Recommended Reading

“Lists are the most necessary literary accessories of all.” –Umberto Eco

“Readers are unapologetic list makers…There are lists of books that must be read…reread…read by others…that must be bought. There are best-seller lists…best of the best lists…the indispensable booklists-those titles readers might profess to be their preferred companions were they stranded on a desert isle. It seems that list-making simply goes with the territory—it is the natural accompaniment to the shelf life.”
–George Grant

“I love reading another reader’s list of favorites. Even when I find I do not share their tastes or predilections, I am provoked to compare, contrast, and contradict. It is a most healthy exercise, and one altogether fruitful.”
–T.S. Eliot

What Pastor Chip is Reading in 2010
Pastor Chip's Favorite Authors
The Best Little Book List: “You Must Read These!“
What Pastor Chip is Re-Reading
2009 Reading List
Current Events - Economics
Favorite Books
Indispensable Books
The Best Books I've Read During the Past Few Years
Avant Garde
Christian Classics
Literary Classics
The Dealings of God
Marriage Prep/Courtship
Marriage & Family
Christian Biographies
Christian Leadership
Apostolic Insights
Current Events/Islamic Insights
Cultural Apologetics
Thinking Books
Books on Books
Books on the Bible
Jesus Books
The Church
Christian History
Alexis Buhler's Reading List
Samuel Buhler's Reading List
Hope Buhler's Reading List
Favorite Study/Reference Books
Our Nation's Historical Foundations
Revival Books

What Pastor Chip is Reading in 2010:

*Daily Bible and Devotionals

  1. Plenty for Everyone – Corrie Ten Boom
  2. Not Good if Detached– Corrie Ten Boom
  3. Desiring God – John Piper
  4. Brothers, We are Not Professionals – John Piper
  5. The Challenge of Jesus – N.T. Wright
  6. Surprised by Hope – N.T. Wright
  7. The Life and Teaching of Jesus Christ – James S. Steward
  8. Herald’s of God – James S. Steward
  9. The Apostles – Gene Getz
  10. The Acts of the Apostle – G. Campbell Morgan
  11. Where to Go From Here – Birren and Feldman
  12. Profiles of a Leader – Judson Cornwall
  13. Preparing Your Son for Everyman’s Battle – Arterburn & Stoeker
  14. Blessings of Suffering – William Garlooze
  15. Soul Survivor – Philip Yancey
  16. Loving Our Kids On Purpose – Danny Silk
  17. Red-Hot Monogamy – Bill & Pam Farrel
  18. The Bible From Within – A.G. Hebert
  19. The Bare Bones Bible Handbook – Jim George
  20. Count Zinzendorf – John R. Weinlick
  21. Count Zinzendorf – Janet/Geoff Benge
  22. Jesus, Author of Our Faith – A.W. Tozer
  23. Shackleton’s Way – Morrell/Capparell
  24. Pagan Christianity – Viola/Barna
  25. The Golden Cow – John White
  26. Things We Adore – Judson Cornwall
  27. Counterfeit God’s – Timothy Keller
  28. The Image Maker – Terry Crist
  29. Shepherding a Child’s Heart – Tripp
  30. Making Men Whole – J.B. Philips
  31. Raising a Modern Day Knight – Lewis
  32. 60 Simple Secrets Every Pastor Should Know – Stone/Rusaw
  33. Six Questions of Socrates – Christopher Phillips
  34. Brilliant Thoughts – West Side Publishing
  35. A History of the World in 6 Glasses – Tom Standage
  36. Bringing in Sheaves - A.B. Earle
  37. Looking Unto Jesus – Isaac Ambrose
  38. Why We’re Not Emergent – Deyoung/Kluck
  39. Foundations of Christian Thought – Mark Cosgrove
  40. The History of Christian Thought – Jonathan Hill
  41. Wind and Fire – Charles Spurgeon
  42. Emergingchurch.intro – Michael Moynagh
    ……..@ 42 years old, that’s 8  1/2 days per book……..

Pastor Chip’s Favorite Authors

  1. G.K. Chesterton
  2. C.H. Spurgeon
  3. Amy Carmichael
  4. Elton Trueblood
  5. Andrew Murray
  6. T.Austin-Sparks
  7. A.W. Tozer
  8. George Warnock
  9. Bob Sorge
  10. Os Guiness
  11. George Grant
  12. Erwin McManus
  13. Dostoyevsky/ Solzhenitsyn/ Tolstoy
  14. Neil Postman
  15. Thomas L. Friedman

“A man’s needs are few. The simpler the life, therefore, the better. Indeed, only three things are truly necessary in order to make life happy: the blessing of God, the benefit of books, and the benevolence of friends.” –Thomas Chalmers

The Best Little Book List: “You Must Read These!“:

  1. The School of Christ & Pioneers of the Heavenly Way- T. Austin Sparks
  2. Why I Am a Christian – John Stott
  3. The Pursuit of God & The Divine Conquest – A.W. Tozer
  4. Humility & The Apostle’s Inner Life – Andrew Murray
  5. Any Devotional by Amy Carmichael
  6. Temptation – Deitrich Bonhoeffer
  7. Epic – John Eldredge
  8. Spirit-Filled – Jack Hayford
  9. Jesus Among Other Gods (Youth Ed.) & Great Conversations series by Ravi Zacharias
  10. The Enduring Revolution – Charles Colson
  11. The Barbarian Way – Erwin McManus
  12. Confession of Saint Patrick – John Skinner
  13. Paved with Good Intentions & Made For Heaven – C.S. Lewis
  14. The Journey & Three Philosophies of Life – Peter Kreeft
  15. The Secrets of the Vine – Bruce Wilkinson
  16. A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23 – Phillip Keller
  17. The Release of the Spirit – Watchman Nee
  18. More Than Dates & Dead People – Stephen Mansfield
  19. Anything by Erma Bombeck
  20. Anything by George Warnock or Henri Nouwen
  21. He is There and He is Not Silent- Francis Schaeffer
  22. Why Jesus? & Questions of Life – Nicky Gumbel
  23. Don’t Curse Your Crises & Breaking the Assignment of Spiritual Assassins – Michael Pitts
  24. Nevertheless & Resurrection – Mark Rutland
  25. Ring of Truth – J.B. Phillips

“Make a list of books to be read and you have set the course of a life well-spent.”
–Francis Bacon

What Pastor Chip is Re-Reading:


  1. Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  2. You Gave Me a Wide Place – Paul Stroble
  3. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
  4. The Intellectual Life – A.D. Sertillanges
  5. The Desert Fathers- Driot, Maloney, and Kisly
  6. The Genius of America – Lane and Oreskes
  7. The Weight of Glory and The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis
  8. Invitation to Pilgrimmage – John Baillie
  9. Alternative to Futility – Elton Trueblood
  10. The Journey – Peter Kreeft & Footprints for Pilgrims- various authors
  11. The Journey – Os Guiness
  12. Engaging God’s World – Cornelius Planting
  13. Preparing Your Son for Every Man’s Battle – Arterburn & Stoeker
  14. The Problem of God – John C. Murray
  15. Longing to Know – Esther Meek
  16. Rest In the Day of Trouble- Kelley Varner
  17. The Outline of Sanity- Alzina Dale
  18. The Worldly Philosophers – Robert Heilbroner (Economics)
  19. The Life and Teaching of Jesus Christ – James Stewart
  20. The Image Maker – Terry Crist
  21. The Fire of Delayed Answers & Loyalty – Bob Sorge
  22. The Search for Significance – Robert McGee
  23. The Normal Christian Life – Watchman Nee
  24. A Divine Confrontation – Graham Cooke
  25. The Ultimate Gift – Jim Stovall
  26. A Landscape with Dragons – Michael O’Brien
  27. Leaving Laodicea- Jeanne Terrell
  28. Origins & Destiny – Dr. Robert Gange
  29. The Greek Way – Edith Hamilton
  30. Leadership Emergence Theory – J. Robert Clinton

