My Favorite Books Part V

(Volume 23, Issue 6, November/December 2017)

Since I began writing book reviews a number of years ago, it seemed to some that the majority of these reviews dealt with books that were either errant or at best mixed in their biblical accuracy.  So in August 2004 I began listing, by category, the better books that I have reviewed to encourage the reading of quality Christian literature.  Approximately two years ago the fourth volume of “My Favorite Books” was published to which I would like to add another 30 books or so. In addition, for clarity sake I thought it might be helpful to pull all the lists together and mention the titles of books previously identified.  Hopefully our readers will recall that just because a book is cited as a favorite does not mean that it is without some problems. Complete reviews of each volume can be found on our website, in which both positive aspects as well as any negative ones are discussed.  We encourage our readers to turn to these reviews, and hundreds more, before drawing conclusions.



Books previously recommended were:
The Best of A.W. Tozer, edited by Warren Wiersbe
The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer
The Pursuit of God, Man the Dwelling Place of God, A. W. Tozer
That Incredible Christian, A. W. Tozer
How Readest Thou, J. C. Ryle
Holiness, J. C. Ryle
A Call to Spiritual Reformation, D. A. Carson
A Shepherd Looks at the Twenty-Third Psalm, Phillip Keller
Decision Making and the Will of God, Gary Friesen
Decisions, Decisions, Dave Swavely
How Long O Lord, D. A. Carson
From Forgiven to Forgiveness, Jay Adams
You’re Richer Than You Think, Erwin Lutzer
Mastering Your Money, Ron Blue
The Disciplines of a Godly Man, Ken Hughes
Our Sufficiency in Christ, John MacArthur
The Mantra of Jabez, Douglas M. Jones
”I Just Wanted More Land,” Jabez, Gary E. Gilley
The Joy of Fearing God, Jerry Bridges
Humility: True Greatness, C. J. MaHaney
War of Words, Paul Tripp
Christless Christianity, Michael Horton
A Tale of Two Sons, John MacArthur
Spiritual Gifts, Renald Showers
Uprooting Anger, Robert D. Jones
Who are You to Judge?, David Swavely
Depression, a Stubborn Darkness, Ed Welch
Living a Life of Hope, Nathan Busenitz
Putting the Pieces Back Together, Mel Lawrenz
Good News for Anxious Christians, Phillip Cary
The Gospel-Driven Life, Michael Horton
Uneclipsing the Son, Rick Holland
The Art of Contentment, Thomas Watson
The Rare Jewel of Contentment, Jeremiah Burroughs
Expository Listening, Ken Ramey
The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall and Tony Payne
The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever
The Peacemaker, a Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflicts, Ken Sande

Added this time are:
What Does the Bible Teach about Homosexuality by Kevin DeYoung.  With the shifting views within society concerning LGBTQ issues, the believer needs helpful, balanced, straight-forward and gracious biblical understanding, which DeYoung’s little book provides. Kevin DeYoung has written this volume to provide a biblical defense of the traditional understanding of homosexuality by Christians for 2000 years (p. 15).  The book seeks to answer the following question: “Is homosexual activity a sin that must be repented of, forsaken, and forgiven, or, given the right context and commitment, can we consider same-sex intimacy a blessing worth celebrating and solemnizing?”

Rejoicing in Lament by Todd Billings.  Sorrow, suffering and deep disappointment is a common human experience. How we react to these experiences will determine their effect on our lives.  Rejoicing in Lament chronicles Billings’ journey through chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, suffering, and uncertainty about his future.  From the time of his diagnosis Billings immersed himself in the study of Scriptures, especially the Psalms (p. ix).  His insights from Scripture, forged in the furnace of pain and anxiety, make up the heart of this book.   Another excellent book covering much of the same territory is Strength in the River, Lessons in Hope from Suffering Saints of the Bible.  Steve Swartz writes for Christians who are going through sorrow, pain, suffering and trials from any number of sources.  Especially in focus, as the first chapter indicates, are those who have endured pain for a long time and think it is never going to stop.  For such people, Swartz turns their attention to the lives of 14 individuals found in Scripture who battled with similar situations.

