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Recommended Reading List

Character of God

·   The Doctrine of God – Herman Bavinck
·   The Existence and Attributes of God – Stephen Charnock
·   The Glory of Christ – John Owen
·   The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul
·   The Holy Spirit – Sinclair Ferguson
·   Knowing God – J.I. Packer
·   Knowledge of the Holy – A.W. Tozer
·   The Pleasures of God – John Piper
·   Pneumatologia (The Holy Spirit) – John Owen
 

Man and Sin

·   Created in God's Image – Anthony Hoekema
·   The Doctrine of Repentance – Thomas Watson
·   Freedom of the Will – Jonathan Edwards
·   Human Nature in its Fourfold State – Thomas Boston
·   The Mortification of Sin – John Owen
·   On the Bondage of the Will – Martin Luther
·   Overcoming Sin and Temptation – John Owen
·   Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices – Thomas Brooks
·   Sinfulness of Sin – Ralph Venning


The Gospel

   Conversion

·   The Doctrine of Regeneration – Stephen Charnock
·   Finally Alive – John Piper
·   The Gospel Call and True Conversion – Paul Washer
·   Indwelling Sin in Believers – John Owen

   Doctrines of Grace

·   Chosen by God – R.C. Sproul
·   The Death of Death in the Death of Christ – John Owen
·   The Doctrines of Grace: Rediscovering the Evangelical Gospel – James Montgomery Boice
·   Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God – J.I. Packer
·   Gospel Assurance and Warnings – Paul Washer
·   Heaven on Earth – Thomas Brooks
·   The Joy of Calvinism: Knowing God's Personal, Unconditional, Irresistible, Unbreakable Love – Greg Forster
·   The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23 – John Piper

   General

·   A Body of Divinity – Thomas Watson
·   A Dissertation Concerning The End For Which God Created The World – Jonathan Edwards
·   Ashamed of the Gospel:  When the Church Becomes Like the World – John MacArthur
·   Expository Thoughts on the Gospel – J.C. Ryle
·   God is the Gospel – John Piper
·   The God Who is There – D.A. Carson
·   The Gospel According to Jesus – John MacArthur
·   The Gospel's Power and Message – Paul Washer
·   Institutes of the Christian Religion – John Calvin
·   Saved by Grace – Anthony Hoekema

   Introductory

·   3 2 1: The Story of God, the World, and You – Glen Scrivener
·   Alarm to the Unconverted – Joseph Alleine
·   Basic Christianity – John Stott
·   Call to the Unconverted – Richard Baxter
·   Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ – John Piper

Person / Work of Christ

·   50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die – John Piper
·   Christ Set Forth – Thomas Goodwin
·   Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels – Mark Strauss
·   The Cross of Christ – John Stott
·   The Heart of Christ – Thomas Goodwin
·   Jesus Christ and Him Crucified – Martyn Lloyd-Jones
·   On the Incarnation – Athanasius


Christian Living

   Bible / Prayer

·   A Call to Prayer – J.C. Ryle
·   E.M. Bounds on Prayer – E.M. Bounds
·   The Hidden Life of Prayer – David Macintyre
·   Praying the Bible – Donald Whitney
·   Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation – D.A. Carson
·   Reading the Bible Supernaturally – John Piper

   General

·   The Christian in Complete Armor – William Gurnall
·   Communion with God: Fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – John Owen
·   Desiring God – John Piper
·   Don't Waste Your Life – John Piper
·   Letters of John Newton – John Newton
·   The Letters of Samuel Rutherford – Samuel Rutherford
·   The Mystery of Providence – John Flavel
·   The Pilgrim's Progress – John Bunyan
·   The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer
·   The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs
·   Religious Affections – Jonathan Edwards
·   Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Donald Whitney
·   Thoughts for Young Men – J.C. Ryle
·   When I Don't Desire God – John Piper

   Sanctification

·   Confessions – Augustine
·   Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification – Sinclair Ferguson
·   Future Grace – John Piper
·   The Godly Man's Picture – Thomas Watson
·   Holiness – J.C. Ryle
·   Spiritual-Mindedness – John  Owen