“It is an old and healthy tradition that each home where the light of godliness shone should have its own bookshelf. Blessed is the man or woman who has inherited such a cultural and spiritual bequest.”
–John Macleod

2009 Reading List:

  1. The Love of God – St. Francis De Sales
  2. The Cure of Souls & Revolt Against Maturity – R.J. Rushdoony
  3. For Me to Live is Christ – Charles Spurgeon
  4. God Isn’t In A Hurry – Warren Wiersbe
  5. A Collection of Sermon’s from Zinzendorf’s Pennsylvania Journey – Weber & Atwood
  6. Wide Awake – Erwin McManns
  7. Strengthening the Soul of Your leadership – Ruth Barton
  8. Discipleship of the Mind –James Sire
  9. Who Gets to Narrate the World? – Robert Webber
  10. Philosophy of Religion – Elton Trueblood
  11. Lone Survivor – Marcus Luttrell
  12. Therefore Stand – Wilbur Smith
  13. The Dust of Death – Os Guiness
  14. The Rest of the Gospel – Stone & Gregory
  15. The Jesus Priorities – Christopher Maricle
  16. When Jesus Came to Harvard – Harvey Cox
  17. Mountain Trailways for Youth – Mrs. C. Cowman
  18. Sex God – Rob Bell
  19. Ablaze for God – Wesley Duewell
  20. A Life Full of Meaning – R.W.J. Keeble
  21. Implementing – The Art of Transformation – Newt Gingrich
  22. Life Beneath the Surface – Pilavachi & Borlase
  23. Grief – Andrew Holleran
  24. The Tabernacle: Camping with God – Stephen Olford
  25. On Jordan’s Stormy Banks – Andrew Waters

“Books are the wise man’s passport to success and greatness. Books are the thresholds to wonder; the gateways to enlightenment; the foundations of virtue; and the pediment of honor.” -Cicero

Current Events - Economics

  1. Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? – Uncle Eric books by Richard Maybury
  2. The Emperor Has No Clothes (Chpt.1 & 8) & Doing Business God’s Way – Dennis Peacocke
  3. God & Mammon – Ray Landers
  4. America’s Providential History (Chpt 13 &14) Beliles & McDowell
  5. The Road to Serfdom – F.A. Hayek
  6. The Worldly Philosophers – Robert Heilbroner
  7. This 1 is awesome, & I can’t remember/find it!...will update later.
    *8. Living in The Light of Eternity & Revolution in World Missions – K.P. Yohannan
  8. Larceny in the Heart & Christianity and Capitalism – R.J. Rushdoony
  9. The Serville State – Hilaire Belloc
  10. Anything by Thomas Sowell
  11. The Virtue of Prosperity – Dinesh D’Souza

“What luck for rulers that men do not think?”
-Adolf Hitler

GoStrategic/Dennis Peacocke’s Economics Reading

Prosperity and Poverty, E. Calvin Beisner, Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1988.
Provides a careful exegesis of important Scripture passages dealing with stewardship, along with a clear explanation of basic economic concepts.

Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt-Manipulators. Chilton, David Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1981 (Second edition, revised, July, 1982).
A biblical refutation of Ronald Sider's call for 1977. Introduces the system of Christian Economics with chapters on law, welfare, poverty, the third world, overpopulation, foreign aid, advertising, profits, and economic growth.

Author provides a critical appreciation of democratic capitalism from a theological point of view.

Christian Economics: The Christian Message to the Marketplace. Richardson, John R Houston, TX: St. Thomas Press, 1966.

Economics: Principles and Policy From A Christian Perspective, Rose, Tom Milford, MI: Mott Media, 1977.
Presents the Biblical rationale for economics. Textbook format and easily adaptable to Chrsitian Schools

The Roots of Inflation, Rushdoony, Rousas J. Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1982.

Economics, Money, and Banking, Taylor, E.L. Hebden. Nutley, NJ: The Craig Press, 1978.
Adheres to six principles of Biblical economics: scarcity, honest work, stewardship, honest money, compassion, and a limited state.

The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, Michael Novak, New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
Provides a theological base for free enterprise/Discusses heritage and influence of the church on Western economic history.

Bringing in the Sheaves: Transforming Poverty Into Productivity, George Grant, Brentwood, TN: Wolgemuth and Hyatt, 1988.
Practical program of Biblical charity. Techniques proven from personal experience. Comprehensive alternative to the statist welfare system.

Social Justice and the Christian Church, Ronald H. Nash, Milford, MI: Mott Media, 1983.
Critique of current theories of justice with a thorough examination of the Biblical methods for addressing social concern.

No Time For Slaves, McMaster Jr., R.E. Phoenix, AZ: Reaper Publishing, 1986.
Root issues on economics, debt, and poverty. Contrasts Capitalism and communism. Ties economics to religion and other institutions.

Is Capitalism Christian?, Edited by Franky Schaeffer, Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1985.
A compilation of the best contemporary thinking of more than 20 noted authors/ Concise essays cover a broad range of issues.

Honest Money: Money & Banking, North, Gary. Fort Worth, TX: Dominion Press, 1986.
Hope and practical solutions for the monetary crisis and the banking industry. Blueprint for reform an debt repayment.

The Sinai Strategy: Economics and the 10 Commandments, North, Gary Tyler, TX: Institute For Christian Economics, 1986.
Survey of the Commandments with specific application to the economic realm. Uses the Covenant as the basis of subsequent prosperity.

Tithing and Dominion, Edward A. Powell and Rousas J. Rushdoony, Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 1979.
Failure to tithe results in an under-financed Kingdom. Re-examination of the Biblical mandate of tithing and its relationship to reconstruction.

Dominion Covenant: Genesis, Gary North, Tyler, TX: Institute For Christian Economics, 1982.
An economic commentary on genesis with thought and implications far beyond money. Excellent critique of evolution, for instance.

“The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine.”
-William Danforth

Favorite Books
(Two are better than one…. So we would suggest two books by the same author or topic)

  1. Bible (Old & New Testaments)
  2. Orthodoxy & The Everlasting Man -G.K. Chesterton
  3. An All-Round Ministry & Wind and Fire -C.H. Spurgeon
  4. Gold Cord & Whispers of His Power -Amy Carmichael
  5. Can Man Live Without God? & Jesus Among Other Gods -Ravi Zaccharias
  6. Dynamic Spiritual Leadership & Spiritual Leadership -J. Oswald Sanders
  7. Child Training Tips -Reb Bradley & Age of Opportunity – Paul David Tripp
  8. Courage & Youth -Charles Wagner ©1894
  9. Raising a Modern-Day Knight -Robert Lewis
  10. Fair Sunshine –Jock Purves & Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  11. In the Day of Thy Power & God’s Chosen Fast -Arthur Wallis
  12. The Road to Reality & Living in Light of Eternity -K.P. Yohannan
  13. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind & Turning Points -Mark Noll
  14. Humility & An Apostles’ Inner Life -Andrew Murray
  15. Prophetic Untimeliness & Time For Truth -Os Guiness
  16. A Place to Stand & The Company of the Committed -Elton Trueblood
  17. The Cost of Discipleship & Letters and Papers from Prison -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  18. Then Darkness Fled & Never Give In -Stephen Mansfield
  19. The Names of God & The Law of the Offerings -Andrew Jukes
  20. Memoirs and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne -Andrew Bonar
  21. Why I am a Christian & The Preacher’s Portrait -John Stott
  22. The Barbarian Way & Soul Cravings -Ervin Raphael McManus
  23. Epic & You Have What It Takes -John Eldridge
  24. Knowing God & Theology -J.I. Packer

