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   40 Must Read Books Before You Die

 

I do not list according to the most popular, best and hottest ways, but in the eyes of faith these are the most crucial, valuable, and vital books for all the Christian. Please read it all before you die, the blessing is all yours! Charles Spurgeon once says, “The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. What is true of ministers is true of all people. You need to read.” Now you know, give yourself to reading, do these and serve the Lord than you will bear much more fruits more abundantly… 

 

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The Gospel of Salvation

1. The Holy Bible

2. A Sure Guide to Heaven, Joseph Alleine / A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live, Richard Baxter 

3. All Of Grace, Charles Spurgeon or By God's Grace Alone, Abraham Booth

4. What is the Gospel, Greg Gilbert or The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson

5. Basic Christianity, John Stott or Christianity Explained, David Pawson 

6. Know Why You Believe, Paul E. Little or Know What You Believe, Paul E. Little 

7. How Can I be Sure?, Frank Allred or How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? Don Whitney

New Believer

8. Christian Basics, John Hall or The Fundamentals of the Faith, John MacArthur 

Christian Life

9. Holiness, J.C. Ryle or Practical Religion, J.C. Ryle

10. Pilgrim Progress, John Banyan or Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterson

11. The Norman Christian Life, Watchman Nee or The Way to Glory, Yohan Rhee

12. The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul, Philip Doddridge / The Distinguishing Traits of Christian Character, Gardiner Spring

13.The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren or Measure Your Life, Wesley L. Duewel

14. Authentic Christianity, Ray Stedman or Authentic Christianity, Timothy Dudley-Smith

Discipleship & Discipline

15. The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer or Spiritual Discipleship, J. Oswald Sanders

16. Hard to Believe, John MacArthur or The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur

17. Celebration of Discipline, Richard J. Foster / Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Don Whitney 

Foundational Beliefs

18. Foundation of the Christian Faith, Roger Weil or Foundation of the Christian Faith, James M. Boice 

19. Bitesize Theology, Peter Jeffery/ Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem

Mission & Evangelism

20. The Challenge of Mission, Oswald J. Smith or Let the Nations be Glad, John Piper

21. The Master Plan of Evangelism, Dr. Robert E. Coleman or Tell the Truth, Will Metzger

22. Todays Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic, Walter Chantry or Knowing Christ Today, Dallas Willard 

23. The Way of the Master, Ray Comfort or The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer

24. Active Evangelism, Derek Prime or How Shall they Hear? Peter Jeffery 

Various Topics

25. Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Jeremiah Burroughs / The Mystery of Providence, John Flavel

26. Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, Thomas Brooks / The Strategy of Satan, Warren W. Wiersbe

27. Spiritual Depression, Martin Lloyd Jones or What Every Christian Need to Know, John Owen  

28. The Jesus I Never Knew, Phillip Yancey or The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel

29. Imitation of Christ, Thomas Kempis or My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald-Chambers

30. The Essentials of Prayer, E.M. Bounds or The Prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson

31. The Pursuits of God, AW Tozer or The Thought of God, Maurice Roberts 

32. The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard or Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, Ronald J. Sider

33. Foxe's Christian Martyrs of the World, John Foxe or The Martyr of the Catacombs, Anonymous

34. Crazy Love, Francis Chan or Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, David Platts 

35. Healing for Damaged Emotions, David Seamands or Winning the Inner War, Erwin W. Lutzer 

36. Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis or The Dangers of a Shallow Faith, AW Tozer Edited James Snyder 

37. How Now Shall We Live? Charles Colson, Nancy Pearcey or Jesus: Dead or Alive, John Blanchard

Attributes of God 

38. Knowing God, J.I. Packer or Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul

39. The Attributes of God by Arthur W. Pink or Knowledge Of The Holy, A.W. Tozer

Apologetics

40. I don't have enough Faith to be an Atheist, Norman Geisler & Frank Turek / The God Who is There, Francis Schaeffer 

 

12 Alternate

1. The Root of True Faith, William Guthrie

2. The Way to Divine Knowledge, William Law

3. Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett

4. The Crook in the Lot, Thomas Boston

5. The Christian in Complete Armour, William Gurnall 

6. The Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Samuel Rutherford

7. Words to Winners of Souls, Horatius Bonar

8. The Body of Practical Divinity, John Gill 

9. Freedom of the Will, Jonathan Edwards

10. The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax, Richard Sibbes 

11. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, William Law

12. The School of Obedience, Andrew Murray

 

