Pastor's Recommended Reading

AUTHORS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW [in no particular order of importance]

Albert Mohler - John Piper - Thomas R. Schreiner - Elizabeth Elliot - Edward J. Young - C.S. Lewis - F.F. Bruce - John Bunyan

John Stott - D. Martyn Lloyd Jones - C.H. Spurgeon - R.C. Sproul - Ravi Zacharias - Norman Geisler - John Owen - A.W. Pink

James M. Boice - John MacArthur - Sinclair Ferguson - Harry Ironside - Leon Morris - W.A. Criswell - A.W. Tozer - Joni Tada

Donald S. Whitney - Francis Chan - David Platt - D.A. Carson - Vodie Baucham - James White - Horatio Bonar + more!

Basic Doctrine and Biblical Studies [Beginner Level]

New Testament Survey by Merrill Tenney

Old Testament Survey by Paul House and Eric Mitchell

Basic Christianity by John Stott

Right with God by John Blanchard

General Theology

Systematic Theology by Charles Hodge [for the mature Bible student]

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

Christian Doctrine by Louis Berkhof [for the mature Bible student]

Lectures in Systematic Theology by Henry Thiessen

Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul

Redemption

Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray [for the mature Bible student]

The Death of Christ by John Owen [for the mature Bible student]

The Suffering Savior by F.W. Krummacher

Trinity [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit]

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Attributes of God by A.W. Pink

Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

The Person and Work of Christ by B.B. Warfield [for the mature Bible student]

Keep in Step with the Spirit by J.I. Packer

Baptism and Fullness by John Stott

The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur

Grace by Lewis Sperry Chafer

Cults

Theology of the Major Sects by John H. Gerstner

Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin

The Agony of Deceit by Michael Horton

Histories

Christianity Through the Centuries by Earle Cairns

A Short History of the Early Church by Harry R. Boer

A Summary of Christian History by Robert Baker

A History of Christianity by Kenneth Scott Latourette

The Great Awakening by Joseph Tracy

A Religious History of the American People by Sydney E. Ahlstrom

The Korean Pentecost by William Blair and Bruce Hunt

Biographies

 Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland Herbert Bainton

George Whitefield by Arnold A. Dallimore

Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne by Andrew Bonar

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain H. Murray

Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Iain H. Murray

Stronger than Steel: The Wayne Alderson Story by R.C. Sproul

Born Again by Charles W. Colson

Life Sentence by Charles W. Colson

Jonathan Edwards by Iain H. Murray

Fiction & Allegory

Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

Holy War by John Bunyan

The Tower of Geburah by John White

The Iron Sceptre by John White

The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon

Christian Life & Growth

Best of A. W. Tozer

Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

The Fight by John White

A Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer

Defending Your Faith by R.C. Sproul

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald

The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis

Desiring God by John Piper

Future Grace by John Piper

Marriage & Family

Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible by Jay Edward Adams

The Marriage Builder by Lawrence J. Crabb

What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women by James Dobson

Straight Talk to Men and Their Wives by James Dobson

Withhold Not Correction by Bruce Ray

Tough Talk to a Stubborn Spouse by Stephen Schwambach

Parents in Pain by John White

Men and Marriage by George Gilder

Who's in Charge Here by Robert G. Barnes

The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley

NOTE:  THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST ONLY.  THERE ARE TOO MANY EXCELLENT BOOKS TO LIST.  CONTACT THE PASTOR FOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED STUDY BOOKS AND MATERIALS.