My Recommended Reading list for 2016

If you’re anything like me you’re already thinking of what books you’ll be reading in 2016.  Perhaps you’re nothing like me and haven’t picked up a book in a long while, if ever.  Perhaps you’ve stumbled onto this blog and are curious about growing deeper with Christ in 2016.  Whoever you are, I want to persuade you to read more ‘quality’ books in 2016.  Therefore, below is my recommended reading list for 2016 (so far…).  Enjoy!

For the church member:

1) Knowing God, J.I. Packer

2) Desiring God, John Piper

3) The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul

4) The Prodigal God, Tim Keller

5) 9 Marks of the Healthy Church, Mark Dever

6) Taking God at His Word, Kevin DeYoung

7) Westminster Shorter Catechism

8) Everyone’s a Theologian, R.C. Sproul

9) Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

10) Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

11) The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur

12) Radical, David Platt

13) The Valley of Vision Prayerbook


For the new believer:

1) Who is Jesus? Greg Gilbert

2) What is the Gospel? Greg Gilbert

3) What is a Healthy Church? Mark Dever

4) What is a Healthy Church Member? Thabiti Anyabwile

5) Essential Truths of the Christian Faith, R.C. Sproul

6) Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper

7) The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis


For the elder/deacon:

1) A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Helmut Theilicke

2) What is Reformed Theology? R.C. Sproul

3) The Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin

4) Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon

5) Prayer, Tim Keller

6) God’s Passion for His Glory, John Piper/Jonathan Edwards

7) A Dangerous Calling, Paul Tripp

8) Preaching and Preachers, Martin Lloyd-Jones

9) The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, Walter Marshall

10) Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof

11) Brothers We Are Not Professionals, John Piper

12) The Cross and Christian Ministry, D.A. Carson

13) The Valley of Vision Prayerbook

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