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CLASSICS SUBCATEGORY: MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS & THINKERS OF ALL TIME

131 Christians Everyone Should Know
Abraham Lincoln (Carl Sandburg)
Alexander Solzhenitzen: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Benjamin Franklin (Walter Isaacson)
Bible
Bill Gothard: Character Sketches (3 volumes)
C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, Weight of Glory, The Chronicles of Narnia, Till We Have Faces, The Abolition of Man
Charles Dickens: Bleak House, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Tale of Two Cities
Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (Moravian founder)
Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy
Declaration of Independence
David McCullough: 1776
Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America
Dennis Prager: Think a Second Time
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Life Together, Cost of Discipleship
Elizabeth Elliot: Passion and Purity, Shadow of the Almighty
Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea
Francis (and Franky) Schaeffer: Escape from Reason, A Time for Anger: The Myth of Neutrality, A Christian Manifesto
Francois Fenelon: The Seeking Heart
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment
G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy, The Everlasting Man
Gene Edwards: Divine Romance, Revolution, Chronicles of Heaven (series), N.T. Diaries
George MacDonald: The Heart of George MacDonald, Phantases, The Baronet’s Song (What’s Mine’s Mine), Curate’s Awakening, Lilith,
Edmund Morgan: The Meaning of Independence–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams
Hannah Hurnard – Hinds Feet on High Places
History of Philosophy
Homer: The Iliad, The Odyssey 
J.R. Tolkein: Lord of the Rings
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
Jeanne Guyon: Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ, The Interior Way
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut: Story of the Bible
John Eldrege: Epic, Way of the Wild Heart, Captivating
John Milton: Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained,
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House on the Prairie
Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace
Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Miguel de Molinos: The Spiritual Guide
Missions History and Biographies — Ruth Tucker: From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Gladys Aylward, Hudson Taylor (Hudson Taylor’s Spritual Secret), Amy Carmichael, William Cameron Townsend,
Plato: The Republic
Randy Alcorn: Heaven
Rene Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy
Robert Lewis Stevenson: Treasure Island
Steven Hayward:  Greatness–Reagan, Churchill & the making of extraordinatry leaders
T.S. Eliot: The Complete Poems and Plays
Thomas Sowell: Vision of the Anointed
Tom Brown: The Search, The Tracker
Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning
Watchman Nee: Normal Christian Life, The Spiritual Man
Victor Hugo: Les Miserables
Virgil: The Aeneid
William Bennett: Book of Virtues, and Book of Virtues for Children, America: The Last Best Hope, Vol 1 and 2
William Shakespeare: See “Literature” category including “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare”, King Lear
William Wilberforce: Real Christianity
Whittaker Chambers: Witness
John Taylor Gatto: The Underground History of American Education
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