Friday, March 3, 2017

Recommended Reading

Attributes of God

Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer
Knowing God, J.I. Packer
The Attributes of God, A.W. Pink
Pleasures of God, John Piper
The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul
God's Passion for His Glory, John Piper
The Grandeur of God, Sam Storms
Knowing the Living God, Paul Washer (forthcoming)


Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton
Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, Iain Murray
George Whitefield, Arnold Dallimore
The Life and Times of Howell Harris, Edward Morgan
Daniel Rowland and the Great Evangelical Awakening in Wales, Eifion Evans
Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Andrew Bonar
Spurgeon: A New Biography, Arnold Dallimore
C.H. Spurgeon: Autobiography (Volumes 1 & 2)
The Autobiography of George Müller
The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Iain Murray
The Life of Arthur W. Pink, Iain Murray
The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd, John Piper
The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce, John Piper
The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God's Triumphan Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin, John Piper
Contending for our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen, John Piper
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
John G. Paton: The Autobiography of the Pioneer Missionary to the New Hebrides
Pastor Hsi, Mrs. Howard Taylor
In Light of Eternity: The Life of Leonard Ravenhill, Mack Tomlinson
Heroes, Iain Murray
Wesley and Men Who Followed, Iain Murray
To Die is Gain: The Triumph of John and Betty Stam, Mrs. Howard Taylor
John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace, Jonathan Aitken
Pilgrim of the Heavenly Way: The Autobiography of Daniel Smith
Sound of Trumpets, Faith Cook
Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan, Faith Cook
Archibald G. Brown: Spurgeon's Successor, Iain Murray

Christian Living


Humility, C.J. Mahaney
The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin, Kris Lundgaard
Sin and Temptation, John Owen
Desiring God, John Piper
Future Grace, John Piper
Don't Waste Your Life, John Piper
Holiness, J.C. Ryle
The Christian in Complete Armor, William Gurnall
Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan
The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, Sinclair Ferfuson
Sanctification, J.C. Ryle

Prayer and Fasting

A Guide to Prayer, Isaac Watts
The Call to Prayer, J.C. Ryle
Do You Pray?, J.C. Ryle
Power of Prayer in a Believer's Life, Charles Spurgeon
Praying Successfully, Charles Spurgeon
Only a Prayer Meeting, Charles Spurgeon
The Hidden Life of Prayer, David Macintyre
A Hunger for God, John Piper
The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer


Worship by the Book, D.A. Carson
Give Praise to the Lord, Ligon Duncan
Engaging with God, David Peterson
Worship in Spirit and Truth, John Frame
Gravity and Gladness, John Piper


Money, Possesions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn
The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn


Morning and Evening, Charles Spurgeon
Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett
Pierced by the Word, John Piper
Life as a Vapor, John Piper
Taste and See, John Piper
Mornings with Jesus, William Jay
Evenings with Jesus, William Jay
My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
Valley of Vision: A Collections of Puritan Prayers and Devotions



Manual of Church Order, J.L. Dagg
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark Dever
Deliberate Church, Mark Dever
Life in the Father's House, Wayne Mack
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Church, Don Whitney


Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership, Alexander Strauch
Elders in Congregational Life, Phil A. Newton
Answering Key Questions about Elders, John MacArthur
The New Testament Deacon: Minister of Mercy, Alexander Strauch
Deacons: Answering Key Questions, John MacArthur
Polity, Mark Dever


Handbook of Church Discipline, Jay Adams
Democratic Religion, Gregory Wills
Biblical Church Discipline, Daniel Wray
Peacemaker, Ken Sande

Modern-Day Reformation

Reclaiming the Gospel and Reforming Churches, Tom Ascol
The Old Evangelicalism, Ian Murray
Ready for Reformation, Tom Nettles


The Reformers and Their Stepchildren, Leonard Verduin
Sketches in Church History, S.M. Houghton
Torch of the Testimony, John Kennedy

Contemporary Issues

Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, D.A. Carson
The Truth War, John MacArthur
Evangelicalism Divided, Iain Murray
The Gagging of God, D.A. Carson
Does God Believe in Atheists?, John Blanchard
God in the Wasteland, David Wells
No Place for Truth, David Wells
Above All Earthly Powers, David Wells
No Place for Sovereignty, R.K. McGregor Wright


Hard to Believe, John MacArthur
Puritans on Conversion
The Doctrine of Regeneration, Stephen Charnock
Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards
What Should We Think of the Carnal Christian?, Ernest Reisinger
How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian?, Don Whitney
The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance, Thomas Schreiner and Ardel Caneday
Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray
Justification and Regeneration, Charles Leiter
Thoughts on Religious Experience, Archibald Alexander


Tell the Truth, Will Metzger
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer
God-Centered Evangelism, R.B. Kuiper
Today's Evangelism, Ernest Reisinger
The Soul Winner, Charles Spurgeon
The Invitation System, Iain Murray
Advice for Seekers, Charles Spurgeon
Seeking God: Jonathan Edwards' Evangelism Contrasted with Modern Methodologies, William C. Nichols
A Pastor's Sketches, Ichabod Spencer
A Call to the Unconverted, Richard Baxter
Select Sermons of George Whitefield, J.C. Ryle
Words to Winners of Souls, Horatius Bonar

The Gospel

The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur
Ashamed of the Gospel, John MacArthur
Today's Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic?, Walter Chantry
Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper
Saved from What?, R.C. Sproul
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, John Owen
The Cross: The Vindication of God, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The Ultimate Rescue, Eryl Davies
God Is the Gospel, John Piper
Salvation When?, Conrad Murrell
The Gospel's Power and Message, Paul Washer
The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer
Gospel Assurance and Warnings, Paul Washer

