Suggested reading

For those exploring Christianity

Beginners

John Chapman, A fresh start
Rico Tice & Barry Cooper, Christianity Explored

Intermediate

Tim Keller, The reason for God: Belief in an age of scepticism

Devotional life

Beginners

Richard Coekin, Our Father: enjoying God in prayer
Phillip Jensen, Just for starters
Explore Bible notes

Intermediate

John Bunyan, The pilgrim’s progress
D.A. Carson, For the love of God Vol 1
D.A. Carson, For the love of God Vol 2
D.A. Carson, A call to spiritual reformation: Priorities from Paul and his prayers
R. Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a godly man Dale Ralph Davis, Joshua: no falling words (Focus on the Bible)
Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a godly woman
Jason Mandryk, Operation world: The definitive prayer guide to every nation (7th ed, 2010)
Don Whitney, Spiritual disciplines of the Christian life

Advanced

Richard Sibbes, The bruised reed


Commentaries for use in devotions


Beginners

Andrew Reid, Salvation begins: Reading Genesis today
Andrew Reid, Kingdoms in conflict: Reading Daniel today
Tullian Tchividjian, Surprised by grace: God’s relentless pursuit of rebels (Jonah)
Vaughan Roberts, True spirituality (1 Corinthians)
Chris Green, Finishing the race: Reading 2 Timothy today

Intermediate

J. Alec Motyer, The message of Exodus (BST)
Dale Ralph Davis, Joshua: no falling words (Focus on the Bible)
Dale Ralph Davis, Judges: such a great salvation (Focus on the Bible)
John Piper, A sweet and bitter providence (Ruth)
Dale Ralph Davis, 1 Samuel: looking on the heart (Focus on the Bible)
Dale Ralph Davis, 2 Samuel: out of every adversity (Focus on the Bible)
Dale Ralph Davis, 1 Kings: the wisdom and the folly (Focus on the Bible)
Dale Ralph Davis, 2 Kings: the power and the fury (Focus on the Bible)
Christopher Ash, Out of the storm (Job)
Christopher Ash, Bible delight (Psalm 119)
J. V. Fesko, Where wisdom is found: Christ in Ecclesiastes
Tom Gledhill, The message of Song of Songs (BST)
Barry G. Webb, The message of Isaiah (BST)
Derek Kidner, The message of Jeremiah (BST)
Derek Kidner, The message of Hosea (BST)
J. Alec Motyer, The message of Amos (BST)
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, From fear to faith (Habakkuk)
Barry G. Webb, The message of Zechariah (BST)
D. A. Carson, Sermon on the Mount
D. A. Carson, Jesus and his friends (John 14-17)
John Stott, The message of Acts (BST)
John Stott, The message of Romans (BST)
Paul Barnett, 1 Corinthians (Focus on the Bible)
Josh Moody, No other gospel (Galatians)
John Stott, The message of Galatians (BST)
John Stott, The message of Ephesians (BST)
Paul Gardner, Ephesians: encouragement and joy in Christ (Focus on the Bible)
J. Alec Motyer, The message of Philippians (BST)
Dick Lucas, The message of Colossians & Philemon (BST)
John Stott, The message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians (BST)
John Stott, The message of 1 Timothy & Titus (BST)
John Stott, The message of 2 Timothy (BST)
J. Alec Motyer, The message of James (BST)
Paul Gardner, 2 Peter & Jude (Focus on the Bible)
Dick Lucas & Chris Green, The message of 2 Peter & Jude (BST)
David Jackman, The message of John’s letters (BST)
Paul Gardner, Revelation (Focus on the Bible)



Bible overview / how to read the Bible


Beginners

Christopher Ash, Remaking a broken world
D.A. Carson, The God who is there: Finding your place in God’s story
Vaughan Roberts, God’s big picture: Tracing the story-line of the Bible

Intermediate

Nigel Beynon & Andrew Sach, Dig deeper
Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart, How to read the Bible for all its worth
Graeme Goldsworthy, The Goldsworthy Trilogy
Wenham, Motyer, Carson & France (eds.), IVP New Bible Commentary

Advanced

Timothy Ward, Words of life: Scripture as the living and active word of God


Doctrine

Beginners

Wayne Grudem, Christian beliefs: 20 basics every Christian should know
Joshua Harris, Dug down deep: building your life on truths that last

Intermediate

D.A. Carson, The difficult doctrine of the love of God
John Frame, Salvation belongs to the Lord: An introduction to systematic theology
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

Advanced

Wayne Grudem, Systematic theology: An introduction to Biblical doctrine
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian religion (Battles translation)


Trinity

Intermediate

Fred Sanders, The deep things of God: How the Trinity changes everything

Advanced

Robert Letham, The Holy Trinity
John Owen, Communion with the Triune God


The person & work of Christ

Beginners

John Piper, The passion of Jesus Christ
D.A. Carson, Scandalous: The cross and resurrection of Jesus
Mark Meynell, Cross examined

Intermediate

Kris Lundgaard, Through the looking glass: Reflections on Christ that change us
John Stott, The cross of Christ

Advanced

Steve Jeffery, Mike Ovey & Andrew Sach, Pierced for our transgressions: rediscovering the glory of penal substitution
Donald Macleod, The person of Christ
John Owen, The glory of Christ


