Favorite Authors?

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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.
 

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 :)
 

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)
 

Craig

Puritan Board Senior
Nora Roberts
Danielle Steel
Hillary Clinton
Michael Moore
T.D. Jakes
Tolkien

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]
 

andreas

Puritan Board Sophomore
authors

Quote:Hillary Clinton
Hillary who?Anyone who endorses lesbians for the sake of a few votes is not worth reading.
andreas.
:wr17:
 

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

Spurgeon
Piper
Spurgeon
MacArthur
Spurgeon
Edwards
Spurgeon
Calvin
Spurgeon
Murphy
Spurgeon
Ryle (hehe, I almost wrote Ryrie, better than Stephen King though ;))
oh yea, and Spurgeon
 

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
 

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]
 

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]
 

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:
 

wsw201

Puritan Board Senior
John Calvin (anything written by him is good stuff :smug: )
Martin Luther
Joel Beeke
RC Sproul
JI Packer
Alister McGrath
 

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:
 

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]
 

twogunfighter

Puritan Board Freshman
Authors whose books I hate without having actually read them

:wr15:

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]
 

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:
 

Ianterrell

Puritan Board Sophomore
My favorite writers:

Iain Murray

R.C. Sproul

John Hendryx

Wayne Grudem

Jonothan Edwards

Flannery O'Connor

Plato

Augustine

John Piper

Martin Luther

C.H. Spurgeon

J.I.Packer
 

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

[b:2f380b99d4]Apologists/Philosophers[/b:2f380b99d4]
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]
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

cupotea

Puritan Board Junior
Heroes of the faith...

Augustine
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]
 

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

Colin
 

PASSION4TRUTH

Inactive User
flames for calvinist kid

:wr30::wr30::wr30::wr42::wr42::wr6::wr6::wr6::mad::flaming::thumbdown:

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?
 

BayouHuguenot

Puritanboard Amanuensis
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

Theology:
Calvin
John Piper
(qualified) Michael Horton

Pastoral Ministry
John Macarthur
RL Dabney

Apologetics and Worldview
Bahnsen
Van Til
JP Moreland

Cultural Analysis
Doug Wilson/Jones
Peter Leithart
Rushdoony
Neil Postman
 

alwaysreforming

Puritan Board Sophomore
Jacob:
Why did you "qualify" your Michael Horton pick?

Also, anyone have any comment on Brennan Manning?

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