Marriage and Family

Courtship and Marriage

Her Hand in Marriage, Douglas Wilson
Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God, C.J. Mahaney
Reforming Marriage, Douglas Wilson
Strengthening Your Marriage, Wayne Mack
Sweethearts for a Lifetime, Wayne Mack

Men and Husbands

The Exemplary Husband: A Biblical Perspective, Stuart Scott
The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide to Biblical Husbanding, Lou Priolo
Fidelity, Douglas Wilson
A Godly Man's Picture, Thomas Watson
Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes

Women and Wives

Women Helping Women, Elyse Fitzpatrick
Female Piety, John James
Become a Titus 2 Woman, Martha Peace
Praise Her in the Gates, Douglas Wilson
The Excellent Wife, Martha Peace
Feminine Appeal, Caroline Mahaney
Marriage to a Difficult Man, Elizabeth Dodds
Stepping Heavenward, Elizabeth Prentiss
Women's Ministry in the Local Church, Ligon Duncan and Susan Hunt


Old Paths for Little Feet, Carol Brandt
Your Child's Profession, Denis Gunderson
Treasuring God in our Traditions, John Piper
Shepherding a Child's Heart, Ted Tripp
Age of Opportunity, Ted Tripp
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds, Starr Meade
Future Men, Douglas Wilson
Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship, Robbie Castleman
The Duties of Parents, J.C. Ryle

Children's Books

The Basket of Flowers, Christoph von Schmid
Teddy's Button, Amy LeFeuvre
Foundlings (The Peleg Chronicles, book one), Matthew Christian Harding


Let the Nations Be Glad!, John Piper
A Vision for Missions, Tom Wells
Operation World, Patrick Johnstone
The Church Is Bigger Than You Think, Patrick Johnstone
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Ruth Tucker
Salvation to the Ends of the Earth, Andreas Kostenberger
Chance to Die, Elizabeth Elliot
The Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey, Timothy George
To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, Courtney Anderson
Through Gates of Splendor, Elizabeth Elliot
Bruchko, Bruce Olson
Bruchko and the Motilone Miracle, Bruce Olson
Praying Hyde, Captain E.G. Carré
Mountain Rain: A Biography of James O. Fraser, Eileen Fraser Crossman
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards
The Puritan Hope, Iain Murray

Pastoral Ministry


Christian Ministry, Charles Bridges
The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter
Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon
Pastoral Ministry, John MacArthur
The Cross and Christian Ministry, D.A. Carson
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, John Piper
Dear Timothy, Tom Ascol
Am I Called? (Perspectives Series booklet), Dave Harvey


Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Preaching, John MacArthur
Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper
Between Two Worlds, John Stott
Spirit Empowered Preaching, Arturo Azurdia
Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching, multiple authors
Preaching with Bold Assurance, Hershael W. York and Bert Decker


Counseling, John MacArthur
Competent to Counsel, Jay Adams
A Theology of Christian Counseling, Jay Adams
Christian Counselor's Manual, Jay Adams
Ready to Restore, Jay Adams
Quick Scripture Reference Guide for Counseling, John G. Kruis
Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible, Jay Adams

Helps for the Pastor

Spiritual Depression, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The Crook in the Lot, Thomas Boston
The Dejected Soul's Cure, Cristopher Love
When People Are Big and God Is Small, Ed Welch


Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were, Leland Ryken
A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life, J.I. Packer
The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
A Guide to the Puritans, Robert Martin
Meet the Puritans, Joel Beeke and Randall J. Peterson


Revival and Revivalism, Iain Murray
Pentecost Today?, Iain Murray
Jonathan Edwards on Revival
Rut, Rot, or Revival, A.W. Tozer
Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill
Revival God's Way, Leonard Ravenhill
Revival Praying, Leonard Ravenhill
Revival: A People Saturated with God, Brian Edwards
Revival, Richard Owen Roberts
Sounds from Heaven: The Revival on the Isle of Lewis, 1949-1952, Colin and Mary Peckham

Sovereignty & Sovereign Grace

By His Grace and for His Glory, Tom Nettles
Southern Baptists and the Doctrine of Election, Robert Selph
Southern Baptist Sermons on Sovereignty and Responsibility, Tom Nettles
The Forgotten Spurgeon, Iain Murray
Spurgeon Against Hyper-Calvinism, Iain Murray
Amazing Grace: God's Pursuit––Our Response, Timothy George
Still Sovereign, Thomas Schreiner and Bruce Ware
Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility, D.A. Carson
The Sovereignty of God, A.W. Pink
Chosen by God, R.C. Sproul
The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, Loraine Boettner
The Cause of God and Truth, John Gill
The Justification of God, John Piper
Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther
Freedom of the Will, Jonathan Edwards

Systematic Theology

Manual of Theology, J. L. Dagg
Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof
A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith, Robert Reymond
Foundations of the Christian Faith, James Montgomery Boice
Abstract of Principles, James P. Boyce
A Complete Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity, John Gill
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem

Authors I Recommend

Archibald Alexander
Joel Beeke
Lorraine Boettner
Jerry Bridges
John Bunyan
Faith Cook
Sinclair Ferguson
Matthew Henry
William Jay
Charles Leiter
Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Iain Murray
John Murray
Conrad Murrell
John Newton
A. W. Pink
John Piper
Francis Schaeffer
C. H. Spurgeon
J. C. Ryle
A.W. Tozer
Ralph Woodrow