It's called reading. Top to bottom, left to right ... a group of words together is called a sentence.
I've been asked before for a good reading list. What is a good list of things for a Christian to read? In what order?
Let me offer a list of things you might want to add to your reading as you look to 2007. As well, I'd be interested in any you'd suggest.
Of course, at the top of the list for 2007 must be the Bible, God's holy book. Our sanctification depends on it. Jesus prayed that the Father would sanctify us by His truth; His Word is truth (John 17:17).
These texts are supplemental, not to in any way replace or eclipse your Bible reading. But they can be of great assistance as you learn from those in the faith who have gone before us. God has blessed us with brothers and sisters in the faith from which we can learn, but we must do so by being diligent with their thoughts on the printed page.
The following are books I would recommend a Christian read at some point in his/her spiritual development. Note, I did not say I would recommend to have them on your shelf. Life's too short and money's too tight just to have them on the shelf. Good books only do you good if you read them.
McDowell, Josh. More Than a Carpenter
Harris, Joshua. Stop Dating the Church!
Anders, Max. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible
Sproul, R. C. Holiness of God
Hendricks, Howard. Living by the Book
Roberts, Vaughan. God's Big Picture
Hannah, John. The Kregel Pictorial Guide to Church History
Lewis, C. S. The Screwtape Letters
Dever, Mark. The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made
Dever, Mark. The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept
Thomas, Gary. Sacred Marriage: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
Foxe, John. Book of Martyrs
Horton, Michael S. Putting Amazing Back into Grace
Piper, John. Desiring God
Farrar, Steve. Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family
Piper, John. Let the Nations Be Glad!
Peart, Norman Anthony. Separate No More: Understanding and Developing Racial Reconciliation in Your Church
Elliot, Elisabeth. Shadow of the Almighty
Tripp, Tedd. Shepherding a Child's Heart
Bunyan, John. Pilgrim's Progress
Sproul, R. C. Chosen By God
Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines
Sanders, Oswald. Spiritual Leadership
Chantry, Walter. Today’s Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic?
Packer, J. I. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity (2 vols.)
Piper, John. Pleasures of God
Phillips, J. B. Your God is too Small
Tozer, A. W. The Knowledge of the Holy
Spurgeon, C. H. The Soul Winner
Ryle, J. C. Holiness
Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity
Packer, J. I. Knowing God
Bunyan, John. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
Luther, Martin. The Bondage of the Will
Charnock, Stephen. The Existence and Attributes of God
Sproul, R. C. Grace Unknown
Horton, Michael, ed. Christ the Lord: The Reformation and Lordship Salvation
Edwards, Jonathan. Religious Affections
Carson, D. A. Exegetical Fallacies
Thomas Ascol, ed. Reclaiming the Gospel and Reforming Churches
Calvin, John. The Institutes of the Christian Religion
MacArthur, John. Vanishing Conscience
Boice, James Montgomery. Foundations of the Christian Faith
Edwards, Jonathan. End for which God Created the World
Pink, A.W. The Sovereignty of God
Hannah, John. Our Legacy: The History of Christian Doctrine
Owen, John. The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
Edwards, Jonathan. The Freedom of the Will
It's called reading. Top to bottom, left to right ... a group of words together is called a sentence. Take Tylenol for any headaches, Midol for any cramps.
P.S. If you'd like to lavish love on me in the area of books, here's my wishlist: