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The Pastor as Scholar & The Scholar as Pastor, by Piper and Carson

This book is a rare glimpse into the person life and ministry of John Piper and D.A. Carson. Piper charts his journey from the halls of academia to the pulpit, where he has become well-known. Carson charts his journey from … Continue reading

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World Tilting Gospel, by Dan Phillips

Generally all of the books listed here are read before they are recommended. The reason for that is to make informed purchases as you build your library. This book is something of an exception because I am familiar with the … Continue reading

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Think, by John Piper

John Piper’s book will help Christians think about thinking. I’ve seen it given out to college students, and believe that it would be helpful to them in the face of sophisticated intellectual challenges to their faith. Yet, it is not … Continue reading

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Willing to Believe, by R.C. Sproul

R.C. Sproul surveys the free-will controversy by introducing the reader to the views of Pelagius, Augustine, Cassian, Luther, Calvin, Arminius, Edwards, Finney, and finally, Chafer. Each man receives a chapter, and thus the work provides helpful historical perspective. Along the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Leadership, by J. Oswald Sanders

Oswald Sanders’ book on leadership is a classic text. There are many who only know Sanders from his book on leadership and discipleship, so it might interest them to know that Sanders was a general director of the Overseas Missionary … Continue reading

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The Illuminati, by Larry Burkett

Larry Burkett’s novel is completely a work of fiction, and it has been updated so as to hide its age. Burkett is known primarily for his financial guidance, and this is not a wholesale endorsement of his creative writing. However, … Continue reading

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The Drama of Scripture, by Craig Bartholomew

Craig Bortholomew and Michael Goheen have collaborated to write a helpful overview of Scripture that is appropriate for introductory college classes. They explainthat Scripture is comprehensive in its scope of history, covering creation through to consummation, and walk through the … Continue reading

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Transforming Grace, by Jerry Bridges

Jerry Bridges has written a number of practical Christian books. This book in particular focuses on how our understanding and experience of grace should transform our lives. He does a fantastic job showing the impact that grace may have when … Continue reading

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From Forgiven to Forgiving, by Jay Adams

Jay Adam’s book on forgiveness has been a wonderful practical resource in my library. It begins by describing the forgiveness we as sinners have received from God, and then describes the forgiveness we might expect (and practice) among believers. Open … Continue reading

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