“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read about in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goes out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.” - Cicero

Indispensable Books "Preferred companions if stranded on an Island"

  1. Thomas' Guide to Practical Shipbuilding
  2. The BIBLE
  3. Robinson Crusoe -Daniel DeFoe
  4. Morning & Evening -Charles Spurgeon
  5. The Extreme Survival Almanac -Reid Kincade
  6. Gold Cord -Amy Carmichael
  7. Identifying & Harvesting Edible & Medicinal Plants -Steve Brill
  8. Anything by G.K. Chesterton
  9. SAS Survival Handbook -John Wiseman
  10. The Fire of Delayed Answers -Bob Sorge
  11. The Flight of The Phoenix -Elleston Trevor
  12. Common Sense 101 -Dale Ahlquist

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
-Anthony Jay

The Best Books I've Read During the Past Few Years

  1. Loyalty -Bob Sorge
  2. You Gave Me A Wide Place -Paul Stroble
  3. "On Counterinsurgency"-David Kilcullen & Gen. Petraeus
  4. The Weight of Glory -C.S. Lewis
  5. A Divine Confrontation -Graham Cooke
  6. The Ultimate Gift -Jim Stovall
  7. The Gate Church -Frank Damazio
  8. Team of Rivals -Doris Goodwin
  9. Jonathan Edwards -G. Marsden
  10. Math Doesn't Suck/Kiss My Math -Danica McKellar

“Only Heaven, only Eternity will determine which was most important in my earthly ministry-my preaching or the distributing of books.”
-Peter Cartwright-Circuit Riding Preacher

Avant Garde => Freeing Your Mind (We must go back to the future)

  1. Requiem -Thomas Oden
  2. The Ancient-Future Faith -Robert E. Webber
  3. The Problem of God -John Courtney Murray
  4. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind -mark noll
  5. Orthodoxy -G.K. Chesterton
  6. Building a Bridge to the 18th Century -Neil Postman
  7. Courage -Charles Wagner ©1984
  8. The Soul of the American University -George M. Marsden
  9. Dancing with Dinosaurs -William Easum
  10. Faith of the Fatherless -Paul C. Vitz
“Those awakened were much given to reading in the Holy Scriptures and other good books. Excellent books that had lain by much neglected, were then much perused, and lent from one to another; and it was a peculiar satisfaction to people to find how exactly the doctrines they heard daily preached, harmonized with doctrines contained and taught by great and godly men in other parts and former times.”
-Samuel Blair-1744

Christian Classics
“A Classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” –Italo Calvino
“Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.” -Job 32:7
“The simplest explanation for the survival of the classics is that ordinary readers have found them worth preserving.” –Moses Hadas

  1. The Pilgrim’s Progress -John Bunyan
  2. Confessions -St. Augustine
  3. The City of God -St. Augustine
  4. On the Incarnation -St. Athansius
  5. The Bondage of the Will -Martin Luther
  6. The Institutes -John Calvin
  7. No Cross and No Crown -William Penn
  8. Real Christianity -William Wilberforce
  9. Mere Christianity -C.S. Lewis
  10. Summa Theologica -St. Thomas Aquinas
  11. The Reformed Pastor -Richard Baxter
  12. Pensees -Blaise Pascal
  13. The Treasury of David - C.H. Spurgeon
  14. The History of Reformation in Scotland -John Knox
  15. Religious Affections -Jonathan Edwards
  16. Imitation of Christ –Thomas ‘a Kempis

Classics of Antiquity
“The works of the day are romantic, not because they are new, but because they are weak, ailing…Ancient works are classical not because they are old, but because they are powerful, fresh, and healthy.” –Goethe
“It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one until you have read an old one in between.” –C.S. Lewis

  1. Noble Lives –Plutarch
  2. The Divine Comedy –Dante
  3. Republic –Plato
  4. Paradise Lost –Milton
  5. The Prince –Machiavelli
  6. Rhetoric, Politics, & Poetics –Aristotle
  7. Iliad & Odyssey –Homer
  8. Faustus –Goethe
  9. Canterbury Tales –Chancer
  10. Fables –Aesop’s
  11. Utopia –More
  12. Orations –Cicero

Literary Classics (Fiction)
“When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before. A classic is a mirror that reflects the truest self.” –Charles Gillespie
“The only palliative (for the mistakes of our time) is to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, and this can be done only by reading old books.” –C.S. Lewis

  1. The Lord of the Rings –J.R.R. Tolken
  2. The Father Brown Stories –G.K. Chesterton
  3. Inferno –Dante
  4. Robinson Crusoe –Daniel Defoe
  5. LeMort d’Arthur –Mallory
  6. The Brothers Karamozov & Crime and Punishment –Dostoeyevski
  7. Uncle Tom’s Cabin –Harriet Beecher Stowe
  8. Gulliver’s Travels –Jonathan Swift
  9. Sir Gwain –J.R.R. Tolkien
  10. Brave New World –Aldous Huxley
  11. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz –L. Frank Baum
  12. The Weekend Wodehouse –P.G. Wodehouse
  13. Resurrection & Anna Karenina –Tolstoy
  14. The Gulag Archipelago & One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich –Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  15. Ivanhoe –Scott
  16. Beowulf –Haney
  17. Quo Vadis –Sienkiewicz
  18. Anything by Charles Dickens
  19. Anything by Shakespeare
  20. Anything by C.S. Lewis

“The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not yet read them.”
-Samuel Butler

The Dealings of God
(Life’s Trials & Difficulties, Overcoming Temptations and Enduring Trouble)

  1. The Bible (Esther, Job, Psalms, SoS/Eccl., Jeremiah, Hab./Hag., 2Corinthians, Philippians)
  2. The Gold Cord -Amy Carmichael
  3. The Fire of Delayed Answers & Loyalty -Bob Sorge
  4. A Tale of Three Kings & Prisoner in the Third Cell -Gene Edwards
  5. Alternative to Futility -Elton Trueblood
  6. Isolation -Shelley Trebesch
  7. A Strength Not My Own -LeRoy Lawson
  8. The Making of a Leader -Robert Clinton
  9. The Dark Night of the Soul -St. John of the Cross
  10. Love One Another -Watchman Nee
  11. A Mute Christian Under the Rod -Thomas Brooks
  12. Where is God When it Hurts? –Philip Yancey
  13. A Grief Observed -C.S. Lewis
  14. Beauty for Ashes (series) –George H. Warnock
  15. A Severe Mercy -Sheldon Vanauken
  16. The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life -Hannah Whitall Smith
  17. Tears Turn to Diamonds –Rosemarie Claussen
  18. The Bait of Satan –John Bevere
  19. I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise & Aunt Erma’s Cope Book –Erma Bombeck
  20. Fair Sunshine –Jock Purves
  21. Spiritual Depression – D.Martyn Lloyd Jones
  22. The Problem of Pain –C.S. Lewis
  23. Rebuilding Your Broken World –Gordon MacDonald
  24. Surviving Ministry -Ronald Sisk
  25. The Problem of Evil -Charles Colson
  26. Stigma of Calvary -Lester Sumrall
  27. Spiritual Desertion -Voetins/Hoornbeck
  28. Letters to a Man in the Fire -Reynolds Price

