Recommended Resources- Get listening and reading!

31 May 2020

 

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Below is a short list of material I (Andy) have found helpful. Articles, books, talks and lecture series are included. Books are roughly split up by estimated time to read. I'm not a very fast reader.

I'll try to add more details at some point. Let me know if you want more info, I'm happy to discuss which might be suitably easy to read/ deep/ inspirational etc!

I hope it helps! Let me know if you find them useful.

 

If you have max £20 to spend on books-

xxxxxxx ESV Study Bible from Crossway xxxxxxxxxx

 

Articles

Why I Believe in God: Cornelius Van Til https://reformed.org/apologetics/index.html?mainframe=http://www.reformed.org/apologetics/why_I_believe_cvt.html

 

Books

Less than 1 hour:

Authority: Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones

 

Heaven a World of Love. Jonathan Edwards (really small, Pocket Puritans series by Banner of Truth)

 

Unbreakable: What the Son of God said about the Word of God. Andrew Wilson (Ten of Those)

 

1-3 hours:

Incomparable: Andrew Wilson

 

God Stories: Andrew Wilson

 

De Incarnatione Verbi Dei: Athanasius

 

3-5 hours:

Pilgrim’s Progress: John Bunyan

 

Spiritual Depression: Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones

 

Desiring God: John Piper

 

Knowing God: J I Packer

 

Heaven Taken by Storm: Thomas Watson (make sure you are confident of what Justification by Faith Alone is before reading this)

 

God's Lavish Grace: Terry Virgo

 

No Well Worn Paths: Terry Virgo

 

Pushing the Antithesis: Gary Mar (based on Greg Bahnsen's work)

 

The Person of Christ: Donald Macleod

 

The Weight of Glory: C S Lewis

 

The Whole Christ: Sinclair Ferguson


 

5+ hours:

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs: John Foxe

 

Calvinistic Methodist Father's of Wales: John Morgan Jones

 

Always Ready- Instructions for Defending the Faith: Greg Bahnsen

 

The Cross of Christ: John Stott


 

Reference books

 

ESV study Bible: Crossway

 

Systematic Theology: Wayne Grudem

 

Systematic Theology: Louis Berkhof

 

Calvin's Commentaries: John Calvin, available on Kindle v cheap

 

Spurgeons Commentaries: C H Spurgeons, available on Kindle v cheap

 

Matthew Henry's Commentaries: Matthew Henry, available on Kindle v cheap

 

On printed material- Check out Ten of Those as we have a church account with them. As a result you may be able to get a good deal if a number of people are interested. And they are local. And they love Jesus and try to put out good books, not just ones that sell well. 

 

Lectures/talks (all free!)

 

Biographies- Short talks- John Piper. These are amazing. Please listen to them. They are so helpful. Available here: https://www.desiringgod.org/biographies

 

Spiritual Depression: Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones. Listen to anything you can get by MLJ. He was amazing. This is a series of talks available at: https://www.mljtrust.org/free-sermons/spiritual-depression/

 

Systematic Theology Lecture Series: Derek Thomas. Covers a wide range of subjects. Just ignore the bits about baptism;-). Available at: https://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?seriesOnly=true&currSection=sermonstopic&sourceid=fpccolumbia&keyword=School+of+Theology&keyworddesc=School+of+Theology

 

Church History:

 

NB. Don’t write this off because history was boring at school! Church history traces the work of God through his people. Church history is really the epicentre of human history. These are both worth listening to in their entirety. 

 

James White. From early Christianity right through to, currently (May 2020), after 69 talks (Reformation)- https://www.monergism.com/church-history-mp3-lecture-series

 

Carl Trueman (focused on the Reformation)- https://www.monergism.com/reformation-19-part-seminary-lecture-series

 

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