Recommended Reading

stp62307B. P.’s Recommended Reading

(Titles of a more scholarly or academic kind are marked with an asterisk * before them, and may be too tedious to read for some. The unmarked titles should be readable to all saints. Nonetheless, we believe they are all commendable works.

It should also be noted that I am not in harmony with every view expressed in the books below; particularly, the conclusions of some of the critical scholars regarding the authority of the Scriptures. There are also cessationists in this list, along with eschatological and soteriological views with points and nuances that I would not hold to. However, I see them as fellow believers, and have found great quality in different portions of their work. Every book should be read with the Spirit of prayer, and should ultimately be tested by the Scriptures themselves.)


The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds On Prayer by E.M. Bounds

Revival Praying by Leonard Ravenhill

The Soul of Prayer by P.T. Forsythe

Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home by Richard J. Foster

*Prayer Hans Urs von Balthasar

Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions by Arthur Bennett

Andrew Murray on Prayer by Andrew Murray

*The Lord and His Prayer by N.T. Wright

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Release the Power of Prayer by George Muller

A Call to Prayer by J.C. Ryle

Prayer by John Bunyan

Prayer: A Holy Occupation by Oswald Chambers

Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer by Eugene Peterson

Spurgeon on Prayer & Spiritual Warfare by Charles Spurgeon

Red Moon Rising by Pete Greig & Dave Roberts

Mighty Prevailing Prayer by Wesley L. Duewel

Touch the World Through Prayer by Wesley L. Duewel

The Hidden Life of Prayer by D.M. M’Intyre

Prayer by Karl Barth

The Prayer Ministry of the Church by Watchman Nee

A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting & Prayer by John Piper

Prayer: Its Deeper Dimensions Various Authors

The Intercession of Rees Howells by Doris M. Ruscoe

Our Lord’s Pattern for Prayer by Adolph Saphir

The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

The Lord of the Ring (Book on Zinzendorf)     by Phil Anderson

The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

God’s Chosen Fast by Arthur Wallis

Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer Towns


Revival: A People Saturated with God by Brian Edwards

Revival Fire by Wesley Duewel

By My Spirit by Jonathan Goforth

*Fire on the Altar: A History and Evaluation of the 1904 Welsh Revival by Noel Gibbard

Revival in Wales by S.B. Shaw

In the Day of Thy Power by Arthur Wallis

Invasion of Wales by the Spirit by James Stewart

The Revival of 1857-1858 by Kathryn Teresa Long

I Saw the Welsh Revival by David Matthews

The Spirit of Revival by Norman Grubb

The Welsh Revival by Thomas Phillips

The Fire of God’s Presence: Powerful Lessons from the Hebrides Revival by Owen Murphy and John Wesley Adams

The Great Awakening: A History of the Revival of Religion in the time of Edwards & Whitefield by Joseph Tracy

Bend Us, Oh Lord! Newspaper Accounts of the Welsh Revival

The NYC Noon Prayer Meeting by T.W. Chambers

Azusa Street by Frank Bartleman

The Price and Power of Revival by Duncan Campbell

The Nature of a God-Sent Revival by Duncan Campbell

When God Stepped Down from Heaven by Owen Murphy

Rut, Rot, or Revival by A.W. Tozer

Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill

Revival God’s Way by Leonard Ravenhill

Sodom Had No Bible by Leonard Ravenhill

Meat for Men: Revival Sermons by Leonard Ravenhill

America Is Too Young to Die by Leonard Ravenhill

The Jesus Letters by David Ravenhill

White Cane Religion by Stephen Hill

A Cry in the Wilderness by Keith Green

The Revival We Need by Oswald Smith

Heart-Cry for Revival by Stephen Olford

Revival Sermons by W.C. Burns

The Way to Pentecost by Samuel Chadwick

The End of the American Gospel Enterprise by Michael L. Brown

It’s Time for Holy Fire by Michael L. Brown

Revival by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

*Jonathan Edwards: On Revival by Jonathan Edwards

Continuous Revival by Norman Grubb

When God Breaks Through: Sermons on Revival by Vance Havner

The Cry for Revival by Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Revival by Andrew Murray


Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

True Fellowship by Arthur Katz

God’s Spiritual House by T. Austin Sparks

*Paul’s Idea of Community by Robert Banks

The Normal Christian Church Life by Watchman Nee

THEOLOGY & Other Studies

*The Existence & Attributes of God by Stephen Charnock

The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

*A Theology of the New Testament by George E. Ladd

*Toward An Old Testament Theology by Walter Kaiser

*Knowing God by J.I. Packer


The Centrality of Jesus Christ by T. Austin-Sparks

The Incomparable Christ by J. Oswald Sanders

*Church Dogmatics (14 Vol.)     by Karl Barth

Christ and the Church by Adolph Saphir

Christ and the Scriptures by Adolph Saphir

The Christ and the Bible Commentary (6 Vol.)     by A.B. Simpson

*Pauline Christology by Gordon Fee

*Jesus and the God of Israel by Richard Baukham

*The Christology of Jesus by Ben Witherington III

*The Christology of John Owen by Richard Daniels

Spurgeon’s Sermons on the Cross of Christ by Charles Spurgeon

*The Christ & The Spirit (2 Vol.)     by James D.G. Dunn

*Jesus Christ: Savior & Lord by Donald G. Bloesch

*The Crucified God by Jurgen Moltmann

*The Incomparable Christ by John Stott

The Power of the Blood of Christ by Andrew Murray


*God Will Be All in All by Richard Baukham

*The Last Things by Donald Bloesch

*Eschatology in Bible & Theology by Brower & Elliott

*The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity by John T. Carroll

*Rapture? Sure… but when? By William E. Anderson

*Crucial Questions About the Kingdom of God by George E. Ladd

*The Gospel of the Kingdom by George E. Ladd

*The Last Things by George E. Ladd

*The Presence of the Future by George E. Ladd

*Looking Into the Future by Various Authors, Baker

*Hope Against Hope by Richard Baukham & Trevor Hart

*The Hope of the Early Church by Brian E. Daley

Antichrist: Islam’s Awaited Messiah by Joel Richardson

*The Church & the Tribulation by Robert Gundry

*Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

*The Theocratic Kingdom by George Peters

*The Pauline Eschatology by Geerhardus Vos

*The Eschatology of the Old Testament by Geerhardus Vos

*The Thousand Year Reign of Christ by Nathaniel West

*The Climax of Prophecy by Richard Baukham

*Future Israel by Barry Horner

*The Mystery of Israel & the Church by Arthur Katz

*Tregelles on Daniel by S.P. Tregelles

*A Basic Guide to Eschatology by Millard Erickson

*A Case for Historic Premillennialism by Craig L. Blomberg & Sung Wook Chung

*Revelation: Four Views by Steve Gregg (Editor)

*The Meaning of the Millennium by Robert Clouse (Editor)

*The Millennial Kingdom by John Walvoord


*Israel & the Church: The Origin & Effects of Replacement Theology by Ronald Diprose

*Constantine’s Sword: The Church & the Jews by James Carroll

The Jewish Problem- It’s Solution by David Baron

Our Hands Are Stained With Blood: The Tragic Story of the Church & the Jewish People by Michael L. Brown

*Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus (5 Vol.)      by Dr. Michael L. Brown

What Do Jewish People Think About Jesus? By Dr. Michael L. Brown

*The Holocaust: Where Was God? By Arthur Katz

*The Mystery of Israel & the Church by Arthur Katz

Israel, the Church & the Last Days by Dan Juster & Asher Intrater

*Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged by Barry Horner

Why Care About Israel? By Sandra Teplinsky

Israel’s Anointing by Sandra Teplinsky

*The Everlasting Tradition by Galen Peterson

*The Holocaust Chronicle

*A History of Israel by Walter Kaiser

*Israel Since the Dispersion: An Evidence of the Truth of Prophecy by Adolph Saphir

*The Jews as Custodians & Witnesses by Adolph Saphir

*Christ & Israel by Adolph Saphir

*Israel in the Plan of God by David Baron

*The Shepherd of Israel & His Scattered Flock: A Solution of the Enigma of Jewish History by David Baron

Pauline Studies

*The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives of Paul’s Mission Edited by Peter Bolt & Mark Thompson

*Rereading Paul Together by David E. Aune

*Reframing Paul: Conversations in Grace & Community by Mark Strom

*Pastoral Ministry According to Paul     by James Thompson

*The Apostle of God: Paul & the Promise of Abraham by John White

*Perspectives Old & New on Paul by Stephen Westerholm

*Where Is Boasting? Early Jewish Soteriology & Paul’s response in Romans 1-5 by Simon J. Gathercole

