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  12/12/2017 - 7:00pm
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Suggested Reading for your Spiritual Development

Disciples of Jesus are continual learners. That is why the Bible is recommended as the first book to read and reread. Study it. Memorize it. Mediate on it. And pray through it. Also make use of this book list. It is a great resource that is designed to equip you in many topics: theology, Bible study, prayer, discipleship, marriage and family, and every day living.

 

YEAR 1
Title Author Category
The Treasure Principle Randy Alcorn FINANCE
My Utmost for His Highest Oswald Chambers DEVOTION
Crazy Love Francis Chan LIVING
The Master Plan of Evangelism Robert Coleman EVANGELISM
Fresh Wind Fresh Fire Jim Cymbala PRAYER
Systematic Theology Wayne Grudem THEOLOGY
Disciplines of a Godly Man R. Kent Hughes DISCIPLESHIP
Operation Wild Patrick Johnstone MISSIONS
Hard Sayings of the Bible Walter Kaiser, et al APOLOGETICS
Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis THEOLOGY
Our Sufficiency in Christ John MacArthur THEOLOGY
More Than a Carpenter Josh McDowell APOLOGETICS
The Master's Indwelling Andrew Murray LIVING
Overcoming Sin and Temptation John Owen LIVING
Knowing God J.I. Packer THEOLOGY
The Excellent Wife Martha Peace WOMEN
Total Truth Nancy Pearcey WORLDVIEW
Eternity in Their Hearts Don Richardson MISSIONS
Visionary Parenting Rob Rienow FAMILY
Spiritual Leadership Oswald Sanders LEADERSHIP
The Exemplary Husband Stuart Scott MEN
The Holiness of God RS Sproul THEOLOGY
Basic Christianity John R.W. Stott THEOLOGY
Knowledge of the Holy A.W. Tozer THEOLOGY
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Donaldy Whitney DISCIPLESHIP

 

YEAR 2
Title Author Category
What's So Spiritual about Your Gifts? Henry Blackaby SPIRITUAL
The Cost of Discipleship Deitrich Bonhoeffer DISCIPLESHIP
The Pursuit of Holiness Jerry Bridges DISCIPLESHIP
In the Gap David Bryant MISSIONS
The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman MARRIAGE
Orthodoxy G.K. Chesterton THEOLOGY
Elders and Leaders Gene Getz LEADERSHIP
Do Hard Things Alex and Brett Harris LIVING
Living by the Book Howard Hendricks BIBLE
A Shephard Looks at Psalm 23 W. Phillip Keller BIBLE
The Reason for God Tim Keller THEOLOGY
The Mind of Christ Dennis Kinlaw THEOLOGY
The Church of Irresistible Influence Robert Lewis CHURCH
The Screwtape Letters C.S. Lewis THEOLOGY
Feminine Appeal Carolyn Mahaney WOMEN
Evidence that Demands a Verdict Josh McDowell APOLOGETICS
What the Bible Is All About Henrietta Mears REFERENCE
Humility Andrew Murray LIVING
The Way of the Shepherd Leman Pentack LEADERSHIP
Desiring God John Piper DISCIPLESHIP
The Cross of Christ John R. W. Stott THEOLOGY
The Case for Christ Lee Strobel EVANGELISM
The Pursuit of God A.W. Tozer LIVING
Absolute Surrender A.W. Tozer DISCIPLESHIP
Shepherding a Child's Heart Ted Tripp FAMILY

 

