Reading Suggestions

As we read the Bible, many themes are repeated throughout its contents. One of those themes (and one that is constant in my preaching and teaching) is the doctrine of sanctification. This is the teaching that Christians are to constantly grow in the faith as they turn away from sin and towards Christ-likeness. This happens as we grow in knowledge (of God through our study in the Bible), as we learn from others’ experiences and as we walk in faith each day. One of the ways I do this is by reading. As your pastor, I would like to offer some of my “go-to” books, websites and blogs which help me in this journey. In this section, I will introduce some of my favorite books for the Christian life:

Study Bibles: 

  1. The ESV (English Standard Version) Study Bible
  2. The HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) Study Bible
  3. The MacArthur Study Bible
  4. The Life Application Study Bible (NIV) 

Theology Books:

  1. Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Church History Books:

  1. Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
  2. The Story of Christianity (2 vols.) by Justo Gonzalez
  3. Biographies:
    1. C.H. Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher by Peter Morden
    2. George Muller of Bristol by Arthur T. Pierson
    3. John Bunyan: The People’s Pilgrim by Peter Morden
    4. Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word by Douglas Sweeney
    5. Just As I Am by Billy Graham
    6. Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot by Elisabeth Elliot
    7. To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson  by Courtney Anderson
  4. Classics:
    1. Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
    2. The Confessions of Saint Augustine translated by John Ryan
    3. The Confessions of Saint Patrick translated by John Skinner
    4. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
    5. The Valley of Vision edited by Arthur Bennett

Christian Living Books: (various topics)

  1. Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller
  2. Is God Calling Me? By Jeff Iorg
  3. Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper
  4. Radical by David Platt
  5. The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin
  6. The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

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