*We Preach Not Ourselves: Paul On Proclamation by Michael Knowles

*Paul: Follower of Jesus or Founder of Christianity? By David Wenham

*Paul’s Idea of Community by Robert Banks

*Early Christian Mission: Paul & the Early Church by Eckhard J. Schnabel

*Paul & the New Perspective by Seyoon Kim

*The Origin of Paul’s Gospel by Seyoon Kim

The Apostle by John Pollock

*Paul by N.T. Wright

The Gospel According to Paul by T. Austin Sparks

*Dying & Rising with Christ: The Theology of Paul the Apostle by Terrance Callan

*Paul: His Life & Teaching by John McRay

*Paul & the Parousia by Joseph Plevnik

*Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross by Michael Gorman

*The Theology of Paul the Apostle by James D.G. Dunn

*The Mind of St. Paul by William Barclay

*Paul: More Than Conqueror by F.B. Meyer

*Paul & the Anatomy of Apostolic Authority by John Howard Schutz

*Israel’s Law & the Church’s Faith: Paul & His Recent Interpreters by Stephen Westerholm

*Justification & Variegated Nomism: The Paradoxes of Paul Edited by D.A. Carson, Peter O’Brien, and Mark Seifrid

*God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul by Gordon Fee

*Pauline Christology by Gordon Fee

*Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God by Gordon Fee

*Jesus, Paul, and the End of the World by Ben Witherington III

*Paul by Gunther Bornkamm

Gleanings from Paul by A.W. Pink

*Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ by Thomas Schreiner

*Rediscovering Paul by David Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards

*Paul: An Outline of His Theology by Herman Ridderbos

*Dictionary of Paul & His Letters by IVP

Prophetical Studies

Prophetic Ministry by T. Austin Sparks

The Prophets by Abraham Heschel

*The Message of the Prophets by Gerhard Von Rad

*The Prophets of Israel by Leon Wood

The Prophetic Call by Arthur Katz

*The Minor Prophets by Charles Feinberg

*The Minor Prophets by James Boice

*A History of Prophecy in Israel by Joseph Blenkinsopp

*The History & Prophecies of Daniel by G.H. Lang

Divine Healing/Spiritual Gifts

*Israel’s Divine Healer by Dr. Michael L. Brown

Christ the Healer by F.F. Bosworth

The Gospel of Healing by A.B. Simpson

Divine Healing by Andrew Murray

Smith Wigglesworth: The Complete Collection of His Life Teachings

John G. Lake: The Complete Collection of His Life Teachings

*Gift and Giver by Craig Keener

*The First Epistle to the Corinthians, NICNT (Commentary)    by Gordon Fee

*Gospel & Spirit by Gordon Fee

The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Gifts by Sam Storms


How Saved Are We? By Michael L. Brown

Ablaze for God by Wesley Duewel

Church Planting Movements by David Garrison

The Passion for Souls by J.H. Jowett

John G. Lake: Writings from Africa

Light the Window by Floyd McClung

The D.L. Moody Collection

Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper

The Fourfold Gospel by A.B. Simpson

Five Pioneer Missionaries by Banner of Truth

Thirty Years that Changed the World by Michael Green

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker

Back to Jerusalem by Paul Hattaway

Gold Cord by Amy Carmichael

God’s Missionary by Amy Carmichael


Apostolic Foundations: The Challenge of Living an Authentic Christian Life by Art Katz

Reality: The Hope of Glory by Art Katz

The Spirit of Truth by Art Katz

The Temptations of Christ: A Call to Sonship & Maturity by Art Katz

True Fellowship by Art Katz

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Heart Talks on Holiness by Samuel Logan Brengle

