Which books have influenced your Christian formation the most?


I posted a tweet and facebook update today about how Nouwen's, 'In the Name of Jesus', whilst only just over 80 pages, in large print, with a small page size format, yet has so much depth and impact.

It's one of those books, that is challenging me to the core of my identity and relationship with Jesus and others.

Some of the facebook comments from friends, highlighted some similarly impacting books, and that got me wondering. What other treasures are out there, that have impacted you?

Now I'm looking for books, like this, that speak directly to our identity in Christ and within the Church, in terms of identity and formation.  I guess people would often locate this genre under spiritual direction/formation.

Which books have moved you the most to prayer, and obedience, and submission to a cruciform identity and way of live with others?