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March 2018 | by Andrew Rowell

The Apostle John was banished to the Island of Patmos…  He had many memories of Jesus some of which he had committed to writing in his gospel. We know that he wrote at least one scroll while on the island. We do not know whether he was allowed to take any scrolls with him.

The Swiss family Robinson seemed to have nearly everything that might possibly be useful as castaways…I cannot remember if they recovered any books from the wreck!

Castaways on the BBC desert island discs are allowed one book in addition to the compulsory Bible and works of Shakespeare.

If you were allowed to take 10 Christian books (other than the bible) with you into an isolated situation what would they be?

You put the existing list in order:

Order the exiSting list

You can enter your own list:

Enter a New List

This list is for adult Christians. We hope to set up similar lists for younger Christians and children later.

The Results for the top 10 books so far is as follows: (admittedly this was based only on 18 responses)

1. Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan (99 points)
2. Holiness by J C Ryle (72 points)
3. Knowing God J I Packer (71 points)
4. Sovreignty of God – A Pink
5. Studies in the Sermon on the Mount – Lloyd Jones
6. Practical Religion J C Ryle
7. The Reformation in England – J H Merle D Aubigne
8. Confessions – Augustine
9. Knowing Christ – Mark Jones
10. Sketches from Church History
Runners up!
Alive in Christ – Stuart Olyott – (Welwyn commentary)
The Institutes – Calvin
To the golden shore – Dr Courtney Andreson
The Callings – P Helm