“My books are my tools. They also serve as my counsel, my consolation, and my comfort. They are my source of wisdom and the fount of my education. They are my friends and my delights. They are my surety, when all else is awry, that I have set my confidence in the substantial things of truth and right.” –Charles Spurgeon

Marriage Prep/Courtship

  1. The Five Love Languages -Gary Chapman
  2. I Kissed Dating Good bye -Joshua Harris
  3. Boy Meets Girl -Joshua Harris
  4. Let’s Both Win -Arnold Moll
  5. Her Hand in Marriage -Douglas Wilson
  6. Letters to Karen/Philip -Charlie Shedd
  7. Sex is a Spiritual Act -Dr. Dale H. Conaway
  8. Biblical Courtship -Cavanaugh
  9. The Sacredness of Sex/ The Glory of Sex -Dr. Edwin Cole
  10. The Act of Marriage -Time and Beverly LaHaye
  11. For Men Only/ For Women Only -Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn
  12. The Four Loves –C.S. Lewis

“I really believe you can’t build a self without books. You get an inner voice by listening to someone else’s words in your ear.” –Jane Hamilton

Marriage & Family

  1. The Family God’s Weapon for Victory –Robert Andrews
  2. Men Are Like Waffles-Women Are Like Spaghetti & Every Marriage Is a Fixer-Upper -Bill and Pam Farrell
  3. Reforming Marriage -Douglas Wilson
  4. I Married You -Walter Trobisch
  5. The Marriage Book –Nicky & Sila Lee
  6. Love and Respect –Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  7. Love Everlasting -Inspirio/Zondervan
  8. Marriage Savers -Michael J. McManus
  9. If Only He (She) Knew -Gary Smalley
  10. The Marriage Covenant -Derek Prince
  11. The Mystery of Marriage -Mike Mason
  12. Making Love Last Forever -Gary Smalley
  13. Husbands and Fathers -Derek Prince
  14. Communication, Sex, and Money -Dr. Edwin L. Cole
  15. His Needs, Her Needs -Willard F. Harley, Jr.
  16. Brave New Family –G.K.Chesterton
  17. The Way Home –Mary Pride

“The end of reading is not more books but more life.” –Holbrook Jackson


  1. Child Training Tips -Reb Bradley
  2. Shepherding a Child’s Heart -Tedd Tripp
  3. Age of Opportunity –Paul D. Tripp
  4. Raising a Modern-Day Knight -Robert Lewis
  5. Spiritual Milestones –Weidmann & Ledbetter
  6. Children Are Wet Cement -Ortlunds
  7. Soul Sculpture -E.F. and L. Harvey
  8. Dare to Discipline & Bringing Up Boys -Dr. James Dobson
  9. Mothers of Famous Men -Deborah Hamby
  10. Building Your Family to Last -Kari Torjesen Malcolm
  11. The Heritage -J. Otis Ledbetter & Kurt Bruner
  12. The Way They Learn -Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
  13. A Landscape with Dragons -Michael D.O’Brien
  14. Homeschooling and Biblical Worldview –Israel Wayne
  15. The Faith of the Fatherless –Paul C. Vitz
  16. How Children Raise Parents –Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
  17. Hints on Child Training –H. Clay Trumbull
  18. How to Really Love Your Child & How to Really Love Your Teen -D. Ross Campbell, M.D.
  19. *Materials by “Growing Kid’s God’s Way”
  20. Motherhood the Second Oldest Profession –Erma Bombeck
  21. Romancing Your Child’s Heart –Monte Swan
  22. Parenting Today’s Adolescent -Dennis & Barbara Rainey
  23. Parenting Isn’t For Cowards –Dr. James C. Dobson
  24. The Five Love Languages of Children –Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, M. D.
  25. Answering the 8 Cries of the Spirited Child –David and Claudia Arp

“Perhaps the greatest gift any father can bestow upon his children, apart from the covenant blessings of parish life and a comprehension of the doctrines of grace, is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives a knowledge of the world, and it offers experience of a wide kind. Indeed, it is nothing less than a moral illumination.” –Thomas Chalmers


  1. The Road to Reality & Living in Light of Eternity -K.P. Yohannan
  2. The School of Christ & God’s Reactions to Man’s Defections-T. Austin-Sparks
  3. The Cost of Discipleship & Temptation -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  4. Humility -Andrew Murray
  5. The Barbarian Way –Erwin McManus
  6. The Life of God in the Soul of Man –Henry Scougal
  7. The Normal Christian Life -Watchman Nee
  8. The Unshakable Kingdom and The Unchanging Person -E. Stanley Jones
  9. Passion for Jesus & The Seven Longings of the Human Heart –Mike Bickle
  10. Mentoring & Connecting -Stanley and Clinton
  11. Wild at Heart -John Eldredge
  12. The Training of the Twelve –A. B. Bruce
  13. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life –William Law
  14. John Wesley’s Class Meeting –D. Michael Henderson
  15. In the Arena of Faith –Erich Sauer
  16. In, But Not of –Hugh Hewitt
  17. Boundaries & 9 Things You Simply Must Do –Dr. Henry Cloud
  18. This We Believe -Zondervan
  19. Disciple -Juan Carlos Ortiz
  20. Telling Yourself the Truth -William Backus & Marie Chapian
  21. Anything by Winkie Pratney

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue—you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humor and ships at sea by night—there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean.” –Christopher Morley

Christian Biographies

  1. Victorious Christians You Should Know -Warren Wiersbe
  2. Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne -Andrew Bonar
  3. Power From on High -John Greenfield
  4. George Whitefield –Arnold Dallimore
  5. Confessions -St. Augustine
  6. G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense & Common Sense 101 –Dale Alquist
  7. They Know Their God I & II -Harvey/Hey
  8. Then Darkness Fled -Stephen Mansfield
  9. 131 Christians Everyone Should Know –Christian History Magazine
  10. Protestant Saints –Ernest B. Gordon
  11. They Dared to Overcome –Anna Talbott McPherson
  12. They Took a Stand –Brian Blandford
  13. Here I Stand –Roland Bainton
  14. The Hiding Place –Corrie ten Boom
  15. Carry a Big Stick -George Grant
  16. Saint Thomas Aquinas -G.K. Chesterton
  17. The Life and Diary of David Brainard -Jonathan Edwards
  18. Faithful Witness -Timothy George
  19. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret
  20. They Found the Secret –V. Raymond Edman
  21. Through Gates of Splendor –Elisabeth Elliot
  22. Just As I Am –Billy Graham

“A good writer is basically a story-teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.”
–Isaac B. Singer
“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” –Rene Descartes

Christian Leadership

  1. Spiritual Leadership -J. Oswald Sanders
  2. An All-Round Ministry – C.H. Spurgeon
  3. Courage -Charles Wagner ©1894
  4. Spurgeon on Leadership –Larry J. Michael
  5. The Power of a Covenant Heart -David Huskins
  6. God’s Trademarks –George Otis Jr.
  7. A Divine Confrontation -Graham Cooke
  8. A Tale of Three Kings -Gene Edwards
  9. In the Name of Jesus –Henri J.M. Nouwen
  10. The Bait of Satan -John Bevere
  11. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make -Hanz Finzel
  12. The Vanguard Leader & The Making of a Leader –Frank Damazio
  13. Three Dimensions of Leadership –Olan Hendrix
  14. The 360 Degree Leader –John Maxwell
  15. Nehemiah –Gene A. Getz
  16. Habitudes –Tim Elmore

