Most Influential Books of All Time

The Top Ten
1 The Bible

Any idiots who think the discovery of evolution is more influential than the bible needs to use critical thinking. Influential means has a great impact, and the bible has single-handedly changed the course of history for the past 2000 years.

The MOST influential book of all time, glad to see it above the quaran and stupid 'origin of species' book. atheists think they're so smart, using extravagant words, but they don't 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 doesn't 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

Not a Christian. Wish this book didn't exist so people could get on with their lives without fear of hell or without homophobia. Would be nice.

2 The Qur'an

I can not say much thing 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 human 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.

Hoe dare you put these books on they're holy books!

3 Origin of Species

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 and 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.

I mostly believe in the Theory of Evolution, but it remains a theory and not a fact

4 The Lord of the Rings
5 War and Peace

Can't believe I had to add this.

6 The Odyssey

I would have preferred the Aeneid, but anything to get the classics on the list.

7 The Communist Manifesto
8 Uncle Tom's Cabin
9 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
10 The Wealth of Nations

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's True!

Such a great book!

12 The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
13 Mein Kampf
14 Euclid's Elements

It sets up a good way to explore what mathematics can be, and in 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?

15 The Gulag Archipelago - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
16 The Art of War
17 Catching Fire
18 To Kill a Mockingbird

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.

19 The Hobbit
20 Divine Comedy

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

21 Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
22 Mockingjay
23 Common Sense - Thomas Paine
24 Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
25 The Federalist Papers
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