There are books that have a lasting impact on a person's life and there are books that have a profound impact during a season of life. The top five that have had a significant influence in my life in recent moths have been:
We Cannot be Silentby Albert Mohler
Onwardby Russell Moore
Is Reality Secular?by Mary Poplin
Tempted and Triedby Russell Moore
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (volume 1 & 2)by Iain Murray
John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flockby Iain Murray
The Christian in Complete Armorby William Gurnall
Written in the mid 1600’s by the Puritan clergyman William Gurnall this is a book that revolutionized my life when it comes to thinking about spiritual warfare. I read volume 1 every year and of all the books I have read on spiritual warfare this is the best.
The Screwtape Lettersby C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters is a classic on spiritual warfare and the dynamics of temptation. The fictitious narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in satan’s demonic army, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth, trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian.
Born Crucifiedby L.E. Maxwell
Written by the the President of the Bible College in Canada where I did my undergraduate degree, this is a short but very powerful book about living with a cross-centered perspective so that we can have both victory over sin and power to serve God well.
Through Gates of Splendorby Elisabeth Elliot
I believe every believer should try to read one missionary biography a year. If you were to start doing this and have not read Through Gates of Splendor I won’t give it away but this book truly is one of the most powerful stories of the power of forgiveness and gospel transformation in the 20th century.
The Holiness of Godby R. C. Sproul
I actually read the Dutch translation of this book and found it to be both thought-provoking and immensely challenging in the way I think bout God and how I approach Him in my day-today worship.