The 100 Best books about Christianity and the Bible (According to Reddit)

1. A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong (Published in 1994 Mentioned 284 times)

2. The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource Series) by Mark S. Smith (Published in 2002 Mentioned 147 times)

3. The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts by Neil Asher Silberman (Published in 2002 Mentioned 135 times)

4. The End Is Near…Or Maybe Not! by Kenneth N. Myers (Published in 2012 Mentioned 119 times)

5. The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version by (Published in 2010 Mentioned 105 times)

6. Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All by David Fitzgerald (Published in 2010 Mentioned 101 times)

7. Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Elliott Friedman (Published in 1997 Mentioned 96 times)

8. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb by R. Crumb (Published in 2009 Mentioned 91 times)

9. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer (Published in 2004 Mentioned 73 times)

10. The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John H. Walton (Published in 2009 Mentioned 66 times)

11. The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins (Published in 2007 Mentioned 63 times)

12. ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (Published in 2013 Mentioned 63 times)

13. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2013 Mentioned 61 times)

14. Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright (Published in 2008 Mentioned 58 times)

15. Salvation (And How We Got It Wrong) by Kenneth N. Myers (Published in 2013 Mentioned 55 times)

16. To Train Up a Child by Michael Pearl (Published in 1994 Mentioned 54 times)

17. The Sparrow: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) by Mary Doria Russell (Published in 1997 Mentioned 52 times)

18. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller (Published in 2009 Mentioned 48 times)

19. How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History) by Thomas Cahill (Published in 1996 Mentioned 48 times)

20. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler (Published in 2004 Mentioned 47 times)

21. Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them) by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2010 Mentioned 47 times)

22. The Case Against The Case For Christ: A New Testament Scholar Refutes the Reverend Lee Strobel by Robert M Price (Published in 2010 Mentioned 46 times)

23. Christ the Conqueror of Hell: The Descent into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective by Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev (Published in 2009 Mentioned 43 times)

24. Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2001 Mentioned 42 times)

25. The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels (Published in 1996 Mentioned 42 times)

26. Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality by Darrel Ray ED.D. (Published in 2012 Mentioned 41 times)

27. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis (Published in 2015 Mentioned 40 times)

28. Atheism: The Case Against God (The Skeptic’s Bookshelf) by George H. Smith (Published in 1979 Mentioned 40 times)

29. The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient Near East by John M. Allegro (Published in 2009 Mentioned 39 times)

30. The Trinity Untangled: Making Sense Of A Sensible Doctrine by Kenneth N. Myers (Published in 2014 Mentioned 38 times)

31. On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt by Richard Carrier (Published in 2014 Mentioned 38 times)

32. Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2012 Mentioned 38 times)

33. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (Published in 2013 Mentioned 38 times)

34. How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2014 Mentioned 37 times)

35. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee (Published in 2003 Mentioned 37 times)

36. ESV Study Bible by ESV Bibles by Crossway (Published in 2008 Mentioned 35 times)

37. Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution (P.S.) by Kenneth R. Miller (Published in 2007 Mentioned 35 times)

38. The Orthodox Church: New Edition by Timothy Ware (Published in 1993 Mentioned 35 times)

39. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo (Published in 2010 Mentioned 35 times)

40. The Orthodox Study Bible, Hardcover: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today’s World by St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology (Published in 2008 Mentioned 34 times)

41. Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott Hahn (Published in 1993 Mentioned 34 times)

42. Birth Control is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and also Robbing God of Priesthood Children!! by Eliyzabeth Yanne Strong-Anderson (Published in 2008 Mentioned 33 times)

43. The Bible with Sources Revealed by Richard Elliott Friedman (Published in 2005 Mentioned 33 times)

44. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony by Richard Bauckham (Published in 2008 Mentioned 33 times)

45. Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament by (Published in 2010 Mentioned 31 times)

46. Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism by Alvin Plantinga (Published in 2011 Mentioned 31 times)

47. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs (Published in 2008 Mentioned 31 times)

48. Christ the Eternal Tao by Hieromonk Damascene (Published in 2004 Mentioned 30 times)

49. The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom by Candida Moss (Published in 2013 Mentioned 30 times)

50. Early Mormonism and the Magic World View by D. Michael Quinn (Published in 1998 Mentioned 29 times)

51. The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis (Published in 2015 Mentioned 29 times)

52. Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2005 Mentioned 29 times)

53. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas E. Woods (Published in 2012 Mentioned 28 times)

54. Five Views on Apologetics by (Published in 2000 Mentioned 28 times)

55. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines (Published in 2014 Mentioned 28 times)

56. Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus by Richard Carrier (Published in 2012 Mentioned 27 times)

57. The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens (Published in 2012 Mentioned 26 times)

58. Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell (Published in 2006 Mentioned 26 times)

59. The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version by (Published in 2010 Mentioned 26 times)

60. The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn (Published in 1999 Mentioned 26 times)

61. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander (Published in 2012 Mentioned 26 times)

62. An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins by Grant Palmer (Published in 2002 Mentioned 26 times)

63. Living Buddha, Living Christ: 20th Anniversary Edition by Thich Nhat Hanh (Published in 2007 Mentioned 25 times)

64. The New Testament and the People of God/ Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol.1 (Christian Origins and the Question of God (Paperback)) by N. T. Wright (Published in 1992 Mentioned 25 times)

65. All You Want to Know About Hell: Three Christian Views of God?s Final Solution to the Problem of Sin by Steve Gregg (Published in 2013 Mentioned 24 times)

66. Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster Cline (Published in 2006 Mentioned 24 times)

67. No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith by Fawn M. Brodie (Published in 1995 Mentioned 24 times)

68. An Exorcist Tells His Story by Fr. Gabriele Amorth (Published in 1999 Mentioned 24 times)

69. Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition by James K.A. Smith (Published in 2010 Mentioned 23 times)

70. The Book of Mammon: A Book About A Book About The Corporation That Owns The Mormons by Daymon M Smith (Published in 2010 Mentioned 23 times)

71. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings by Bart D. Ehrman (Published in 2011 Mentioned 23 times)

72. UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question by John Shore (Published in 2013 Mentioned 23 times)

73. What Christians Believe: The Foundation Series Volume One by Kenneth N. Myers (Published in 2009 Mentioned 22 times)

74. The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration (4th Edition) by Bruce M. Metzger (Published in 2005 Mentioned 21 times)

75. The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom by Gerald L. Schroeder Ph.D. (Published in 2009 Mentioned 21 times)

76. The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by (Published in 2010 Mentioned 21 times)

77. The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom by Candida Moss (Published in 2014 Mentioned 21 times)

78. Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (2 Volume Set) by Craig S. Keener (Published in 2011 Mentioned 21 times)

79. In the Beginning…’: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall (Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought (RRRCT)) by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Published in 1995 Mentioned 21 times)

80. Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved? With a Short Discourse on Hell by Hans Urs von Balthasar (Published in 1988 Mentioned 21 times)

81. What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality by Daniel A. Helminiak (Published in 2000 Mentioned 21 times)

82. Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman Bushman (Published in 2007 Mentioned 20 times)

83. Who Wrote the New Testament?: The Making of the Christian Myth by Burton L. Mack (Published in 1996 Mentioned 20 times)

84. The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land by Thomas Asbridge (Published in 2011 Mentioned 20 times)

85. The Jewish Annotated New Testament by (Published in 2011 Mentioned 20 times)

86. The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict by William T Cavanaugh (Published in 2009 Mentioned 20 times)

87. Helping the Retarded to Know God by H.R. Hahn (Published in 1969 Mentioned 20 times)

88. Rainbows End: A Novel with One Foot in the Future by Vernor Vinge (Published in 2007 Mentioned 20 times)

89. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (Published in 2014 Mentioned 20 times)

90. Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley by Peter Kreeft (Published in 1982 Mentioned 20 times)

91. Studies of the Book of Mormon by B. H. Roberts (Published in 1992 Mentioned 19 times)

92. The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet (Published in 2009 Mentioned 19 times)

93. Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N. T. Wright (Published in 2010 Mentioned 19 times)

94. Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith by Linda King Newell (Published in 1994 Mentioned 19 times)

95. The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones (Published in 2007 Mentioned 19 times)

96. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Brant Pitre (Published in 2011 Mentioned 19 times)

97. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell (Published in 1995 Mentioned 19 times)

98. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller (Published in 2003 Mentioned 19 times)

99. Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World by Roger Crowley (Published in 2009 Mentioned 19 times)

100. The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (And Why Inerrancy Tries To Hide It) by Thom Stark (Published in 2011 Mentioned 19 times)


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