Product Description From the creators of Devotional Classics and Spiritual Classics comes 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, the definitive guide to the most spiritually influential and important books for Christians to read. RenovarÃ©, a community of Christians promoting personal and spiritual renewal, put together a prestigious editorial board including Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, and Richard Rohr, resulting in this wonderful resource for exploring the richness of the Christian tradition. From the Back Cover THIS DEFINITIVE READER FOR ALL CHRISTIANS Includes Selections from:The Divine ComedyThe Pilgrimâs ProgressMere ChristianityÂ The Brothers Karamazov The Cost of DiscipleshipPensÃ©esThe Seven Storey MountainA Testament of DevotionRevelations of Divine LoveThe Philokaliaand fifteen more! For more than twenty years RenovarÃ© has pioneered the use of spiritual classics for deepening our lives of discipleship. Their highly praised compendiums Devotional Classics and Spiritual Classics have sold 500,000 copies. Now they have put together a prestigious editorial board and polled respected Christian leaders and thinkers from a variety of Christian traditions, including Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant, to present the twenty-five most spiritually influential and important books for Christians to read. These are books that should be shaping the church, our faith, and our engagement in the world. From timeless classics like The Imitation of Christ to unexpected selections like Fyodor Dostoevskyâs The Brothers Karamazov and the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, 25 Books Every Christian Should Read provides historical background for each work and explains its importance for modern Christians, while including selected readings from every book to get you started. In addition, each chapter ends with discussion questions to the work for use in small groups or for personal reflection. 25 Books Every Christian Should Read is a pivotal resource for the future of Christianity, an invitation into the fullness and richness of the Christian tradition. The 25 Books Every Christian Should Read Editorial Board: Gayle Beebe, James Catford, Richard J. Foster, Emilie Griffin, Frederica Mathewes-Green, Michael G. Maudlin, Richard Rohr, Lyle SmithGraybeal, Phyllis Tickle, Chris Webb, Dallas Willard, and John Wilson. Edited by Julia L. Roller. About the Author RenovarÃ© (from the Latin meaning "to renew") is an intrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the church of Jesus Christ in all its multifaceted manifestations. Founded by bestselling author and well-known speaker Richard J. Foster, RenovarÃ© is Christian in commitment, international in scope, and ecumenical in breadth. Visit the RenovarÃ© website at www.renovare.us.