Whatever Happened to the Power of God? By Michael L. Brown

Go and Sin No More by Michael L. Brown

Revolution in the Church by Michael L. Brown

It’s Time to Rock the Boat by Michael L. Brown

Revolution! The Call to Holy War by Michael L. Brown

Revival Answer Book by Michael L. Brown

Your God Is Too Safe by Mark Buchanan

The Acceptable Sacrifice by John Bunyan

Grace Abounding by John Bunyan

If by Amy Carmichael

Candles in the Dark by Amy Carmichael

His Thoughts Said… His Father Said by Amy Carmichael

The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers by O. Chambers, DHS

More God, More Power by Wesley Duewel

Talking With God by Francois Fenelon

The Fountain of Life by John Flavel

The Christian in Complete Armor by William Gurnall

Bone of His Bone by F.J. Huegel

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law

Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Humility by Andrew Murray

The Master’s Indwelling by Andrew Murray

An Apostle’s Inner-Life by Andrew Murray

The Holiest of All by Andrew Murray

Back to the Cross by Watchman Nee

The Character of the Lord’s Worker by Watchman Nee

How to Study the Bible by Watchman Nee

The Ministry of God’s Word by Watchman Nee

The Latent Power of the Soul by Watchman Nee

Looking Unto Jesus by Isaac Ambrose

No Cross, No Crown by William Penn

The Complete Works of Edward Payson

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson

Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading by Eugene Peterson

The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson

The Contemplative Pastor by Eugene Peterson

Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Service by Eugene Peterson

Under the Unpredictable Plant by Eugene Peterson

Working the Angles by Eugene Peterson

Like Dew Your Youth: Growing Up with Your Teenager by Eugene Peterson

Living the Resurrection by Eugene Peterson

Leap Over a Wall by Eugene Peterson

Run With the Horses by Eugene Peterson

Elijah by A.W. Pink

What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper

Desiring God by John Piper

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper

The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper

The Passion of Jesus Christ by John Piper

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper

The Pleasures of God by John Piper

The Hidden Smile of God by John Piper

The Roots of Endurance by John Piper

The Future of Justification by John Piper

The Holy Spirit by John Owen

Communion With God by John Owen

Surviving the Anointing by David Ravenhill

They Drank from the River and Died in the Wilderness by David Ravenhill

For God’s Sake Grow Up! By David Ravenhill

Tried & Transfigured by Leonard Ravenhill

Heart Breathings by Leonard Ravenhill

The Making of a Man of God by Alan Redpath

Holiness by J.C. Ryle

Power in Preaching by W.E. Sangster

He is There and He is Not Silent by Francis Schaeffer

My All for Him by Basilea Schlink

Holiness: The Joy-Filled Life by Basilea Schlink

Christ In You by A.B. Simpson

Things of the Spirit by T. Austin Sparks

The Power of His Resurrection by T. Austin Sparks

The Stewardship of the Mystery by T. Austin Sparks

The On-High Calling by T. Austin Sparks

The Complete Collection of Spurgeon’s Sermons

Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon

The Fullness of Joy by Charles Spurgeon

Spurgeon on Leadership by Larry Miller

Fool & Fanatic by C.T. Studd

Life in Christ by John Stott

Union & Communion by Hudson Taylor

The Tozer Pulpit by A.W. Tozer (2 Vol.)

Born After Midnight by A.W. Tozer

The Root of the Righteous by A.W. Tozer

Man: The Dwelling Place of God by A.W. Tozer

The Set of the Sail by A.W. Tozer

The Warfare of the Spirit by A.W. Tozer

We Travel An Appointed Way by A.W. Tozer

The Complete Collection of John Wesley’s Works

God’s First Words by G.D. Watson

George Whitefield’s Letters

Select Sermons of George Whitefield by Banner of Truth

Simply Christian by N.T. Wright

The Vision by David Wilkerson

The Journals of Jim Elliott


Through Gates of Splendor (Jim Elliott Story)     by Elisabeth Elliott

William Carey (Walker)

Faithful Witness: The Life of William Carey (George)

Take Your Glory Lord: The Life and Exploits of William Duma (Garnett)

Heroes of the Holy Life (Duewel)

Dietrich Bonheoffer (Bethge)

Karl Barth (Busch)

A Chance to Die: The Life & Legacy of Amy Carmichael (Elliott)

Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God (McCasland)

Count Zinzendorf (Weinlick)

The Master (Pollock’s bio of Christ)

The Autobiography of William Jay

Splendor of God: The Life of Adoniram Judson (Morrow)

The Sacred Anointing: The Preaching of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Sargent)

Samuel Logan Brengle (Hall)

God’s Polished Arrow: W.C. Burns- Revival Preacher (McMullen)

Catherine Booth (Green)

The Life & Diary of David Brainerd

C.T. Studd & Priscilla (Vincent)

After C.T. Studd (Grubb)

With C.T. Studd in Congo Forests (Grubb)

C.T. Studd: Cricketer, Pioneer (Grubb)

Rees Howells: Intercessor (Grubb)

Fire of God: John G. Lake in Spokane (Wyatt)

John Sung: Flame for God (Lyall)

Hudson Taylor in Early Years (Taylor)

Wingspread: The Life of A.B. Simpson (Tozer)

In Pursuit of God: The Life of A.W. Tozer (Snyder)

A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer (Dorsett)

Duncan Campbell: A Biography (Woolsey)

Make My Life a Prayer: Glimpses of God from the Ministry and Personal Journals of Keith Green

David Livingstone (Horne)

Smith Wigglesworth: Apostle of Faith (Frodsham)

John Wesley (Outler)

Susanna Wesley (Dengler)

George Whitefield (Dallimore, 2 Vol.)