“In this world there are so few voices and so many echoes.” –Johann Goethe


  1. Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership –James Strock
  2. The One Thing You Need to Know & Now Discover Your Strengths –Marcus Buckingham
  3. How Great Generals Win -Bevin Alexander
  4. Built to Last & Good to Great -James C. Collins & Jerry I. Porras
  5. Eyewitness to Power -David Gergen
  6. The E Myth -Michael E. Gerber
  7. The Service-Profit Chain & The Value Profit Chain –Heskett, Sasser, Schlesinger
  8. True North –Bill George
  9. Silos, Politics & Turf Wars & Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team –Patrick Lencioni
  10. Team of Rivals –Doris Kearns Goodwin
  11. Selling the Invisible –Harry Beckwith
  12. The 8th Habit –Stephen Covey
  13. Practice What You Preach & First Among Equals –David H. Maister
  14. Managing Transitions –Bridges
  15. Why can’t we get anything done around here? –Robert E. Lefton and Jerome T. Loeb
  16. The Fifth Discipline –Peter M. Senge
  17. Shackelton’s Way –Morrell & Capparell
  18. Who Moved My Cheese? –
  19. Certain Trumpets –Garry Wills
  20. The Next Level –Scott Eblin

    “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” –Mortimer Adler


  1. The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer
  2. The Disciple-Making Pastor -Bill Hull
  3. Natural Church Development -Christian A. Schwarz
  4. Feed My Sheep -George H. Warnock
  5. Commitment to Conquer -Bob Beckett
  6. The Purpose-Driven Church -Rick Warren
  7. The Preacher’s Portrait -John R.W. Stott
  8. Pastors of Promise -Jack Hayford
  9. God’s Trademarks -George Otis, Jr.
  10. The Life of God in the Soul of Man -Rev. Henry Scougal
  11. A Divine Confrontation -Graham Cooke
  12. The Company of the Committed/ The Incendiary Fellowship -Elton Trueblood
  13. Team Ministry –Dick Iverson
  14. Elders and Leaders – Gene A. Getz
  15. Biblical Eldership –Strauch
  16. The Priesthood is Changing & The More Excellent Ministry -Dr. Kelley Varner

“My books! I cannot tell you what they are to me—silent, wealthy, loyal, lovers. I do thank God for my books with every fiber of my being. I see them all just at my elbow now…-Oswald Chambers


  1. The Burden of the Lord -Ian Macpherson
  2. Select Sermons of George Whitefield -J.C. Ryle
  3. The Preacher’s Portrait -John R.W. Stott
  4. Preaching and Preachers –D. Lloyd Martyn-Jones
  5. A Concise History of Preaching -Paul Scott Wilson
  6. The Sacred Anointing -Tony Sargent
  7. Secret Power -Dwight L. Moody
  8. Lectures on Preaching –Phillips Brooks
  9. The Supremace of God in Preaching –John Piper
  10. The Gospel According to Jesus -John MacArthur
  11. The Gospel We Preach –Oswald J. Smith
  12. Heralds of God –James Steward
  13. The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross –Leon Morris
  14. The Apostolic Preaching –C.H. Dodd
  15. The Spirit of the Gospel –Watchman Nee
  16. How to Preach -Gen. William Booth
  17. Scripture Twisting -James W. Sire
  18. Selling the Invisible -Harry Beckwith

“Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.”
–Francis Bacon

Apostolic Insights

  1. Dynamic Spiritual Leadership -J. Oswald Sanders
  2. Gospel Missions -Charles Spurgeon (The Newark St. Pulpit, Sermon #76, April 27, 1856)
  3. How the Irish Saved Civilization –Thomas Cahill (or anything about St. Patrick)
  4. An Apostle’s Inner Life -Andrew Murray
  5. Apostles & the Emerging Apostolic Movement -David Cannistraci
    (also titled “The Gift of Apostle”)
  6. Apostles Today –Barney Coombs
  7. Recovering the Apostolic Mandate -Rice Brooks
  8. Transforming Mission –David J. Bosch
  9. Power Shifters –Michael Pitts
  10. Apostolic Churches & Churchquake -Dr. C. Peter Wagner
  11. A 20th Century Apostle –Steve Thompson
  12. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church & Missionary Methods –Roland Allen
  13. The Rising Revival -C. Peter Wagner & Pablo Deiros
  14. You Have Not Many Fathers -Dr. Mark Hanby
  15. The Cry for Spiritual Fathers & Mothers –Larry Kreider
  16. Apostles the Fathering Servant –Bill Scheidler
  17. Building Churches That Last -Dick Iverson
  18. Divine Alliance -Jim Laffoon
  19. The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross -Leon Morris
  20. The Apostolic Revolution –David Cartledge

“A library is a token of, nay, a trophy of grace.” –Martin Luther


  1. Of God and Men -A.W. Tozer (contains the best definitions/descriptions of the prophetic I have ever read – by one of the leading prophetic voices of the 20th century)
  2. The Feast of Tabernacles -George H. Warnock
  3. Surprised by the Voice of God -Jack Deere (a testimonial, theological handbook and “must read.” Great for leaders, new believers and the incredulous)
  4. Why Revival Tarries -Leonard Ravenhill
  5. A Divine Confrontation -Graham Cooke
  6. The Vision -David Wilkerson
  7. Prophets and Personal Prophesy -Bill Hamon (any of his books)
  8. Thy Will Be Done -Steve Murrell
  9. The Elijah Task -John & Paula Sandford
  10. The Final Quest -Rick Joyner
  11. Thus Saith the Lord -John Bevere (Not an attach upon, but the much needed elevation of the prophetic for our times of charismatic chaos, credulity and carnality)
  12. The Voice of God -Cindy Jacobs
  13. *Mike Bickle*

“The best effect of any book is that it excited the reader to self activity.”
–Thomas Carlyle

Current Events/Islamic Insights

  1. From Beirut to Jerusalem -Thomas L. Friedman
  2. The Blood of the Moon -George Grant
  3. Milestones –Sayyid Qutb
  4. Light in the Shadow of Jihad -Ravi Zaccharias
  5. Inside Islam -Reza F. Safa
  6. What Went Wrong -Bernard Lewis
  7. Islam in History -Bernard Lewis
  8. A History of the Arab Peoples -Albert Hourani
  9. An Introduction to Islam -Frederick Mathewson Denny
  10. The Last of the Giants -George Otis, Jr.
  11. A Muslim & a Christian in Dialogue -Kateregga & Shenk

“It is a terrible tragedy to be ignorant. It is more tragic still to be ignorant of your ignorance.” –St. Jerome


  1. Morning and Evening -Charles Spurgeon
  2. Whispers of His Power -Amy Carmichael
  3. The Pursuit of God -A.W. Tozer (or anything else by Tozer)
  4. The Way –E. Stanley Jones
  5. The Confession of Saint Patrick -John Skinner
  6. The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds of Prayer
  7. The Refiner’s Fire -Volume I & II
  8. A Long Obedience & Take and Read –Eugene Peterson
  9. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 & What is the Father Like? –W. Phillip Kellerh
  10. Rekindling the Inner Fire (series) -Bethany House Publishers
  11. Devotional Classics & Spiritual Classics -Renovare’ & Richard J. Foster
  12. My Utmost for His Highest -Oswald Chambers
  13. Show Me Your Love -Barbour Publishing
  14. Anything by Andrew Murray or John Piper
  15. The Spirit of the Disciplines & Renovation of the Heart -Dallas Willard
  16. Crowded to Christ -L.E. Maxwell or Bone of His Bone –F.J. Huegel
  17. Life’s Ultimate Privilege -DeVern Fromke
  18. The Names of God & The Law of the Offerings -Andrew Jukes
  19. Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing –Soren Kierkegaard
  20. ReorderingYour Day -Chuck Pierce
    *The Mystics and old, out of print books

“All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time. Mark this distinction—it is not one of quality only. It is not merely the bad book that does not last, and the good one that does. It is a distinction of species. There are good books for the hour, and good books for all time; bad books for the hour, and bad ones for all time.”


