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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
 
 
Classics
 
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
 
 
Evangelism
 
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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