John MacArthur notes that mathetes is derived from manthano which "carries the connotation of intentional learning by inquiry and observation.

Every follower of Christ is to be a lifelong learner! Books are a great way to learn!

It is with these things in mind that we present here a list of books that have been formative in our Spiritual growth. We recommend them to you. They are not listed in any particular order.

It is rare (probably impossible) to find a book in which you agree with literally everything (other than the Bible!), and this list is no exception. We consider these books to be very useful and important and solid, but this list should not be taken to imply that we are in complete agreement with everything in every book. 


Knowledge Of The Holy (AW Tozer)

The Pursuit Of God (AW Tozer)

Knowing God (J I Packer)

Evangelism And The Sovereignty of God (J I Paker)

The Hole In Our Holiness (Kevin Deyoung)

The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Life Together (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

Biblical Doctrine (John MacArthur)

Desiring God (John Piper)

The Pleasures Of God (John Piper)

When I Don't Desire God (John Piper)

Don't Waste Your Life (John Piper)

Let the Nations Be Glad (John Piper)

The Rare Jewel Of Christian Contentment (Jeremiah Burroughs)

Valley Of Vison (Arthur G Bennett)

9 Marks Of A Healthy Church (Mark Dever)

Seeing With New Eyes (David Powlison)

Speaking The Truth In Love (David Powlison)


Your God Is Too Safe (Mark Buchanan)

The Rest Of God (Mark Buchanan)

Instruments In The Redeemer's Hands (Paul David Tripp)

New Morning Mercies (Paul David Tripp)

Awe (Paul David Tripp)

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense (Paul David Tripp)

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family (Paul David Tripp)

Changed Into His Image (Jim Berg)

Following The Master (Michael J Wilkins)

Competent To Counsel (Jay E Adams)

The Disciplines Of A Godly Man (R Kent Hughes)

Women of the Word (Jen Wilkin)

Passion And Purity (Elizabeth Elliott)

Shadow Of The Almighty (Elizabeth Elliott)

A Chance To Die (Elizabeth Elliott)

From Jerusalem To Iran Jaya (Ruth Tucker)

The Gospel Comes With A House Key (Rosario Butterfield)








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