Twelve Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, is written by a young man, Tony Reinke, who is fully immersed in the technological world. He clearly recognizes the value and dangers behind this technology, in particular that of the smartphone.  The smartphone is barely a decade old but it is radically changing our world.  How should this device be evaluated and used?  Reinke gives much food for thought.



Books previously recommended were:
Walking with the Giants and Listening to the Giants, Warren Wiersbe
The Shadow of the Almighty, Elisabeth Elliot
Martin Luther Had a Wife, Harriet Beecher Stowe Had a Husband, C. S. Lewis Had a Wife, all by William J. Petersen
The Diary of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards, Pastor, Patricia J. Tracy
Classic Christian Hymn-Writers, by Elsie Houghton
101 Hymn Stories, Kenneth W. Osbeck
101 More Hymn Stories, Kenneth W. Osbeck
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (2 volumes), Iain Murray
George Whitefield (2 volumes), Arnold Dallimore
Arthur W. Pink, Born to Write, Richard Belchon
The Life and Times of Cotton Mather, Kenneth Silverman
John Adams, John McCullough
Benjamin Franklin, autobiography
Henry Adams, autobiography
Constrained by His Love, L. J. Van Valen
A Passion for God, Lyle Dorsett
John Owen, the Man and His Theology, edited by Robert W. Oliver
Man of Granite, Eric Russell
Amazing Grace, Steven Turner
The Wolf from Scotland, William B. Forsyth
Travel With… (Day One Publication) overview of famous Christians lives
Andrew Jackson, Robert V. Remini

Added this time are:
Her Heart Can See by Edith L. Blumhofer. This excellent biography of Franny Crosby, one of the most prolific and well-known hymn writers in church history, is well researched, readable, educational and in many ways encouraging.  Blumhofer also carefully outlines the development and key changes in sacred music during the 1800s.  Important individuals of the times, men and women most of us know little about now, were instrumental in shaping sacred music and their influence is evident to this day.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau, while not a Christian book, deserves inspection and contemplation by thoughtful believers. Thoreau saw more clearly than most how so many people waste their lives on things that matter very little.  But his gospel of simplicity and love for nature never led him to worship the true God.



Books previously recommended were:
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
Holy War, John Bunyan
The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis
Paradise Lost, John Milton
The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne
The Good Earth, Pearl Buck
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Book of Virtues, William Bennett
The Fall, Albert Camus
Nausea, Sartre

***During the last two years I read little fiction, but two books recommended by some Christian reviewers for various reasons, were Gideon and The Alchemist.  I personally was not impressed with either.



