Reading good Christian books is a wonderful practice. There are so many Christian non-fiction books out there that I find it helpful to get some good recommendations from sources I consider reliable. No one can read everything there is, so it is good to exercise some discernment and try to read what is truly profitable and Biblically sound. Here are a few recommendations from my own reading of late.
Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray
This is truly a classic work by a very sound systematic theologian. Murray wrote this in 1955 and it has been reprinted many times. It deals with significant matters of soteriology (the doctrine of salvation), and it does so very clearly and concisely. There is some depth with regards to content, but this is well worth one’s time to read.
The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything important that Happens in Between by Gregory Koukl
This is not your typical Biblical Theology story of redemption. Koukl is an apologist and does not simply tell the story of the Bible but all along the way compares it with other worldviews, gives clarification, and seeks to persuade readers that the Bible story is the real one! I am more than halfway through and am enjoying it very much. Not only that, but am considering giving it away to some folks as an evangelistic tool.
Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love by Jerry Bridges
I just finished reading this for the third or fourth time. It so wonderfully teaches the grace of the gospel. The book instructs believers in terms of avoiding legalism and living grace-driven lives without crossing over into antinomianism (living lawlessly). I find Jerry Bridges to always be God-centered, down-to-earth, clear, and doctrinally sound.
Reverberation: How God’s Word Brings Light, Freedom, and Action to His People by Jonathan Leeman
I am reading this for the second time. It is a great book about how the Word of God is to shape God’s people through the church. Leeman seems to have the ability to write about deep things in a very easy-to-understand way. How wonderful when God’s Word reverberates among His people and there is healthy spiritual growth!