  1. Prolific Worldview Authors => Francis Schaeffer, Dr. George Grant, Os Guinness, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, J. Gresham Machen, Colson/Pearcy, Phillip Johnson, and Elton Trueblood (any book by these authors)
  2. *The Universe Next Door , Why Should Anyone Believe Anything At All , & Naming the Elephant -James Sire
  3. The Transforming Vision -Walsh/Middleton
  4. 7 Men Who Rule the World from the Grave -Dave Breese
  5. Can Man Live Without God? -Ravi Zaccharias
  6. Jesus Among Other Gods -Ravi Zaccharias
  7. The Stone Lectures & Christianity as a Life System –Abraham Kuyper
  8. Three Philosophies of Life –Peter Kreeft
  9. The Christian Mind -Harry Blamires
  10. Winning the Battle for the Minds of Men & Doing Business God’s Way -Dennis Peacock
  11. What if Jesus Had Never Been Born -D. James Kennedy
  12. How Then Shall We Live? -Schaeffer
  13. How Now Shall We Live? -Charles Colson
  14. A Brief Guide to Ideas -William Raeper & Linda Edwards
  15. Ideas Have Consequences -Richard M. Weaver
  16. Requiem & After Modernity….What? -Thomas C. Oden
  17. God in the Wasteland & No Place for Truth -David F. Wells
  18. Truth Decay -Douglas Groothuis
  19. So What’s the Difference –Fritz Ridenour
  20. Shaping A Christian Worldview –Dockery & Thornbury
  21. Hollywood Worldviews –Brian Godawa
  22. Understanding the Times -David Noeble
  23. Worldview -David Naugle
  24. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview -Moreland/Craig
  25. Philosophy of Religion -Elton Trueblood
  26. Life Views -R.C. Sprouls
  27. The Serville State –Hilaire Belloc
  28. The Road to Serfdom & The Constitution of Liberty –F.A. Hayek
  29. The Birth of the Modern & Intellectuals –Paul Johnson
  30. The Wedge of Truth/ Darwin on Trial/ The Right Questions -Phillip E. Johnson

“The way a book is read—which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book—can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it. Anyone who can read can learn how to read deeply and thus live more fully.” –Martin Galbreth

Cultural Apologetics

  1. The Everlasting Man & What’s Wrong with the World? –G.K. Chesterton
  2. Christ & Culture –Niebuhr
  3. Calvinistic Conception Of Culture –Van Til
  4. Charles Colson’s Templeton Award Address – “The Enduring Revolution”
  5. A World Torn Apart -A. Solzhenitsyn (and his 1978 Harvard Commencement Speech – “A World Split Apart”)
  6. Learning the Language of Babylon -Terry Crist
  7. Fire on the Horizon -Winkie Pratney
  8. Postmodern Times –Gene Edward Veith
  9. Unriddling Our Times –Os Guiness
  10. Written on the Heart -J. Budziszewski
  11. What We Can’t Not Know -J. Budziszewski
  12. The Flaw of the Excluded Middle -Paul Hiebert
  13. The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society & Foolishness to the Greeks -Lesslie Newbigin
  14. The Post-Christian Mind -Harry Blamires
  15. Building a Bridge to the 18th Century & Amusing Ourselves To Death -Neil Postman
  16. Culture Matters & The Clash of Civilizations –Samuel Huntington
  17. God in the Docks -C.S. Lewis
  18. Christian Apologetics -Norman L. Geisler
  19. The Defense of the Faith –Cornelius Van Til
  20. Uncommon Decency – Richard Mouw
  21. Is Your Church Ready -Zacharias & Geisler
  22. Avoiding Jesus -Michael Green
  23. The Lexus and the Olive Tree -Thomas L. Friedman
  24. The Death of Common Sense -Philip K. Howard
  25. God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists -Ray Comfort
  26. Culture of Disbelief – Stephen Carter
  27. Up From Slavery – Booker T. Washington
  28. Civil Rights –Thomas Sewell
  29. Letters From a Skeptic –Greg Boyd
  30. Why I am not a Christian –Bertrand Russell

“A bookstore is like a treasure house, storing up all the wisdom of the ages, all the adventures of a lifetime, and all the sensual delights of the moment, for it is in a bookstore that all the shared experiences of literate man are assembled and disseminated for all who have eyes to see, ears to hear, and minds to conceive.” –Italo Calvino

Thinking Books

  1. Orthodoxy & Heretics –G.K.Chesterton
  2. Loving God With All Your Mind -
  3. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind – Mark Noll
  4. Habits of the mind –James Sire
  5. Your Mind Matters –John Stott
  6. The Life of the Mind -Clifford Williams
  7. Fit Bodies Fat Minds –Os Guiness
  8. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning & The Case for Classical Christian Education –Douglas Wilson
  9. The Abolition of Man –C.S. Lewis
  10. The Well-Trained Mind & The Well-Educated Mind –Susan Wise Bauer
  11. The Trivium –Sister Miriam Joseph
  12. The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time –Will Durant
  13. Another Sort of Learning –James V.Schall
  14. Great Christian Thinkers –Blakely
  15. Zeno and the Tortoise –Nicholas Fearn
  16. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought –Robert Lewis Wilke

“Reading feeds the brain. It is evident that most minds are starving to death.”
–Benjamin Franklin

Books on Books

  1. Shelf Life –George & Karen Grant
  2. Books That Changed the World U –Robert B. Downs
  3. 100 Christian Books that Changed the Century –Petersen & Petersen
  4. How to Read a Book –Adler & Van Doren
  5. Invitation to the Classics –Os Guiness
  6. Realms of Gold –Leland Ryken
  7. Reading the Classics with C.S. Lewis –Thomas L. Martin
  8. Great Books –David Denby
  9. Books Children Love – Elizabeth Wilson
  10. Famous Among books – John Kelman
  11. The Novel 100 –Daniel Burt
  12. The Conservative Bookshelf –Chilton Williamson, Jr.

“A well-read people are easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but difficult to enslave.” –Baron Henry Brougham

Books on the Bible

  1. Matthew Henry’s Commentary
  2. Bible Characters -Alexander white
  3. What the Bible is All About –Henrietta C. Mears
  4. How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth -Fee & Stuart
  5. Understanding the Bible –John Stott
  6. The Bible Jesus Read –Philip Yancey
  7. The Forbidden Book –Lollard House
  8. The Gospel of Matthew –C.H. Spurgeon
  9. Commentary on Galations –Martin Luther
  10. Ring of Truth –J.B. Phillips
  11. The Canon of Scripture –F.F. Bruce
  12. According to the Scriptures –C.H. Dodd

"If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to become of us as a nation. If truth be not diffused, error will be; if God and His word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy; if the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; if the power of the gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness, will reign without mitigation or end." -Daniel Webster-1823

