We live in an age in which most anyone with a laptop and an idea can pound out a book (or two). Even in evangelical circles, this potential for production threatens to overwhelm us. With so many books out there, what should we read? As those who have encountered Bunyan, Spurgeon, Stott, Packer, and Piper, we would be remiss if we did not commend such works to others. MHC thus offers recommendations that we trust will draw many more readers to a deeper love for the Author of life Himself.  

Pastor Tom has edited a list compiled by Dr. Mark Dever and his staff at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Dever gave Pastor Tom a shorter list in 1997, and he is still working through many of these titles.  We will publish a short list now and a more exhaustive list in coming weeks. This should get you started! Pastor Tom owns many of these books, and he is happy to let you borrow these pages of gold. Just ask him!  

Bible Reading Plans



Pastor Tom’s short list -  SUMMER READING Mentioned in June 4th sermon:

J.I. Packer's Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God  Buy Here:  https://www.amazon.com/Evangelism-Sovereignty-God-J-Packer/dp/083083799X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1496602085&sr=1-1&keywords=evangelism+and+the+sovereignty+of+god


A GREAT Place to start reading:  

The BIBLE, Gospel of John, 1 John, Romans

Packer, J.I. - Knowing God

Stott, John - Basic Christianity

Dever, Mark - Nine Marks of a Healthy Church



Anderson, Courtney – To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

Augustine - Confessions

Begg, Alistair – Name Above All Names

Bunyan, John – Pilgrim’s Progress

Bunyan, John – Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Butterfield, Rosaria - Openness Unhindered

Butterfield, Rosaria - The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Chan, Francis – Crazy Love

Chan, Francis - Multiply

Dever, Mark - Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

Dever, Mark – A Display of God’s Glory

Edwards, Jonathan – Religious Affections

Edwards, Jonathan – Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

Elliot, Elisabeth – Passion and Purity

Elliot, Elisabeth – A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

Elliot, Elisabeth – The Path of Lonliness

Greear, J.D. – Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart

Grudem, Wayne & Piper, John Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Jeffery, Peter, Bitesize Theology

Jeffery, Peter, Walk Worthy

Leeman, Jonathan - Church Membership

MacArthur, John - The Glory of Heaven

McKinley, Mike – Am I Really a Christian?

Mohler, Albert – The Disappearance of God

Moore, Russell -   ONWARD

Muller, George – The Autobiography of George Muller

Piper, John - The Dangerous Duty of Delight

Piper, John - Future Grace

Platt, David – Follow Me

Platt, David – Counter Culture

Prentiss, Elizabeth – Stepping Heavenward: One Woman’s Journey to Godliness

Rainer, Thom - I Am a Church Member

Spurgeon, Charles – Morning and Evening

Tada, Joni-Eareckson, When God Weeps

Tozer, A.W. The Knowledge of the Holy


Many, Many more to come.  READ to the Glory of God!