Recommended Reading

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 Silent

by Albert Mohler


by Russell Moore

Is Reality Secular?

by Mary Poplin

Tempted and Tried

by Russell Moore

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (volume 1 & 2)

by Iain Murray

John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock

by Iain Murray

The Christian in Complete Armor

by 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 Letters

by 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 Crucified

by 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 Splendor

by 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 God

by 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.