Jesus Books

  1. The Everlasting Man –G.K.Chesterton
  2. The School of Christ –T.A. Sparks
  3. Why I Am A Christian & The Cross of Christ –John Stott
  4. The Jesus I Never Knew –Philip Yancey
  5. The Death of Death –John Owen
  6. The Issues of Life –Dr. Kelley Varner
  7. Jesus Among Other God’s –Ravi Zacharias
  8. Passion for Jesus –Mike Bickle
  9. Real Man – Edwin Louis Cole
  10. God Came Near –Max Lucado
  11. Jesus Rediscovered – Malcolm Muggeridge
  12. The Book of Jesus –Calvin Miller
  13. Follow Me –John MacArthur
  14. The Life and Teaching of Jesus Christ – James Stewart
  15. The Life of Jesus – Shusaku Endo

The Church

  1. The Company of the Committed & The Incendiary Fellowship -Elton Trueblood
  2. The Measure of a Church –Gene A. Getz
  3. The City of God –St. Augustine
  4. A Divine Confrontation -Graham Cooke
  5. The Gate Church -Frank Damazio
  6. Natural Church Development –Christian A. Schwarz
  7. 12 Pillars of a Healthy Church -Waldo J. Werning
  8. 10 Great Ideas From Church History – Mark Shaw
  9. God’s Favorite House – Tommy Tenney
  10. The House that God Built – Mark Hanby
  11. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age & Planting Missional Churches –Ed Stetzer
  12. The Community of the King –Howard Snyder
  13. The Body -Charles colson
  14. The Antioch Effect -Ken Hemphill
  15. The Church of Irresistible Influence –Lewis & Wilkins
  16. The Purpose Driven Church – Rick Warren
  17. 9 Marks of a Healthy Church – Mark Dever


  1. Revolution in World Missions -K.P. Yohannan
  2. A Force in the Earth -David Shibley
  3. Learning the Language of Babylon -Terry Crist
  4. Missions and You! -Larry W. Caldwell
  5. Evangelism by Fire -Reinhard Bonke
  6. Eternity in Their Hearts -Don Richardson
  7. Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours -Roland Allen
  8. The Evangelism of the World in This Generation -John R. Mott
  9. Transforming Mission -David J. Bosch
  10. Through Gates of Splendor -Elizabeth Elliot
  11. Anthropological Insights for Missionaries -Paul Hiebert
  12. Catch the Vision 2000 -Bill & Amy Stearns
  13. Let the Nations Be Glad! -John Piper
  14. How the Irish Saved Civilization -Thomas Cahill
  15. Operation World -Patrick Johnstone

Christian History

  1. Exploring Church History -James P. Eckman
  2. A Quest for Godliness -J.I. Packer
  3. Turning Points -Mark Noll
  4. Fair Sunshine -Jock Purves & Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  5. Church History in Plain Language -Bruce L. Shelley
  6. Great Christian Thinkers -Colin Blakely
  7. Revival -Winkie Pratney
  8. America’s Providential History -Beliles & McDowell
  9. Torch of the Testimony -John W. Kennedy
  10. The History of Redemption -Jonathan Edwards
  11. A History of Christianity, Vol. I & II -Kenneth Scott Latourette
  12. The Reformation in Scotland -John Knox
  13. The Story of Christianity -Justo L. Gor
  14. Under the Influence –Alvin J. Schmidt
  15. The Next Christendom –Philip Jenkins
  16. How the Irish Saved Civilization –Thomas Cahill
  17. Jesus in Beijing –David Aikman

“The writings of pious men, which were put into my hands by one or another Christian friend, were made the means of bringing me acquainted with the truths of the Gospel…the works of…The biographical sketches…were principal means of impressing my heart, of opening my eyes to perceive the truth, of exciting love to godliness, and a desire after usefulness.”
-Alexander Stewart-1786

Alexis Buhler’s Reading List

  1. Chataine's Guardian
  2. Stone of Help
  3. Liberation of Lystra
  4. Wings of Dawn
  5. Bridge to Terabithia -Katherine Patterson
  6. Number the Stars -Lois Lowry
  7. The Phantom Tolbooth -Norton Juster
  8. A Wrinkle in Time -Madeleine L’Engle
  9. The Magician’s Nephew -C.S. Lewis
  10. Alice in Wonderland -Lewis Carroll
  11. Amistad -Joyce Annette Barnes
  12. The Hiding Place -Corrie Ten Boom
  13. A Father’s Promise -Donnalynn Hess
  14. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe -C.S. Lewis
  15. A Little Princess -Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. To Kill A Mockingbird
  17. The Secret Garden -Frances Hodgson Burnett
  18. Little Women -Louisa May Alcott
  19. Misty of Chincoteague -Marguerite Henry
  20. The Doll People -Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin
  21. Great Expectations -Charles Dickens
  22. Harriet Tubman -Callie Smith Grant
  23. Black Beauty -Anna Sewell
  24. Through the Looking Glass -Lewis Carroll

“Never underestimate the power of books for children. Note this well: it was the literature we read before we attained sophistication, maturity, and adulthood that has done the most to mold our characters, frame our thoughts, and influence our lives. A catalog of such books might well afford us a better map of comprehension than all the machinations of psychology.” –Richard Ogilvie

Samuel Buhler’s Reading List

  1. Wings of Dawn -Sigmund Brouwer
  2. Silver Chair -C.S. Lewis
  3. Bible
  4. Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe -C.S. Lewis
  5. Lord of the Rings -J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. Hatchet & The River -Gary Paulsen
  7. Fire Star & Fire Within -Chris D’Lacey
  8. A Father’s Promise -Donna Lynn Hess
  9. Number the Stars -Lois Lowry
  10. Johnny Tremain -Esther Forbes
  11. Finding God in the Lord of the Rings –Bruner & Ware
  12. The Ranger's Apprentice (1-4)-John Flanagan

Hope’s Favorite Books

  1. God’s Trademarks -George Otis Jr.
  2. The School of Christ -T.Austin-Sparks
  3. Digging Wells of Revival -Lou Engle
  4. Then Darkness Fled -Stephen Mansfield
  5. 7 Longings of the Human Heart -Mike Bickle
  6. Envy:The Enemy Within -Bob Sorge
  7. Dealing with the Rejection and Praise of Men -Bob Sorge (anything by him)
  8. The Divine Conquest -A.W. Tozer
  9. Common Sense 101 “Lessons from G.K. Chesterton” -Dale Ahlquist
  10. The Divine Conspiracy -Dallas Willard
  11. The Torch and The Sword -Rick Joyner
  12. A Divine Confrontation"-Graham Cooke
  13. Spiritual Leadership -J. Oswald Sanders
  14. Wild at Heart -John Eldredge
  15. Boundaries -Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  16. The Merimos -Randy Shankle
  17. E.M. Bounds on Prayer
  18. A Pebble in the Pond -Julie Baker
  19. Why Not Women -Loren Cunningham & David Joel Hamilton
  20. Women on the Front Lines –Michal Ann Goll
  21. Supernatural Ways of Royalty -Bill Johnson & Kris Vallotton
  22. Dreaming With God -Bill Johnson
  23. Me and My Big Mouth -Joyce Meyer
  24. Managing Your Emotions –Joyce Meyer
  25. Battlefield of the Mind –Joyce Meyer
  26. A Leader in the Making –Joyce Meyer
  27. Parenting Today’s Adolescent -Dennis and Barbara Rainey
  28. Age of Opportunity -Paul David Tripp

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main…and best of all; you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” –Walt Disney

