The books featured on this page will range from older classics, which deserve to be brought to the attention of those new in the walk, to more recent and new books you might have missed. Every detail of the theology and approach of some of these books may not be ours or yours, but all have something - and often a great deal - to offer.New (and old) books will be added periodically.
The Disciplines of the Christian Life by Eric Liddle Abingdon Press (various editions) ISBN 0687108101
The thoughts of celebrated Gold Medalist and Christian missionary of "Chariots of Fire" fame.
Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow by R. C. Sproul Reformation Trust (2008 edition) ISBN 10 156769103X
A classic treatment of Christian study, prayer, worship, service and stewardship. Overall, a very worthwhile book.
The Book That Made Your World by Vishal Mangalwadi Thomas Nelson (2012) ISBN1595555455
Surveys how much of what is good in this world came about as a result of biblical concepts and teachings.
The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies by S&A Kendricks B&H Books (2015) ISBN 1433688662
Inspired by the film, War Room, this book is designed to help anyone to become a powerful person of prayer.
A Doubter's Guide to the Ten Command-ments by John Dickson Zondervan (2016) ISBN0310522595
Very worthwhile Christian "apologetic" and practical discussion of the Ten Commandments.
Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward by Nabeel Qureshi Zondervan (March, 2016) ISBN 10 0310531381
Answers many questions surrounding jihad, ISIS, and Islamic terrorism from a Christian perspective.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg Zondervan (2014 reprint) ISBN 310340462
Classic Ortberg. If you have never read this book, you should – especially if you are still in the boat! Highly recommended.
The Grace and Truth Paradox by Randy Alcorn Multnomah 2003 ISBN 1590520653
We may not agree with everything in this little classic, but it is still a truly excellent short treatment of its subject. A highly recommended "must read"!
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart Zondervan (4th edition) 2014 ISBN 0310517826
Originally published in 1993, this book has become a modern classic. Covers many helpful topics ranging from the translation to the interpretation of scripture.
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers Discovery House 2012 revised edition ISBN 1572937718
Chambers’ early 20th Century devotional has influenced thousands of lives and is now available in a new edition updated with more modern language.
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Harper One, 2009 editionISBN 0060608528
A 1954 classic which can change your concept of fellowship. Chapter 2
is not as recommended as the others, but there is much of value in the first and later chapters.
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis Harper Colins, 2009 revised edition. ISBN 0060652888
Perhaps the single most influential Christian book of the modern age. Mere Christianity is composed of a series of radio broadcasts given by Lewis during WWII and still relevant.
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer. Regal Edition, 2013. ISBN 830768785 A Christian classic written by the renowned pastor and theologian A. W. Tozer more than 65 years ago. A deep book which requires time to read, but which rewards the reader continually.
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert Moody (2014 edition) ISBN 0802409989
Subtitled How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself, this book is essential reading on the subject.
All In by Mark Batterson Zondervan 2013 (now available in paperback, 2015) ISBN 0310333059
NY Times best-selling author Mark Batterson's book All In needs little introduction for many, but if you haven't read it, it’s packed with good concepts, anecdotes and lessons.
The Lord and His Prayer by N. T. Wright Eerdmans 2012; new edition 2014 ISBN 0802871771
Wright examines the Lord's Prayer clause by clause, within the historical life and work of Jesus, and gives us a superb aid to understanding and using this model outline prayer.
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright Harper 2008 ISBN 0061551821
Wright’s book shows what the New Testament really says about the Kingdom of God. You may disagree with details, but the book may well transform your understanding.
Prayer: The Ultimate Conversation by Charles F. Stanley Howard Books, 2013 edition ISBN 1451668600 Teaches the practice and potential of prayer through developing an intimate relationship of communion with God. This is a new edition of Stanley's 2012 book The Ultimate Conversation.
The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt by Joseph Loconte. Thomas Nelson, 2012. ISBN 1595554467
Set in the days following the execution of Jesus, this book cycles back and forth from the narrative of Luke through other ancient and modern sources to examine faith experienced in the face of doubt.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg. Zondervan, 2009. ISBN 0310284228 Enables a better understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus, as well as the way of discipleship, through a
better under-standing of Jewish life and religion in the time of Christ. Many worthwhile insights.
Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas (Sept. 2015) ISBN 0718021835
With a release date of September 8, this book will doubtless be as popular as Metaxas' earlier 7 Men (see below in this column).
Fifty Shades of They by Ed Young Creality Publishers 2015 ISBN 1942306032
Life is about relationships, and Ed Young's book deftly rejects the kind found in the popular book of similar name and examines relationships from a Christian perspective.
Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face by S & J Eldredge Thomas Nelson 2014 ISBN 1400206707
The subtitle of this book tells it all. Frank, meaningful and helpful conversations between a father and son about becoming a masculine Christian.
The Supreme Gift by Paulo Coehlo Amazon 2014 Kindle edition ASIN B00HZ2BSVG
Henry Drummond’s classic sermon on love so influenced noted author Coehlo that he retells the story. A short read, but a vital one not to be missed - and often reread.
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi Zondervan, February, 2014 ISBN 0310515025
An excellent book detailing in first person a dramatic personal journey from Islam to Christianity. Read the review on our sister site, LivingWithFaith.org
Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas. Thomas Nelson, 2013. ISBN 1595554696
Christian perspective on manhood and seven great men: George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, Pope John Paul II, Charles W. Colson.
You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson, 2013. ISBN 0849948479 New York Times best-selling author Lucado uses the Old Testament’s Joseph to illustrate that, no matter what happens, we fare better facing challenges with God’s help. (Booklist)