RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Our goal in putting together this list of books and authors is to provide you with a biblical and Christ-centered set of resources to help you deepen your faith. The list can certainly be improved. There may also be different views on what works and authors should be included other than these. What’s beyond discussion is that everything you find here is sound doctrine and it will deeply nourish your spiritual life. This list doesn’t just reflect our own opinion; we have consulted pastors and leaders from different countries and different contexts as we put this list together. Enjoy!

10 BOOKS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD READ

Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God

Timothy Keller, Counterfeit Gods

Paul Tripp, Sex and Money

Paul Tripp, War of Words

José de Segovia, El asombro del perdón
(The Wonder of Forgiveness)

Ken Sande, The Peacemaker

Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections

John Piper, When I Don’t Desire God

John Owen, Of Temptation

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

TOP 10 CHRISTIAN AUTHORS

Tim Keller

Paul Tripp

John Piper

C. S. Lewis

Jonathan Edwards

John Owen

Philip Yancey

A. W. Tozer

John Stott

Martyn Lloyd Jones

10 BOOKS FOR YOU TO GROW IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE

Donald S. Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

J. I. Packer, Knowing God

Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

 David Platt, Radical

John Owen, The Mortification of Sin

Philip Yancey, What’s Amazing About Grace!

Timothy Keller, The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness

3 WONDERFUL BOOKS ON PRAYER

Timothy Keller, Prayer

Philip Yancey, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?

Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer

5 INSPIRING BIOGRAPHIES

Howard and Geraldine Taylor, Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ

Oswald Smith, The Life of David Brainerd

Halaran Popov, Tortured for His Faith

Basil Miller, George Muller: Man of Faith and Miracles

 

2 ESSENTIAL RESOURCES FOR BIBLE STUDY

Max Anders, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible (This book is great for getting an overview of the entire Bible)

Howard, G. Hendricks, Living by the Book (It will give you self-study tools)

4 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AUTHORS ON BIBLICAL COUNSELING

Paul Tripp

David Powlison

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Edward T. Welch

TOP 6 BOOKS ON PARENTING

Paul Tripp, Parenting

Elyse Fitzpatrick, Given them Grace

Gary Thomas, Sacred Parenting

Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Tedd Tripp, Instructing a Child’s Heart


Paul Tripp, Age of Opportunity (on Dealing with Teenagers Children)

 

TOP 6 BOOKS ON MARRIAGE

Paul Tripp, What Did You Expect?

Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage

Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages

John Piper, This Momentary Marriage

Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God


Dave Harvey, When Sinners Say “I Do”

3 AMAZING BOOKS ON EVANGELISM AND DISCIPLESHIP

Robert Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism

David Burt, Manual de evangelización para el siglo XXI (Manual of Evangelization for the XXI Century)

Collin Marshall and Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine

5 BOOKS FOR YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS

Paul Tripp, New Morning Mercies

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Timothy Keller, The Songs of Jesus

Charles Spurgeon, Morning by Morning

Chris Shaw, Lift up your eyes

 

2 BOOKS YOU MUST READ IF YOU SERVE AS A LEADER

Paul Tripp, Dangerous Calling

John Piper, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

10 AUTHORS YOU CAN USE IF YOU WANT TO RESEARCH HARD QUESTIONS AND APOLOGETICS

Allister McGrath

Norman Geisler

Philip Yancey

Keneth Boa

C.S. Lewis

Lee Strobel

Josh McDowell

Os Guinnes

Antonio Cruz

Ramesh Richard

2 KEY RESOURCES FOR ANY CHURCH

Mark Dever, along with other authors, has written a series of eleven books titled Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. Each of these eleven books is excellent for church members to read and discuss in small groups. They cover topics such as discipleship, membership, discipline, etc. You may find information on it at  http://es.9marks.org/.

Tim Chester, along with other authors, has written a series of books called Gospel-Centered (Gospel-Centered Life, Gospel-Centered Marriage, Gospel-Centered Work, etc.).

This series, too, is an amazing series for small group settings. You can purchase them on-line at Logos Bible Software

5 AUTHORS TO STUDY THE PREDICAMENT OF SUFFERING

C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

David Burt, Llamados a sufrir (Called to suffer)

Jerry Bridges, Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts

Donald Carson, How Long, O Lord?

James Dobson, When God Doesn’t Make Sense

 

5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AUTHORS WHO HAVE WRITTEN SEVERAL BIBLE COMMENTARIES

All of John Stott’s commentaries

All of David Burt’s commentaries

Thomas Constable’s notes

Martyn Lloyd Jones

All of F. F. Bruce’s commentaries

 

5 AUTHORS TO STUDY THEOLOGY

John Stott

J.I. Packer

Wayne Grudem

R.C. Sproul

Edmund P. Clowne