Books previously recommended were:
Bondage of the Will, Martin Luther
No Place for Truth, David Wells
God in the Wasteland, David Wells
Losing Our Virtue, David Wells
The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur
Faith Works, John MacArthur
Dispensationalism, Charles Ryrie
Issues in Dispensationalism, edited by Wesley R. Willis and John R. Master
Law and Grace, Alva McClain
The Doctrines that Divide, Erwin Lutzer
The Potter’s Freedom, James White
Chosen but Free, Norm Geisler
Short Writings of B. B. Warfield, Benjamin B. Warfield
The Greatness of the Kingdom, Alva J. McClain
Shall Never Perish, J. F. Strombeck
Justification and Regeneration, Charles Leiter
Dispensationalism, Tomorrow & Beyond, Chris Cone, Gen. Ed.
Christ and Culture, H. Richard Niebuhr
Christ and Culture Revisited, D. A. Carson
The Nature of the Atonement, Four Views, edited by James Beilby and Paul R. Eddy
Pierced for Our Transgressions, Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey, Andrew Sach
The Cross of Christ, John R. W. Stott
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Bruce A. Ware
Above All Earthly Powers, David Wells
Understanding End Time Prophecies, Paul Benware
Justification and the New Perspective on Paul, Guy Prentiss Waters
The Truth War, John MacArthur
Fool’s Gold, edited by John MacArhur
Sinners in the Hands of a Good God, David Clotfelter
Prolegomena, Chris Cone
A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Islam, Partick Sookhdeo
Scandalous, D. A Carson
The Courage to Be Protestant, David Wells
What is the Gospel, Greg Gilbert
Evangelical Hermeneutics, Robert Thomas
Evangelical Hermeneutics and the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Rynold D. Dean
Hell Under Fire, edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert Peterson
Altar to an Unknown Love: Rob Bell, C. S. Lewis and the Legacy of the Art and Thought of Man, Michael John Beasley
Israel and the Church, Ronald E. Diprose
Christ’s Prophetic Plans: A Futuristic Premillennial Primer, edited by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue
Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy, Timothy Paul H. Jones
The Man Christ Jesus, Bruce A. Ware
The Jewish Gospels, Rabbi Daniel Boyarin
Recovering Classic Evangelicalism, Gregory Thornbury
Foundation of the Christian Faith, James M. Boice
Conversion in the New Testament, Richard Peace
The Sacred Text, Ronald Satta
Our Legacy, John Hannah
Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, Christopher Hall
An Introduction to the New Covenant, Gen. Ed. Christopher Cone

Added this time are:
In 1959 Alva J. McClain wrote the classic The Greatness of the Kingdom which clarified and shaped the thinking of generations of Christians.  Andy Woods has followed McClain’s example and in the process has updated his work by addressing modern scholarship and trends.  The Coming Kingdom is an outstanding and thorough study of the kingdom of God.

Heart, Soul, Might, Meditations on Knowing and Loving God, ed. by Kevin T. Bauder.  Professors from Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis team up to write solid and balanced studies of doctrines dealing with Scripture, election and foreknowledge, the person of Christ, freewill and sovereignty, salvation, baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Biblical prophecy is often the subject of discussion and sometimes intense and contentious debate.  Author Ron Rhodes seeks in his book The Eight Great Debates of Bible Prophecy to reveal the basis for these debates, graciously explaining various views and defending his understanding, which could be defined as a Revised Dispensational position.  Rhodes’s writing style is readable, interesting and informative.

Right Thinking in a Church Gone Astray, ed. by Nathan Busenitz is a collection of articles written by a dozen men associated with The Master’s Seminary, Master’s University and/or Grace Community Church. Some years earlier a similar book, Right Thinking In A World Gone Wrong, was published from the same source dealing with ethical and social issues.   This present volume supplements nicely the earlier work, however focusing more directly on matters related to the church.

Every Thought Captive, A Study Manual for the Defense of Christian Faith, Richard L. Pratt, Jr. Every Thought Captive is a helpful distilment of Van Tillian apologetics written in understandable language—something Van Tillian was never accused of doing.

No Little Women, Equipping All Women in the Household of God, by Aimee Byrd brings a lot of value to the table concerning ministering to women and women’s ministries.  Pastors, elders and women church leaders would do well to give Byrd’s book a serious read.

Grace Alone, Salvation as a Gift of God, is part of the “Five Solas Series” edited by Matthew Barrett.  Each sola is given its individual volume, with Grace Alone written by well-respected Reformed theologian and professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Carl Trueman.  As a church historian, Trueman is well-equipped to cover and explain the events and theologies surrounding the Reformation.

Reading For the Glory of God, Daniel L. Block is like sitting at the feet of a learned professor as he pours out a lifetime of study of the Scriptures. The book provides insightful understanding concerning many biblical matters but is primarily focused on tracing the theme of worship throughout the Bible. This is the best book on the subject of the worship of God as found in Scripture that I have read.

Faith Speaking Understanding, Performing the Drama of Doctrine, defends Kevin Vanhoozer’s thesis  that true discipleship cannot take place apart from theology, defined repeatedly as both knowing and doing truth (e.g. pp. xii, e, 20).  He writes, “Desire for God without doctrine is blind, doctrine without desire is empty” (p. xiv).  The uniqueness of Vanhoozer’s approach is the use of the theodramatic model.  While intense, the book develops many excellent themes.

