Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A List of Some Favorite Reads

People ask me all the time about some of my favorite books...usually meaning, books that helped me understand, process and internalize the Doctrines of Grace. SOME of them are....(not listed in any particular order)

1. The Institutes of the Christian Religion (ed by McNeill) by John Calvin

2. True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer

3. Renewal as a Way of Life by Richard Lovelace

4. The Enemy Within by Kris Lungaard

5. Engaging God's World by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

6. The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification by Walter Marshall.

7. The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer

8. The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink

9. Sin and Temptation by John Owen

10. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

11. The Marrow of Modern Divinity by Edward Fisher (notes by Thomas Boston)

12. The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

13. The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

14. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp

15. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

16. The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges

17. Knowing God by J.I. Packer

18. Holiness by Grace by Bryan Chapell

19. The Key to Holiness by Charles Spurgeon

20. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

(Of course, one way to cheat would be to read my Doctoral Dissertation: Gospel-Centered Mentoring, 2001 Covenant Theological Seminary, where I have an entire section summarizing and analyzing most of these works!)

1 comment:

ses1978 said...

Am I a "dumb" person that I only even really know one title?

Loved getting exposed to "Pilgrim's Progress" in high school, but would really love to find a copy of the book to own and read as often as I want. I think I may have seen a film version even?

I think "What's So Amazing About Grace?" is on my reading list this month though....