Top 10 Most Influential Books of All Time

The Top Ten
1 The Bible

The MOST influential book of all time. Glad to see it above the Quran and the Origin of Species book. Atheists think they are so smart, using extravagant words, but they do not even attempt to read a KJV Bible. But of course, we evolved from monkeys, right? Nope, complete lie. If so, why are there still monkeys around? Just because something looks similar to one thing does not mean it IS that thing.

The most influential book to have ever been written. People have tried to erase and discredit it, but today it still stands and will still stand even to the end of time. Try reading it. There is a whole lot to learn from it.

2 The Qur'an

I cannot say much about this holiest book, Al-Quran. This book is not only for Muslims but also for every human. And one thing: this book is the only book which is not written by any man, not even a single alphabet. I respect this book more than I respect myself.

This is a book that has been certified not by humans but by God himself. Even if you are not a Muslim, read it, and you will understand what I have written above.

The only book on Earth that will make you feel stronger than you knew you could feel.

3 Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

Why is this even a debate? There has never been, nor ever will be, a more influential and important idea in the history of this world. This single-handedly challenged everything the Bible and all other religious texts have taught us. The theory (excuse me: THE FACT) of evolution is the most profound scientific advancement that the world has ever seen. Never has any piece of work changed the way we know things more than natural selection that originated from this book.

This introduced most people to the idea of natural selection, evolution, and every living thing having a common ancestor.

4 The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
5 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
6 The Odyssey - Homer
7 The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
8 Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
9 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
10 The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

This practically invented the idea of capitalism as we know it today.

The Contenders
11 The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is true.

12 The Art of War - Sun Tzu
13 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
14 Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler
15 Euclid's Elements - Euclid

It sets up a good way to explore what mathematics can be. At the same time, it was too influential, in the sense that mathematicians were afraid to be critical about it.

Should be in the top 5. Why did I have to add it?

16 The Gulag Archipelago - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
17 Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

This is where the common depiction of Christian hell as a fiery place of torment and suffering comes from.

18 The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
19 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

This Harper Lee masterpiece has been very influential in bringing about awareness of racism and inequality in the United States. I believe it was also influential in bringing about the Civil Rights movement.

20 Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
21 Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
22 Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
23 Relativity: The Special and the General Theory - Albert Einstein
24 Common Sense - Thomas Paine
25 The Republic - Plato
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