Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God
by J. I. Packer
This concise discussion of the relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility is thoroughly biblical, imminently logical, and surprisingly readable. Packer breaks down this complex subject matter in a way that is also intensely practical.
The Gospel According To Jesus
by John MacArthur
This book is one of the most important books that I have ever read. In fact, it is truly one of the most important books that has been written in the last hundred years. In it author John MacArthur exposes the heresy of “easy-believism.”
The Legacy of Sovereign Joy
by John Piper
This book is a great source of encouragement as it demonstrates the sovereignty of God over all of history. In it Piper presents a compelling portrait of the extraordinary contributions of three ordinary men: Augustine, Luther and Calvin. These three men lived at decisive moments in church history, moments where the future of the church literally hung in the balance, and each man by God’s grace rose to the challenge.
The Discipline of Grace
by Jerry Bridges
This book, written by Bridges in 1994, presents one of the most helpful portraits of progressive sanctification in modern Christian literature. In it the author provides clear and practical guidance for how on a daily basis Christians are to seek to grow in holiness. That growth comes only through rigorous spiritual discipline; there is no other path.
Ashamed of the Gospel – When the Church Becomes Like the World
by John MacArthur
This book was used by the Lord in a powerful way in my life and in the life of our church almost a decade ago. Should we follow the prevailing trends of church growth philosophy (that at that time seemed to work) or should we instead return to the Bible for the answers to how we are to build God’s church?