What you read shapes your life. It is a given that the Bible has changed my life more than any other book. However, I have been blessed to have read a lot of books by amazing people who helped to develop who I am today.

I am going to share with you my personal collection of books that have been most influential in shaping my life and worldview. I have tried to pick only one book from each author, although many of these authors have written numerous books that impacted me. These are not listed in any particular order of importance.

  1. Absolute Surrender — Andrew Murray
  2. Cost of Discipleship — Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  3. True Spirituality — Francis Schaeffer
  4. Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
  5. Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  6. Ablaze With His Glory — Del Fehsenfeld
  7. The Lie— Ken Ham
  8. Right from Wrong — Josh McDowell
  9. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist — Norman Geisler & Frank Turek
  10. How Now Shall We Live — Charles Colson & Nancy Pearcey
  11. Tortured for Christ — Richard Wurmbrand
  12. The Kingdom Agenda: Life Under God – Tony Evans
  13. Experiencing God — Henry Blackaby & Claude King
  14. Walk of Repentance — Steve Gallagher
  15. Understanding the Times — Jeff Myers & David Noebel
  16. God’s Smuggler — Brother Andrew
  17. Knowing God — J.I. Packer
  18. Seeking Him — Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Tim Grissom
  19. Pursuit of Holiness — Jerry Bridges
  20. Knowledge of the Holy — A.W. Tozer
  21. Why Revival Tarries — Leonard Ravenhill
  22. The Holy Spirit — R.A. Torrey
  23. The Holiness of God — R.C. Sproul
  24. Basic Christianity — John Stott
  25. Disciplines of a Godly Man — R. Kent Hughes
  26. The Cross and the Switchblade — David Wilkerson
  27. The Heart of Homeschooling — Christopher J. Klicka
  28. Is Public Education Necessary — Samuel Blumenfeld
  29. Shepherding a Child’s Heart — Tedd Tripp
  30. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs — John Foxe

Israel Wayne is an Author and Conference Speaker. He is the Director of Family Renewal, LLC.