Recommended Readings – Part 4


Bible Study

  • Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks, Living by the Book.
  • Roy Zuck, Basic Bible Interpretation: A Practical Guide to Discovering Truth.
  • Roy Zuck, Rightly Divided.
  • John MacArthur, How to Get the Most from God’s Word.
  • Richard Mayhue, How to Interpret the Bible for Yourself.
  • Oletta Wald, The Joy of Discovery in Bible Study.
  • Irving L. Jensen, Independent Bible Study.
  • James M. Gray, How to Master the English Bible.
  • John Milton Gregory, The Seven Laws of Teaching.


  • Robert Thomas, Evangelical Hermeneutics.
  • Bernard Ramm, Protestant Biblical Interpretation.
  • D.A. Carson, Biblical Interpretation and the Church.
  • D.A. Carson, Exegetical Fallacies.
  • Walter Kaiser, Toward An Exegetical Theology.
  • Robert Chisholm, From Exegesis to Exposition.


  • John MacArthur, Rediscovering Expository Preaching.
  • Charles Spurgeon, Lectures To My Students.
  • D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Preaching & Preachers.
  • Tony Sargent, The Sacred Anointing: The Preaching of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
  • Alex Montoya, Preaching with Passion.
  • Steven J. Lawson, Famine in the Land: A Passionate Call for Expository Preaching.
  • Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon.
  • Haddon Robinson, Biblical Preaching.
  • G. Campbell Morgan, Preaching.
  • Charles W. Koller, Expository Preaching Without Notes and Sermons Preached Without Notes.
  • Bill J. Leonard, Word of God Across the Ages: Using Christian History in Preaching.
  • W. Phillip Keller, Predators in Our Pulpits.
  • Michael Fabarez, Preaching That Changes Lives.
  • Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix, Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons.
  • John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching.
  • David Eby, Power Preaching for Church Growth: The Role of Preaching in Growing Churches.
  • Warren Wiersbe and David Wiersbe, The Elements of Preaching.
  • Warren Wiersbe, Developing A Christian Imagination: An Interpretive Anthology.
  • Phillips Brooks, The Joy of Preaching.
  • AndrewW. Blackwood, Doctrinal Preaching for Today.
  • Jay Adams, Preaching with Purpose.
  • Timothy A. Turner, Preaching to Programmed People.
  • R. Alan Streett, The Effective Invitation.

Pastoral Ministry

  • John MacArthur, Rediscovering Pastoral Ministry.
  • Charles Spurgeon, An All-Round Ministry.
  • Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor.
  • Charles Bridges, The Christian Ministry: with An Inquiry into the Causes of its Inefficiency.
  • W.A. Criswell, Criswell’s Guidebook for Pastors.
  • Jay Adams, Shepherding God’s Flock.
  • John Piper, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals.
  • Thomas K. Ascol, ed., Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry.
  • Reid Ferguson, The Little Book of…Things You Should About Ministry.
  • Charles Jefferson, The Minister as Shepherd.
  • Erwin Lutzer, Pastor to Pastor: Tackling the Problems of Ministry.
  • Joseph Stowell, Shepherding the Church.
  • J.B. Lightfoot, The Christian Ministry.
  • Marshall Shelley, Well-Intentioned Dragons: Ministering to Problem People in the Church.
  • H.B. London and Neil Wiseman, Pastors At Risk.
  • Richard Stoll Armstrong, The Pastor-Evangelist in the Parish.
  • George Barna, Today’s Pastors.
  • Gene Mims, Kingdom Principles for Church Growth.
  • Frank R. Tillapaugh, Unleashing the Church: Getting People Out of the Fortress and Into Ministry.
  • Ken Hemphill, The Antioch Effect: 8 Characteristics of Highly Effective Churches.


  • Alexander Strauch, Biblical Eldership.
  • Alexander Strauch, Minister of Mercy: The New Testament Deacon.
  • Alexander Strauch, Meetings That Work: A Guide to Effective Elders’ Meetings.
  • Robert L. Peterson & Alexander Strauch, Agape Leadership: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership from the Life of R.C. Chapman.
  • John MacArthur, Answering the Key Questions About Elders.
  • John MacArthur, Answering the Key Questions About Deacons.
  • John MacArthur, The Book on Leadership.
  • J. Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership.
  • Warren Wiersbe, The Integrity Crisis.
  • Warren Wiersbe, 10 Power Principles for Christian Service.
  • Warren Wiersbe, In Praise of Plodders.
  • Don R. Mathis, Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Ministry: Prescription for Effective Leadership.
  • Bobb Biehl, Mentoring: Confidence in Finding a Mentor and Becoming One.
  • Max DePree, Leading Without Power.
  • Max DePree, Leadership is an Art.
  • Hugh Steven, What a Difference a Team Makes!
  • Myron Rush, Management: A Biblical Approach.

Small Groups

  • C.J. Mahaney, ed., Why Small Groups?
  • Neal F. McBride, How to Lead Small Groups.
  • R. Paul Stevens, The Equipper’s Guide to Every-Member Ministry: Eight Ways Ordinary People Can Do the Work of the Church.

Biblical Counseling

  • John MacArthur, ed., Introduction to Biblical Counseling.
  • Jay E. Adams, A Theology of Christian Counseling.
  • Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands.
  • C.J. Mahaney and Robin Boisvert, How Can I Change?
  • John C. Broger, Self-Confrontation: a manual for in-depth discipleship.
  • Robert D. Smith, The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference.

2 thoughts on “Recommended Readings – Part 4

  1. Trevor,

    I do too. As a matter of fact, none of the books claim to be inerrant, authoritative, and infallable like the Bible. And no one should substitute regular Bible reading for these books. They should be read as supplement, not substitutes.

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