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Top 10 Life-Shaping Books…thus far

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 26, 2015 8:38:00 AM / by Dan Ko


We read a lot of garbage these days. Judging from the New York Times Best-Seller List, America consumes romance, fictional thrillers, & self-betterment books like it’s going out of style. In my short years of reading and learning from the hard work of the authors that write the books, I’ve come across both garbage and precious stones. I’d like to say that each of these books are life-shaping in one way or another, but I thought I’d compile a short list of books that have changed my perspective on life and most importantly, shaped my thoughts about God. I don’t want to bore you with my thoughts on each and every book, but I hope at least the list can serve you well in exploring a bit further those books that I’ve found to be diamonds in the rough.

these are in no particular order

  1. Desiring God by John Piper
  2. The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
  3. The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer
  4. Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
  5. Kingdom Prologue by Meredith Kline
  6. Simply Christian by N.T. Wright
  7. Revolution in World Mission by K.P. Yohannan
  8. A Hunger for God by John Piper
  9. The Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan Rah
  10. The Confessions by Augustine

What are some of yours?

Dan Ko

Written by Dan Ko

Dan was born and raised in Chicago, but his heart and soul are buried deep in Boston soil. Unfortunately, his sports allegiances didn’t make the transition with him and he’s still patiently waiting for a world series under the lights at Wrigley Field. He not only loves Chicago sports, but he also enjoys rugged hip-hop, good food, and anything creative. He’s a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He hit the marriage lottery with his wife Caroline, and they love hanging with their son, Ezra, and their daughter, Addis. Following God’s call, the Ko’s are planting a church in one of the most diverse cities in the Bay State, Malden, a city just north of Boston.


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