The As the name “disciple” implies, believers are to be learners. One of the most beneficial ways to learn is to read good books. Reading a well written book is like sitting in the classroom of a great teacher. The following list shows some of the resources that will enhance your faith and help you in your spiritual maturity.

On the Pastor’s Desk:

  • Recapturing the Voice of God: Shaping Sermons Like Scripture by Steven Smith
  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs


  • Prayer by Richard J. Foster
  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala

Christian Growth &  Sanctification:

  • Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion? by Bruce Waltke
  • Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World edited by C.J. Mahaney
  • Life with God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation by Richard J. Foster

Evangelism & Discipleship:

  • The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshal and Tony Payne
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
  • Radical by David Platt

Doctrine & Theology:

  • Christian Theology, 2nd Ed., by Millard Erickson
  • Systematic Theology, Vol. 1-2, by James Leo Garret
  • Historical Theology by Gregg Allison
  • Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance by Bruce Ware
  • He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit by Graham A. Cole
  • The Holy Spirit: A Comprehensive Study of the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit by John F. Walvoord
  • Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church by Gregg Allison
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Church Life:

  • The Compelling Community by Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop
  • I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer
  • Church Membership by Jonathan Leeman


  • Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel
  • How to Raise Selfless Kids in a Self-Centered World by Dave Stone


  • The High Cost of High Control: How to Deal with Powerful Personalities by Tim Kimmel
  • The Peacemaker by Ken Sande

Giving & Stewardship:

  • The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
  • Freedom of Simplicity by Richard J. Foster

Christian Classics: 

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer