Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religious Philosophy. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. End Times and 1000 Years of Peace

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

Have you ever wanted to understand the book of Revelation, but all the symbolism left you dazed and confused? And the movies and books on the subject make it even worse! Well, FINALLY the truth about End Times has been revealed! It might take reading this book a few times, to sort out all the confusion and misinformation we were told. But, this is the wonderful truth. Finally. And, best of all, after we get through these very strange "End Times," we truly will enter 1,000 years of peace on earth. Enjoy.

  • Author: Redpill The World
  • Publisher: Independently published (January 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 979-8599382461
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.54 x 9 inches


2. The Cost of Discipleship

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace." "Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote, "is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship....Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know....It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life." The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.

  • Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Publisher: Touchstone; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0684815008
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.44 inches


3. CSB She Reads Truth Bible, Rose Gold LeatherTouch, Black Letter, Full-Color Design, Notetaking Space, Devotionals, Reading Plans, Two Ribbon Markers, Sewn Binding, Easy-to-Read Type

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

The CSB She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring She Reads Truth devotionals and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of "Women in the Word of God every day." The CSB She Reads Truth Bible also features 66 key verses, artfully lettered to aid in Scripture memorization.  The She Reads Truth Bible includes almost 200 devotionals, 66 artist-designed key verses, 35 full-color timelines, 20 full-color maps, 11 full-color charts, reading plans for every book of the Bible, one-year Bible reading plan, detailed book introductions, key verse list, carefully curated topical index, smyth-sewn binding, two colored ribbon markers, and wide margins for journaling and note-taking.    Women’s study Bibles and devotional Bibles are a great resource, but a beautiful and theologically sound Bible like this can be a great encouragement in a woman’s time in God’s Word. .   The CSB She Reads Truth Bible hardcover Bible (also available in genuine leather and leathe touch) features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

  • Author: CSB Bibles by Holman
  • Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1535970990
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.2 x 9.2 inches


4. The Art Of War: Complete Text of Sun Tzu's Classics, Military Strategy History, Ancient Chinese Military Strategist (Deluxe Collection Edition, #1)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War This is a complete edition which also contains Preface, Introduction, appreciations of Sun Tzu, Apologies for war and Bibliography. Don't be fooled by other versions as they are incomplete and are 50 page Bullet Points Pamphlets . This edition was translated by Lionel Giles, first published in 1910. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to a different set of skills related to warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics. For almost 1,500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that was formalized as the Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080. The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text in East Asian warfare and has influenced both Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles and beyond. The book contained a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline. Sun also stressed the importance of intelligence operatives and espionage to the war effort. Because Sun has long been considered to be one of history's finest military tacticians and analysts, his teachings and strategies formed the basis of advanced military training for millennia to come. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!

  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Publisher: Independently published (April 14, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
  • ISBN: 979-8737610623
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.31 x 9 inches


5. The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

"A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary."  —  New York Times Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychedelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books— The Doors of Perception  and  Heaven and Hell —in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World , reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," now included for the first time.

  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Later Printing edition (July 28, 2009)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Essays & Correspondence
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.47 x 8 inches


6. The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift Editions)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

This classic of Christian devotional literature has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Both Protestants and Catholics — as well as mystics and historians of religious thought — have studied these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, finding in them a path to prayer and spiritual guidance. Written in a candid and conversational style, The Imitation of Chris t discusses liberation from worldly inclinations, recollection as a preparation for prayer, the consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life. With its simple, readable text, this translation will appeal to new readers as well as to those already familiar with this religious classic.

  • Author: Thomas à Kempis
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Thrift Editions (September 18, 2003)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0486431857
  • Dimensions: 5.22 x 0.48 x 8.28 inches


7. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

The first complete translation of a classic Buddhist text on the journey through living and dying Graced with opening words by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe Edition of The Tibetan Book of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English both graceful and precise." Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters and hailed as “a tremendous accomplishment,” this book faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work. It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after-death state in world literature, practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement.   For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • Author: Graham Coleman
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Illustrated edition (January 30, 2007)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
  • ISBN: 978-0143104940
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.6 inches


8. The Power of Myth

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition   The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: Anchor (June 1, 1991)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0385418867
  • Dimensions: 5.19 x 0.66 x 8.01 inches


9. Beyond Good and Evil

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future is a book by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first published in 1886. It draws on and expands the ideas of his previous work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but with a more critical and polemical approach. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. Specifically, he accuses them of founding grand metaphysical systems upon the faith that the good man is the opposite of the evil man, rather than just a different expression of the same basic impulses that find more direct expression in the evil man. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual.

  • Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1503250888
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches


10. Orthodoxy (AmazonClassics Edition)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Philosophy - August 2021

After the success of Heretics , G. K. Chesterton was challenged and compelled to share the story of his pilgrimage to faith. The result is this bracing, watershed religious autobiography in which he follows the doctrines determined in the Apostle’s Creed to deliver a personal, yet universal, defense of Christianity. Ultimately, the literary giant answers the question—not of whether divinity can be believed—but rather, how he himself came to believe it. One of the twentieth century’s most influential works, Chesterton’s dynamic and oftentimes sharply witty testimony remains a masterpiece of Christian apologetics. Revised edition: Previously published as Orthodoxy , this edition of Orthodoxy (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

  • Author: G. K. Chesterton
  • Publisher: AmazonClassics (May 7, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality