Editor’s Note:  On March 20-22, 2017, author Gary Thomas was interviewed on FamilyLife Today® about his book Cherish. During the interview, he mentioned to host Dennis Rainey, and co-host Bob Lepine that some Christian classics have helped shape his thinking about grace.

As promised on FamilyLife Today®, here is Gary’s personal list of favorite Christian literature classics that address humility and virtue. Please note, these are not all evangelical books:

  • Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen
  • The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis
  • A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law
  • The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli
  • Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
  • Christian Perfection: Devotional Reflections on the Christian Life  by  Francois de Salignac de La Mothe Fenelon
  • A Treatise Concerning Religious Affection by Jonathan Edwards