Praying Hyde (Carre)

William Seymore: A Biography (Borlase

Wigglesworth: The Complete Story (Wilson)

Robert Chapman: A Biography (Peterson)

Biography of Robert M. M’Cheyne (Smellie)

Memoir & Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne (Bonar)

Ben Israel: Odyssey of a Modern Jew (Katz)

The Life & Letters of Henry Martyn (Sargent)

John G. Lake: A Man Without Compromise (Reidt)

Henry Martyn: Pioneer Missionary to India & Islam (Page)

Trumpeter of God: A Biography of John Knox (Reid)

The Journals of George Fox

Andrew Murray: Choice Saint (Douglas)

George Muller of Bristol (Pierson)

Jungle Pilot: The Story of Nate Saint (Hitt/Saint)

The Legacy of Michael Sattler, Anabaptist Martyr (Yoder)

Savanarola (Powell)

An Instrument of Revival: The Complete Life of Evan Roberts (Jones)

Gypsy Smith (Lazell)

The Life of Charles Spurgeon (Conwell)

Against the Wind: The Story of Watchman Nee (Kinnear)

Chasing the Dragon: The Jackie Pullinger Story (Autobiographical)

John & Betty Stam (White)

They Were Pilgrims: Brainerd, Martyn, M’Cheyne, & Keith-Falconer (Loane)

E.M. Bounds (King)

St. Anselm (Deane)

Francis Asbury (Duren)

The Life of D.L. Moody by His Son (Moody)

It Is Not Death to Die: A New Biography of Hudson Taylor (Cromarty)

George Whitefield: Supreme Among Preachers (Gledstone)

The Autobiography of George Muller

A Passion for Souls: The Life of D.L Moody (Dorsett)

A Place at the Table: George Eldon Ladd & the Rehabilitation of Evangelical Scholarship in America (D’Elia)

Shaped By Vision: T. Austin Sparks (Beck)

John Fletcher: A Blameless Man (Wesley)


My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening by Charles Spurgeon

His Victorious Indwelling Edited by Nick Harrison

Magnificent Prayer Edited by Nick Harrison

A Year With Dietrich Bonhoeffer

For God Alone by Catherine Booth

Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael

Whispers of His Power by Amy Carmichael

God Makes a Path by Robert M. M’Cheyne

I Come Quietly to Meet You by Amy Carmichael

A Table in the Wilderness by Watchman Nee

In God’s Presence by J.I. Packer

A Godward Life (2 Vol.)     by John Piper

Pierced by the Word by John Piper

Tozer on the Almighty God by A.W. Tozer

Tozer of the Holy Spirit by A.W. Tozer

The Crown and the Fire: Meditations on the Cross and the Life of the Spirit by N.T. Wright

Reflecting the Glory by N.T. Wright

Reaching Toward the Heights by Richard Wurmbrand

Daily Awakenings by Stephen Hill

Thoughts Upon Rising: Daily Meditations for the Eschatological Community by Arthur Katz (forthcoming)

The Christian Book of Mystical Verse by A.W. Tozer

Mountain Breezes: The Collected Poems of Amy Carmichael by Amy Carmichael


*Complete Works of Josephus

*A History of Israel by John Bright

*A History of Israel by Walter Kaiser

China’s Book of Martyrs by Paul Hattaway

The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs by Baker House

Martyr’s Mirror by Thieleman J. van Braght

Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand

Jesus Freaks (2 Vol.)     by Voice of the Martyrs

The Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

History of the Waldenses by J.A. Wylie

Fair Sunshine by Jock Purves

Turning Points by Mark Noll

*The Anabaptist Story by William Estep

2 thoughts on “Recommended Reading

  1. Bryan,
    Thanks for sharing this resource. I see many old favorites plus some new ones. I’m reminded of how many works I forgot in compiling my sparse list on my blog.

  2. Glad to share Samuel.

    By the way, I read your “Theology” writing recently, the one at the top of your site. Excellent word, my brother! My heart was giving ‘amens’ all the way through.

    Grace to you,

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