Recommended Books

Not too long ago my pastor decided to recommend to his congregation one book per week for ten weeks. This was the list that resulted:

  1. Knowledge of the Holy—A.W. Tozer
  2. The Glory of Christ—John Owen
  3. The Everlasting Righteousness—Horatius Bonar
  4. The Shadow of the Cross—Walter Chantry
  5. Not By Chance—Layton Talbert 
  6. God’s Passion for His Glory—Jonathan Edwards & John Piper
  7. Spiritual Depression—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  8. Puritan Golden Treasury—I.D.E. Thomas
  9. Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life—John Calvin 
  10. The Practice of Prayer—G. Campbell Morgan

Reading good books like these and many others has been God’s means of forming and changing my pastor over many years. He took seriously Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 4 that sound teachers, despite their faults, are gifts to Christ’s church.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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