Favorite Authors?

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  1. Fly Caster

    Fly Caster Puritan Board Sophomore

    Who are your favorite authors? My short list would include:

    Iain Murray
    Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Jerry Bridges
    Jonathan Edwards
    J.I. Packer

    And, of course, John Piper.
  2. Bladestunner316

    Bladestunner316 Puritan Board Doctor

    Did I mention I like Saint Augustine:D

  3. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Puritan Board Doctor

    Favorite Authors or at least the one's I keep coming ba

    John Calvin, Edward Fisher, Thomas Vincent, Thomas Boston, Jonathan Edwards, The Erskines, Charles Spurgeon, J. Gresham Machen, and Iain Murray.
    Augustine's pretty good too :)
  4. cupotea

    cupotea Puritan Board Junior

    I lean more twoard fiction, so my list is a bit different.

    J. R. R. Tolkien
    C. S. Lewis
    Stephen King (gonna get flamed for that one. I can just feel it)
    John Milton (poetry)
  5. Craig

    Craig Puritan Board Senior

    Nora Roberts
    Danielle Steel
    Hillary Clinton
    Michael Moore
    T.D. Jakes

    I threw Tolkien in for good measure :wr9: (I think that's a pic of Jack Van Impe

    [Edited on 7-11-2003 by Craig]
  6. andreas

    andreas Puritan Board Sophomore


    Quote:Hillary Clinton
    Hillary who?Anyone who endorses lesbians for the sake of a few votes is not worth reading.
  7. Wannabee

    Wannabee Obi Wan Kenobi

    [quote:fecbfa88f3]Stephen King (gonna get flamed for that one. I can just feel it)[/quote:fecbfa88f3]Restraining. You saw it coming.:D

    Ryle (hehe, I almost wrote Ryrie, better than Stephen King though ;))
    oh yea, and Spurgeon
  8. blhowes

    blhowes Puritan Board Professor

    You had me going for a minute there.
  9. CT292

    CT292 Inactive User

    1) John Calvin

    2) Kenneth Gentry

    3) C.H. Spurgeon

    4) Robert Murray M'Cheyne

    5) Samuel Rutherford

    6) J.C. Ryle

    7) John Bunyan

    8) Greg Bahnsen

    9) Thomas Boston

    10) R.J. Rushdoony
  10. doulosChristou

    doulosChristou Puritan Board Freshman

    Twenty Favorites:

    Augustine, Martin Luther, Jonathan Edwards, Jeremiah Burroughs, John Bunyan, Augustus Toplady, William Cowper, J. C. Ryle, A. W. Pink, J. Merle D'Aubigne, J. A. Wylie, B. B. Warfield, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Douglas Moo, D. A. Carson, Moises Silva, Gary D. Long, James White, John Piper, and Wayne Grudem.

    [Edited on 7-14-2003 by doulosChristou]
  11. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    I tried to make a list 5 times and kept needing to change it. So I said, if I had a time machine, like in the old 50's movie, and I came back to get three books (sets), what three would I get beside taking my Bible?

    Turretin 3 Volumes
    Edwards' Works
    Pilgrim's Progress

    I would really hate it, but I think I would leave behind Owen. :sad:

    There are others I would also be sad about - Augustine, Clark, Neal, Burroughs, Vos, Hodge(s), Gerstner, Dabney D'Aubigne, Gurnall, Watson, Warfield, Sibbes (!!), Perkins, Love, Ames, oh my, I would have to make a whole bunch of trips on my time machine!! :sad:

    Maybe I could take them all on CD! Then all I would need is a big hard drive and a good laptop and lots of baterries! :biggrin:

    [Edited on 7-14-2003 by webmaster]
  12. ChristianasJourney

    ChristianasJourney Puritan Board Sophomore

    Sproul, R. C.

    Piper, John

    Packer, J. I.

    Lloyd-Jones, Martyn

    and... Ahem...

