Friday, August 24, 2012

Recommended Reading List

Books shape a life. This is a list of the books that have shaped and impacted me. So consider this my recommended reading list for what you should put in your library.

1. The Bible. It should go without saying, but you need to read this primarily and make everything else secondary. Soak yourself in the Bible. Put it on your ipod and you can listen through it in a month. Read 4 chapters a day and you'll read through in a year. Discipline yourself to make it a daily habit. Consider the Bible as your food and every other book as your vitamin supplements. You wouldn't eat a plateful of vitamins and a mouthful of food, would you?

The rest of this is not necessarily in any particular order, but I do have it categorized for ease of access.

The Deeper Christian Life
They Found the Secret by V. Raymond Edman
Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians by James Gilchrist Lawson
The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
The Believer's Secret of the Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor
The Spirit of Christ by Andrew Murray
One with Christ by Hudson Taylor
Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray
Humility by Andrew Murray
Like Christ by Andrew Murray
The Power of the Spirit by William Law
The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

Christian Biographies
Hudson Taylor: The Growth of a Soul and Hudson Taylor: The Growth of a Work of God by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor
Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by David Brainerd, edited by Jonathan Edwards
C.T. Studd, Cricketer & Pioneer by Norman Grubb
C. T. Studd and Priscilla by
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
In My Father's House by Corrie Ten Boom
The Life of Adoniram Judson by Edward Judson
Missionary Patriarch: The True Story of John G. Paton by John Paton
The Autobiography of George Mueller by George Mueller
George Mueller of Bristol by Arthur T. Pierson
The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun with Paul Hathaway
China Cry by Nora Lam
Miracle of Miracles by Mina Nevisa with Jim Croft
God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew
The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson
Run, Baby, Run by Nicky Cruz
Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger
A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliott
Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur by Frank L. Houghton
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God by David McCasland
Once an Arafat Man by Tass Saada with Dean Merrill
Malla Moe by Maria Nilsen
East Wind: The Story of Maria Zeitner Linke by Ruth Hunt
If I Perish by Esther Ahn Kim
R. A. Torrey: Apostle of Certainty by Roger Martin
Green Leaf in Drought Time by Isobel Kuhn
Climbing by Rosalind Goforth
Wycliffe in the Making: The Memoirs of W. Cameron Townsend by Hugh Steven
By Searching by Isobel Kuhn
Bruchko by Bruce Olson

The Prayer Life by Andrew Murray
Power through Prayer by E.M. Bounds
Rees Howells, Intercessor by Norman Grubb
Wrestling Prayer by Eric Ludy
The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power by R. A. Torrey
Prayer by O. Hallesby
With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray
How I Know God Answers Prayer by Rosalind Goforth
The Christian in Complete Armour by William Gurnall

How to Bring Men to Christ by R. A. Torrey
Tell the Truth by Will Metzger
Hell's Best-Kept Secret by Ray Comfort
The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus by John R. Cross
The Way to God by D.L. Moody

The Key to the Missionary Problem by Andrew Murray
Let the Nations be Glad! by John Piper
Revolution in World Missions by K. P. Yohannan

The Character of the Lord's Worker by Watchman Nee

Christian Classics
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
Hind's Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
Mountains of Spices by Hannah Hurnard
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoffer

Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy
I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Josh Harris
A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
God's Pursuit of Man by A. W. Tozer
The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul

Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill
The Power of Prayer and the Prayer of Power (last chapter) by R. A. Torrey

Spiritual Warfare
The Christian in Complete Armor by William Gurnall

God's Will
God's Will: Our Dwelling Place by Andrew Murary

Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem
Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy
Set-Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy
The Bravehearted Gospel by Eric Ludy
God's Gift to Women by Eric Ludy
Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
The Persecutor by Sergei Kourdakov

More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
The Answers Book by Ken Ham
Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati
The Lie: Evolution by Ken Ham

Christian History
The Story of the Reformation by William Stevenson

The Works of Jonathan Edwards

On my "To Read" List
Mountain Rain: A Biography of James O. Fraser by Eileen Fraser Crossman
Memoir of the Rev. Henry Martyn by John Sargent
Samuel Logan Brengle: Portrait of a Prophet by Clarence Hall
Samuel Morris (Heroes of the Faith series)
No Compromise by Melody Green
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Extreme Devotion by Voice of the Martyrs
The Works of Josephus

For more great book recommendations, see this list.
For another list where you can even read the books online, see this list

1 comment:

  1. So many great books on here, awesome to see so much Andrew Murray, he's one of my favorites too.

    Thanks for promoting the classics - so much wisdom there, too much to loose.


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