Monday, July 27, 2015

Top Ten Lists of Favorite Books (Besides the Bible)...

...With a Few Movies Too


Every writer must be a reader, a picky reader, only using up his precious time on the best of books. Of course, the very Best of Books is the Bible, wherein is given all we need for life and godliness. Yet we can also learn valuable truths from fellow men. None of these books are perfect and I always quibble with something in these writings. Yet since these lists are my favorite, they are also my top recommendations. Check out my Goodreads accounts for over 200 book ratings!

Top Ten Fiction Books:

1. The Men of Grit Series by John J. Horn* (Out of the three, Brothers at Arms is my favorite)
2. The Spanish Brothers by Deborah Alcock*
3. The Betrayal by Douglas Bond*
4. Prisoners of the Sea by Florence Kingsley*
5. From the Dark to the Dawn by Alicia A. Willis*
6. With Lee in Virginia by G. A. Henty*
7. The Brethren by H. Rider Haggard*
8. Courageous by Randy Alcorn
9. Stonewall by John J. Dwyer*
10. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes/The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Top Ten History Books:

1. Adam's Synchronological  Chart by Sebastian Adams*
2. The War Between the States by John J. Dwyer*
3. Khartoum by Michael Asher*
4. Thales to Dewey by Gordon H. Clark *
5. Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose*
6. The Bravest of the Brave by John Glansfield*
7. Meet the Puritans by Joel Beeke and Randall J. Pederson*
8. Endurance by Alfred Lansing
9. History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Sir Winston Churchill*
10. The Real Lincoln by Thomas DiLorenzo

Top Ten Biography Books:

1. Bonhoeffer by Eric Metexas*
2. Stonewall Jackson by James I. Robertson Jr.
3. God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew*
4. The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond*
5. Men of Destiny by Peter Masters*
6. Confessions by Augustine Aurelius
7. Book of Martyrs by John Foxe*
8. Men of Purpose by Peter Masters*
9. Boy of Grit by Arthur Wallace*
10. Sergeant York and the Great War by Alvin York and Richard Wheeler*

Top Ten Theology Books:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan*
2. A Puritan Theology by Joel R. Beeke and Mark Jones*
3. The Mortification of Sin by John Owen*
4.The Sovereignty of God by A. W. Pink*
5. The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul*
6.  Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry*
7. The Gospel's Power and Message by Paul Washer*
8. Joseph: The Gospel of Many Colors by Voddie Baucham*
9. Everyone's a Theologian by R. C. Sproul*
10. Chance and the Sovereignty of God by Vern Poytress

Top Ten Science Books:

1. The Elements by Theodore Gray*
2. Mad Science by Theodore Gray
3. The Puzzle of Ancient Man by Donald E. Chittick*
4. The Answers Book 1-4
5-10. Suggestions?

Top Ten Films:

1. Gods and Generals*
2. Courageous*
3. Why We Fight*
4. Fireproof*
5. God's Outlaw
6. Remember
7. Cromwell
8. Ace Wonder
9. A Night to Remember*
10. Martin Luther

*owned in my personal library

Soli Deo Gloria,

The Book Adventurer (or as he is nicknamed, Justus A. Platt)

1 comment:

  1. So glad to have made the list! :) And I love many of the books you named... Prisoners of the Sea and Bonhoeffer are definitely favorites!