    Grace Livingston Hill
    Lori Wick
    Michael Phillips

    and one of my very favorite authors whose works have shown a great deal of insight into the inner workings of humanity:

    Geisel, Theodore :wink:
  13. wsw201

    wsw201 Puritan Board Senior

    John Calvin (anything written by him is good stuff :smug: )
    Martin Luther
    Joel Beeke
    RC Sproul
    JI Packer
    Alister McGrath
  14. doulosChristou

    doulosChristou Puritan Board Freshman

    [quote:9b22a40256][i:9b22a40256]Originally posted by wsw201[/i:9b22a40256]
    John Calvin (anything written by him is good stuff :smug: )
    Martin Luther
    Joel Beeke
    RC Sproul
    JI Packer
    Alister McGrath [/quote:9b22a40256] Interesting ... two reformers, one Dutch reformed, one Presbyterian, and two Anglicans. :roll:
  15. twogunfighter

    twogunfighter Puritan Board Freshman

    John The Apostle
    James The Apostle
    John Bunyan
    Abraham Kuyper
    John Calvin
    Jonathan Edwards
    Doug Wilson
    Junius Brutus
    JRR Tolkien
    CS Lewis
    Robert Frost
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    David Hackworth
    General Singlaub

    [Edited on 7-17-2003 by twogunfighter]

    [Edited on 7-17-2003 by twogunfighter]
  16. twogunfighter

    twogunfighter Puritan Board Freshman

    Authors whose books I hate without having actually read them


    Lori Wick
    Tim Lahaye
    The Piercing the Darkness dude
    Any author recommended by Oprah
    Tipper Gore
    Al Gore
    Hilary Clinton
    Bill Maher
    Gloria Steinem
    Colin Powell

    [Edited on 7-17-2003 by twogunfighter]
  17. cupotea

    cupotea Puritan Board Junior

    [quote:696b0709b9][i:696b0709b9]Originally posted by twogunfighter[/i:696b0709b9]

    The Piercing the Darkness dude
    [Edited on 7-17-2003 by twogunfighter] [/quote:696b0709b9]

    I am ashamed to say that I actualy have a bunch of his books (Frank Peretti, btw), including an autographed copy of "Prophet" (Possibly even worse in theology than "Piercing the Darkness"... I dunno, when you get to a certian level of blasphemy, it is hard to judge degree). Go easy on me... I was 13 and didn't know any better. :no:
  18. Ianterrell

    Ianterrell Puritan Board Sophomore

    My favorite writers:

    Iain Murray

    R.C. Sproul

    John Hendryx

    Wayne Grudem

    Jonothan Edwards

    Flannery O'Connor



    John Piper

    Martin Luther

    C.H. Spurgeon

  19. Fly Caster

    Fly Caster Puritan Board Sophomore

    It looks like Jonathan Edwards may be the overall favorite here?
  20. luvroftheWord

    luvroftheWord Puritan Board Sophomore

    Wow, its so much fun answering this question.

    [b:2f380b99d4]Preachers/Pastoral Theologians[/b:2f380b99d4]
    John Piper
    Jonathan Edwards
    Douglas Wilson
    Charles Spurgeon

    [b:2f380b99d4]Systematic/Historical/Biblical Theologians[/b:2f380b99d4]
    John Frame
    Charles Hodge
    John Calvin
    John Owen
    Geerhardus Vos
    Robert Reymond
    Douglas Wilson

    John Frame
    Greg Bahnsen
    Cornelius Van Til
    Douglas Wilson
    Douglas Jones

    [b:2f380b99d4]OT/NT Scholars[/b:2f380b99d4]
    Richard Pratt
    O. Palmer Robertson
    Meredith Kline
    D. A. Carson

    Its late, so I'm sure I'm leaving someone out, especially in that last category.

