[NB - I have added now the suggestions of readers to create my final ten selections]
I guess you know the movie The Bucket List. A couple of old guys make a list of things they'd love to do before they kick-the-bucket and off they go and do them.
I guess you've seen the big fat books at airport bookshops along the lines of One Hundred ... Before You Die. Movies to watch. Places to visit. Golf courses to play. That sort of thing.
I've been thinking about a bucket list: ten books of less-than-one-hundred-pages to read (and reread) before you die. But I am not quite there and need your help to finish the list...
Here are my 'first five' - I need you to suggest another five!
ONE John Stott, Your Mind Matters (IVP, 2007)
TWO Henri Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus: reflections on Christian leadership (Crossroad, 1989)
THREE Amy Carmichael, If (CLC Ministries, 1992)
FOUR John Baillie, The Diary of Private Prayer (Prentice Hall, 1996)
FIVE Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (SCM, 1954)
SIX A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God (Authentic Lifestyle, 2004)
SEVEN Lesslie Newbigin, Truth to Tell (Eerdmans, 1991)
EIGHT Francis Schaeffer, Escape from Reason (IVP, 1968)
NINE C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce (Harper, 1946)
TEN Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God (Epworth, 1959)
(We'll remember the love for cricket and go for eleven...)
ELEVEN Helmut Thielicke, A Little Exercise for Young Theologians (Eerdmans, 1999)