The Holy Spirit

Beginners

Graham Beynon, Experiencing the Spirit

Intermediate

Sinclair Ferguson, The Holy Spirit
J.I. Packer, Keep in step with the Spirit

Advanced

John Owen, The Holy Spirit


Salvation

Beginners

Martin Luther, Freedom
John Piper, God is the gospel: Meditations on God’s love as the gift of himself
Philip Graham Ryken, Justification (Gospel Coalition booklet)

Intermediate

John Piper, Finally alive
R.C. Sproul, Chosen by God

Advanced

John Murray,  Redemption accomplished and applied
J.V. Fesko, Justification: Understanding the classic reformed doctrine


Christian life

Beginners

Christopher Ash, Listen up! A practical guide to listening to sermons
Graham Beynon, Mirror mirror: Discover your true identity in Christ
Jerry Bridges, The pursuit of holiness
Tim Chester, You can change
Tim Chester, The ordinary hero: Living the cross and resurrection
Tim Chester, Captured by a better vision: living porn-free
C.J. Mahaney, Living the cross-centred life: keeping the gospel the main thing
Vaughan Roberts, Distinctives
Vaughan Roberts, Battles Christians face

Intermediate

Kris Lundgaard, The enemy within: Straight talk about the power and defeat of sin
John Piper, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian hedonist
John Piper, Don’t waste your life
Edward T. Welch, When people are big and God is small

Advanced

J.C. Ryle, Holiness
John Owen, The mortification of sin


The church

Beginners

Graham Beynon, God’s new community: New Testament patterns for today’s church (2)
Mark Dever, What is a healthy church?
Joshua Harris, Stop dating the church

Intermediate

Mark Dever, Nine marks of a healthy church

Advanced

Edmund Clowney, The Church
Thomas Schreiner & Shawn Wright (eds.), Believer’s baptism: sign of the new covenant in Christ


Evangelism / mission

Beginners

Mark Dever, The gospel and personal evangelism
Jason Mandryk, Operation world: The definitive prayer guide to every nation (7th ed, 2010)
Randy Newman, Questioning evangelism
Rebecca Manley Pippert, Out of the saltshaker: evangelism as a way of life
John Chapman, Know and tell the gospel

Intermediate

Kevin deYoung & Greg Gilbert, What is the mission of the church?
John Piper, Let the nations be glad: The supremacy of God in missions

Advanced

John Frame, Apologetics to the glory of God


Social involvement

Intermediate

Tim Keller, Generous justice: How God’s grace makes us just


Guidance

Beginners

Kevin deYoung, Just do Something: How to Make a Decision Without Dreams, Visions, Fleeces, Open Doors, Random Bible Verses, Casting Lots, Liver Shivers, Writing in the sky, etc.


Marriage

Beginners

Christopher Ash, Married for God: Making your marriage the best it can be

Intermediate

John Piper, This momentary marriage: A parable of permanence


Parenting

Beginners

John & Ann Benton, Aren’t they lovely when they’re asleep?
Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson, Give them grace: Dazzling your kids with the love of Jesus

Intermediate

Tedd Tripp, Shepherding a child’s heart


For family devotions

David Helm, The big picture story Bible
Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible: every story whispers his name
Marty Machowski, Long story short
Bruce Ware, Big truths for young hearts: teaching and learning the greatness of God


Roman Catholicism

Beginners

Ray Galea, Nothing in my hand I bring: Understanding the differences between Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs 


Science

Beginners

Edgar Andrews, Who made God? Searching for a theory of everything
David Robertson, The Dawkins letters

Intermediate

Norman C. Nevin (ed.), Should Christians embrace evolution? Biblical and scientific responses 

Biography / Church history

Beginners

Faith Cook, Nine day queen of England: Lady Jane Grey
Sharon James, In trouble and in joy
Sharon James, My heart in his hands
Mike Reeves, The unquenchable flame: Introducing the Reformation
Mike Reeves, The breeze of the centuries: Introducing great theologians from the Apostolic Fathers to Aquinas
Mike Reeves, On giants’ shoulders: Introducing great theologians from Luther to Barth

Intermediate

Don Cormack, Killing fields, living fields (Cambodia)
Nick Needham, 2,000 years of Christ’s power, Part One: The age of the Early Church Fathers
Nick Needham, 2,000 years of Christ’s power, Part Two: The Middle Ages
Nick Needham, 2,000 years of Christ’s power, Part Three: Renaissance and Reformation
John Piper, The legacy of sovereign joy: God’s triumphant grace in the lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin
John Piper, The hidden smile of God: The fruit of affliction in the lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd
John Piper, The roots of endurance: Invincible perseverance in the lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce
John Piper, Contending for our all: Defending truth and treasuring Christ in the lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen
John Piper, Filling up the afflictions of Christ: The cost of bringing the gospel to the nations in the lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton
Noel Piper, Faithful women and their extraordinary God

Advanced

Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield: The life and times of the great evangelist of the eighteenth century (2 vols.)
John Foxe, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
Kelly Kapic & Randall Gleason (eds.), The devoted life: an invitation to the Puritan classics
J.I. Packer, A quest for godliness: The Puritan vision of the Christian life

 
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