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2 Peter 1:2-8  May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

The Word of God is necessary for salvation and growth in godliness, and is an infinite repository of truth and wisdom.  Reading good books alongside the “Good Book” can stir the soul and fuel our affections for God.  Below is a list of books that may encourage and edify you.

THE GOSPEL
Risk is Right, by John Piper
Multiply, by Francis Chan & David Platt
The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

EVANGELISM
Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God, by J.I. Packer
Evangelism Explosion, by D. James Kennedy

MISSIONS
Through Gates of Splendor, by Elisabeth Elliot
Eternity in Their Hearts, by Don Richardson
Let the Nations Be Glad, by John Piper

THEOLOGY
Basic Theology, by Charles Ryre
Systematic Theology, by Wayne Grudem
Historical Theology, by Gregg Allison
Church History in Plain Language, by Bruce Shelley
Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer
Knowing God, by J.I. Packer
Israelology, by Arnold Fruchtenbaum

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
Desiring God, by John Piper
The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges
The Mystery of Godliness, by Ian Thomas
The Saving Life of Christ, by Ian Thomas
The Finished Work of Christ, by Francis Schaeffer

THE CHURCH
Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, by Mark Dever

FOR MEN
The Disciplines of a Godly Man, by R. Kent Hughes
The Masculine Mandate, by Richard D. Phillips
Family Shepherds, by Voddie Baucham, Jr.

FOR WOMEN
The Excellent Wife, by Martha Peace
Lies Women Believe, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Disciplines of a Godly Woman, by Barbara Hughes

APOLOGETICS
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
The Genesis Flood, by Henry Morris & John Whitcomb
Genesis in Space and Time, by Francis Schaeffer
The Long War Against God, by Henry Morris
In the Beginning, by Walt Brown
Lex Rex, By Samuel Rutherford

 

 

 

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