YEAR 3
Title Author Category
Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan FICTION
The Gagging of God DA Carson THEOLOGY
How Now Shall We Live? Chuck Colson WORLDVIEW
Marriage Under Fire James Dobson MARRIAGE
Passion and Purity Elisabeth Elliott LIVING
How to Read the Bible for all its Worth Gordon Fee REFERENCE
Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety Elyse Fitzpatrick COUNSELING
Decision Making and the Will of God Garry Friensen DISCIPLESHIP
Inerrancy Norman Geisler THEOLOGY
Evangelical Feminism Wayne Grudem THEOLOGY
The God Who Hears W. Bingham PRAYER
Becoming a Contagious Christian Bill Hybels EVANGELISM
Effective Parenting in a Defective World Chip Ingram FAMILY
The Practice of the Presence of God Brother Lawrence DISCIPLESHIP
Ashamed of the Gospel John MacArthur DISCIPLESHIP
Worldliness CJ Mahaney LIVING
Kingdom of the Cults Walter Martin REFERENCE
A Resilient Life Gordon McDonald LIVING
Discovering the Mind of a Woman Ken Nair MEN
Evangelism the Sovereignty of God J.I. Packer EVANGELISM
How Should We Then Live Francis Schaeffer LIVING
Biblical Eldership Alexander Strauch LEADERSHIP
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret Howard Taylor BIOGRAPHY
New Bible Commentary G.J. Wenham REFERENCE
Where is God When it Hurts? Philip Yancey GRIEF

 

YEAR 4
Title Author Category
Why Pro-Life? Randy Alcorn SOCIAL
Surprised by Faith Don Bierle APOLOGETICS
Holman Bible Atlas Thomas Brisco REFERENCE
Unveiling Islam Ergun Caner THEOLOGY
Letters Along the Way D.A. Carson LIVING
Brokenness Nancy Leigh DeMoss LIVING
Love and Respect Emerson Eggerich FAMILY
Point Man Steve Farrar MEN
Backgrounds of Early Christianity Everett Ferguson HISTORY
A Woman After God's Own Heart Elizabeth George WOMEN
Total Forgiveness RT Kendall LIVING
Persecution David Limbaugh POLITICS
The Gospel According to Jesus John MacArthur THEOLOGY
Strengthening Your Marriage Wayne Mack MARRIAGE
The Art of Personal Evangelism Will McRaney EVANGELISM
Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Mark Noll WORLDVIEW
Keep in Step with the Spirit J.I. Packer DISCIPLESHIP
Simple Church Thorn Rainer CHURCH
The Reluctant Saint: the life of St. Francis Donald Spoto BIOGRAPHY
Pleasures Evermore: The Life-Changing Power of Enjoying Sam Storms LIVING
The Message of the Sermon on the Mount John R.W. Stott BIBLE
Who are You to Judge? Dave Swavely DISCIPLESHIP
When Life is Changed Forever Rick Taylor GRIEF
On Being a Servant of God Warren Wiersbe DISCIPLESHIP
The Jesus I Never Knew Philip Yancey THEOLOGY

 

YEAR 5
Title Author Category
Heaven Randy Alcorn THEOLOGY
To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Courtney Anderson BIOGRAPHY
3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warefare Clinton E. Arnold SPIRITUAL
EM Bounds on Prayer E.M. Bounds PRAYER
Hard Questions, Real Answers William Lane Craig APOLOGETICS
The Gospel and Peronal Evangelism Mark Deyer EVANGELISM
A Tale of Three Kings Gene Edwards LIVING
Foxe's Book of Martyrs John Foxe HISTORY
I Don't Have Enough Faith Norman Geisler LIVING
No Compromise Melody Green BIOGRAPHY
Letters From Dad Greg Vaughan FAMILY
Darwin on Trial Phillip Johnson APOLOGETICS
Doctrines that Divide Erwin Lutzer THEOLOGY
Hard to Believe John MacArthur WORLDVIEW
New Bible Dictionary Howard Marshall REFERENCE
The Normal Christian Life Watchman Nee LIVING
Turning Points Mark Noll HISTORY
Concise Theology J.I. Packer THEOLOGY
Why Revival Tarries Leonard Ravenhill PRAYER
Choosing a Bible, Understanding Bible Translation Differences Leland Ryken REFERENCE
The Universe Next Door.  A Basic Worldview Catalog James Sire WORLDVIEW
Beginner's Guide to Spiritual Gifts Sam Storms THEOLOGY
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands Paul David Tripp LIVING
When People are Big and God is Small Ed Welch LIVING
Jesus Among other Gods Ravi Zacharias THEOLOGY