Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Christian Life 101

Here are some basic and foundational titles from an evangelical perspective that deal with how to live the Christian life. Enjoy (all avaliable from or

The Gospel for Real Life: Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross...Every Day by Jerry Bridges

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome by R. Kent Hughes

Faithfulness and Holiness: The Witness of J.C. Ryle with the first edition of "Holiness" edited and authored by J.I. Packer

Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing by C.J. Mahaney

Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ by Jerry Bridges

The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction by Sinclair Ferguson

One Thing: Developing a Passion for the Beauty of God by Sam Storms

Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper

What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper

The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter

Sin and Temptation by John Owen


tomgee said...

Great books!

Bridge's "Pursuit of Holiness" was greatly influential in my early life as a Christian. You have many books on this list that I haven't read yet (I need to read more!), but I can heartily many of these with you!

I know such a list could go on forever, but from my experience, I would add Piper's book "Future Grace".

Although I've just started reading it (along with a couple of other brothers), I think Owen's book on Sin and Temptation deserves it's own place of special honour on every Christian's shelf!

Thanks, Nick!

Terra said...

Great list as per usual Nick.
Hey wanted to invite you to visit our Winter Conference over the holidays downtown to let you into the feel of Campus Ministry with C4C. Interested?
Oh also, need you to get back to me about speaking at York this term.

Merry Christmas to you and Jen!