*Anything by Amy Carmichael
*Anything by Bob Sorge

  1. Unrelenting Prayer – Bob Sorge
  2. Destined for the Throne – Paul E. Billheimor
  3. The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer
  4. Prayer Shield – Dr. C. Peter Wagner
  5. The God Chaser – Tommy Tenney
  6. Partners in Prayer – John Maxwell
  7. The Best of E.M. Bounds – E.M. Bounds (or complete works)
  8. Prayer: Conversing with God – Rosalind Rinker
  9. Praying Hyde – Miller or McGraw
  10. Rees Howells-Intercessor – Norman Grubb
  11. The Inner Chamber & With Christ in the School of Prayer – Andrew Murray
  12. They Knew Their God - Harvey and Hey
  13. Amazing Incidents – G.C. Bevington
  14. Prayer in Invading the Impossible – Jack Hayford
  15. The Soul of Prayer – P.T. Forsyth
  16. Experiencing God’s Presence – Matthew Henry
  17. Healing America’s Wounds – John Dawson
  18. A Diary of Private Prayer – John Baille
  19. Prevailing Prayer – D.L. Moody
  20. The Hidden Life of Prayer – D.M. McIntyre
  21. Authority of the Intercessor – J.A. McMillan
  22. How to Pray – R.A. Torrey
  23. The Power of Prayer – Barbery
  24. How They Prayed – E. and L. Harvey
  25. David Livingston: Man of Prayer and Action, A Treasury of Prayer, & Revival Praying – Leonard Ravenhell
  26. Interior Castle & Life of Prayer – St. Teresa of Avila
  27. Experiencing God Through Prayer – Madame Guyan
  28. He was a Stutterer – Stewart
  29. Bone of His Bone & Prayer’s Deeper Secrets – F.J. Huegal
  30. The Excellency of Inward and Spiritual Prayer – Fenelon Guyon and Molinos
  31. Lessons in the School of Prayer – A.T. Pierson
  32. Intercessory Prayer – Dutch Sheets
  33. A Hunger for God – John Piper
  34. Praying in the Spirit – John Bunyan
  35. The NYC Noon Pray Meeting – T.W. Chambers
  36. Power of Prayer: NY Revivals 1858 – Samuel Prime
  37. Prayer to Change the World Series – Gordon Lindsay
  38. Beyond the Veil – Alice Smith
  39. The Mightiest Force in the World – Frank Lawbach
  40. Operation World – P.J. Johnstone
  41. The Lost Art of Intercession – Frank Lawbach

“In books lies the soul of the whole past time.”
“All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.”
-Thomas Carlyle

Favorite Study/Reference Books

  1. Matthew Henry’s Comentary
  2. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary
  3. Vine’s Expository Dictionary – E.W.Vine
  4. Dictionary of Word Origins – John Hyto
  5. Strong’s Concordance
  6. Jone’s Dictionary of O.T. Proper Names – Jones
  7. A Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names – J.B. Jackson
  8. Bible Characters – Alexander White
  9. A Bible Dictionary & A Hebrew Lexicon & Manners and Customs of the Bible
  10. Temple Books: The Temple – Alfred Edersheim
  11. From Tent to Temple –George Warnock
  12. The Tabernacle – Soltau
  13. The Tabernacle of Moses, The Temple of Solomon, The Tabernacle of David – Kevin J. Connor

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”
–Theodore Roosevelt

Our Nation’s Historical Foundations

  1. The Patriot Handbook – George Grant
  2. The Forgotten Founding Father & Ten Tortured Words – Stephen Mansfield
  3. 1776 – David McCullough
  4. The American Republic – Orestes Brownson
  5. In God We Trust – Stephen McDowell
  6. The Great Experiment – Os Guinness/Trinity Forum
  7. America’s Christian History – Gary Demar
  8. The Rewriting of America’s History – Catherine Millard
  9. Original Intent – David Barton
  10. Preserve Us A Nation – Charles Crismeir
  11. 12 Documents that Shaped the World – Gerberg and Agel
  12. American History in 100 Nutshells – Tad Tuleju
  13. What I Saw in America – G.K. Chesterton (collected works Vol. XXI)
  14. Founding Brothers – Joseph Ellis
  15. The Federalist –Hamilton and Jay
  16. Lincoln’s Great Speeches – Dover
  17. Give Me Liberty – David J. Vaughan
  18. Tocqueville on American Character – Michael A. Ledeen
  19. America Alone – Mark Steyne
  20. A Call to Conscience – Dr. M.L. King Jr. (Carson and Shepard)
  21. The Old Religion in a New World – Mark Noll
  22. Freedom Tide – Chad Connelly
  23. The American Revelation – Neil Baldwin
  24. ¬The Light and the Glory¬ – Marshall and Manual
  25. Hero Tales – Roosevelt and Lodge
  26. The Civil War – Shelby Foote
  27. 7 Men Who Rule the World From the Grave – Dave Breese
  28. Team of Rivals & No Ordinary Time – Doris Kearns Goodwin
  29. The Clash of Civilizations – Huntington
  30. New Religions and the Theological Imagination in America – Mary F. Bednarawski
  31. The Death of the West – Patrick Buchanan
  32. The Genius of America- Lane & Oreskes
  33. 10 Big Lies About America"-Michael Medved

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
-George Washington

Revival Books

  1. Revivals – Eifon Evans
  2. When God Stepped Down from Heaven –Rev. Owen Murphy
  3. In the Day of Thy Power – Arthur Wallis
  4. Fire on the Horizon & Revival – Winkie Pratney
  5. Power from on High – John Greenfield
  6. Lectures on Revivals of Religion – Charles Finney
  7. Invasion of Wales by the Spirit – James Stewart
  8. The World Aflame – Rick Joyner
  9. Campus Aflame – J. Edwin Orr
  10. Why Revival Tarries – Leonard Ravenhill
  11. Like a Mighty Wind – Mel Tari
  12. Whisper Revival – Timothy Williams
  13. Another Wave of Revival – Frank Bartleman
  14. Way to Penticost – Samuel Chadwick
  15. The Phenomena of Pentecost – James Stewart
  16. The Rising Revival – C. Peter Wagner and Pablo Deiros
  17. Flame of God – Gilbert Egerton
  18. Eight Keys to Biblical Revival – Lewis Drummond
  19. Evangelism by Fire – Reinhard Bonnke
  20. Listen to Me, Satan – Carlos Annacondia
  21. The Price and Power of Revival – Duncan Campbell
  22. Revival Sermons – William C. Burns
  23. Fresh Fire – Mario Murillo
  24. Dynamics of Revival – Chip Hill
  25. Power and Magic – Clinton E. Arnold

“Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.”
-Harry S. Truman


  1. Three Views on Creation and Evolution – Moreland and Reynolds
  2. Origins and Destiny – Dr. Robert Gange
  3. The Everlasting Man – G.K. Chesterton
  4. Icons of Evolution – Jonathan Wells
  5. Signs of Intelligence – Dembski and Kushiner
  6. Darwin’s Black Box – Michael J. Behe
  7. Creator and The Cosmos – Hugh Ross
  8. Darwin on Trial or anything by – Phillip Johnson
  9. The Soul of Science – Nancy Pearcy
  10. Evolution: A Theory in Crisis and Nature’s Destiny – Michael Denton
  11. By Design or By Chance – Denyse O’Leary
  12. Video: Unlocking the Mystery of Life – Illustra Media
  13. What’s Darwin Got to Do With It? – Newman and Weister
  14. The Privileged Planet - B.K. and DVD
  15. A Case for A Creator – Lee Strobel
  16. Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology – Craig and Smith
  17. Noah’s Three Sons – Arthur C. Custance
  18. Darwin’s Nemesis – Dembski
  19. Dawkin’s God – Alister McGrath
  20. Doubts About Darwin –Thomas Woodward

“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.”
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
-G.K. Chesterton