Stocking Fillers: Christian Classic Books Under $15

When you think about classic Christian books, what might immediately come to mind is chunky, inaccessible tomes that gather dust on shelves. But there are so many books from Christian history that are theologically rich, piercing in their insight, full of deep piety, and yet still accessible for modern readers. If you’re looking for Christmas stocking stuffers, you can’t go wrong with a time-tested classic. 

Read about our top picks below, then browse more options in our full collection.

Various books by J. C. Ryle, $10.99+


Various books by J. C. Ryle

The 19th-century pastor and theologian J. C. Ryle has written several classic works. Introduce someone to his writings with one of these small volumes. One of his most famous books is Thoughts for Young Men (perfect for a teenager’s stocking) and all Christians would benefit from his wisdom on two important questions: How Do You Read the Bible? and Is All Scripture Inspired?.

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton, $14.99


Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

Chesterton’s most famous book is also one of the most beloved and enduring works of Christian apologetics. He presents an account of how he came to believe in the truth of the faith, and along the way paints a compelling picture of why Christianity makes sense and what joy it can bring.

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Howard & Geraldine Taylor, $14.99


Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Howard & Geraldine Taylor

Hudson Taylor (1832–1905), founder of the China Inland Mission, is one of the most renowned missionaries from church history—he’s even referred to as the “father of modern missions.” Written by Taylor’s son and daughter-in-law, this classic spiritual biography explores his deep faith and, more importantly, the faithfulness and power of the God he worshipped.

The Emotional Life of Our Lord by B. B. Warfield, $14.99



The Emotional Life of Our Lord by B. B. Warfield



The Crossway Short Classics series aims to introduce Christians to timeless works from our history. In The Emotional Life of Our Lord, B. B. Warfield examines the emotions Jesus displayed throughout his life, which prove his humanity. Readers will be encouraged to draw nearer to Christ as they see his compassion and love. Browse the rest of the Short Classics series in our collection—there are a few under $15! 

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