Top 10 Reading List

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Could you recommend a good book to read?” In response to this, one of the things I’ve done over the years is to post a Top 10 Reading List. These are ten books that I would consider absolutely a must-read for any serious Christian. I’ve only listed the author and title, as all are still in print and easy to obtain.

J.I. Packer • Knowing God
(Amazon, B&N)

A classic on the person and work of God

R.C. Sproul • The Holiness of God
(Amazon, B&N)

A classic on the holiness of God and why this is so important

Arthur Pink • The Sovereignty of God
(Amazon, B&N)

A classic on God’s complete jurisdiction and authority over the universe

John MacArthur • The Gospel According to Jesus
(Amazon, B&N)

A reminder what the Gospel is, according to Jesus in the Gospels

John Piper • Let the Nations Be Glad
(Amazon, B&N)

A classic on missions; challenging and insightful

Mark Galli • Jesus Mean and Wild
(Amazon, B&N)

A stirring reminder who the real Jesus is in the Gospels

Martyn Lloyd Jones • Spiritual Depression
(Amazon, B&N)

A classic on the spiritual causes of depression; a series of sermons from 1963

Joni Eareckson Tada • When God Weeps
(Amazon, B&N)

A powerful book on suffering, God’s love, and God’s sovereignty

Francis Schaeffer • How Should We Then Live?
(Amazon, B&N)

A classic on the consequences of ideas

John Stott • The Cross of Christ
(Amazon, B&N)

A classic study on the heart of the Christian faith: the cross

by Jay Childs, Senior Pastor