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Where to Start Reading: 40 Suggestions

For the beginning of a well-rounded biblical education for laypersons and leaders recommends the following 40 Books to get started with. These books are theologically sound and devotionally enriching.

Knowing God – J.I. Packer
Truth For All Time – John Calvin
The Everlasting Righteousness – Horatius Bonar
The Holy Spirit – John Owen
Chosen For Life – Sam Storms
When Grace Comes Home by Terry Johnson
Saved by Grace – Anthony Hoekema
Sovereignty of God – A W Pink
Crook in the Lot by Thomas Boston
The Christian in Complete Armour by William Gurnall
The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes
Bondage of the Will – Martin Luther
The Religious Affections – Jonathan Edwards
History of the Work of Redemption – Jonathan Edwards
Reformed Doctrine of Predestination – Loraine Boettner
Redemption Accomplished and Applied – John Murray
The Enemy Within – Kris Lungaard
Mortification of Sin – John Owen
The Bible and the Future – Anthony Hoekma
A Case for Amillennialism – Kim Riddlebarger
God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology – Michale Horton
Israel of God – O Palmer Robertson
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller
Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith by Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen
Pilgrims Progress – John Bunyan
Gospel and the Kingdom – Graeme Goldsworthy
Biblical Theology – Geerhardus Vos
Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem
New Systematic Theology – Robert Reymond
Justification and Regeneration by Charles Leiter
How People Change – Timothy S. Lane & Paul David Tripp
Addiction: A Banquet in the Grave – Ed Welch
Shepherding a Childs Heart – Ted Tripp
Today’s Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic – Walter Chantry
Tell the Truth – Will Metzger
Lectures to my Students – C.H. Spurgeon
The Cross and Christian Ministry – D.A. Carson
Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Vol Set) by John Calvin
The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification by Walter Marshall
Finally Alive by John Piper

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