Top 10 Books (well maybe a few more)

Top 10 Books (well maybe a few more)

MBC Leadership Team

Recommended book list: (see the complete list below) 

Pastor Andrew’s Top Picks 

  1. A Journey to Victorious Praying, Bill Thrasher 
  2. Andrew Murray: Collected Works on Prayer, Andrew Murray 
  3. Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper (free online here)  
  4. Radical, David Platt 
  5. According to Plan, Graeme Goldsworthy 
  6. The Courage to be Protestant, David Wells 
  7. Age of Opportunity, Paul Tripp  
  8. The Exemplary Husband, Stuart Scott 
  9. George Mueller of Bristol, Arthur Pierson 
  10. All of the short biographies by John Piper – The Swans are not Silent 

Pastor David’s Top Picks 

  1. The Pleasures of God, John Piper 
  2. Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols, Brad Bigney 
  3. God's Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, Vaughan Roberts 
  4. Let the Nation’s be Glad, John Piper 
  5. When I Don’t Desire God, John Piper (free online here
  6. Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper (free online here)  
  7. 21 Servants of Sovereign Joy (The Swans Are Not Silent Set), John Piper 
  8. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers  
  9. A Method for Prayer, Matthew Henry (free online here)   
  10. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Paul Tripp 

Pastor Ben’s Top Picks 

  1. The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur 
  2. Desiring God, John Piper 
  3. Shadow of the Almighty, Elizabeth Elliot 
  4. Habits of Grace, David Mathis 
  5. Gaining by Losing, J.D. Greear 
  6. Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer 
  7. What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, Paul David Tripp 
  8. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your Family, Paul David Tripp 
  9. What’s Best Next, Matt Perman 
  10. Humility, Andrew Murray 

 Jon’s Top Picks  

  1. From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective, Stuart Scott 
  2. God Is the Gospel, John Piper 
  3. A Gospel Primer, Milton Vincent 
  4. Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin   
  5. Wired for a Life of Worship, Louie Giglio 
  6. SING – Keith & Kristyn Getty 
  7. The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges 
  8. The Trellis and the Vine, Collin Marshall and Tony Payne 
  9. Idols of the Heart – Elyse Fitzpatrick 
  10. The Peacemaker, Ken Sande 



Expanded List for the Zealous Reader

Prayer  

  1. A Journey to Victorious Praying, Bill Thrasher  
  2. The Necessity of Prayer, E.M. Bounds 
  3. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers  
  4. A Method for Prayer, Matthew Henry (free online here)   
  5. Habits of Grace, David Mathis 
  6. Prayer: Experiencing Awe & Intimacy with God, Timothy Keller 
  7. Andrew Murray: Collected Works on Prayer, Andrew Murray 

 

Christian Living  

  1. A Hunger for God, John Piper (free online here)  
  2. Desiring God, John Piper  
  3. The Pleasures of God, John Piper  
  4. Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper (free online here)  
  5. When I Don’t Desire God, John Piper (free online here)  
  6. Humility, C.J. Mahaney  
  7. Radical, David Platt 
  8. Crazy Love, Francis Chan  
  9. The Pressure’s Off, Larry Crabb  
  10. Knowing God, J.I. Packer  
  11. Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life, Barry Danylak
  12. The Peacemaker, Ken Sande 
  13. Abide in Christ, Andrew Murray     
  14. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer 
  15. Tell the Truth, Will Metzger 
  16. What’s Best Next, Matt Perman 
  17. 12 Ways your phone is changing you, Tony Reinke 
  18. Humility, Andrew Murray 
  19. From Pride to Humility: A Biblical Perspective, Stuart Scott 
  20.  Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges 
  21. Gospel Treason: Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols, Brad Bigney 
  22. The Practice of Godliness, Jerry Bridges  

 

Theology / Bible Survey / Philosophy of Ministry 

  1. According to Plan, Graeme Goldsworthy  
  2. Ashamed of the Gospel, John MacArthur  
  3. Hard to Believe, John MacArthur  
  4. Gaining by Losing, J.D. Greear  
  5. The Trellis and the Vine, Collin Marshall and Tony Payne 
  6. Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin   
  7. Let the Nation’s be Glad, John Piper  
  8. The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur 
  9. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul Tripp   
  10. Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer 
  11. Gospel Assurance and Warnings, Paul Washer 
  12. In His Image: 10 ways God calls us to reflect His Character, Jen Wilkin 
  13. None like Him: 10 ways God is Different from us (and why that’s a Good Thing), Jen Wilkin 
  14. God Is the Gospel, John Piper (free online here)
  15. A Gospel Primer, Milton Vincent 
  16. Wired for a Life of Worship, Louie Giglio  
  17. The Courage to be Protestant, David Wells  
  18. Forgotten God, Francis Chan 
  19. Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper (free online here
  20. God's Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, Vaughan Roberts   
  21. The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul  

 

Marriage and the Family  

  1. What Did You Expect?: Redeeming the Realities of Marriage, Paul David Tripp 
  2. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your Family, Paul David Tripp 
  3. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Paul Tripp  
  4. Age of Opportunity, Paul Tripp  
  5. The Exemplary Husband, Stuart Scott 
  6. The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective, Martha Peace
  7. You and me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity, Francis Chan 
  8. Give them Grace: Dazzling your kids with the love of Jesus, Elyse Fitzpatrick 

 


Christian Biographies 

  1. Shadow of the Almighty, Elizabeth Elliot 
  2. George Mueller of Bristol, Arthur Pierson  
  3. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Spy, Eric Metaxas  
  4. Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, Eric Metaxas 
  5. To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson, Courtney Anderson
  6. The Swan is Not Silent Series, John Piper - includes the following books:

a)  Contending for our All, John Piper (Athanasius, John Owen, J. Gresham Machen)  

b)  The Roots of Endurance, John Piper (John Newton, Charles Simeon, WIlliam Wilberforce   

c)   Filling up the Afflictions of Christ, John Piper (William Tyndale, John Praton, Adoniram Judson) 

d)  The Hidden Smile of God, John Piper (John Bunyan, William Cowper, David Brainerd)  

e)   The Legacy of Sovereign Joy, John Piper (Augustine, Luther, Calvin)