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The Scripture tells us to love the Lord our God with our heart, soul, and mind (Mt. 22.37) and one of the best ways to love the Lord with our mind is to read books that nourish the soul and increase our knowledge and understanding of the one true God.
The following book recommendations, helpfully cataloged under different levels of reading ability, was provided in part by Monergism Books. Most of the books listed are written from the Reformed perspective. Happy reading! 
Introductory Reading
Basic Christianity: John Stott
Bible Overview: Steve Levy
Christian Life: Sinclair Ferguson 
God's Big Picture: Vaughan Roberts
Assured By God: Burk Parsons
A Praying Life: Paul Miller
The Prodigal God: Timothy Keller
Counterfeit Gods: Timothy Keller
Welcome to a Reformed Church: Daniel Hyde
The Walk: Stephen Smallman
Intermediate Reading
A Quest for More: Paul Tripp
Church History in Plain Language: Bruce Shelley
Desiring God: John Piper
Finally Alive: John Piper
Holiness of God: R.C. Sproul
How People Change: C. Lane and P. Tripp
In Christ Alone: Sinclair Ferguson
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: P. Tripp
Knowing God: J.I Packer
Knowing Scripture: R.C. Sproul
Putting Amazing Back into Grace: Michael Horton
Redemption Accomplished and Applied: John Murray
Seeing with New Eyes: David Powlison
The Peacemaker: Ken Sande
Whatever Happened to the Gospel?: J.M. Boice
Living By God's Promises: J. Beeke & J. La Belle
Advanced Reading
Christless Christianity: Michael Horton
Concise Reformed Dogmatics: J. Van Genderen 
Courage to Be Protestant: David Wells
Difficult Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: D.A. Carson
Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: John Frame
Reformed Dogmatics: H. Bavinck
Westminster Confession & Heidelberg Catechism
The Christian Faith: Michael Horton
Body of Divinity: Thomas Watson
Bondage of the Will: Martin Luther
Bruised Reed: Richard Sibbes
Christian in Complete Armor: William Gurnall
Confessions: St. Augustine
Freedom of the Will: Jonathan Edwards
Institutes of the Christian Religion: John Calvin
Mortification of Sin: John Owen
Pilgrim's Progress: John Bunyan
Religious Affections: Jonathan Edwards
Children's Books
Big Truths for Little Kids: Susan and Richie Hunt
Jesus Storybook Bible: Sally Lloyd Jones
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Starr Meade
Always Ready: Greg Bahnsen
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God: J.I. Packer
Gospel and Personal Evangelism: Mark Dever
Reason for God: Tim Keller
Tell the Truth: Will Metzger
Evangelism: Harvie Conn
Study Bibles
ESV Study Bible: Crossway
Reformation Study Bible (ESV): Ligonier Ministries
Reference Works
Commentary on the N.T. use of the O.T.: G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson
Introduction to the Old Testament: T. Longman and R. Dillard
Introduction to the New Testament: D.A. Carson and D. Moo
New Dictionary of Biblical Theology: T. Alexander and B. Rosner

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