Randy Alcorn has done the church a great service in writing Hand in Hand, a volume offering the best-balanced approach I have read on the sovereignty of God/responsibility of humans tension.  While D. A. Carson covered much of the same territory in Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility, Alcorn makes the discussion accessible to the average Christian.



Books previously recommended were:
Tongues in Biblical Perspective, Charles Smith
Charismatic Chaos, John MacArthur
Armageddon Now!, Dwight Wilson
Christian Psychology’s War on The Word of God, Jim Owen
The Biblical View of Self-Love, Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Jay Adams
Evangelicalism Divided, Iain H. Murray
The Coming Evangelical Crisis, edited by John Armstrong
The King James Version Debate, D. A. Carson
Today’s Gospel, Authentic or Synthetic, Walter Chantry
The Seduction of Christianity, David Hunt
Beyond Seduction, David Hunt
Darwin on Trial, Phil Johnson
Exegetical Fallacies, D. A. Carson
The Gagging of God, D. A. Carson
Can Man Live Without God?, Ravi Zacharias
The God Who Is There, Francis Schaeffer
Escape From Reason, Francis Schaeffer
He is There and He Is Not Silent, Francis Schaeffer
Protestant Biblical Interpretation, Bernard Ramm
Evangelical Hermeneutics, Robert Thomas



Books previously recommended were:
Knowing God, J. I Packer
The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer
The God You Can Know, Dan DeHaan
Trusting God, Jerry Bridges
Seeking God, Richard Mayhue
God’s Lesser Glory, Bruce A. Ware
Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility, D. A. Carson

***Recently some debate has arisen within Reformed circles, in particular concerning some fine-tuning to the nature of God.  James Dolezal has written All that Is in God to defend classical theism including the simplicity and immutability of God.  This is a very difficult, but insightful read.



Books previously recommended were:
A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God, Jonathan Edwards
God’s Forgetful Pilgrims, Michael Griffiths
Biblical Eldership, Alexander Strauch
The Master’s Plan for the Church, John MacArthur
Christianity Through the Centuries, E. Caims
The Deliberate Church, Mark Dever
What is a Healthy Church & Nine Marks of a Healthy Church,  Mark Dever
The Message of the New Testament, Mark Dever
Meetings That Work, Alexander Strauch
Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, D. A. Carson
Faith Undone, Roger Oakland
Redefining Christianity, Bob DeWaay
A Concise History of Christian Thought, Tony Lane
Understanding Fundamentalism, George Marsden
Fundamentalism and the American Culture, George Marsden
The History of Evangelicalism (InterVarsity Press Series)
The Burned-Over District, Whitney Cross
The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, John MacArthur
The Christian and Social Responsibility, Charles Ryrie
What is the Mission of the Church?, Kevin DeYoung, Greg Gilbert
Worship in Song, Scott Aniol
Short-Term Mission, Brian M. Howell
Leading in Love, Alexander Strauch
If You Bite and Devour One Another, Alexander Strauch
Our Hymn Writers and Their Hymns, Faith Cook
The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts, Douglas Bond
A Long Line of Godly Men Profiles, Steven Lawson
The Old Evangelicalism, Old Truth for a New Awakening, Iain H. Murray

Added this time are:
The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity, by Todd Hartch.  Hartch believes that Latin American Christianity has been reborn during the last six decades and as a result Christianity in Latin countries is vastly different from the 1950s and before.  Everyone involved in ministry in Latin American countries or to Latinos in other countries should read and study this book.

Mission Drift, the Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches, by Peter Greer & Chris Horst will open the eyes of Christian leaders to the ease and danger of drifting, doctrinally and practically, from the original focus of ministry.

Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism, Douglas R. McLachlan warns of many pitfalls facing Fundamentalism, deals with important issues and biblical texts, such as 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, and offers much guidance and wisdom along the way.

Church Elders, How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus. Jeramie Rinne has written this little volume “to provide a concise biblical job description for elders.”  His target audience is not only elders and those who aspire to be elders, but the entire congregation which needs to understand God’s instructions for church leadership

Rescuing the Gospel, the Story and Significance of the Reformation. Erwin Lutzer, former pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, has written an excellent overview dealing with the principle personalities and events surrounding the Protestant Reformation.  The book is written with the layman in mind, with simple language and an abundance of full-color pictures and maps.  In a short 200 pages, everything the average person would want to know about the Reformation is covered, beginning with the pre-Reformation Reformers John Wycliffe and John Hus.

Helping Johnny Listen by Thaddeus L. Bergmeier. While there are numerous books written to help preachers communicate better, there are few written to aid the listener to get the most out of the sermons they hear.  Helping Johnny Listen is one of those few, and it is a good one.



Books previously recommended were:
Lectures to My Students, Charles Spurgeon
The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter
Preaching and Preachers, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Biblical Preaching, Hadden Robinson
Preaching and Teaching with Imagination, Warren W. Wiersbe
The Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper
Words on Target, Sue Nichols
Competent to Counsel, Jay Adams
Biblical Authority, Dames Draper and Kenneth Keathley

Added this time are:
Shattered Shepherds.  Pastor Steve Swartz has written a helpful resource to offer hope to pastors who have faced (or are facing) difficult times, even disasters, in their ministries.  He writes to help wounded pastors gain traction with the hope that they will stay on the battlefield as shepherds of the local church.

A Pastor Prays for His People.  After Kent Hughes retired as pastor of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, Wendell Hawley was asked to write and deliver the pastoral prayer each Sunday morning.  This book is a collection of 73 of those prayers.  There is one for every Sunday of the year plus others for special occasions.  Excellent examples of public prayers.

The Pastor Theologian, Resurrecting an Ancient Vision, Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson lay much of the ethical floundering of evangelicals at the feet of pastors who have abandoned their role as theologians and left their people to embrace wrong beliefs regarding anthropology, epistemology, cosmology, and soteriology.  This is a call to return to a former time when pastors were theologians.

The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor, by John Piper and D. A. Carson cover much of the same ground as The Pastor Theologian, but from the experience of a pastor who was a theologian and a scholar who ministered as a pastor.



Books previously recommended were:
Successful Christian Parenting, John MacArthur
Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Ted Tripp
The Age of Opportunity, Paul Tripp
Love Life, Ed Wheat
The Excellent Wife, a Biblical Perspective, Martha Peace
When Sinners Say I Do, Dave Harvey



Books previously recommended were:
New Testament Commentary, William Hendriksen
The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, John MacArthur
The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, several scholars
New Testament Commentary Survey, D. A. Carson
Commentaries for Biblical Expositors, Jim Rosscup
Bible Study Tools for the Layman, Indian Hills Community Church
The Expositor’s Toolbox, Calvary Theological Seminary

***I would mention one three-volume commentary set on the Psalms written by Allen Ross.  Exegetically sound and filled with application.  It is a joy to use.



Books previously recommended were:
A Reasonable Faith, William Lane Craig
The Reason for God, Timothy Keller
A Case for Christ, Lee Strobel
A Case for the Real Jesus, Lee Strobel
Atheism Remix, R. Albert Mohler
Total Truth, Nancy Percy
Defence of the Truth, Michael Haykin
Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong, John MacArthur and staff
Against the Gods, The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament, John D. Currid
Biblical Apologetics, Clifford B. McManis

Added this time is:
To this list I will add Timothy Keller’s Making Sense of God. I am not a big fan of Keller but Making Sense is the best work I have read by him.  This volume is a winsome, thoughtful, well-written philosophic apologetic for the existence of God and the truth of Christianity.  For those looking for such a work this volume would be hard to beat.  However, it is not a biblical apologetic and readers need to look elsewhere for that, especially McManis’ Biblical Apologetics.



