Favorite Books

ESV Study Bible – The most comprehensive Study Bible I have come across and my favorite.  A lot of articles that are extremely well written.  Everything is well done, the most study notes, great diagrams and charts, a great concordance, excellent articles, history of salvation in the old testament, etc., etc.  Also you have access to the same information on-line (on-line index example).  The only drawback is that it is big and heavy (4 pounds).

Justification and Regeneration by Charles Leiter – This energizing book explains throughly what it means to be regenerated (born again).  Lots of Bible passages and cross references.  Excellent.

Knowing God by J. I. Packer – I have read several books on the attributes of God.  This is by far the best (deep and concise).

Spurgeon on the Holy Spirit – Of the many books of his that I have read I like this one the best.

The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life by Charles Spurgeon – A collection of twelve outstanding sermons by Spurgeon on prayer.  This is one of those books that your read slowly and reflect on what it says – very good.

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper – Very good – we are called to grow in the truth and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die – John Piper – A very good presentation of the many things Jesus accomplished on the cross.

Communion with GodThe Glory of Christ and The Holy Spirit – John Owens – Excellent books for spiritual growth and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Spiritual Growth: Growth in Grace, or Christian Progress – A. W. Pink – Excellent book for understanding spiritual growth, etc.  I have read this one many times…very good.  The book\kindle edition does have a lot of typos…have to look past these.

Does Prayer Change Things? – R.C. Sproul – Have read many books on how to pray and this one shows how to use the A.C.T.S method.  This has been a big help for me.  If you do the kindle app the price is $0.

NIV Quest Study Bible – This was my first study Bible and I read it cover to cover study notes and all (took me two years).  The study notes are not that deep but the way they are presented, the format and the NIV version of the Bible make this a great beginning Study Bible.  Also has a good concordance, subject index and dictionary.  The only problem with the current editions is the font type\size…it is really small (older editions had a font easier to read).

The MacArthur Study Bible – This Study Bible has great study notes.  This is where I go to when I want to dig deeper into specific Bible verses.  Does not have a lot of articles, maps, etc. but the study notes it has are very well done.

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek – For most of my life I only had an intellectual belief.  Then (by God’s grace) I began reading a lot of books on Christianity.  I read all the “Case” books from Lee Strobel and scores of others books (a whole bookshelf).  This is the best book that I found that puts all the proofs and arguments together in a single package. 



Kindle Reading App – a really great reading app for your phone.  Works best for novel style books (not study bibles).  Can bookmark pages and instantly define words (just hold your finger down on the word), highlight text, bookmark pages, etc.  Syncs book place with all devices (phone, tablet, etc.).