    [Edited on 8-20-2003 by luvroftheWord]
  21. TheologLC

    TheologLC Inactive User

    My favorites (in random order):

    1. Watson
    2. Bunyan
    3. Piper
    4. Sproul
    5. Baxter
    6. Owen
    7. Manton
    8. Calvin
    9. Luther
    10. Edwards
    11. Gill
    12. Burroughs
    13. Ranew
    14. Gurnall
    15. Turrentin
    16. Grudem
    17. MacArthur
    18. Chappell
    19. Packer
    20. Horton
  22. Susan

    Susan Inactive User

    My favorites are:
    Dr.Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    J. C. Ryle
    J. I. Packer
    C. H. Spurgeon
    Arthur Pink
  23. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Puritan Board Doctor

    [quote:9e6bc03970][i:9e6bc03970]Originally posted by puritansailor[/i:9e6bc03970]
    John Calvin, Edward Fisher, Thomas Vincent, Thomas Boston, Jonathan Edwards, The Erskines, Charles Spurgeon, J. Gresham Machen, and Iain Murray.
    Augustine's pretty good too :) [/quote:9e6bc03970]

    I would like to add two more to my list. One is Samuel Zwemer, a reformed missionary to the Middle East early last century. His writing on Islam is sooooo good. Second is William Blakie. I have his Preachers of Scotland which is excellent and also recently got his book The inner life of Christ. Good stuff so far :)

    Puritan Sailor
  24. James Ashworth

    James Ashworth Inactive User

    Mine would be (and this isnt in order of preference):

    Charles Spurgeon
    John Piper
    Samuel Rutherford (surprised no to have seen him on anyones list)
    A W Pink
    Francis Schaeffer
    John Owen
    Jonathon Edwards
    William Hendriksen
    Peter Masters
    Matthew Henry
    John Bunyan
    James White
    Joel Beeke
    ...if only Dr J Grier (not the guy who 'The Momentous Event') wrote books

    ...cant think of anymore right now
  25. cupotea

    cupotea Puritan Board Junior

    Heroes of the faith...

    John Calvin
    Jonathan Edwards
    C. H. Spurgen

    Men and women who inspire and shape my walk...

    C. H. Spurgen
    James White (www.aomin.org)
    C. C. Ryrie

    I turn to when I need help in understanding the Scripture...

    Scofield got the ball rolling
    John N. Darby
    E. W. Bullinger
    R. C. Sproul
    Cornelius Stam
    Charles Welch
    John Gill

    Aid in my devotion to God...

    C. H. Spurgen
    John Bunyan
    John Wesley
    A. W. Tozer

    [Edited on 9-6-2003 by Scofield]
  26. CT292

    CT292 Inactive User

    [b:4776da5470]James Ashworth wrote:[/b:4776da5470]

    [quote:4776da5470]Samuel Rutherford (surprised not to have seen him on anyones list)[/quote:4776da5470]

    Actually, I listed him in my July 13th list of authors. It appears that you and I and Spurgeon are the only fans of Samuel Rutherford. :D


    PASSION4TRUTH Inactive User

    flames for calvinist kid


    Stephen King? [yep, you get flamed for this one]

    PASSION4TRUTH Inactive User

    is there room for two in the time machine?

    webmaster has a great idea, but Bill Gates needs to work on making those CD's hold more info. or make laptops cheaper or something. I just cannot part with Pilgrims Progress or Jonathan Edwards or Spurgeon. I would definitely feel bad about not letting Owen or Turretin guide me either. Wow, it would be hard to say, but I think I would just get in the time machine and go back to 1600-1700 and get all the Puritan stuff.

    My favorite present author is John Piper and John Frame. by the way, did anyone mention Brennan Manning?
  29. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    I know this is an old thread, but a few people have joined since then and I wanted to get some more thoughts. I like finding out which books people treasure the most.

    Biblical Studies:
    Tremper Longman
    Gleason Archer

    Church History:
    Mark Noll
    George Marsden
    Iain Murray

    John Piper
    (qualified) Michael Horton

    Pastoral Ministry
    John Macarthur
    RL Dabney

    Apologetics and Worldview
    Van Til
    JP Moreland

    Cultural Analysis
    Doug Wilson/Jones
    Peter Leithart
    Neil Postman
  30. alwaysreforming

    alwaysreforming Puritan Board Sophomore

    Why did you "qualify" your Michael Horton pick?

    Also, anyone have any comment on Brennan Manning?

    My Picks:
    CH Spurgeon
    Andrew Murray
    CFW Walther
    Lloyd Jones
    All PuritanBoard Posters :D
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