Monday, November 20, 2017

Reading List for Growing Christians

A Reading List for Growing Christians

Here’s a list of books that will strengthen your walk with the Lord. This isn’t fluff. Many of these books will challenge you intellectually and spiritually. Obviously, this list isn’t exhaustive, and I’m sure I’ll edit it over time. At the end of the list, there are some links to online Reformed bookstores. Unlike the average bookstore at a shopping mall, most of what you find in these online stores will be solid. Happy reading!   

God’s Existence & Perfections-

Knowing God, by J.I. Packer

The Attributes of God, by A.W. Pink

The Existence and Attributes of God, by Stephen Charnock

Holy Scripture-

Scripture Alone, by James White

Knowing Scripture, by R.C. Sproul

Taking God At His Word, by Kevin DeYoung

The New Testament Documents, by F.F. Bruce

The King James Only Controversy, by James White

Understanding the Bible-

The Reformed Study Bible, by Ligonier Ministries

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

Whole Bible Commentary, by Matthew Henry

Commentaries, by John Calvin

Biblical Worldview-

The writings of Francis Schaeffer

How Now Shall We Live, by Colson and Pearcy

Total Truth, by Nancy Pearcy

Creation Regained, by Al Wolters

Justification by Faith-

The Everlasting Righteousness, by H. Bonar

Justification, by J.V. Fesko

The God Who Justifies, by James White

Christian Life (Sanctification)-

Holiness, by J.C. Ryle

Transforming Grace, by Jerry Bridges

The Joy of Fearing God, by Jerry Bridges

The Godly Man’s Picture, by Thomas Watson

A Quest for Godliness, by J.I. Packer

Holiness by Grace, by Bryan Chapell

Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan

God’s Law-

The Ten Commandments: Manual for the Christian Life, by J. Douma

Pathway to Freedom: How God’s Laws Guide Our Lives, by Alistair Begg

How Jesus Transforms the Ten Commandments, by Edmund P. Clowney

Reformed Theology-

The Westminster Confession of Faith, G.I. Williamson

Ecumenical Creeds and Reformed Confessions, Published by Faith Alive

Systematic Theology, by Louis Berkof

Grace Unknown: The Heart of Reformed Theology, by R.C. Sproul

The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, by Lorraine Boettner

The Sovereignty of God, by A.W. Pink

Chosen by God, by R.C. Sproul

The Lord’s Day (Christian Sabbath)-

Call the Sabbath a Delight, by Walter Chantry

The Lord’s Day, by Joseph Pipa

Corporate Worship-

With Reverence and Awe: Returning to the Basics of Reformed Worship, by Hart and Muether

Reformed Worship, by Terry L. Johnson

In the Splendor of Holiness, by Jon D. Payne

O Come, Let Us Worship, by Robert G. Rayburn

Christian Baptism-

William the Baptist: A Classic Story of a Man’s Journey to Understand Baptism, by James M. Chaney

Word, Water, Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism, by J.V. Fesko

Christian Baptism, by John Murray

Children of the Promise: the Biblical Case for Infant Baptism, by Robert R. Booth

Children of Promise, by Geoffrey W. Bromily

The Lord’s Supper-

Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper, by Keith Mathison

The Mystery of the Lord’s Supper, by Robert Bruce

Church History-

The Church in History, by B.K. Kuiper

Church History in Plain Language, by Bruce Shelley


On Being Presbyterian, by Sean Michael Lucas

Seeking a Better Country, by Hart and Muether


God-Centered Evangelism, by R.B. Kuiper

Tell the Truth, by Will Metzger

The Soul Winner, by Charles Spurgeon

The Old Evangelicalism, by Iain Murray

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, by J.I. Packer 

Biblical Counseling-

Competent to Counsel, by Jay Adams

How to Counsel Biblically, by John Macarthur


Each for the Other, by Bryan Chapell

When Sinners Say, “I Do,” by Harvey

Reforming Marriage, by Doug Wilson

Raising Children-

Bringing the Gospel to Covenant Children, by Joel Beeke

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, by Tedd Tripp

Gospel-Powered Parenting, by William Farley

A Godly Home-

Family Worship, by Joel Beeke

Christian Living in the Home, by Jay Adams


Creation and Change: Genesis 1:1—2:4 in Light of Changing Scientific Paradigms, by Douglas F. Kelley

Did God Create in Six Days? Eds. Joseph Pipa and David Hall

Darwin on Trial, by Phillip E. Johnson

Gender Issues-

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, by Piper and Grudem


Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, by R.C. Sproul


The Same-Sex Controversy, by James White and Jeff Niell

The Bible and the Homosexual Practice, by Robert Gagnon

Valuable Sets for the Home:

The Christian’s Reasonable Service, by Wilhelmus a Brakel

The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer

Promise and Deliverance, by Degraaf

The Christian in Complete Armour, by William Gurnall
Puritan Paperbacks, published by Banner of Truth 

Online Bookstores with a Reformed Perspective-

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