Books previously recommended were:
Out of the Blues, Wayne Mack
If I Am a Christian Then Why Am I Depressed, Robert Summerville
Picking Up the Pieces, Lou Priolo
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, Paul Tripp
Home Improvement, Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller
Men Counseling Men, A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face, John Street

Added this time is:
One helpful book to add to this is list is The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life by Jeremy Pierre. The author states, “These pages are dedicated to showing how God designed people with dynamic hearts to experience the world fully only when connected to Christ.” Faith is the key in the process.



Books previously recommended were:
The God Who is There, D. A. Carson
What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About, Jason De Rouchie & contributors
What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About, Jason De Rouchie & contributors
The Message of the Old Testament, Mark Dever
How to Choose a Bible Version, Robert Thomas
Parables in the Eye of the Storm, Stanley A. Elisen
Understanding Scripture, an Overview of the Bible’s Origin, Reliability and Meaning, ed. Wayne Grudem, John
Collins, and Thomas Schreiner
Scripture Alone, R. C. Sproul
Translating Truth, Wayne Grudem, Leland Ryken (and 3 others)
The English Standard Version of the Bible
The Story of Joseph and Judah (The Masterpiece Study Series), Warren Gage and Christopher Barber
Josephus, the Essential Works, Paul L. Maier
The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments, Thomas R Schreiner

Added this time are:
The Implications of Inerrancy for the Global Church, edited by Mark Tatlock.  The Master’s Academy International has self-published this excellent volume on the challenges facing biblical inerrancy globally.  There are 18 Master’s Academies in 17 countries today.  Leaders of the academies each wrote a chapter discussing the unique implication of inerrancy in their respective countries and cultures.

Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy is edited by James Merrick and Stephen Garrett. Five evangelical scholars interact over the issue of inerrancy in the modern church, and the discussion is an eye-opener.  The format of the book allows each author to develop his views, then interact with three problematic biblical issues drawn from Joshua 6, Acts 9:7 with 22:9, and Deuteronomy 20:16-17 with Matthew 5:43-48, followed by responses from the other authors.

Biblical Authority after Babel by Kevin Vanhoozer. It has become popular among many modern theologians to disparage the Reformation and blame the Reformers for the “hermeneutical havoc” that has been unleashed upon the modern world.  Vanhoozer wants to refute this idea by reclaiming “elements for a normative Protestantism from the ruins of present day by revisiting historical Protestantism (the Reformation solas).”

Hermeneutics, Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation by Henry Virkler.  This is an excellent volume on hermeneutics which updates and supercedes the older works by Benard Ramm and Milton Terry.  It would make an excellent textbook for use in the local church as well as Bible college and seminary.   It is accessible enough that any serious Bible reader would find it readable and useful, yet thorough enough that more advanced students will benefit from it.  This will be my go-to book for future courses on hermeneutics.



Books previously recommended were:
A Word for the Day, J. D. Watson
For the Love of God, D. A. Carson
Hold Your Course, Roger Ellsworth
Growing a Wise Family, Bryan Coupland
Good News for the Family, Bryan Coupland
Whiter Than Snow, Paul Tripp
A Shelter in the Time of Storm, Paul Tripp



Books previously recommended were:
Strange Fire, John MacArthur
Wandering Stars, Keith Gibson
Same Sex Controversy, James White & Jeffery Niell
The New Calvinism Considered, Jeremy Walker
It’s OK to Say God, Prelude to a Constitutional Renaissance, Tad Armstrong
Evangelical Feminism, Wayne Grudem



Books previously recommended were:
Another Jesus” Calling, How False Christs Are Entering the Church Through Contemplative Prayer, Warren B. Smith



Books previously recommended were:
Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman
The Varieties of Religious Experiences, by William James
The Transformation of American Religion, Alan Wolfe
The Minister’s Library, Cyril J. Barber


by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor/teacher Southern View Chapel


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