Splendid Salutations, my dear readers!
In this post, I’m going to start a series within a series.
So, when I make new friends, I make it a point to tell them that I am an avid reader, and so, subsequently, one of their first questions is, “Who is your favorite author?”
Awesome question because I don’t even know…
Like I said, I’m an avid reader. So, when my beloved friends ask me this question, I progress through a series of emotions and here’s what my brain looks like…
Y’all, please tell me I’m not the only one…Please? Comment below and let me know…
To prevent this mental tragedy, I am going to start this Favorite Authors series within the Friday’s Favorite Five series. In this first post, I will narrow down my favorite, modern Christian authors to just 5 (which is really hard, y’all, so I dearly hope you appreciate this painful post…). So, next time, I will pick five of my favorite ancient Christian authors (more than 100 – 150 years ago). And each subsequent post in this series will cover five of my favorite authors from a different genre each week – providing that I have read books from at least five different authors in that particular genre.
#5 John Piper and J. I. Packer
I’m sorry…I tried..but this is just going to have to be a double pack. John Piper’s Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and Packer’s Knowing God go very well hand in hand. Each author is so knowledgeable and wise and a wonderful writer that I would make these higher on the list, but someone has to be last, right?
#4 John Bunyan
His timeless classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress, captured my heart from an early age. Each Christian can easily relate to the journey, suffering, and joy of Christian as he slowly and faithfully makes his way to the celestial city.
#3 J.R.R. Tolkien
How about some nice, good fantasy? Tolkien is your man. If you read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series, you will have tasted something wonderful, ethereal. If you read The Silmarilion, The Children of Hurin, you will have deeper insight into the world of Tolkien – into the fantastical heart of Tolkien.
#2 R.C. Sproul
Dr. R.C. was perhaps the greatest reformer of our day. His writings are some of the most powerful, some of the most well-written, and some of the wisest that I have ever read. From the age of seven, I grew up reading his children’s books and listening to him narrate them. Now, I read his more theological books and listen to his timeless sermons. I highly suggest his books Chosen by God, Who is the Holy Spirit?, Can I know God’s Will?, The King Without a Shadow, and The Priest with Dirty Clothes.
#1 C.S. Lewis
From his Narnia series to his Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis has won and captivated my heart since I was a little girl and a newborn Christian. I highly recommend all his books, including the Space Trilogy (which I have not read but I have heard that it is very wonderfully written and an awesome series).
That’s all for now, folks! I hope you enjoyed these author suggestions. Now, go read their books! I promise you will not be disappointed.
And if anyone ever says anything about how much you read…
Comment below and let me know:
Who are your favorite modern Christian authors?
Which is/are your favorite from above?