Book List



Books to Read Slowly on Repeat

 The Glory of Christ by John Owen

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Holiness by J.C. Ryle

 Practical Religion by J.C. Ryle

A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin

Heaven Taken by Storm by Thomas Watson

Trusting God by Jerry Bridges


Our Blessed Hope

The Future of Everything: Essential Truths About the End Times by William Boekestein

The Last Days according to Jesus: When Did Jesus Say He Would Return? by R.C. Sproul

Triumph of the Lamb by Dennis Johnson

An excellent commentary and the book of Revelation by a respected scholar. Johnson has a brilliant ability to demystify one of the most challenging books in the Bible and show how the book equips us to serve the Lord today.


Family Read Aloud

Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan 

The linked edition from Crossway is the best modern English translation for reading to children. Many beautiful color illustrations throughout the book.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; and Prince Caspian are family favorites. Lewis is hard to beat for cultivating the imaginations of young and old.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White


George Whitefield: God’s Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Century by Arnold Dallimore

Memoir & Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne by Andrew Bonar

J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone by Iain H. Murray

Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Iain H. Murray

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom



The Promises of God by Charles H. Spurgeon

Voices from the Past, Vol. 1 by Richard Rushing (editor)

Voices from the Past, Vol. 2 by Richard Rushing (editor)



The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller

A Call to Prayer by J.C. Ryle

Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans by Robert Elmer (editor)


Times of Affliction

Christ and Calamity by Harold Senkbeil

Valley of Vision

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Timothy Keller



The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky [audible]

One of the best novels ever written. The Russian names can make this a challenging read. Listening to one of the excellent audio editions available on audible is a great option here.

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas



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3 thoughts on “Book List

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  2. Cool! I have “The Heavenly Man” and “The Christian in Complete Armour”. Have read “The Heavenly Man” all the way through and was in the same province & city in China just two years (I think) after he escaped from prison. Fascinating.
    Still haven’t finished the William Gurnall book yet, but from what I have read so far, I love how applicable his writings are to today (in light of the fact that he wrote them an eon ago!). Timeless.

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