Suffering

·   The Bruised Reed – Richard Sibbes
·   The Crook in the Lot – Thomas Boston
·   Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure – Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Life of the Church

    Church Offices

·   Answering Key Questions about Elders – John MacArthur
·   Church Elders – Jeramie Rinne
·   Deacons: Answering Key Questions – John MacArthur

   Evangelism

·   Evangelism – J. Mack Stiles
·   Spurgeon V. Hyper-Calvinism: The Battle for Gospel Preaching – Iain Murray
·   The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything – Colin Marshall & Tony Payne

   General

·   9 Marks of a Healthy Church – Mark Dever
·   Church Discipline – Jonathan Leeman
·   Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy – Mez McConnell
·   Church Membership – Jonathan Leeman
·   The Church: The Gospel Made Visible – Mark Dever
·   Discipling – Mark Dever
·   Don't Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism – Jonathan Leeman
·   Duties of Christian Fellowship – John Owen
·   Going Public: Why Baptism Is Required for Church Membership – Bobby Jamieson
·   The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ – Ray Ortlund
·   Sound Doctrine – Bobby Jamieson
·   Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Church – Don Whitney
·   The Vine Project: Shaping Your Ministry Culture Around Disciple Making – Colin Marshall & Tony Payne
·   What Is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission – Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert
·   Worship by the Book – D.A. Carson

   Pastoral Ministry

·   The Art of Prophesying – William Perkins
·   Brothers, We Are Not Professionals – John Piper
·   The Company of the Preachers (Vol. 1 & 2) – David Larsen
·   Concerning the True Care of Souls – Martin Bucer
·   The Cross and Christian Ministry – D.A. Carson
·   Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry – Paul Tripp
·   The Duty of Pastors – John Owen
·   Expositional Preaching – David Helm
·   Expository Exultation – John Piper
·   Lectures to My Students – Charles Spurgeon
·   The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry – John Piper & D.A. Carson
·   Preaching & Preachers – Martyn Lloyd-Jones
·   The Reformed Pastor – Richard Baxter
·   Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible – Timothy Laniak
·   The Supremacy of God in Preaching – John Piper

   Revival

·   Give Him No Rest: A Call to Prayer for Revival – Erroll Hulse
·   Revival and Revivalism – Iain Murray
·   Why Revival Tarries – Leonard Ravenhill


Biography / Missions

·   An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens – William Carey
·   The Art of Man-Fishing: How to Reach the Lost – Thomas Boston
·   Autobiography Of George Müller: The Life Of Trust – George Müller
·   C.H. Spurgeon: Autobiography (Volumes 1 & 2) – Charles Spurgeon
·   The Facilitator Era: Beyond Pioneer Church Multiplication – Tom Steffen
·   Foxe's Book of Martyrs – John Foxe
·   George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth Century – Arnold Dallimore
·   John G. Paton – John Paton
·   Let the Nations be Glad – John Piper
·   Life and Diary of David Brainerd – Jonathan Edwards
·   Memoir & Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne – Andrew Bonar
·   Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson – D.A. Carson
·   Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation – Jason Mandryk
·   Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today – David Hesselgrave
·   Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission – Andreas Kostenberger
·   The Soul Winner – Charles Spurgeon
·   To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson – Courtney Anderson
·   William Carey and the Missionary Vision – Daniel Webber
·   William Tyndale: A Biography – David Daniell


Church History

·   The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement – Anthony Chute
·   Church History in Plain Language – Bruce Shelley
·   Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers – Church Fathers
·   Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction – Bryan Litfin
·   The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine – Eusebius


Puritans

·   Flowers From a Puritan’s Garden – Charles Spurgeon
·   Meet the Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints – Joel Beeke
·   The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors – Martyn Lloyd-Jones
·   Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were – Leland Ryken


Apologetics / Other Religions

·   Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism – R.C. Sproul
·   Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books – Michael Kruger
·   The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity – Michael Kruger
·   Is the Mormon My Brother? – James White
·   Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message – Ravi Zacharias
·   Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
·   Scripture Alone: Exploring the Bible's Accuracy, Authority and Authenticity – James White
·   What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an – James White

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