Christian Top Ten: Movies, Books, Magazines and Blogs


One way to keep our fingers on the pulse of the people we teach is to know what they're hearing and watching. Here are some top tens for Christians:

Top Ten Christian Movies (by profit)

10       Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

 9          God’s Not Dead

 8          Fireproof

 7          Courageous

 6          The Nativity Story

 5          Son of God

 4          Voyage of the Dawn Treader

 3          Prince Caspian

 2          The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

 1          The Passion of the Christ

(That said, movie greats such as Chariots of Fire, Babette's Feast, and Ben-Hur were not even included on the running. Back then such movies were not called "Christian movies." They were simply called "movies.") 

Top Ten Books that Have Shaped Evangelicals (according to Christianity Today Magazine)

10 Evangelism Explosion, by D. James Kennedy

 9 Through Gates of Splendor, by Elisabeth Elliot

 8 Managing Your Time, by Ted W. Engstrom

 7 Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, by Ronald J. Sider

 6 The Living Bible, paraphrased by Kenneth N. Taylor

 5 Knowing God, by J. I. Packer

 4 The God Who Is There, by Francis A. Schaeffer

 3 Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis

 2 Understanding Church Growth, by Donald Anderson McGavran

 1 Prayer: Conversing With God, by Rosalind Rinker

Okay, I confess I had never even heard of the #1 book. I would have guessed the top book on prayer was the one by E. M Bounds. 


About.com’s top nine Christian magazines:

9  Christian History & Biography

8  Guideposts

7  CCM Magazine

6  World Magazine

5  Kyria.com

4  Bible Study Magazine

3  Charisma

2  RELEVANT Magazine

1  Christianity Today

Moi? I love Books and Culture. 


Top-Ranked Christian Blogs according to blogmetrics.org:

10       Church Relevance

 9         Beyond Evangelical

 8         Challies Dot Com

 7         Ragamuffin Soul

 6         Withoutwax.tv

 5         Naked Pastor

 4         Christian Personal Finance

 3         Compassion International – Child poverty

 2         Think Christian

 1         Ray Fowler. org

If you find something here that wasn't on your radar, consider checking it out. Got a top ten we didn't include? Tell me about it.

Sandra Glahn, who holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and a PhD in The Humanities—Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas/Dallas, is a professor at DTS. This creator of the Coffee Cup Bible Series (AMG) based on the NET Bible is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books. She's the wife of one husband, mother of one daughter, and owner of two cats. Chocolate and travel make her smile. You can follow her on Twitter @sandraglahn ; on FB /Aspire2 ; and find her at her web site: aspire2.com.

One Comment

  • Emme

    So many I haven’t read or seen

    Thanks for that list! I thought I was well versed but there are so many I've never read or seen. (Although I guess I tend to like to find hidden often unknown gems) I'd love a top ten list about Christian music

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