I’ve been getting a bunch of requests for book recommendations for the New Year.  I love that people want to read and learn about our awesome God! Below is a list of the 25 books that jump to my mind when I think of things that have shaped my life.  There is no particular order to this list and there are certainly many books that I could add (and probably should add and take a few others off). I do think though that this represents a pretty wide spectrum of authors, time periods, styles and subjects.  Whether you can go through this list this year, or if it will take you 10 years, I hope these books would help you grow in your understanding of God’s unchanging Scripture, causing you to love Him more deeply and live for Him more faithfully.

Happy Reading!

Pastor Jeff

  1. Knowing God by JI Packer
  2. Desiring God by John Piper
  3. The Holiness of God by RC Sproul
  4. The Cross of Christ by John Stott
  5. Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmons
  6. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by JI Packer
  7. Saved by Grace by Anthony Hoekema
  8. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp
  9. The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
  10. The Cross and Christian Ministry by DA Carson
  11. The Attributes of God by A.W. Tozer
  12. Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray
  13. The Atonement by Leon Morris
  14. God in the Whirlwind by David Wells
  15. The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson
  16. The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson
  17. The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes
  18. Prodigal God by Tim Keller
  19. Generous Justice by Tim Keller
  20. Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges
  21. Celebration of the Disciplines by Richard Foster
  22. The Institutes of Christian Religion by John Calvin
  23. Confessions by Augustine
  24. Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves
  25. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

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