Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Books: A Summary

Well, January has come and gone, which means my series of blog posts are now finished! I wanted to do one last blog post asking for your response as well as giving a full list of the 31 books. Here is what I would like to hear from you.

  • First, which books would you include in your list?
  • Second, what books have I listed here that you most look forward to reading in the future?
  • Third, what surprised you about my list of books?

I hope you have enjoyed this list. I know I has refreshed my soul to look back over these books and to think about how God has used these different men and women to influence my thinking for the kingdom. I wanted to give the full list in one spot. So here it is. For your accessibility, I have linked each of these to the appropriate blog. Enjoy & I would love to have you comment!

  1. Desiring God by John Piper
  2. Thoughts For Young Men by J. C. Ryle
  3. The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur
  4. Knowing God by J. I. Packer
  5. The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn
  6. Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes
  7. The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
  8. The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
  9. The Seven Laws of the Learner by Bruce Wilkinson
  10. Preaching and Preachers by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  11. Lectures to My Students by C. H. Spurgeon
  12. The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson
  13. Kingdom Living Here and Now by John MacArthur
  14. The Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer
  15. How Readest Thou? by J. C. Ryle
  16. Each for the Other by Bryan Chapell
  17. When People are Big and God is Small by Edwart T. Welch
  18. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders
  19. Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
  20. Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch
  21. Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome by Kent & Barbara Hughes
  22. The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett
  23. Sinners in the Hands of a Good God by David Clotfelter
  24. The Cross and Salvation by Bruce Demarest
  25. Humility by C. J. Mahaney
  26. Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks
  27. Simple Church by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger
  28. Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald Whitney
  29. Between Two Worlds by John Stott
  30. Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood by Wayne Grudem & John Piper
  31. Whatever Happened to Worship by A. W. Tozer
Just missing the list:

Helping Johnny Listen (just checking to see if you are actually reading to the end of these blogs). :)

1 comment:

  1. Okay, being such a book-lovin' girl, I've really enjoyed your thoughts on the books you posted. And it's been fun to think about the influential books in my own life--and has even sparked a desire to reread some "old friends".

    The following is my list--not in order of influence, but in chronological order of when I was first introduced to them (the first book I read as a freshman in high school, the last book I am currently reading):
    1.Discipline--The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliott
    2.Becoming a Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald
    3.Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
    Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
    4.Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer
    5.Pursuit of God by Tozer
    6.Master Plan of Discipleship by Coleman
    7.Attributes of God by A.W. Pink
    8.If by Amy Carmichael
    9.Knowing God by Packer
    10.Desiring God by Piper
    11.Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
    12.Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tripp
    13.Valley of Vision by Bennett
    14.Future Grace by Piper
    15.When Life & Beliefs Collide: How Knowing God Makes a Difference by Carolyn Custis James
    16.When People are Big and God is Small by Welch
    17.Love & Respect by Eggerich
    18.Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Whitney

    Books from your list I'm most looking forward to reading: How Readest Thou?, Whatever Happened to Worship, Seven Laws of the Learner & Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome.

    What surprised me? I wouldn't say it was a surprise, but I enjoyed the diversity reflected on your list. I appreciated your ability to learn from a variety of authors and perspectives.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Amber Hudson


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