12 More Books for Pastor and Leaders

1. Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders 

2. The Ministry We Need/Reform Pastor, Richard Baxter

3. The Christian Ministry, Charles Bridges

4. 9 Marks of a Healthy Church, Mark E. Dever

5. Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

6. The Cross and Christian Ministry: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians, D. A. Carson

7. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, John Piper

8. Counselling, John MacArthur

9. Am I Called? (Perspectives Series Booklet), Dave Harvey

10. Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch

11. Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill 

12. Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin

 

Pastor Must have Books

1. Mathew Henry’s Commentary in One Volume

2. New Bible Dictionary, IVP

3. MacArthur Study Bible, NKJV/ESV 

4. The Reformation Study Bible, ESV, R.C. Sproul 

5. Life Principles Bible, Charles Stanley

6. The Maxwell Leadership Bible, NKJV

7. Notes on the Pentateuch, Charles Henry Mackintosh

8. Willmington Guide to the Bible 

9. Christian Counsellor’s Manual, Jay Adams

10. Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof 

Optional

11. Ryrie Study Bible

12. Scofield Study Bible

13. Expository Thought on the Gospels, J.C. Ryle

14. Thomson Chain Reference Bible

15. The Lucado Life Lessons Study Bible, NKJV

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS LISTED TOPICALLY 

Attributes of God

1. Holiness of God, R. C. Sproul

2. Knowing God, J.I. Packer 

3. Knowledge Of The Holy, A.W. Tozer

4. The Attributes of God, Arthur W. Pink

5. The Attributes of God, Stephen Charnock

Gospel-Regeneration-Conversion

1. Wake Up and Live, Joseph Alleine

2. The Root of True Faith, William Guthrie

3. Know Why You Believe, Paul Little 

4. A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live, Richard Baxter

5. A Body of Practical Divinity, John Gill

6. Basic Christianity, John Stott

7. Finally Alive, John Piper

8. The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur

9. Reign of Grace, Abraham Booth

10. Regeneration and Conversion, W.E. Best

11. All Of Grace, Charles Spurgeon 

12. Puritan's on Conversion, Soli Deo Gloria 

Optional

1. Absolutely Basic, Horatius Bonar and J.C. Ryle

2. Salvation... When? by Conrad Murrell

3. The Doctrine of Regeneration, Stephen Charnock

4. The Plan of Salvation by B.B. Warfield

5. What it Means to be Born Again AW Pink

6. The Saving Life of Christ and The Mystery of Godliness by Major W. Ian Thomas

7. Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards

Assurance and Security of Salvation

1. How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? Don Whitney

2. How Can I be Sure?, Frank Allred

3. Saved without A Doubt, John MacArthur

4. Can I Be Sure I'm Saved? (Crucial Questions, #7) by R.C. Sproul

New Believer

1. All Things New, Peter Jeffery

2. Christian Basics, John Hall

3. The Way to glory, Yohan Rhee

4. The Norman Christian Life, Watchman Nee

5. New Believer's Guide to Effective Christian Living by Greg Laurie 

6. New Christian's Handbook: Everything New Believers Need to Know, Anders, Max

7. Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines by Charles Stanley

Basic Christian Beliefs

1. Bitesize Theology, Peter Jeffery

2. Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem

3. Foundation of the Christian Faith, Roger Weil

4. Foundation of the Christian Faith by James Montgomery Boice

5. Christian Life, Sinclair Ferguson

6. Know the Truth, Bruce Milne 

7. Christianity Explained, David Pawson 

Christian Life

1. Holiness, J.C. Ryle

2. Practical Religion, J.C. Ryle

3. Spiritual Depression, Martin Lloyd Jones

4. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for? Rick Warren

5. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, by Richard J. Foster

6. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney

7. Disciplines of a Godly Man, R. Kent Hughes or Disciplines of a Godly Woman, Barbara Hughes 

8. Todays Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic, Walter Chantry

9. Knowing Christ Today, Dallas Willard

10. The Jesus I Never Knew, Phillip Yancey

11. Learning to be Happy/ The Rare Jewels of Christian Contentment, Jeremiah Burroughs

12. The Christian in Complete Armor, Gurnall

Discipleship

1. The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2. Spiritual Discipleship: Principles of Following Christ for Every Believer, J. Oswald Sanders

