Recommended Reading

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I am a book lover, down to my bones, and I’m so thankful God made me that way-I don’t think I would have survived my childhood if he hadn’t. Needless to say, books have had an enormous impact on my life, both personally and spiritually. The library was right down the street from my grandma’s house, and I made that trip over and over. To this day, my library card gets heavy use, and the smell of ink and paper make me happy.

To all my fellow book-lovers (and those who want to grow in reading), I’ve compiled some of my favorite Christian books by topics, ones that I’ve read and ones that I can’t wait to read. This list is by no means exhaustive, and I will be adding to it as time goes by. In the meantime, take a break from Netflix and READ. Your brain will thank you.

 

Biography/History

Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward

A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Amma: The Life and Words of Amy Carmichael by Elizabeth R. Skoglund

Calvin by Bruce Gordon

Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan by Faith Cook

Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God by David McCasland

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley

 

Biblical Womanhood

Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin

The Path of Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot

Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot

Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ’s Control by Elisabeth Elliot

 

Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence by John Piper

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey

What Did You Expect: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage by Paul David Tripp

 

Parenting

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson

God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation by Andreas J. Kostenberger and David W. Jones

The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in its Proper Place by Andy Crouch

Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God by Gloria Furman

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman

 

Apologetics

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Confessions by Saint Augustine

Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Greg Koukl

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospel by J. Warner Wallace

The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel

Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith by Natasha Crain

 

Sin

Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen

The Jerusalem Sinner Saved by John Bunyan

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges

Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone by Elyse Fitzpatrick

 

Purpose/Work

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work by Timothy Keller

 

Evangelism

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

 

Healing/Emotional Health

Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

Power Healing  by John Wimber

Hiding from Love by John Townsend

When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada

 

Children

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Pictorial Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan and Joanne Brubaker

The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Cold-Case Christianity for Kids: Investigate Jesus with a Real Detective by J. Warner Wallace

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis