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The century's top 100 books

"The century's top 100 books" Continued...

Issue: "Top 100 Books 1999," Dec. 4, 1999

John R. W. Stott - Basic Christianity (1971)
Many new converts got their first introduction to theology from this succinct but profound overview of Christian doctrine. Buy it today!

William Strunk & E. B. White - The Elements of Style (1959)
Succinctly states the moral excellence of not wasting or misusing words. Buy it today!

Corrie ten Boom - The Hiding Place (1983)
The autobiographical account of a woman whose Christian faith led her to imprisonment in a concentration camp for helping Jews. Buy it today!

J. R. R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings (1954-1956)
This Oxford professor wrote the century's grandest fantasy epic, a staggering work of self-contained imagination. Buy it today!

Arnold J. Toynbee - A Study of History (1945-1961)
He examined the world's major civilizations through history, traced how they rise, and showed that the Aztecs and the Romans look a lot like us. Buy Vol. I today! - Buy Vol. II today!

A. W. Tozer - The Pursuit of God (1949)
Evangelicals do have a legacy of spiritual depth. Buy it today!

Barbara Tuchman - The Guns of August (1962)
Account of World War I's beginning that is a lesson to professors on how to write readable history. Buy it today!

Cornelius Van Til - The Defense of the Faith (1955)
Although his attention to "presuppositions" rather than "evidence" in Christian apologetics continues to spark debates, Van Til remains the father of worldview criticism. Buy it today!

Walter Wangerin Jr. - The Book of the Dun Cow (1978)
A beast fable, an allegory, a Christian fantasy, written in poetic prose. Buy it today!

Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited (1945)
Life at Cambridge and in the upper classes, from an acerbic satirist of modern life who happened to be a Christian. Buy it today!

Booker T. Washington - Up From Slavery (1901)
A freed slave laid out a strategy for fighting poverty based on faith, hard work, and character. Buy it today!

Richard M. Weaver - Ideas Have Consequences (1947)
This catalyst of the conservative revival provided a still-relevant critique of modernist thinking and its catastrophic results. Buy it today!

David Wells - No Place for Truth (1993)
An evangelical scholar's indictment of the theological shallowness of much of American Christianity. Buy it today!

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Little House on the Prairie (1935)
Her vivid recollections of life on the frontier have become children's classics that are just as mesmerizing for adults. Buy it today!

Charles Williams - The Descent into Hell (1937)
C. S. Lewis's friend was an odd, original, yet in the final analysis, orthodox theologian, who worked out his ideas in supernatural thrillers. Buy it today!

Tom Wolfe - Radical Chic and Mau-mauing the Flak Catchers (1970)
This pioneer of the "new journalism"-writing about facts with fictional techniques-here answers the questions of why rich people give so much money to anti-capitalists and why the left is fashionable. Buy it today!

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