)


31. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen (8,675)


32. The Problem of Pain C.S. Lewis (8,638)


33. Orthodoxy G.K. Chesterton (8,335)


34. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs John Foxe (8,282)


35. Paradise Lost John Milton (8,106)


36. A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens (8,048)


37. Till We Have Faces C.S. Lewis (7,745)


38. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God Francis Chan (7,745)


39. Night (The Night Trilogy #1) Elie Wiesel (7,635)


40. The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6) C.S. Lewis (7,628)


41. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality Donald Miller (7,372)


42. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist John Piper (7,338)


43. The Practice of the Presence of God Brother Lawrence (7,222)


44. The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky (6,909)


45. A Grief Observed C.S. Lewis (6,872)


46. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne (6,726)


47. The Four Loves C.S. Lewis (6,607)


48. A Voice in the Wind (Mark of the Lion, #1) Francine Rivers (6,465)


49. The Jesus I Never Knew Philip Yancey (6,229)


50. The Imitation of Christ Thomas à Kempis (6,218)


51. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3) C.S. Lewis (6,199)


52. Through Gates of Splendor Elisabeth Elliot (6,164)


53. The Case for a Creator: A Journalist Investigates Scientific Evidence That Points Toward GodLee Strobel (6,122)


54. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) J.K. Rowling (6,118)


55. In His Steps Charles M. Sheldon (5,998)


56. The Robe Lloyd C. Douglas (5,907)


57. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) J.R.R. Tolkien (5,857)


58. Evidence That Demands a Verdict Josh McDowell (5,794)


59. Don’t Waste Your Life John Piper (5,764)


60. Little House on the Prairie (Little House, #2) Laura Ingalls Wilder (5,638)


61. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ Lew Wallace (5,492)


62. More Than a Carpenter Josh McDowell (5,492)


63. Animal Farm George Orwell (5,186)


64. Tramp for the Lord Corrie ten Boom (5,150)


65. The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7) C.S. Lewis (4,958)


66. The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out Brennan Manning (4,872)


67. What’s So Amazing About Grace? Philip Yancey (4,763)


68. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Eric Metaxas (4,646)


69. Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe (4,603)


70. Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes Gordon B. Hinckley (4,599)


71. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth Richard J. Foster (4,591)


72. The Weight of Glory C.S. Lewis (4,419)


73. What’s So Amazing About Grace? Study Guide Philip Yancey (4,403)


74. Piercing the Darkness (Darkness, #2) Frank E. Peretti (4,401)


75. Black Beauty Anna Sewell (4,375)


76. The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom (4,303)


77. Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet / Perelandra / That Hideous Strength C.S. Lewis (4,288)


78. The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4) C.S. Lewis (4,252)


79. How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture Francis A. Schaeffer (4,211)


80. The Holiness of God R.C. Sproul (4,074)


81. He Chose the Nails Max Lucado (3,903)


82. The Knowledge of the Holy A.W. Tozer (3,595)


83. Jesus Freaks: Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus, the Ultimate Jesus Freaks (Jesus Freaks, #1) D.C. Talk (3,592)


84. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine Wayne A. Grudem (3,526)


85. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas (3,496)


86. The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde (3,482)


87. Believing Christ: The Parable of the Bicycle and Other Good News Stephen E. Robinson (3,451)


88. The Abolition of Man C.S. Lewis (3,325)


89. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism Timothy J. Keller (3,215)


90. Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) C.S. Lewis (3,170)


91. The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity Lee Strobel(3,154)


92. The Red Tent Anita Diamant (3,130)


93. God’s Smuggler Brother Andrew (3,094)


94. 1984 George Orwell (3,078)


95. The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine A.W. Tozer (3,076)


96. The Sovereignty of God Arthur W. Pink (3,036)


97. Miracles C.S. Lewis (3,009)


98. The Alchemist Paulo Coelho (2,979)


99. The Passion of Jesus Christ John Piper (2,909)


100. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther Roland H. Bainton (2,897)


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