You Must Read

Books that have shaped our lives

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Banner Pub Date

Apr 13, 2015

Original Pub Date

2015

Paperback ISBN

9781848715660

Clothbound ISBN

9781848715653

Paperback Page Count

304

Clothbound Page Count

307

topic

Spiritual Growth, Pastoral Theology/Pastoral Helps, Pastoral Biography

Book Description

Have you ever wondered what influences have shaped the preachers, teachers and authors you respect? You Must Read brings together more than thirty well-known Christian leaders and gives them the opportunity to talk about a book that has made a lasting impact on their lives. Their personal narratives and recommendations of the literature that has moulded and matured them combine to produce a book full of interest from start to finish, but also one that can be ‘dipped into’ for occasional reading. Best of all, You Must Read will be an indispensable guide to some of the truly great books that have transformed, encouraged, instructed and challenged countless Christians’ lives. You Must Read is a ‘must read’ in itself, and a marvelous stimulus to read more.

You Must Read is an ambiguous title. As Christians ‘we are what we read’. God’s word is the instrument by which the Holy Spirit renews our minds and transforms our lives. The same is true, to a lesser extent, of Christian literature. The biographies of Christians whose lives have left a permanent mark on the church often disclose the influence of a particular book, or books, they themselves have read. So, You Must Read is a perennial maxim. You really must read!

But we also use these words when we are enthusiastic about a good book. We instinctively ask our friends, ‘Have you read …?’ And if the answer is ‘no’ we tend to say ‘Oh, you must read …’

But where do you begin? There are so many books from which to choose. Many of us want to ask, ‘Can somebody please tell me what books I should read?’ You Must Read provides some answers from the pens of a number of well-known Christian leaders, including Joel R. Beeke, Alistair Begg, Jerry Bridges, Mark Dever, J. Ligon Duncan, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., John MacArthur, Stuart Olyott, R. C. Sproul , Derek W. H. Thomas, Geoffrey Thomas, and many others

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Introduction xi
1 The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain H Murray
R  Albert Mohler, Jr 1
2 The Works of John Bunyan
Faith Cook  9
3 Today’s Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic? by Walter J Chantry
Thomas E Richwine 17
4 The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter
Edward Donnelly 25
5 What Is an Evangelical? by D Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Alistair Begg 33
6 The Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett
Mark G Johnston 41
7 Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography by Iain H Murray
Sharon James 49
8 The Calvinistic Methodist Fathers of Wales by John Morgan Jones and William Morgan
Geoffrey Thomas 57
9 Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J C Ryle
Derek W H Thomas 63
10 The Two-Volume Autobiography of C H Spurgeon
Jonathan Watson 71
11 Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans by Robert Haldane
Maurice Roberts 79
12 Historical Theology by William Cunningham
Keith Underhill 87
13 The Great Christian Doctrine of Original Sin Defended by Jonathan Edwards
RC Sproul 93
14 Evangelical Eloquence by R L Dabney
Hywel Jones 101
15 Tracts and Letters of John Calvin
Ian Hamilton 109
16 The Work of the Holy Spirit by Octavius Winslow
Iain D Campbell 117
17 The Apostles’ Doctrine of the Atonement by George Smeaton
Jerry Bridges 125
18 A Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson
Walter J Chantry 131
19 Diary of Kenneth A MacRae
John J Murray 137
20 Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century by J C Ryle
Peter Barnes 145
21 The Works of Richard Sibbes
Mark Dever 153
22 The Diary and Life of Andrew Bonar
Andrew Swanson 161
23 Revival Year Sermons (1859) by C H Spurgeon
Stuart Olyott 169
24 Human Nature in Its Fourfold State by Thomas Boston
Cor L Onderdelinden 175
25 Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Joel R Beeke 185
26 Thoughts on Religious Experience by Archibald Alexander
Pieter de Vries 193
27 Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray
Albert N Martin 201
28 Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks
J  Ligon Duncan 209
29 D Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Volume 1: The First Forty Years; Volume 2: The Fight of Faith by Iain H Murray
John MacArthur 221
30 The Life and Letters of Benjamin Morgan Palmer by Thomas Cary Johnson
John R de Witt 235
31 The Glory of Christ by John Owen
Sinclair B Ferguson 247
32 The Forgotten Spurgeon by Iain H Murray
Ian S Barter 259
Epilogue: The Books from Three Perspectives
(1) A View from Latin America
William Barkley  265
(2) A View from the Philippines
Brian Ellis  271
(3) A View from the Grey House, Edinburgh
John Rawlinson  277
List of Contributors  287

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lorraine Wagner

    Indeed a treasure trove of insightful articles make up this book. I have always wondered what helps to shape our Christian viewpoint or even the authors we enjoy…and this book is the answer to THAT question! a rare treasure indeed.

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