3. The Complete Book on Discipleship, Bill Hull

4. The Lost Art of Disciple Making, Leeroy Eims

5. The Master Plan for Evangelism, Robert Coleman

6. DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples, Jim Putman, Bobby Harrington, and Robert Coleman

7. Discipleship, David Watson  

8. Gospel-Centered Discipleship,  Jonathan Dodson 

9. Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ, Greg Ogden

10. Building a Discipling Culture, Mike Breen

11. Follow Me: A Call to Die and A Call to Live, David Platts

12. The Radical Disciple, John Stott 

Alternate

1. Hard to Believe, John MacArthur 

2. The Great Omission, Dallas Willard

3. Rish is Right, John Piper

4. The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall & Tony Payne

5. Multiply, Francis Chan, Beuving

6. Real Life Discipleship, Jim Putman

7. Transforming Discipleship, Greg Ogden

8. Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow, Eric Geiger, Philip Nation and Michael Kelley

9. Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples, Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger

10. Personal Disciplemaking, Christopher Adsit

11. Becoming a Healthy Disciple: Ten Traits of a Vital Christian  Stephen Macchia

12. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society , Eugene Peterson

Systematic Theology

1. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem

2. Systematic Theology, Louis Berkhof 

3. Systematic Theology, Norman Geisler 

4. Everyone’s a Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology by R.C. Sproul

Biographies

1.The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards

2. Here I Stand, Roland H. Bainton 

3. The Forgotten Spurgeon, Iain Murray

4. George Whitefield (2 vols.), Dallimore

5. Memoirs of Thomas Boston, Thomas Boston

6. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (2 vols.), Iain Murray

7. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan

8. The Life of Henry Martyn, John Sargent

9. A Chance to Die, Elizabeth Elliot

10. Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography, Iain Murray

11. The Seven Story Mountain, Thomas Merton

12. Joseph Alleine: His Companions & Times, Charles Stanford 

Motivational

1. Healing for Damaged Emotions, David Seamands

2. Winning the Inner War, Erwin W. Lutzer  

3. Fearless, Max Lucado

77 Great Christian Classics

The Gospel of Salvation

1. A sure Guide to Heaven, Joseph Alleine 

2. Christian's Great Interest, William Guthrie 

3. Reign of Grace, Abraham Booth

4. A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live, Richard Baxter

5. The Way to Divine Knowledge, William Law 

6. All Of Grace, Charles Spurgeon 

7. A Body of Practical Divinity, John Gill 

8. Body of Divinity, Thomas Watson

9. The Doctrine of Regeneration, Stephen Charnock

10. Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther

Christian Life

11. Pilgrim Progress, John Banyan

12. Holiness J.C. Ryle

13. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, William Law

14. Orthodoxy, GK Chesterson

15. Communion with Father Son & Holy Ghost, John Owen 

16. Humility by Andrew Murray 

17. Abide in Christ, Andrew Murray 

18. The Essentials of Prayer, EM Bounds

19. The Plague of Plagues by Ralph Venning.

20. The School of Obedience, Andrew Murray 

21. The Fear of God, John Bunyan

22. Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard

23. Mortification of Sin, John Owen

Spiritual & Devotional

24. Confessions, St. Augustine 

25. Dark Night of the Soul St. John of the Cross

26. The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence

27. Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett

28. Incarnation, St. Athanasius

29. My-utmost-for-his-highest, Oswald-Chambers

30. The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoevsky

31. Pensées by Blaise Pascal

32. The Rule of Saint Benedict

33. The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, trans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

34. The Soul's Conflict, Richard Sibbes 

35. The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax, Richard Sibbes 

36. A Treatise on Spiritual Comfort, John Colquhoun

37. Imitation of Christ, Thomas Kempis 

38. Spiritual life of church leaders, Richard-Baxter

Various Topics

39. Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin

40. Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter

41. The Christian Ministry, Charles Bridges

42. Death of Death, John Owen

43. The Mystery of Providence, John Flavel

44. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya, Ruth Tucker

45. Notes on the Pentateuch, Charles Henry Mackintosh

46. For Sinners Only, A. J. RUSSELL

47. Words to Winners of Souls Horatius Bonar

48. In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon

49. Doctrine of Justification, Buchanan

50. The Deity of the Holy Spirit by George Smeaton

51. The Four-fold Gospel, John William McGarvey

52. Religious Affections, Jonathan Edwards

53. The Plain Man's Pathway to Heaven, Arthur Denton

54. Doctrinal Divinity, John Gill

55. The Gospel In Brief, Leo Tolstoy

56. Freedom of the Will, Jonathan Edwards

57. Saints Everlasting Rest, Richard Baxter

58. Marrow of Modern Divinity, Edward Fisher

59. Crook in the Lot, Thomas Boston

60. The Spirit of Christ by Andrew Murray

61. Life of God in the soul of Man Henry Scougal 

62. The City of God by St. Augustine summary

63. Church Dogma tics, Karl Barth 

64. The Parable of the Ten Virgins, Thomas Shepard

65. The Attributes of God, Stephen Charnock

66. Paradise Lost by John Milton 

67. The Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Samuel Rutherford

68. Human Nature in Its Fourfold State, Thomas Boston

69. A Lifting Up for the Downcast, William Bridge

70. All Things for the Good, Thomas Watson

71. Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, Thomas Brooks

72. Keeping the Heart, John Flavel

73. Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Jeremiah Burroughs

74. Soul Winner, C.H. Spurgeon

75. A Vision of the Lost, William Booth

76. In Darkest England And The Way Out, William Booth

77. Mathew Henry’s Commentary in One Volume 

 

 

 

 

77 Today’s Christian Classics

1. What is the Gospel, Greg Gilbert

2. The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler & Jared Wilson

3. Basic Christianity, John Stott

4. Hard to Believe, John MacArthur

5. Finally Allive, John Piper

6. Know Why You Believe, Paul Little

7. Normal Christian life, Watchman Nee

8. The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

9. Celebration of Discipline, Richard J. Foster

10. The Jesus I Never Knew, Phillip Yancey

11. Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

12. Knowing God, JI Packer

13. Bitesize Theology, Peter Jeffery

14. Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know, Wayne Grudem

15. Today’s Gospel, Walter Chantry

16. The Master Plan of Evangelism, Dr. Robert E. Coleman

17. Tell the Truth, Will Metzger

18. Transforming Mission, David Bosch

19. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God, Dallas Willard

20. Spiritual Depression, Martin Lloyd Jones

21. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald S. Whitney

22. The Seven Story Mountain, Thomas Merton

23. Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, Ronald J. Sider

24. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim Cymbala

25. I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman Geisler & Frank Turek

26. Desiring God, John Piper

27. The Crucified God, Jürgen Moltmann

28. Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul

29. The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur

30. The Wounded Healer, Henri J. M. Nouwen

31. Man's Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl

32. The Chosen, Chaim Potok

33. The God Who is There, Francis Schaeffer 

34. The Nature and Destiny of Man (two volumes), Reinhold Niebuhr

35. The Moral Vision of the New Testament, Richard Hays

36. Moral Man and Immoral Society, Reinhold Niebuhr

37. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Lesslie Newbigin

38. Christ and Culture, H. Richard Niebuhr

39. Christianity and the Social Crisis, Walter Rauschenbusch

40. Christianity and Liberalism, J. Gresham Machen

41. Truth as Encounter, Emil Brunner

42. Living in Truth, Václav Havel

43. The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel

44. The Pursuit of God, AW Tozer

45. The Politics of Jesus, John Howard Yoder

46. The Way of the Master, Ray Comfort

47. Saved by Grace: From First to Last, Brian A. Russell

48. Spiritual Discipleship, J. Oswald Sanders

49. 9 Marks of a healthy Church, Mark Dever

50. Radical, David Platt

51. Evangelical is Not Enough by Thomas Howard

52. Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones

53. Surprised by Hope, N.T. Wright

54. Spirituality of the Cross Revised Edition by Gene Edward Veith

55. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership, Henri J. M. Nouwen

56. Life Together, Bonhoeffer

57. Theology of Hope, Jurgen Moltmann

58. How Now Shall We Live?, by Chuck Colson

59. Grace Awakening, Charles Swindoll

60. How People Change: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace,  Paul David Tripp

61. The Attributes of God by Arthur W. Pink

62. What so Amazing Grace, Phillip Yancey

63. The Cross of Christ, John Stott

64. Knowledge-Of-The-Holy- AW Tozer

65. The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards

66. Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul, JP Moreland

67. A Plain Account Of Christian Perfection, John Wesley

68. Descent into Hell, Charles Williams

69. The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker

70. Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill

71. The Cross and the Swift Blade, David Wikerson

72. Can Man Live Without God, by Ravi Zacharias 

73. Waiting for God, Simone Weil

74. The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren

75. Crazy Love, Francis Chan

76. Fearless, Max Lucado

77. How Now Shall We Live? Charles Colson, Nancy Pearcey